RIP Amy Winehouse

Pet Shop Boy said:
Why has her website been taken offline and the website for Lioness Records (Amy's label) been completely deleted?

Seems odd.
Universals servers went down last night due to the volume of people going to her website, so I'd imagine they've taken it down to stop the server overloading again.
 
Maureen said:
The third album was finished. Her record company were waiting for her to get out of rehab before they released it.
According to the Guardian she was only in the early stages of recording it. I don't think anybody knows for sure where it was at but I highly doubt it was finished and ready to go.
 
UnderPressure said:
Maureen said:
The third album was finished. Her record company were waiting for her to get out of rehab before they released it.
According to the Guardian she was only in the early stages of recording it. I don't think anybody knows for sure where it was at but I highly doubt it was finished and ready to go.
According to Dan Wootten his friends and sources at Island records they weren't happy with the material she'd submitted so were not expecting an album to be released any time soon.

He kept repeating it on BBC news with a strange sense of glee in his voice that he was breaking the news first that her new stuff would be shit less than 2 hours after she'd died.
 
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moorje

I always hoped she would make a triumphant return like Marianne Faithfull did after her hellish descent into drugs. She proved it can be done and I was so hopeful Amy would do. If this 3rd album is real, I hope that despite not being able to hold it together live recently, that she nails it on record.
 
There will be a third album, c'mon guys we're living a capitalistic life; There are at least 30 songs, demos and finished versions, even a marvellous duet ......... Hello!!! Cee-lo Green!.
 
Robsolete said:
SockMonkey said:
Lily Allen has just said:

@danwootton and there was me thinking we'd got rid of you, saw you all sweaty and exited on sky news yesterday, god your gross. [sic]

Suddenly I like Lily Allen a lot more.
A friend saw Lily gurning her face off at a festival a few years ago telling people about Amy being a smackhead. So she can fuck off.
 
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calicomoonchild

Poplicious said:
There will be a third album, c'mon guys we're living a capitalistic life

Yeah, Dionne wouldn't lie.

I'm sure she would be more likely to be "in the know" than some faceless suit from Island.

A girl of Dionne's tender years, would surely interpret something that sounds non-commercial as being self-indulgent shit, and would not instead choose to describe the new music as being "good".

I suppose the more cynical could always argue that she was "being kind about her Auntie Amy", but in all honesty . . Amy wasn't dead when Dionne was asked the question about Amy's new material and could have simply replied "no comment" if she had in fact found it to be "shit".

That way she could have still been nice about Amy, whilst batting away questions about how she found the quality of the material to be.

I get the feeling the (abandoned) eastern European tour (in which she premiered some of the material to which Dionne surely referred), was arranged to help her get back into the game, before re-launching her in the UK/ US market, the markets that matter most to the label in commercial terms.
 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t6kWDfPzqO4

I encourage everyone to skip to 2:30 and listen to that little story about the Sugababes. It's always been one of my favourite Amy moments. Her mannerisms, her voice, everything about when she's saying "I'll do it...PLEASE!" just creases me. Like as if it would be the biggest honour in the world to introduce them.
 
There's both so much and so little to say, really. She was a powerful icon with a raw, sexy, and self-possessed image at her peak, and Back to Black is a classic of proportions so rarely seen in our age. There's the depressing feeling that someone - anyone - should have had the will power to stand up and smack her upside the head and point out what a mess she was making her life as she continually spiraled downwards, and the strength to keep doing so until she cleaned up. Addiction is terrible and powerful, but no one can pull themselves up alone, and I cannot help but feel like we, as a culture, sort of put our hands in the air and gave up on Amy, especially after her most recent concert, essentially sealing her fate. Her soulful, unmatched voice will be sorely missed by this poster, as will her largely overlooked sense of humor ("You tear men down like Roger Moore"), but at least she left behind a masterpiece album that was worthy of her talent and persona.

Oh, and the selfish part of me will always wish she had settled down long enough to record what would have been an instant classic Bond theme with Mark Ronson.
 
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calicomoonchild

Pet Shop Boy said:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t6kWDfPzqO4

I encourage everyone to skip to 2:30 and listen to that little story about the Sugababes. It's always been one of my favourite Amy moments. Her mannerisms, her voice, everything about when she's saying "I'll do it...PLEASE!" just creases me. Like as if it would be the biggest honour in the world to introduce them.

Amy always self-consciously "channeled" Ronnie Spector (and The Ronettes), in many ways and she was very knowledgeable about Pop music's history and how she saw herself within Pop's tapestry, so it is indeed fairly obvious that she (like many others) would have interpreted them as being (in many ways), a post modern version of The Supremes and been very respectful of them for a reason.
 
Pet Shop Boy said:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t6kWDfPzqO4

I encourage everyone to skip to 2:30 and listen to that little story about the Sugababes. It's always been one of my favourite Amy moments. Her mannerisms, her voice, everything about when she's saying "I'll do it...PLEASE!" just creases me. Like as if it would be the biggest honour in the world to introduce them.

"I would never say 'brat'; if you were gonna think of a four-letter word wouldn't it be better than 'brat'?"

HAHAHAHAHAHA.
 
Rhombus said:
I hate how Frank is always overlooked...

It's like people pretend it doesn't exist. It's the album that really made me pay attention to her!

I still can't believe it actually happened.
 
Ummm can someone tell me if Frank is in honouor of Frank Sinatra?. Was Amy related to the m.a.f.i.a?
Time to joking. Sorry. Love you Amy!
 

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