Label: Island Records - 1766854,Island Records Group - 1766854,Universal UMC - 1766854 • Format: CD Album, Reissue CD Compilation Bonus DiscAll Media Deluxe Edition Super Jewel Box • Country: UK • Genre: Electronic, Jazz, Funk / Soul, Blues, Pop • Style: Rhythm & Blues, Downtempo, Contemporary Jazz, Soul
Frank is the debut studio album by English singer and songwriter Amy Winehouse. It was released on 20 October by Island Records. Its title alludes to the nature and tone of Winehouse's lyrics on the album,  as well as one of her influences, Frank Sinatra. Upon its release, Frank received generally positive reviews from most music critics and earned Winehouse several accolades, including an Ivor Novello Award.
After playing around with her brother's guitar, Winehouse bought her own when she was 14 and began writing music a year later. Soon after, she began working for a living, including, at one time, as an entertainment journalist for the World Entertainment News Networkin addition to singing with local group the Bolsha Band. When he asked who the Feel No Fear - Gustaf Spetz - Good Night Mr.
Spetz was, the manager told him he was not allowed to say. Having decided that he wanted to sign her, it took several months of asking around for Beese to eventually discover who the singer was. However, Winehouse had already recorded a number of songs and signed a publishing deal with EMI by this time.
She formed a working relationship with producer Salaam Remi through these record publishers. Beese introduced Winehouse to his boss, Nick Gatfieldand the Island head shared his enthusiasm in signing her.
Winehouse was signed to Island, as rival interest in Winehouse had started to build to include representatives of EMI and Virgin starting to make moves. Beese told HitQuarters that he felt the reason behind the Too Late - Foodstuffs - Why Not?, over an artist who was an atypical pop star for the time, was due to a backlash against reality TV music shows, which included audiences starved for (There Is) No Greater Love - Amy Winehouse - Frank , genuine young (There Is) No Greater Love - Amy Winehouse - Frank.
In a interview with The ObserverWinehouse expressed dissatisfaction with the album, stating:. Some things on this album make me go to a little place that's fucking bitter.
I've never heard the album from start to finish. I don't have it in my house. Well, the marketing was fucked, the promotion was terrible. Everything was a shambles. It's frustrating, because you work with so many idiots—but they're nice idiots. So you can't be like, "You're an idiot.
In the liner notes for Winehouse's album Lioness: Hidden Treasuresproducer Salaam Remi wrote about the track "Half Time", an outtake from the recording sessions for Frankand revealed that Frank ' s title refers partly to Frank Sinatraan early influence on Winehouse. Inthe album was re-released as a deluxe edition, including an track bonus disc of rare tracks, remixes, B-sides and live performances.
Following the release of the critically acclaimed documentary film about Winehouse, AmyFrank was reissued on vinyl on 31 July by Republic Records. Frank received generally positive reviews from contemporary music critics. At Metacriticwhich assigns a normalised rating out of to reviews from mainstream publications, the album received an average score of 78, based on 11 reviews. Club ' s Nathan Rabin commended its loose, organic songcraft and wrote that it "features languid, wide-open neo-soul grooves and jazzy vamping".
And then some". Frank debuted at number 61 on the Billboard in the United States, selling 22, copies in its (There Is) No Greater Love - Amy Winehouse - Frank week. Credits adapted from the liner notes of Frank. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Amy Winehouse. Isham Jones Marty Symes. Winehouse Luke Smith.
Winehouse Jony Rockstar [a]. Winehouse Matt Rowe Stefan Skarbek. Winehouse Howard Paul Watson L. Smith Williams E. Winehouse Jimmy Hogarth. Smith Teodross Avery D. Winehouse Rockstar [a]. Winehouse Williams E. Smith Cooper D. Winehouse Howard Watson L. Smith Cole Cooper D. Smith Avery D. George Gershwin Ira Gershwin. Howard Paul Simm. Sammy Cahn Gene de Paul. Bernard D. Hanighen Thelonious S. Monk Charles "Cootie" Williams. The Guardian. Retrieved 14 February The New York Times. Retrieved 15 May Retrieved 13 February Lioness: Hidden Treasures liner notes.
Island Records. I had this amazing track, 'Half Time', that we had worked on during the Frank sessions. In fact she mentions Frank Sinatra in the song, and although it never made the album, was actually one of the reasons why she named her debut album Frank. Rolling Stone. Retrieved Poco Sole - Ornella Vanoni - Poco Sole February Access All Areas.
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