Amy Winehouse: Beyond Black

Riverfolk

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An affectionate and evocative visual celebration of the life and career of Amy Winehouse, including photographs, memorabilia, and the recollections of those whose lives she touched

Amy Winehouse left an indelible mark on both the music industry and pop culture with her soulful voice and bold 1960s-inspired aesthetic. Featuring memorabilia, Winehouse's iconic clothing, possessions, and lyrics, and previously unseen archival images, Amy Winehouse: Beyond Black presents an intimate portrait that celebrates her creative legacy. This authorized volume also sets the record straight through interviews with the friends and colleagues who knew her best, such as Doug Charles-Ridler, landlord of the Hawley Arms; god-daughter and protégé Dionne Bromfield; Bryan Adams, who famously photographed her; and producer Mark Ronson, each of whom has a personal story to share. Supplementing these are insights from high-profile admirers and collaborators, including Adele, Lady Gaga, Stormzy, Tony Bennett, producer Salaam Remi, and fashion designer and fellow rebel Vivienne Westwood. Together their anecdotes and reflections build a complex picture of a much-respected but troubled star.

The interviews are conducted by Winehouse's stylist and close friend Naomi Parry, while Vice journalist Emma Garland puts these insights into context with an introduction that highlights the principal events and achievements in Winehouse&;s life and work, along with the key characters that played a part in it.

Organized broadly in chronological order, Amy Winehouse: Beyond Black features specially commissioned day and night photography of Camden streets and styled and dressed sets evoking a period or venue relevant to Winehouse&;s life, together with lyric sheets, sketches, ephemera, contextual photographs, and video stills, as well as album, single, and promotional artworks and outtakes.