Amy Winehouse: Lioness - JazzWax

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December 08, 2011


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Doug Zielke

I see "Lioness" is being released on vinyl too. Ordered. Thanks Marc.

Jery Rowan

As a drummer who was heavily into the Brazilian thing during its heyday, I find it a travesty that the producer chose to butcher Amy's fine vocal on Ipanema by burying it behind a wooden club smacking on a metal pie tin. Gawdaweful and about as uncool as percussion can get!

Rab Hines

This is the only release I am really looking forward to this season. I'm glad your review confirms my expectations.

During her brief career the press often showed nightmare pictures of her, but I always found it touching to watch her videos - the young woman always looked really happy when performing.

Thanks again, Marc.

Dave James

Agree that the percussion on "Ipanema" is unfortunate. It takes over what otherwise would have been a nice take on a classic tune.

Anyone who still believes that Winehouse is just another "flavor of the week" talent should make it a point to listen to a three song grouping towards the end of the album that encompasses "Half Time", "Wake Up Alone" and "Best Friends, RIght?". Some really nice things going on there. She was the genuine article.

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