Frank [The Super Deluxe Edition US]

Frank [The Super Deluxe Edition US]

by Amy WinehouseAmy Winehouse

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If a series of unfortunate comparisons (like the ones to follow) cause listeners to equate British vocalist Amy Winehouse with Macy Gray, it's only natural. Both come on like a hybrid of Billie Holiday and Lauryn Hill who's had a tipple and then attempted one more late-night set at a supper club than they should have. Despite her boozy persona and loose-limbed delivery, though, Winehouse is an excellent vocalist possessing both power and subtlety, the latter an increasingly rare commodity among contemporary female vocalists (whether jazz or R&B). What lifts her above Macy Gray is the fact that her music and her career haven't been marketed within an inch of their life. Instead of Gray's stale studio accompaniments, Winehouse has talented musicians playing loose charts behind her with room for a few solos. Instead of a series of vocal mellifluities programmed to digital perfection, Winehouse's record has the feeling of being allowed to grow on its own -- without being meddled with and fussed over (and losing its soul in the process). Simply hearing Winehouse vamp for a few minutes over some Brazilian guitar lines on "You Sent Me Flying" is a rare and immense pleasure. Also, like Nellie McKay (but unlike nearly all of her contemporaries), Winehouse songs like "Fuck Me Pumps," "Take the Box," and "I Heard Love Is Blind" cast a cool, critical gaze over the music scene, over the dating scene, and even over the singer herself. With "In My Bed," she even proves she can do a commercial R&B production, and a club version of "Moody's Mood for Love" not only solidifies her jazz credentials but proves she can survive in the age of Massive Attack. [A greatly expanded version of Frank released in 2008 added four demos, the B-sides "Around Midnight" and "Fools Gold," six tracks recorded live or in session, and remixes including the Frank songs "F**k Me Pumps" (by MJ Cole), "Take the Box" (by Seiji), and "Stronger Than Me" by Mark Pritchard's Harmonic 33 project.]

Product Details

Release Date: 06/03/2008
Label: Republic
UPC: 0602517735545
catalogNumber: 001139872
Rank: 43984

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Amy Winehouse   Primary Artist,Guitar,Vocals
Jools Holland   Piano
Vincent Henry   Clarinet,Flute,Alto Flute,Alto Saxophone,Baritone Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone
Jason Rebello   Piano
Bruce Purse   Trumpet,Flugelhorn,Baritone Horn,Bass Trumpet
Robert Aaron   Flute,Saxophone
Rudy Bird   Percussion,Shaker
Dale Davis   Bass
Roger Goslyn   Trombone
Gilson Lavis   Percussion,Drums
Nick Lunt   Baritone
Salaam Remi   Organ,Percussion,Electric Bass,Drums,Electric Upright Bass,Music Box
Winston Rollins   Trombone
Matt Rowe   Trumpet,Background Vocals
Arnie Somogyi   Bass
Jeremy Stacey   Drums
Lenny Underwood   Piano
Gordon Williams   Percussion
Teodross Avery   Saxophone
Commissioner Gordon   Percussion,Drums,Turntables
Rico Rodriguez   Trombone
Jon Scott   Trumpet
Jeremy Shaw   Guitar
Richard Wilkinson   Drums
Jenni Fujita   Background Vocals
MJ Cole   Keyboards
Delroy "Chris" Cooper   Bass
John Adams   Organ,fender rhodes
Jason McDermid   Trumpet
Stafford Hunter   Trombone
Chris Storr   Trumpet
Errol Campbell   Percussion,Drums
Stuart Anning   Drums
Phil Veacock   Saxophone
Ian Barter   Guitar
Timothy Hutton   Horn
Dave Swift   Bass
Lisa Grahame   Saxophone
Tanya Darby   Trumpet
Stefan Skarbek   Trumpet,Background Vocals
Felix Howard   Background Vocals
Luke "Lukvatine" Smith   Bass,Piano,Keyboards
Christopher Holland   Organ
Femi Temowo   Guitar
21st Century Jazz   Accompaniment
Donovan Jackson   Organ,Keyboards,fender rhodes
Derek Nash   Saxophone
Nathan Allen   Drums
Troy Auxilly-Wilson   Drums
Ben Edwards   Trumpet

Technical Credits

George Gershwin   Composer
Cootie Williams   Composer
Jimmy McHugh   Composer
Sammy Cahn   Composer
Gene DePaul   Composer
Dorothy Fields   Composer
Ira Gershwin   Composer
Isham Jones   Composer
Thelonious Monk   Composer
Salaam Remi   Arranger,Composer,Producer,Remixing
Matt Rowe   Composer,Producer
William Salter   Composer
Seiji   Remixing
Marty Symes   Composer
Gordon Williams   Composer
Bernie Hanighen   Composer
Andy Rogers   Producer
Luke Smith   Composer
Gary Noble   Engineer
Paul Watson   Composer,Engineer
Commissioner Gordon   Programming,Producer,Engineer
Mark Pritchard   Producer
Mike Walter   Engineer
Johnny Rockstar   Producer
Mark Ward   Engineer
Paul Flynn   Liner Notes
Paul Simm   Producer
Alison Howe   Producer
MJ Cole   Remixing
David Brinkworth   Producer
Sam Cunningham   Producer
Jonathan Shakhovskoy   Engineer
Matt Lord   Engineer
Amy Winehouse   Composer,Producer,Author
Ian Barter   Music Direction
Astor "Crusty" Campbell   Composer
Steve "ESP" Nowacynski   Engineer
Stefan Skarbek   Composer
Felix Howard   Composer,Producer,Engineer
Luke "Lukvatine" Smith   Engineer
Femi Temowo   Music Direction
Donovan Jackson   Composer
Charles Moriarty   Cover Photo
Carwyn Griffith   Engineer
Chris Mears   Producer

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