by, 12-26-2011 at 12:26 PM (507 Views)
This was my Album of the Evening last night.
Guess this one is a bit controversial (was it a posthumous exploitative cash grab or the real deal treasure trove?). For me, as a big Amy fan, I knew I had to have it -- and it came to me as a Christmas gift -- but I'm still digesting the thing in terms of both music-ness and sonic pleasures. My Foobar2000's Dynamic Range Meter shows only one track at DR 10, with the rest around DR 6 or 7. Pieces like The Girl From Ipanema (said to be her first studio recording as a teenager) deepen the lore, and you will probably want to have this album if you recognize Winehouse as ... well, you already know I love her.