Frank

~ Release group by Amy Winehouse

Album

Release Format Tracks Date Country Label Catalog# Barcode
Official
Frank (Disctronics pressing) CD 13 Island (imprint of Island Records, a division of Universal Music Group) 9812918 602498129180
Frank CD 11 Island (imprint of Island Records, a division of Universal Music Group) 9866182 602498661826
Frank Digital Media 18 Universal Records (1996-2005 American pop label - "RECORDS" must be a part of the logo!)
Frank (unknown) 11
Frank CD 11 Island (imprint of Island Records, a division of Universal Music Group) 9865980 602498659809
Frank (BMG club edition) CD 12 BMG Direct Marketing, Inc. B0008926-02, D172913 [none]
Frank CD 12 Universal Republic Records B0008926-02 602517265882
Frank (deluxe edition) 2×CD 13 + 17 Island (imprint of Island Records, a division of Universal Music Group) 1768122 602517681224
Frank (The Super Deluxe Edition UK) 2×CD 13 + 18 Island (imprint of Island Records, a division of Universal Music Group) 602517658356
Frank (B-Sides) Digital Media 17 Universal Island Records (not for release label use; a division of Universal Music Operations Limited)
Frank 2×CD 13 + 17 Universal Republic Records
Frank 2×CD 13 + 17 Island (imprint of Island Records, a division of Universal Music Group) 0251768122 602517681224
Frank Vinyl 13 Island (imprint of Island Records, a division of Universal Music Group) 00602517762411 602517762411
Frank 2×CD 12 + 17 Universal Republic Records B0011398-72 602517735545
Frank 2×CD 13 + 18 Island (imprint of Island Records, a division of Universal Music Group) B0011398-72 602517735545
Frank (44.1kHz/24bit) Digital Media 16 Island (imprint of Island Records, a division of Universal Music Group) 602547465566
Frank Digital Media 16 Island (imprint of Island Records, a division of Universal Music Group) [none]
Frank (Sony DADC pressing) CD 13 Island (imprint of Island Records, a division of Universal Music Group) 9812918 602498129180

Relationships

associated singles/EPs: In My Bed / You Sent Me Flying
included in: Frank & Back to Black
The Album Collection
remixes: Frank - Remixes
part of: 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die (2005 edition)
Mercury Prize shortlist nominees (number: 2004)
Allmusic: http://www.allmusic.com/album/mw0000466868 [info]
Discogs: https://www.discogs.com/master/51290 [info]
Wikidata: Q182069 [info]
Wikipedia: en: Frank (Amy Winehouse album) [info]
lyrics page: http://lyrics.wikia.com/Amy_Winehouse:Frank_(2003) [info]
other databases: https://rateyourmusic.com/release/album/amy_winehouse/frank/ [info]
https://www.musik-sammler.de/album/104826/ [info]
reviews: http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/reviews/gh9x [info]

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It is rare for such a young performer to debut with such assurance, confidence and to such instant acclaim, but North London sensation Amy Winehouse already has a reputation that many far more seasoned artists would swap their gold discs for.

Winehouse combines a distinctive '20 a day' voice with a serious appreciation of female jazz & soul heroes (Sarah Vaughan's scatting style seeps through Amy's vocal ad-libs as well as getting a name check). She combines considerable jazz guitar ability with a classic approach which produces a contemporary, quirky, up front, tongue in cheek and risque lyrics. Her version of the eternally hip jazz track "Moody's Mood For Love" which rides over a dub reggae rhythm demonstrates this attitude it looks back in order to know where its going and although in print this idea might raise a musical eyebrow in reality it sounds like a perfect partnership.

The first single "Stronger Than Me" contains all of these qualities and proves that jazz influenced contemporary soul neednt be safe or sullied by the dinner or 'smooth' prefixes.

Lyrically fresh and uncompromising, the only occasional weaknesses across the collection are the sometimes obtrusive programmed beats but recent radio & television appearances confirm that Winehouse live has a wonderfully organic sound that supports her approach well.

Amy's influences (Vaughan, Dinah Washington and the more contemporary like Badu et al) are obvious but not over powering and Winehouse has enough attitude, talent and chutzpah to make any comparisons fleeting and pointless. In fact on the delicious, lush and soulful "Put It In The Box" she out Badu's Erykah brilliantly using a similar female perspective on broken relationships to get her point across very directly.

This is Amy's first release and augurs well for her future. If this is what the young lady is capable of at such an early stage it must be pretty certain that this will be the first in a long line of well crafted, funky & feisty releases.