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Back to Black: Songs From the Original Motion Picture

By Larisha Paul | March 20, 2024

Marisa Abela stars as Amy Winehouse in director Sam Taylor-Johnson's BACK TO BLACK.

The official soundtrack for the forthcoming Amy Winehouse biopic, Back to Black, is a harmonious blend of the late musician’s discography and her influential musical inspirations. Set to accompany the film's release on May 17, this musical compilation promises to evoke nostalgia and celebrate the indelible legacy of the iconic artist.

Tracklist Highlights

1. Frank Revisited: The soundtrack features three original recordings from Winehouse’s 2003 debut album, Frank: “What Is It About Men,” “Stronger Than Me,” and “Know You Now.” These soulful tracks serve as a poignant reminder of her early brilliance.

2. Back to Black: The selections from Winehouse’s second and final studio album include the title track, “Love Is a Losing Game,” and “Tears Dry on Their Own.” These songs capture the raw emotion and vulnerability that defined her career.

3. Influential Voices: Billie Holiday’s timeless “All of Me,” Minnie Riperton’s ethereal “Les Fleurs,” Dinah Washington’s soulful “Mad About the Boy,” and Sarah Vaughan with Clifford Brown’s enchanting “Embraceable You” enrich the soundtrack. These legendary artists' music will underscore pivotal moments in the film.

4. Nick Cave’s Contribution: The acclaimed musician Nick Cave, collaborating with Warren Ellis, composed the film's score. Additionally, he penned an original song titled “Song for Amy,” an emotional tribute to Winehouse.

Deluxe Edition

The deluxe edition of Back to Black: Songs From the Original Motion Picture expands the musical journey with 14 additional tracks. Among them are gems from Thelonious Monk, the Specials, Little Anthony & The Imperials, the Shangri-Las, Donny Hathaway, the Libertines, Tony Bennett, and Willie Nelson.

Final Notes

Whether you're a devoted Amy Winehouse fan or a newcomer to her soulful sound, this soundtrack promises an immersive experience that transcends time and genre.

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