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Frank [Explicit Lyrics]

Amy Winehouse Audio CD
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (22 customer reviews)
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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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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
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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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Her first was her best!!! Nov. 24 2011
By KCondor
Format:Audio CD
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. She left us way too soon but it's songs like these that will linger on for years to come.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Amy Nov. 14 2011
Format:Audio CD
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. May she rest in peace.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Frank Oct. 29 2013
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
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. I rated it 3 stars more for actual lyrics where I don't find it as something I can relate to at all so this is something for me that makes better back ground music than something to be enjoyed word for word. Still an okay album and a good addition if you like Amy.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Amy Winehouse is a legend! Aug. 24 2008
By JC
Format:Audio CD
Despite all the negative media attention Amy Winehouse has, she is a relevant and important voice in music. She has got talent to spare and her debut is in many ways even better than her sophomore album Back to Black. I love both albums, but there is something about Frank that has me hitting the play button more often than with her follow-up.
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