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This review is from: Back to Black (Deluxe Edition) (Audio CD)Now I love the Winehouse - as much a description as it is a name these days - and I think 'Back To Black' is a fantastic modern soul record that I would not hesitate to award five stars. Amy's voice sounds phanominal on her second album and Mark Ronson's production - despite, as we have seen with his own album 'Versions', adding horns to things being the only thing he can do - brings these wonderful songs to life. But when the major labels start reissueing deluex/ultimate/limited/+DVD editions of successful abums it makes me despare, especially as this new version is so damn amazing! I love Winehouse's take on 'Valerie', and I've seen her perform 'Monkey Man' on television and that was great too, as is everything she does.
Granted, 'Back To Black' couldn't have been released like this a year ago, but why couldn't there have been another version with just the bonus disc and the sexy sexy packaging - for about £7 - then fans who bought the album when it first came out aren't being ripped off? I'll tell you why, because that's not the way to make money. Editions like this are proof that the only thing the big labels care about is empying our wallets.
If you don't own 'Back To Black', then do yourself a favor and get this Deluxe Edition, it's too awesome not to be bought! HOWEVER, having said that, if like me you've already owned the album for nearly a year, then don't you even dare touch that wallet sunshine; consider it a partial boycott! It wouldn't have taken much to release two versions of this, one with and one without the original album, or perhaps the bonus disc could have been included with the DVD (also out in time for Christmas folks).
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Initial post: 11 Nov 2007 21:36:53 GMT
Mr Frank Lee Bland says:
You can easily sell the original Back To Black for £7+ on ebay so you can then buy the new one for an extra fiver on top.
Posted on 11 Dec 2007 15:50:41 GMT
J. Williams says:
just because its a money spinner doesnt mean you should give it 3 stars. Youve already said the music is brilliant so you should have given it 5 stars. You should be rating on the music on the album and not on whether you feel ripped off or not.
Posted on 6 Jun 2008 19:28:25 BDT
Kathryn Curry says:
I agree with you regarding the unlimited/deluxe kind of thing. However sales are declining dramatically because of limewire, itunes and that sort of thing so of course they want to increase sales in whatever way they can.
Posted on 28 Jun 2008 13:33:40 BDT
Mr. V. R. Smith says:
I absolutely agree, all about money! Aren't most things these days?
Excellent album (Back to Black) and I won't be buying the Deluxe version either, as good as it looks, isn't this just going to encourage illegal copying and downloading of music??
In reply to an earlier post on 30 Dec 2008 15:19:49 GMT
I think it's a good thing. These bonus edition CDs wouldn't be released at all if they didn't make money. Yeah, it's a bit of a rip off, but if you like the original so much then it is worth paying out for the extras. It is like paying twice, but I'm happy to do that to hear more from my favourite artists (plus it gives you chance to get used to the first half of the album before giving the bonus tracks a good listen too).
In reply to an earlier post on 27 Jul 2011 21:54:54 BDT
Mr. J. T. Cunningham says:
You my friend is what is known as a sucker
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