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New Amy Winehouse - False Hope

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Monday, October 13, 2008

New Amy Winehouse - False Hope

Amy Winehouse
I got so excited when I saw an email in my inbox from Amy Winehouse's official mailing list. It said simply: "New Album for Christmas." While I was admittedly shocked (completely unaware that she had been lucid enough to record an album over the past year and a half) I was also excited. So I went to open the email...only to discover...

New album my ass. They are repacking her previous two albums into one MASSIVE 4-disc set with b-sides and "unreleased remixes." Now this is frustrating. Here's what the email said:

2 SEMINAL ALBUMS RE-RELEASED
  • Together 'Frank' and 'Back To Black' have established Amy Winehouse as one of the most important artists of our time. Between them these two albums have sold more than 13 million copies worldwide, winning countless awards along the way andgaining Amy unparalleled recognition as both a prodigious vocal talent and superior songwriter.

  • Nov 24 sees the release of both these albums together for the first time as a very special digi-pack 4 disc set.The package includes the deluxe versions of both albums, which as well as containing the original albums in their entirety, also feature rare performances, b-sides and unreleased remixes. Amy's story so far has been a phenomenal one, this releaserepresents an ongoing musical legacy of depth and talent which is destined to go from strength to strength.

Now I don't know about you, but I was under the impression that the LAST special edition album that was released featured b-sides and unreleased remixes? Also, wasn't her first album recently RE-RELEASED in the UK...as well as a vinyl with a bunch of "unreleased remixes" from her first album era? ALSO Also - what do they consider unreleased to mean? As in NEVER BEFORE heard? What about all the b-sides and remixes released during her first album on singles? I find it hard to believe that there are still unreleased songs/remixes from her first album, Frank but maybe I'm just being too skeptical. At any rate, her label needs to stop milking her last two albums for all they are worth and just release new material. We all know Amy is sick and getting her shit together but COME ON. We aren't going to forget about her. You don't have to keep releasing her old shit and then releasing it again. Label politics confuse the shit out of me sometimes. Alright. VENT session over. Love you Amy!

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