Although I like Amy's first album, I can't help but think what it would've been if it had been composed mostly of all those B-sides or unreleased songs you find on Youtube, which in my opinion show a different side of Amy (more contemporary), with a palpable influence of Erykah Badu or even Ms. Dynamite.
To be honest, I think I actually prefer those songs to the ones that made the final cut on Frank :
- Long Day
- When My Eyes
- Alcoholic Logic
- Beat the Point to Death
- Get Over It
- Close to the Front
Amy often said in her interviews that she didn't think hip-hop and jazz were incompatible, and I find that these songs better embody that statement than most of her songs on Frank. If you only ever heard Frank, it would be hard to understand where she was coming from.