Back to Black

~ Release group by Amy Winehouse

Album

Release Format Tracks Date Country Label Catalog# Barcode
Official
Back to Black Enhanced CD 11 Universal Records (1996-2005 American pop label - "RECORDS" must be a part of the logo!) 171 304 1 602517130418
Back to Black CD 10 Universal Records (1996-2005 American pop label - "RECORDS" must be a part of the logo!) 0251715211 602517142114
Back to Black Digital Media 12
Back to Black CD 10 Universal Records (1996-2005 American pop label - "RECORDS" must be a part of the logo!), Island Records Group 1714211 602517142114
Back to Black CD 10 Island Records Group, Universal Records (1996-2005 American pop label - "RECORDS" must be a part of the logo!) 5376895 0600753768952
Back to Black CD 10 Universal Records (1996-2005 American pop label - "RECORDS" must be a part of the logo!) 172 613 3 602517261334
Back to Black CD 10 Island (imprint of Island Records, a division of Universal Music Group), Universal Records (1996-2005 American pop label - "RECORDS" must be a part of the logo!) 171 421 1 602517142114
Back to Black CD 11 Universal Republic Records B0008428-02 602517229679
Back to Black (BMG club edition) CD 11 BMG Direct Marketing, Inc. B0008428-02 INO2, D171071 [none]
Back to Black CD 11 Universal Republic Records B0008428-02 INO2 602517229679
Back to Black CD 11 Island (imprint of Island Records, a division of Universal Music Group) B0008555-02 INO2 602517246621
Back to Black 12" Vinyl 11 Island Records Group, Universal Records (1996-2005 American pop label - "RECORDS" must be a part of the logo!) 173 412 8 602517341289
Back to Black CD 15 Universal Records (1996-2005 American pop label - "RECORDS" must be a part of the logo!) 530 039 1 0600753003916
Back to Black 12" Vinyl 11 Universal Republic Records B0008994-01 602517341296
Back to Black CD 13 Island Records Group, Universal Records (1996-2005 American pop label - "RECORDS" must be a part of the logo!) 174 130-3 602517413030
Back to Black CD 16 Universal Records (1996-2005 American pop label - "RECORDS" must be a part of the logo!) UICI-1053 4988005487858
Back to Black CD 16 Universal Records (1996-2005 American pop label - "RECORDS" must be a part of the logo!), Island Records Group UICI-9021 4988005487865
Back to Black (deluxe edition) 2×CD 11 + 8 Island Records Group, Universal Records (1996-2005 American pop label - "RECORDS" must be a part of the logo!) 174 909 7 0602517490970
Back to Black (deluxe edition) 2×CD 11 + 7 Island Records Group, Universal Records (1996-2005 American pop label - "RECORDS" must be a part of the logo!) 175 563 1 602517556317
Back to Black (deluxe edition) 2×CD 11 + 8 Island Records Group, Universal Records (1996-2005 American pop label - "RECORDS" must be a part of the logo!) 5304758 0600753047583
Back to Black (Deluxe Edition) 2×CD 11 + 8 Island Records Group, Universal Music (plain logo: "Universal Music"), Universal Records (1996-2005 American pop label - "RECORDS" must be a part of the logo!) 60251755631 602517556317
Back to Black (deluxe edition) 2×CD 11 + 8 Island Records Group, Universal Records (1996-2005 American pop label - "RECORDS" must be a part of the logo!) 175 211 9 602517521193
Back to Black 2×CD 10 + 6 Island Records Group 173 969-0 602517396906
Back to Black CD 10 Universal Records (1996-2005 American pop label - "RECORDS" must be a part of the logo!) 5304940 0600753049402
Back to Black (deluxe edition) CD + Enhanced CD 11 + 9 Universal Records (1996-2005 American pop label - "RECORDS" must be a part of the logo!) UICI-1066, UICI-1067 4988005506351
Back to Black CD 16 USM Japan (read the annotation before using!) UICY-91134 4988005536747
Back to Black CD 16 USM Japan (read the annotation before using!) UICY-60013 4988005541147
Back to Black Blu-ray 11 Universal Records (1996-2005 American pop label - "RECORDS" must be a part of the logo!) 00600753450628 600753450628
Back to Black (96.0kHz/24bit) Digital Media 11 Island (imprint of Island Records, a division of Universal Music Group) 602547462220
Back to Black (deluxe edition, remastered reissue) 2×Vinyl 11 + 8 Island Records Group 0600753691090 0600753691090
Back to Black (bonus disc) CD 8 Universal Records (1996-2005 American pop label - "RECORDS" must be a part of the logo!)

Relationships

associated singles/EPs: Love Is a Losing Game
Tears Dry on Their Own
included in: Frank & Back to Black
The Album Collection
part of: Mercury Prize shortlist nominees (number: 2007)
Rolling Stone: 500 Greatest Albums of All Time: 2012 edition (number: 451)
Allmusic: http://www.allmusic.com/album/mw0000736522 [info]
Discogs: https://www.discogs.com/master/51256 [info]
Wikidata: Q156670 [info]
lyrics page: http://lyrics.wikia.com/Amy_Winehouse:Back_To_Black_(2006) [info]
other databases: http://www.musik-sammler.de/album/104825 [info]
https://rateyourmusic.com/release/album/amy_winehouse/back_to_black/ [info]
reviews: http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/reviews/89vr [info]

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There are two clear traditions of 'diva' in soul music. On one side there's Diana Ross - and her natural heir, Beyonce - all immaculate polish and surface. And on the other there are the likes of Etta James - a woman whose music reeks of desire and emotion. It's to this 'Dark Soul' tradition that Amy Winehouse aspires - she's certainly got the voice for it.

And the music. The much-praised opening track, Rehab, comes across like an obscure northern soul gem, riddled with pathos and melodrama. In fact none of the music here sounds like it was made after 1967.

Much of the rest of this pleasingly short album - 11 three-minutes-or-so tracks - goes on to explore the joyful misery of being young, messy and in love/lust. And Amy doesn't paint a particularly pretty picture of herself; she plays the cuckold on Just Friends, and gets caught out by her "lickle carpet burns" on the fabulous I'm No Good.

But hey, she suffers for her sins. The title-track, owing much to the sonic heritage of Phil Spector and Scott Walker, is a tortured monster of a track - Amy displaying the sort of vocal depth that Marc Almond has always dreamed of.

The second half of the album isn't quite as good as the first, but that's a minor gripe. This is one of the best UK albums of the year, with the added advantage that you'll be able to pick it up at the local supermarket checkout...