Amy Winehouse’s Frank album
Frank Amy Winehouse’s debut album was released on October 20, 2003. The title of the album Frank is a reference to her hero entertainer and singer Frank Sinatra. Amy’s album Frank was critically successful in the UK and was nominated for the Mercury Prize Award.
Since Frank’s original release in the United Kingdom in October 2003, the album has been re-issued in Canada, the United States and Australia. On 18 December 2008, Amy’s album Frank was certified triple platinum by the British Phonographic Industry, denoting shipments in excess of 900,000 copies in the UK.
Amy Winehouse’s Back To Black album
Back To Black was Amy Winehouse’s follow-up album to Frank. Back To Black was released by Island Records in 2006.
Back To Black led to six Grammy Award nominations and five wins, tying the then record for the most wins by a female artist in a single night, and made Amy Winehouse the first British female to win five Grammys. These awards included three of the “Big Four”: Best New Artist, Record of the Year and Song of the Year.
After Amy’s death on October 26 2011, her album Back to Black became the UK’s best selling album of the 21st century.
Amy Winehouse Lioness: Hidden Tresures Album
On October 31, 2011, it was announced that an posthumous album of unreleased material, entitled Lioness: Hidden Treasures, has been compiled for release on December 5, 2011.
The track titles on the Lioness album include:
OUR DAY WILL COME: (Reggae Version): Re-working of classic ’60s doo-wop song produced by Salaam Remi. Recorded May 2002.
BETWEEN THE CHEATS: New Amy composition recorded in London in May 2008 for potential inclusion on album three, produced by Salaam Remi.
TEARS DRY: First written by Amy as a ballad, this is the original version she recorded in November 2005 in Miami with Salaam. The later up-tempo version appears on Back To Black.
WAKE UP ALONE: The first song recorded for the Back To Black sessions. This is the one-take demo recorded in March 2006 by Paul O’Duffy.
WILL YOU STILL LOVE ME TOMORROW: Beautiful reading of the Carole King-written Shirelles classic. Produced by Mark Ronson and featuring the Dap Kings with string arrangements by Chris Elliott. Recorded in September 2004.
VALERIE: One of Amy’s jukebox favourites, the original slower tempo version of the Mark Ronson-produced post-Back To Black single. Recorded in December 2006.
LIKE SMOKE featuring Nas: Amy and Nas became good friends after Amy name-checked the New York rapper on Back To Black’s Me & Mr Jones. Like Smoke is Amy finally doing a song with one of her favourite artists. Produced by Salaam Remi. Recorded in May 2008.
THE GIRL FROM IPANEMA: The first song 18-year-old Amy sang when she went to Miami to record with Salaam. He remarked that “the way she re-interpreted this bossa nova classic made me realise I was dealing with a very special talent. Her approach to the song was so young and fresh, it inspired the rest of our sessions”. Recorded in May 2002.
HALFTIME: Amy had talked to Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson of the Roots about working together. Amy and Salaam worked on Half-time since the Frank sessions. The result is beautiful. Recorded in August 2002.
BEST FRIENDS: Frank-era live set opener produced by Salaam Remi. Probably the first song that early Amy fans would have heard live. Recorded in February 2003.
BODY & SOUL with Tony Bennett: Cover of ’30s jazz standard with hero Tony Bennett. Recorded at Abbey Road Studios London in March 2011 and produced by Phil Ramone. Amy’s final studio recording.
A SONG FOR YOU: Heartbreaking and emotional version of the classic made famous by Donny Hathaway, Amy’s favourite artist. The song was recorded in one take, just Amy and her guitar, at her home during spring 2009 as she battled her demons. Produced by Salaam Remi.
This Youtube video of Amy Winehouse’s new song ‘Halftime’ has Amy sounding like an angel with her beautiful song and lyrics. ‘Halftime’ was written by Amy herself and produced by Salaam Remi.
One pound from every sale of Amy Winehouse’s album Lioness: Hidden Treasures will go to The Amy Winehouse Foundation. A charitable organisation set up in Amy’s memory to support charitable activities in both the UK and abroad that provide help, support or care for young people, especially those who are in need by reason of ill health, disability, ﬁnancial disadvantage or addiction.