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The definitive portrait of Britain's biggest female star right now...
on 28 December 2007
When you are shrouded in as much publicity as Amy Winehouse is, you, the consumer, tend to think one of two things. 1) That how she's portrayed by the media is really what the artist is like and 2) that your opinion will never change of the artist thus. Well, that will be the case until you buy this DVD.
Recorded at Shepherd's Bush Empire in London earlier this year, "I Told You I Was Trouble" is living proof, if any was ever needed, why Winehouse's stellar second album "Back To Black" has been one of the biggest selling albums of the last 12 months.
Through all the haze of redtop press puppetery and constant references to how she may "have a problem" with alcohol and drugs, people fail to remember what it is that makes Amy so unique and so different - because the truth is, she can belt out a decent pop song or two.
It's evident on the stellar performances given of her Mark Ronson produced 60's girl pop stompers like Rehab, Love Is A Losing Game and classics from her 2004 debut Frank like Stronger Than Me and In My Bed. Forget the caterwauling of Leona Lewis and the like, this is where pure, raw British talent ultimately lies.
Also on this DVD is another case in point, should you need it, that Amy is at the top of her game. The fly on the wall documentary, compiled from TV footage, gig footage and personal interviews with Winehouse herself and the people around her strive to illustrate just how much of an effect she's had on us Brits as a whole since she broke onto the scene 5 years ago.
My advice to anyone still sitting on the fence about Amy would be to get this DVD, and watch with an open mind. You may just broaden your views of her that little bit more.