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Frank [Explicit Lyrics]

Amy Winehouse Audio CD
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1. Intro
2. Stronger Than Me [Album Version]
3. You Sent Me Flying / Cherry
4. Know You Now
5. F*** Me Pumps [US Clean Version]
6. I Heard Love Is Blind
7. Moody's Mood / Teo Licks
8. (There Is) No Greater Love
9. In My Bed
10. Take The Box [Album Version (Edited)]
11. October Song
12. What Is It About Men [Edited]
13. Amy Amy Amy
14. Outro

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With her debut album Frank, Amy Winehouse proves to be one of the most original, honest and brave singer/songwriters to emerge in recent years. Over the course of the 13 songs, she manages to imbue everything required of a classic album. This is a stark piece of work, comprising husky, frequently sexually charged vocals, painfully honest lyrics and soft trumpets, laidback beats and sparse guitar work. It seems that soulful jazz doesn't always have to be bland--it can also be playful, twisted and arrogant ("Amy Amy Amy").

"Fuck the Pumps" charts a seemingly guilt free act of infidelity: "What do you expect when you leave me here alone?" she asks coyly, as if by way of justifiable explanation. "You wouldn't want me to be lonely," she adds. You can't help warming to her, despite what she's saying. A unique sense of humour (how rare in music now) and a no-bull attitude make for an interesting, compelling debut. Frank? Yes, but refreshingly so. You wouldn't want her for a girlfriend, but as a life companion she may yet prove indispensable. --Cortman Virtue

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2007 release, the first time Amy's debut has been available in the U.S. Years before Amy Winehouse garnered international attention with Back To Black, the sassy British Soul singer put herself on the U.K. music map with her 2003 debut, Frank. Nominated for the prestigious Mercury Music Prize, the record glides along on the subtly jazzy production of Salaam Remi, which allows Winehouse's expressive voice, strongly influenced by Billie Holiday and Dinah Washington, to shine, particularly on the Trip-Hop-tinged 'Stronger Than Me,' the powerful 'You Sent Me Flying,' and the sultry 'I Heard Love Is Blind.' Although not quite as consistent or daring as her subsequent album, Frank is an impressive first outing that should win over anyone swooning from Back To Black.

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4.0 out of 5 stars Hearfelt and souful. Jan. 23 2008
Format:Audio CD
Although Amy Winehouse has been on the music scene since the release of her debut album "Frank", in 2003, it is only since the release of her latest album, last year's "Back To Black", that she has made any real impact.
"Frank" may have earned her a Mercury Music Award nomination and an Ivor Novello award, but she had very little chart success with the album or singles.
On "Frank" she sounds as if she has performed a thousand times in smoky jazz clubs.
So it comes as some surprise to learn that she is just 24 and was raised in north London.
Sitting somewhere between Nina Simone and Erykah Badu, Winehouse's sound is at once innocent and sleazy.
She claims that she can only write about what she has already learned, but she makes some starkly candid and humorous social observations on the brazen single, "Stronger Than Me".
Standout track "Take the Box" is a stunningly soulful tale of returning an ex-lover's possessions and "You Send Me Flying" does just that, thanks to a colossal vocal talent.
"October Song", meanwhile, forges uplifting jazz out of the death of a pet canary.
There are contradictions - but it's hard not to hear the honesty and soul that resonates throughout this album.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars This album NEEDS to be released in the USA May 13 2004
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
Though the lyrics of Winehouse's songs make more sense and hold more meaning for urban Brits, there's no reason why Americans can't identify with her frank music. It's a great combination of jazz, soul, and r&b. If I had to pin it down, I'd say she's Billie Holiday meets Esthero. I just can't believe she's only 19.
Every single song is fantastic, but I think You Sent Me Flying, Take The Box, Know You Now, and Help Yourself are the standouts on the album. I can't stop playing them. Island needs to release this in the States. It's outrageous that the CD is over $30; I bought it for £9.79 at Sainsbury's!
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Unique and Refreshing Sound July 12 2005
By Deb
Format:Audio CD
Amy Winehouse is featured on many British compilation CD's and so I decided to finally pick up the CD and I am so glad that I did!! Amy Winehouse delivers the perfect blend of jazz and r&b. Her unique vocals are definitely refreshing. It is a well produced CD and I would highly recommend it. Think Billie Holiday mixed with the soul of Mary J!!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Frankly Amy Sept. 10 2011
Format:Audio CD
Following the event of her tragic departure, I purchased this album not knowing what to expect. Truly sublte and perhaps Amy's most frank work. Brings simultaneously a smile and a tear.
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4.0 out of 5 stars It Sent Me Flying March 18 2004
By V. Ryan
Format:Audio CD
If your buying this thinking your going to get a normal R&B/Soul album then you might be a bit dissapointed.
None of the songs on here will have chart success simply due to the fact that the tracks on here are much to mature for today's pop charts.
Amy's Voice is superb. Sounding like a 50's Jazz singer, her voice is hypnotic.
The content of her songs are very real, although very feminine which makes a male listener like myself respect her but at the same time there is a slight annoyance with what she is saying (what is it about men).
Track 1
Intro / Stronger Than Me
A storming start. Stronger than Me is a fantastic song and one of (if not the) best song on the album. This is as much soul as your going to get. The beat is heavy and her words are honest and real. 9
Track 2
You Sent Me Flying / Cherry
Another storming track. My favourite in terms of her vocal ability. Its quite a chilled track, and once again her lyrics are very real. Simply about a woman being dumped and being a bit shocked about it.
After this track ends it goes into another track called "Cherry". Amy shows her funny side. You've got to read the words to this one, fun stuff. 9
Track 3
Know You Now
It seems as though Amy is talking about a one night stand here. "I've gotta know you now, we may never meet again".
Bit more upbeat here and once again her voice is in fine working order. 7
Track 4
F**k Me Pumps
Yep thats what it says! Another track with humorus content. Basically her issues turn to women who are just looking for a one night stand and have no life!
Her voice is a tiny bit drony on this one, but the lyrics are clever.
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5.0 out of 5 stars **Cool, Chic, and Cherry?!?** Feb. 20 2004
By syohan
Format:Audio CD
Amy Winehouse - Frank
I first came across Amy Winehouse when I was browsing through the 'coming soon' section of Windows Media Player. There was a short audio clip from a "new up-and-coming artist", so I decided to play the clip on repeat while checking my e-mails. However, I was surprised to learn that even after a full twenty minutes I had still been listening to the same two minute clip... that means ten times in a row! This immediately told me two things: one, I need to get my ears checked! And two, Ms Winehouse took/takes/will take easy-listening to a whole other level.
I can not disagree with any of the comments from the sticker on the front cover: 'A colossal vocal talent', 'One of the most impressive British debuts in years', 'Stunning debut'. If you like 'easy on the ear' albums, I would definitely recommend this. Of course, if you are a sucker for female voices I'd also recommend Dido (what's that... you've already got it... no surprises there), Katie Melua (Closest thing to Crazy...), Norah Jones (Go away With Her) and someone whom I think is under-rated Emiliana Torrini (Love In the Time of Science).
I do not go out of my way to sit down and actively listen to an album. Instead, I prefer to play it in the background. So, when I buy an album I will play it from start to finish, reading a book while it is playing. If the album flows one should not be able to tell how many tracks are on the album - it should seem like one long music fest. But, for me, if it is not a good album it won't flow. (It is surprising how well this method works. Try it... it really does work!)
I enjoy listening to albums like this i.e. albums that are albums rather than a collection of singles. Albums like this seem to have been lost over the years (listen to me...
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3.0 out of 5 stars Frank
If you like Amy Winehouse then you will like this album. Vocally she does an amazing job and you can really appreciate what she brings in her songs. Read more
Published 9 months ago by C. Chaffin
5.0 out of 5 stars Her first was her best!!!
Anyone interested in getting to know Amy Winehouse should buy this album. It is highly addictive & I couldn't be happier it's occupying space in my CD player. Read more
Published on Nov. 24 2011 by KCondor
4.0 out of 5 stars Amy
Fantastic voice and a great album. The lyrics to her music show a troubled soul. Her death is a total shame and one of the greatest losses of talent to the music world. Read more
Published on Nov. 14 2011 by Bluesman
5.0 out of 5 stars Amy Winehouse is a legend!
Despite all the negative media attention Amy Winehouse has, she is a relevant and important voice in music. Read more
Published on Aug. 24 2008 by JC
3.0 out of 5 stars Jazz?
I got the sampler of this album one of the reviews was something like 'she sounds like a 40s jazz singer' ... I like 40s/50s jazz so I was pysched to hear this ... Read more
Published on July 13 2004 by Laura
5.0 out of 5 stars hits the core
Aged 52, I bought this CD mainly to hear what today's young people's taste is like.
Having listened to 'Frank' several times, I am not disappointed. Read more
Published on July 10 2004 by W R Visser
5.0 out of 5 stars The Best Album You Haven't Heard
Britain is turning out some talented new voices, including Joss Stone and Jamie Cullum, but the world has yet to hear Amy Winehouse. Read more
Published on June 24 2004 by Alejandro Villari
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing.....
this album has been the best r&b/jazz album for a long long time, her sultry vocals with twisted hip hop beats make the album astonishing we need more outstanding artists like... Read more
Published on May 22 2004 by sarah
3.0 out of 5 stars 3 1/2 stars
Amy Winehouse - Frank (Universal, 2003)
I read about Amy on dustygroove.com and I had to check this album out. She doesn't disappoint here. Read more
Published on May 10 2004 by E.J. Rupert
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