ARTIST: AMY WINEHOUSE
ALBUM: BACK TO BLACK
This Sunday (August 7th), at 9pm, you’re invited to share a listening session with some likeminded souls, wherever you might be. This can be experienced either alone or communally, and you don’t need to leave the comfort of your own home to participate. Full lowdown here:
Further to last week’s post:
I’d planned to feature ‘Back To Black’ a month from now, following on from James Brown’s ‘Live At The Apollo’ – the oldest album to the youngest one was the intention. Now it’s youngest to oldest, Amy Winehouse life ending only five years after Brown’s, who was fifty years her senior. It’s all a case of what ifs now. James Brown was one of the most prolific recording artists of all, releasing around eighty albums. Amy Winehouse only released two (with her record company no doubt readying a posthumous third), so it’s quite a contrast to make.
Fortunately one of those two albums is a classic by any standard, elevating her to the higher echelons despite leaving such a relatively small body of work. ‘Back To Black’ would sell by the million and clean up at the Grammy’s in 2008, scooping five major awards – this marked the high point in her career, the rest was a downward spiral leading to its inevitably tragic conclusion.
Your own memories are always welcomed, and, should you join us for Sunday’s session, it’d be great if you could leave a comment here after you’ve listened to the album sharing your impressions – how the music affected you, who you listened to it with, where you were, plus anything else relevant to your own individual / collective experience.
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