Sunday, July 24, 2011

Amy Winehouse, we look at his discography: you were wrong, you were very good

Theirs was the chronicle of a death foretold, but despite this the news of the death of Amy Winehouse has left us all in shock. At 27, the same as Janis Joplin, Kurt Cobain, Jimi Hendrix, Jim Morrison and Brian Jones when they died and the same myth that all of them from now on. The tabloid, which has never been concerned about the quality of our musicians, has always had a lot of bait on it, and certainly not intending to leave her alone once buried.

We will not make the mistake of praising an artist just because you have died young, just let's go over his short but intense career, and each draw their own conclusions. I will advance that I have not had time to make a slip, musically speaking, has already skated a lot in other aspects of his life.

Amy is easy to imagine how that rebellious girl from the suburbs of London hanging in music from very small (see how long before we see his biopic). With 10 years and played to their own rap group Sweet 'n' Sour and 15 are pateba pubs of Camden Town to perform live. We have the typical story of someone does get his demo to a producer and this soon realizes that there is no soul and therefore, business.

The latter can be invented, the first is only a privileged few and I think there is no doubt that Amy was one of them. I honestly do not remember if I discovered Amy Winehouse with her second album, like most, or met him in his 2003 debut, Frank. The truth is that before or after Back To Black was essential to approach his record more jazz.

Wrapped in the black atmosphere of the fifties and completely away from mainstream music, the voice of Amy is fraught with so much feeling that it is impossible not to feel excited. The album, whose title is a tribute to Frank Sinatra, contains 13 songs (plus two hidden behind the last cut, 'Brother' and 'Mr.

Magic') and all the songs were co-written by Winehouse but two versions: 'Moody's Mood for Love / Teo Licks' and '(There Is) No Greater Love'. Criticism immediately surrendered to the foot of this impressive voice tinged classics and become the new diva of R & B. The album managed to be certified platinum in their home country, was nominated for BRIT Awards and the Permian Mercury (though it was empty-handed) and Amy made her first appearance at the Glastonbury Festival in 2004 without even being head poster.

It was just the beginning of the legend that was to come, an exceptional debut. And in 2006 came her second album Back to Black and his great song 'Rehab' goes around the world devoted to Amy Winehouse to international level and getting to catch all audiences. With the critical favor only had to get the formula that prodigious voice that sink in deep in the public and the key was in the soul.

If it had worked many years ago someone had to re-ignite that flame in the twenty and younger audiences to discover what is spirituality in music. The soul remains as irresistible today, and Amy Winehouse put it back in fashion. The figures have nothing to do with their first album, manages to sell 15 million copies, occupying 28th place in the ranking of best-selling albums of all time.

This time it took 5 of the 2008 Grammys, and to understand the musical phenomenon which has become just look at his comeback at Glastonbury 2007 and 2008 and compared with that of three or four years ago. Of course, each and every scandal that featured cover that did not monopolized only increase his fame, but the truth is that their second album is not perfect if it lacks little and should not be left out of any list to be drawn from the best so far this century.

No fillers, there's nothing left. Once rough diamond jewelry such as each of their next single 'You Know I'm No Good,' Back To Black ',' Tears Dry On Their Own 'and' Love Is A Losing Game 'and others should have was like 'Me & Mr Jones'. His lyrics are so heartbreaking as life itself and are responsible to contextualize the soul in our day, after all our internal torture have not changed much over the years, just the way of telling.

Already at the top is to be a third album but it was delayed again and again and did not quite reach. There was too much money at stake and no one was willing to let the music of Amy Winehouse crashed, she already had definitely done a long time. They say the album is finished but have not dared to remove it because it is too dark, surely now consider it timely and, of course, to the smallest squeeze second audio recording has been around.

I'd rather remember it as alive as surprised us with his incredible version of 'It's My Party'. Today I can not hear without emotion. The myths and legends I leave it to you, I just dismissed by saying that yes, it was very good.

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