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#136 Winehousedrunk

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Posted 22 November 2010 - 02:15 PM

Amy Winehouse - It's My Party (feat. Quincy Jones)

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I understand she had a cleaner voice, but honestly, after the shit storm she went through after back to black, i don't expect her to sound exactly as she did before. Shes human, and she changes, like everyone. If an artist sounds the same way for too long then it doesnt seem authentic. Sure these arent PERFECT vocals but they are damn good enough and reflect amy perfectly. Shes a hot mess personified and can sing her way out a battle with 20 ninjas.


Amy Winehouse died, and she's taken a part of my soul with her. May that part be the love that I felt for her, and may the love that I still feel for her be the undying part of us both.

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Posted 16 January 2011 - 06:09 AM

A comment on a Boulevard of Broken Dreams video:

if any one says amy winehouse is talentless they need to realise that she has the voice, style and power to change modern music today into something meaningful and bring us back to when music was real.. she has problems but how many fans are waiting to buy her new album.. she is going to bank millions of $ once again so wait and watch out because talent like this is 1 in a billion!!

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#138 suestev07

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Posted 13 February 2011 - 06:29 PM

http://www.thenation...orm?pageCount=2

Then again, a Winehouse gig wouldn't be quite the same if she was jolly throughout, and the past few years of turmoil may prove an essential rite of passage. Like all great torch-singers her work is marinated in genuine misery, and an early example of what Winehouse might become occurred at the Mercury Music Prize ceremony in September 2007. With Amy-mania in full swing, an audience of cynical music industry professionals eagerly awaited either a no-show or an on-stage car-crash. Instead, they sat in rapt, silent awe as she took the beautifully sad Love is a Losing Game to new levels of exquisite anguish.


\"it was as if all the emotions in the universe suddenly were coming out of her mouth.\" --Entertainment Weekly music critic Chris Willman.

"It's open-heart surgery set to music" - Sunday Herald article by Peter Ross Jan 7/07

"Be kinder than necessary...because everyone you meet is fighting some kind of battle." - Anon.

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Posted 24 February 2011 - 10:44 AM

"Man amy winehouse is unreal...to me she's cleopatra reincarnated...with a history of hurt and love passionate enough to start and end wars...i dont think she knows how amazing she is..."

saw this video several times, but everytime i see/hear it I become more bewitch by her voice!

#140 lyricgenius

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Posted 10 March 2011 - 03:39 AM

Little writeup I found on Popeater.

It’s easy to label Amy Winehouse a troubled artist who became the media’s favorite punching bag. Infamous for her trademark Cleopatra eyes and towering beehive hairdo, this soulful crooner is better known for her erratic behavior, tumultuous relationships and rampant drug use. Despite all her publicized behavior, it’s hard to argue against the fact that Amy’s talent and amazing voice have made her an icon.

A FRANK DIVA

Amy grew up in Southgate, Northern London. At the age of 12, she won a scholarship to the prestigious Sylvia Young Theatre School, but was expelled when she pierced her nose. At 15, the rebellious teen got her first tattoo of Betty Boop.

After switching schools, she dabbled in music journalism at the WENN news network, but it wasn’t enough to hold her interest. Performances at the National Youth Jazz Orchestra on the weekends ignited her flame for songwriting and singing, and it was clear that was where she was destined to go.

Encouraged by her friend Nick Shymansky, Amy began recording demos, which reached an A&R man. At the age of 17, Amy landed a contract with Island Records and released her debut album, Frank, at the age of 21. It was nominated for the Mercury Music Prize and sold 250,000 copies.

BLAKE AND BACK TO BLACK

But as she was slowly becoming more popular, Amy embarked on a fateful relationship that played a major role in both her meteoric rise and epic downfall. She met Blake Fielder-Civil and began a passionate, off-and-on romance complete with tattooed names, wild fights and widely reported drug use. But with his negative influence came one positive when he became one of the main inspirations for her breakthrough album Back to Black.

Her sophomore album quickly overshadowed Frank with the help of talented British producer Mark Ronson. It achieved chart success and certified Amy as an international star. Rolling Stone hailed it as “…an unlikely marvel, a desperately sad and stirring record whose hooks and production are worthy of the soul hall-of-famers she namedrops.” This was when her celebrity status skyrocketed.

DARK DAYS

Amy’s celebrity came with a price—the constant hounding by the media, who voraciously chronicled her spiral into darker days. Shortly after she and Blake eloped in Miami in the spring of 2007, Amy’s struggles came to a head. In August, Amy was rushed to the University College London Hospital for a drug overdose—right after getting nominated for three MTV Video Music Awards. Later that month, Fielder-Civil and Amy were photographed bloodied, bruised and bandaged after a heated argument at the Sanderson Hotel. Amy promptly sent a message to Perez Hilton explaining that she had “lost it” when Blake found her in their hotel room about to do drugs with a call girl, and the wounds were self-inflicted.

Following a series of slurred and cancelled performances, Amy was arrested in October for marijuana possession in Bergen, Norway. Soon after, Blake was arrested for perverting justice when he attempted to pay off a witness in an assault case against him. In January, footage surfaced of her supposedly doing drugs, which sent her in and out of rehab.

ROLLERCOASTER AMY

Despite her mounting problems, Amy won five Grammys at the 2008 awards including Best Pop Vocal Album and Song of the Year (‘Rehab’). That year, with Fielder-Civil still incarcerated, Amy became more reclusive, escaping to St. Lucia to focus on writing her third album, although it has yet to come to fruition. During her time in St. Lucia, she had an affair with rugby player Joshua Bowman, resulting in Blake filing for divorce, but the couple reconciled again in the spring of 2010.

Even though her talent has been overshadowed by these scandals, Amy still remains a true icon. Her classic trademarks are still easily recognizable, and many artists still reference her music through covers and attributes. Imitation is still the best form of flattery.

-Candice Horn


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#141 lyricgenius

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Posted 22 December 2011 - 03:31 AM

"She was one of the most seminal artists this country has ever produced." - Elton John

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Posted 22 December 2011 - 04:01 AM

Amy's voice is all or nothing.You can touch her words and emotions and they can change your whole perspective. Can't think of ANY artist that can reach me like that.

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Posted 22 December 2011 - 12:52 PM

"She was one of the most seminal artists this country has ever produced." - Elton John



:)

She was so talented..

One name,one word : Amy <3
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Posted 22 December 2011 - 05:06 PM

I always like this from NME magazine:

"she was simply a phenomenal performer, with a confessional vulnerability that drew you in, and a voice that could pin you to the back of the room."

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Posted 01 January 2012 - 03:54 AM

Until May there had been hopes that Winehouse might have been finding her way back from the abyss. ...

The reservoir of goodwill in the industry towards Winehouse was enormous. She had been a huge trailblazing force in the music industry, credited with clearing the way for, and inspiring, Adele, Duffy and even Lady Gaga.

Spin magazine music editor Charles Aaron was quoted as saying: "Amy Winehouse was the Nirvana moment for all these women. They can all be traced back to her in terms of attitude, musical styles or fashion."


As fans and friends expressed overwhelming sadness at the loss of the singer, a member of her entourage told the Observer: "She was just like a really sweet little girl.

"Just a sweet tiny thing with a huge great voice. Maybe we all expected this would happen; maybe we all hoped someone else could stop it."


http://www.guardian....ndon?intcmp=239

About Amy in the Frank days:

At a time when record companies had begun to surgically deprive mainstream artists of their personality via media training, journalists who met her came back a little startled by how charismatic and funny and candid she was.


http://www.guardian....e-a-losing-game
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Posted 01 January 2012 - 05:37 AM

These were comments on youtube by the same person each time

greenpostdoc said: @OTBASAR and @cherrybombx27 Beautiful, eloquent commentaries on Amy. She connected with so many on an imtimate level. We "felt" as though we knew her. And always had.
Life-changing impact.

The drug story is moot. Those artists were bigger -- in terms of fame, money etc. -- but NOT in terms of talent. Even THEY would tell you that.
Sales DO NOT parallel art.
And everyone wanted to work with Amy -- were dying to work with her.
Even Bieber, Gaga, Adele, Beyonce, Rhianna, Aguilera, etc. were ALL more famous than Amy but none possessed anywhere near Amy's multiple talents.  Targetted marketing/distribution results!!!
This woman was a "real", towering genius.

The full impact of losing of this towering genius will not be comprehended for a very long time. Amy connected with others on an intimate level and the significance of her life will go well beyond her extraordinary musical talents.
I never knew Amy yet I "felt" as though I always had.

You are right. In fact, Amy was the most talented artist on the planet -- far, far more talented than the rest of today's artists. That's what makes losing her so difficult. We haven't seen THAT caliber of talent since the heydays of Lennon-McCartney, MJ and a small, elite group of singer-songwriters/bands -- mostly from the 60's-70's.
THAT'S how talented Amy was. Unfortunately, many will never figure this out.
Just a HUGE, HUGE loss to this plane

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Posted 01 January 2012 - 05:37 AM

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Posted 01 January 2012 - 06:18 AM

What a wonderful thread!! I love reading these.

This is what someone posted on David Bowie Wonderworld in July:

"The lady picks notes like cherries from a ripened tree.
No airbrushing or studio magic manipulations here."



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Posted 02 January 2012 - 04:02 AM

Amy was like a jockey who could win any race by riding any horse, which all others could not even dare to ride. It is so clear.

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Posted 02 January 2012 - 04:20 AM

Amy was like a jockey who could win any race by riding any horse, which all others could not even dare to ride. It is so clear.


I don't think that Amy even needed the horse!
Amy, if you are up there listening, thank you for sharing the incredible soundtracks of your life ...




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