Already hailed as one of the decade’s top live performers, Amy gives us fair warning with the devilishly titled…
“I Told You I Was Trouble”
The DVD features as its centerpiece a rollicking and emotive 60 minute concert performance filmed live from London’s 104 year old Sheperd’s Bush Empire.
For Amy Winehouse fans, I Told You I Was Trouble also serves up a potpourri of bonus material including a 50 minute film chronicling her incredible rise as one of music’s most colorful and acclaimed new voices; never-before-seen early performances; an interview with her father, and other rare, behind the scenes glimpses of the British siren.
Showcasing her hit songs from her UK debut release Frank and the international platinum-plus release Back To Black (recently passing the 3 million sales milestone worldwide), the concert from Sheperd’s Bush features “You Know I’m No Good”, “Tears Dry On Their Own”, Amy’s cover of the Zuton’s “Valerie”, and her Billboard topping hit “Rehab”, among others.
3.0 out of 5 stars it’s a little sad and painful to watch, but worth buying I’m a massive amy fan. I so wish she had been able to stay with us for far longer than she did. This concert is recorded at the time when amy was struggling with sobriety, and it… Published 9 hours ago by Sue
5.0 out of 5 stars Will cherish this DVD forever Amy had such brilliant talent with the most unique voice I ever heard. I truly cherish this DVD, the live music she produced with her brand is breathtaking. Published 20 days ago by Puddlejumper8
5.0 out of 5 stars Intimate. Grab a drink and lite a smoke cause you’re sitting in a smoky jazzy blues bar and Amy’s on stage. She’s beyond fabulous. Tears and goosebumps. Published 1 month ago by K. Adams
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Quality and you get two concerts for the price of one I really enjoyed the concert and it arrived even sooner than I expected. It was such a great deal. Thank you Published 2 months ago by Hunter Newcomer Jr.
4.0 out of 5 stars Amy Winehouse Live Amy is now deceased at age 27. We will never know the heights which she may reached. However, during her short life she provided a talented blend of vocal productions… Published 2 months ago by Richard Whitlock
5.0 out of 5 stars Amy Winehouse as Good as It Gets Very entertaining-first class,from the disc itself to the actual concert.Amy Winehouse could put on an amazing show!I’ve had people buy the dvd for themselves after viewing mine. Published 2 months ago by Rico
5.0 out of 5 stars Hoped against hope, now grateful for what is left… Although the frequency of Amy’s onstage drinking is unsettling to watch (and would be even if she were still here), the performance itself is critical and undeniable evidence of… Published 3 months ago by AlwaysWinehouse
5.0 out of 5 stars amy winehouse DVD I love Amy Winehouse and her music and I am happy I bought this DVD. She was a great artist and will greatly be missed! Published 3 months ago by lilamay
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent! As one who never paid much attention to Amy Winehouse, I found this video to be totally captivating. Published 3 months ago by Lyle Goble
5.0 out of 5 stars Great video of a very talented artist! This is a great showcase of a great artist that left us too soon. The concert is great! The documentary is very interesting also. A must have for any music fans!! Published 3 months ago by Eddie Cleland
Amy Winehouse scored a UK hit with 2003’s Frank, but her follow-up is another story. Released in 2007, Back to Black blew up worldwide.
So, the bouffant belter took her soulful show on the road. It turned out to be a short trip; after only a few dates, she canceled her North American tour due to “severe exhaustion.”
Fortunately, I Told You I Was Trouble captures the petite powerhouse before personal problems sidelined her for the rest of the year. Recorded live at London’s Shepherd’s Bush, Winehouse and nine-piece ensemble, including two smooth-moving back-up singers, blast through 13 originals and four covers, including the Zutons’ “Valerie” and the Specials’ “Hey Little Rich Girl.”
Vivacious voice aside, Winehouse looks uncomfortable at times, alternately awkward and endearing.
Yes, she drinks, but insecurity appears to be as much to blame as (possible) inebriation, though she does loosen up after awhile. And there’s some good stuff here, especially the Ronettes-inspired “Back to Black” and “Rehab”.
As her albums attest, Winehouse is one of the decade’s most electrifying artists, but the stage may not be the best showcase for her abilities–not yet, at any rate. While I Told You I Was Trouble isn’t the triumph it could’ve been, it isn’t a train wreck either.
The informative 50-minute documentary features interviews with Winehouse, her proud papa, and the A&R representative who signed her to Island Records. One of the lady’s more interesting revelations: “The more insecure I get, the bigger my hair has to be.” –Kathleen C. Fennessy