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”
This was truly a rare, precious talent. I liked his list, but thanks for throwing her on there. She was amazing.
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. 🙂
Sorry we lost Amy so soon.
Thanks for commenting. She was special.
Love her stuff…means a lot to me.
Incredible song this one … she threw everything into that album, didn’t she? Real weight behind it,but still an incredibly accessible album.
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.
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.
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!).
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!
I’ll remember that if I get out your way! I do like Montreal – have yet to experience Toronto.
Sad like many talents before her, Joplin, Hendrixs, Morrison and on, on…You ROCK dude! Cheryl
Yes, Cheryl the infamous 27 club – add Kurt Cobain and Robert Johnson to the list!
Indeed Wayne so true!
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.
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.
She sure was. Even my dad knew who she was — that’s saying something. I think just about everybody was rooting for her.