Back to Black

An unnamed music blogger left Amy off a list of British singers.  (I have no problem with the list or the blogger – will add a link here if it is ok with him – great blogging friend!) – The omission got me thinking of this song (funny how one thing triggers another?).  Music is subjective — but talent is not —  real talent is a rare and precious thing. Maybe it was the full moon and no sleep — but Amy was a tragic loss as great as any in the music world. Sometimes you need a shot of real soul.

18 thoughts on “Back to Black

    1. I love her SGH – I started playing this on acoustic although I am having trouble changing the words to sing it from a male perspective. 🙂

  1. Incredible song this one … she threw everything into that album, didn’t she? Real weight behind it,but still an incredibly accessible album.

    1. Yes and yes – we have the danger of getting clinical and collection orientated when we talk of music – This song is pure emotional response – it what I love about music.

  2. Haha, I like the Voldemort-esque reference, the blogger who shall not be named!
    Thanks for the shoutout, feel free to link if you like.
    I’ve only heard Frank so far, I wouldn’t be surprised if after hearing this album she’d make her way onto such a list.
    Really like that distinction, music is subjective, talent is not. I’m also a firm believer that if a track sounds great with just vocals & acoustic guitar, you’ve got a song. And with this clip, you’ve got a powerful performance.
    Cheers Wayne!

    1. Geoff – no problem with your list – blogging is subjective and personal or it is no good. Cheers back to you with a full glass of stout (we are coming up on St Patrick’s Day!).


      1. oooo, and I don’t know if it’s made it south of the border, but the Mill St brewery in Toronto has a fine stout (Cobblestone Stout) – if you find yourself a few hours north, it’s worth a try!

  3. I saw that list. Honestly I would have left Amy off too, but not for reasons of talent. Just because she was taken too soon to build up a repertoire of albums and material. It’s a shame.

    1. I’m not picking on our unnamed buddy Mike (I await a witty response) 🙂 I love lists – they get the discussion churning – This song just kills me every time – Amy was something special.

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