Amy Winehouse : Beyond Black


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Naomi Parry

Amy Winehouse left an indelible mark on both the music industry and pop culture with her soulful voice and bold 60s-inspired aesthetic. Featuring stories and anecdotes from a wide range of characters connected to Amy, specially commissioned photography of memorabilia, styled and dressed themed sets incorporating Amy's clothing, possessions and lyrics, and previously unseen archival images, this volume presents an intimate portrait that celebrates Amy's creative legacy.

Interspersed throughout are personal reflections on Amy's life and work, provided by her friends, colleagues and fans. These include Ronnie Spector, Vivienne Westwood, Bryan Adams, Little Simz and Carl Barât, and Doug, landlord of the Hawley Arms, tattooist Henry Hate, goddaughter Dionne Bromfield and DJ Bioux. Each one has a personal story to share and together their anecdotes and reflections build into a complex picture of a much admired but troubled star. Vice Culture Editor Emma Garland puts these insights into context with an introduction that highlights the principal events and achievements in Amy's life and work, and the key characters that played a part in it.

Organized broadly chronologically, the book features newly shot lyric sheets, sketches and ephemera together with contextual photographs and video stills, including album, single and promotional artworks and outtakes. Punctuating the story are photographs of dressed room sets each created, designed and styled especially for the book by Naomi Parry to evoke a period or aspect of Amy's life or personality, incorporating Amy's clothing, possessions, lyrics and other memorabilia.

Type: Book

Customer Reviews

Based on 2 reviews
mark manenti

Been a fan of Amy from the beginning just an amazing presented book and tribute to such a beautiful soul and artist well worth the price happy valley always delivers when it comes to stunning books.

Clemence Bouquet Jouve
Wonderful tribute

I thoroughly enjoyed this beautiful book, which I found at your shop by accident.
Being a fan of Amy, I was so glad to find a collection of photos and testimonies, as well as words from Amy herself, just outlining what a great person she was, as opposed to what the media kept focusing on.
A perfect piece for any fan or anyone interested in knowing the person more.