Amy Winehouse ‎– Back To Black

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Universal Records ‎– 173 412 8, Island Records Group ‎– 173 412 8
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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 Stu
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 1 - Runout Side B, Stamped): 1734128-B 75874E2/A
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 1 - Runout Side B, Etched): B788458-01B1 1734128
  • 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
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 3 - Runout Side A, Stamped): www.gzvinyl.com - 1734128-A 75874E1/A
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 3 - Runout Side A, Etched): B788458-01A1 1734128 Stu.
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 3 - Runout Side B, Stamped): 1734128-B 75874E2/A
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 3 - Runout Side B, Etched): B788458-01B1 1734128

Other Versions (5 of 104) 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
171 304 1 Amy Winehouse Back To Black(CD, Album, S/Edition, Sup) Island Records Group, Universal Records 171 304 1 UK 2007 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
171 421 1 Amy Winehouse Back To Black(CD, Album) Universal Records, Island Records Group 171 421 1 Malaysia 2006 Sell This Version

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filippobrandini

filippobrandini

December 11, 2018
edited 3 months ago
This white record looks great and is maybe sounding better than the original release, a little bit thicker as well. It doesn't sound perfect all the way thru, unfortunately. I feel like Amy's voice is too prominent in most of the tracks and it is hard to appreciate the different colours of the instrumentals. I guess this is a problem of mixing because also the original release didn't sound that great... As much as I like the idea of Amy on wax, I have to say that I couldn't hear any difference form the hi-quality Spotify stream of the album.
karsten.e.brennan

karsten.e.brennan

November 14, 2018

My LP plays very nice, dynamic and balanced. I see no scratches or pops and personally I don't hear any distortion.
stouba

stouba

October 22, 2018
Sound interpretation is subjective, so my purpose here is just to give a personnal opinion.
It is always a struggle to identify the source of an LP (whether analog or digital recording/mastering). At least everything released, recorded, or remastered post 1984/85...
From what I read and researches made on internet this album was made the "old fashion way", so the master should be analog /tape source, but no certainty the lacquer was cut directy from analog source...another debate :-)
That's the therory.
Now from a strictly listening experience (that's what matters most) and comparing to recent awfull LP mp3 sound quality I acquired (Dream Theater "Dramatic turn of events", Alicia Keys first and second album..) I would tend to agree , very enjoyable LP to my ears doesn't sound compressed or anything like an mp3.
Yes possibly the master disc/lacquer cut at GZ could be from a digital transfer copy...however sounds well balanced, bright, undistorted and dynamic.
It should find its place in my collection.
From a measurement point of view, the 2008 cut/release seems to be a descent pressing overall.
More info:
http://dr.loudness-war.info/album/view/44522

S.
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 over 2 years 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!