Amy Winehouse ‎– Back To Black

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Universal Records ‎– 173 412 8, Island Records Group ‎– 173 412 8
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Tracklist

A1 Rehab
A2 You Know I'm No Good
A3 Me & Mr Jones
A4 Just Friends
A5 Back To Black
A6 Love Is A Losing Game
B1 Tears Dry On Their Own
B2 Wake Up Alone
B3 Some Unholy War
B4 He Can Only Hold Her
B5 Addicted

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Notes

All tracks published by EMI Music Publishing Ltd., except Side Two track 1 published by EMI Music Publishing Ltd., Jobete Music/EMI Music Ltd., Side Two track 4 published by EMI Music Publishing Ltd., IQ Music Ltd.

Side One tracks, 1, 2, 5 & 6 and Side Two tracks 1, 2 & 4: Mixed by Tom Elmhirst for osOHso.
Side One tracks 3 & 4 and Side Two tracks 1, 3 & 5:Produced by SALAAMREMI.COM. Recorded at Instrument Zoo, Miami, FL. Mixed at Circle House Studios, Miami, FL.
Side One tracks 1, 2, 5 & 6 and Side Two track 2: Recorded at Dapking Studios, Chung King Studios and Metropolis Studios, London.
Side Two track 1: Contains a sample interpolation of "Ain't No Mountain High Enough", published by Jobete Music Inc. and Jobete Music (UK) Ltd.
Side Two track 4: Recorded at Daptone Studios by Gabriel Roth, Allido Studios by Vaughan Merrick and Derek Pacuk, and Metropolis Studios by Dom Morley and Matt Paul. Contains a sample interpolation of "She's A Fox Now", published by IQ Music Ltd.

Management: Raye Cosbert for Metropolis Music.
Tour Booking at Helter Skelter.

℗ 2007 Universal Island Records Ltd. A Universal Music Company. © 2007 Universal Island Records Ltd. A Universal Music Company. The copyright in this sound recording and artwork is owned by Universal Records Ltd. Made in the EU.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 6 02517 34128 9
  • Label Code: LC00407
  • Rights Society: BIEM/SABAM
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 1 - Runout Side A, Stamped): www.gzvinyl.com 1734128-A 75874E1/A
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 1 - Runout Side A, Etched): 0788458-01A1 1734128
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 1 - Runout Side B, Stamped): 1734128-B 75874E2/A
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 1 - Runout Side B, Etched): B788458-01B1 1734128 Stu
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 2 - Runout Side A, Stamped): www.gzvinyl.com - 1734128-A 75874E1/B
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 2 - Runout Side A, Etched): Stu.
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 2 - Runout Side B, Stamped): 1734128-B 75874E2/B1

Other Versions (5 of 91) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
171 304-1 Amy Winehouse Back To Black(CD, Album, Enh) Island Records Group, Universal Records 171 304-1 UK 2006 Sell This Version
TY0207CX Amy Winehouse Back To Black(CD, Album, S/Edition) Universal Records TY0207CX China 2006 Sell This Version
175 563-1 Amy Winehouse Back To Black(2xCD, Album, Dlx, Sup) Island Records Group, Universal Records 175 563-1 Hong Kong 2007 Sell This Version
A-051 Amy Winehouse Back To Black(CD, Album, S/Edition, Unofficial) Universal Records (4), Island Records Group (2) A-051 Thailand 2006 Sell This Version
B0008428-02, B0008428-02 INO2 Amy Winehouse Back To Black(CD, Album) Universal Republic Records, Universal Republic Records B0008428-02, B0008428-02 INO2 US 2007 Sell This Version

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krikom

krikom

April 7, 2018

The mixing is far from perfect, but my copy was at least clean and with very few clicks, which I consider acceptable given the media.
I don't agree there's a treble problem, though. Treble frequencies look OK to me if we speak "hertz", they're not distorted or shrilly-sounding, there's no clipping. It's Amy's voice that's put too much "In front", and sounds too powerful and not well balanced in volume with the instruments "behind" her like one would expect. But the voice is not distorted or different in "timbro", it's just... too loud. I remember similar mixing styles in a few LPs back in the late 70s-80s, when engineers wanted to highlight the singer's "virtuosismo" in a particular song (or worse, passage within a song). THAT sounded terrible: it was like the singer kept moving back and forth to/from the MIC! Here, it's consistent throughout the record, so that's OK for me. I discovered that setting the volume to a lower level than the one I normally use works well in terms of quality. Try.
DaanvK

DaanvK

September 13, 2017
I have this record a couple of years already. The pressing is a shame. And i'm very curious what happened at the production lines. The vinyl was really dirty and scratched when I opened it. About the sound: I have to agree that there's a lot of distortion in the treble. Actually it sounds quite terrible... I was given the album as a present, otherwise I would have brought it back.
wise_eye

wise_eye

July 31, 2017
My copy plays fine, with no distortion at all. Pre-orderd from Amazon in 2007.
wise_eye

wise_eye

July 31, 2017
Original presses from Amazon EU and UK were not sealed.
zedmano

zedmano

July 6, 2017
I have to agree with the other comments on this album it's a real pity but the treble distortion on this washes the whole album out
BochumerUrtyp

BochumerUrtyp

June 28, 2017
I cant' confirm either bad sound quality nor the weight of the record. My record got identically matrix numbers and the sound quality is superb. My weight is exactly 195g and must be a 180g pressing, not a normal pressing. Well balanced with deep bass, very good mids and descent heights.
jd112

jd112

December 14, 2016
edited about 1 year ago
same here, terrible treble and just a bad pressing, there is a new remastered at abbey roads, will order that one instead and see if its better. Otherwise if you want to hear a good pressing of Amy Winehouse check out https://www.discogs.com/Amy-Winehouse-Lioness-Hidden-Treasures/release/3262495 , Wake Up Alone (Original Recording) is amazing!
diddums100

diddums100

December 7, 2016
can confirm, bad pressing. improves with a clean, but otherwise poor.
Aequi

Aequi

May 10, 2016
edited about 1 year ago
It's a pity really, I love the style, arrangements, pacing, feeling, swing, whatever... but I can't stand her voice.
chamcn

chamcn

April 15, 2016
Does anyone know what pressing of this is good? Have had a look through comments and most say that UK pressing is much better than the US, but then comments here are saying its tinny? Can anyone say how the represses sound?