BACK TO BLACK DVD, BLU-RAY
EAGLE VISION PROUDLY PRESENTS
AMY WINEHOUSE – BACK TO BLACK DOCUMENTARY
THE REAL STORY BEHIND THE MODERN CLASSIC
PLUS RECENTLY UNEARTHED ‘LOST’ LIVE SHOW
RELEASED NOVEMBER 2ND 2018
WATCH THE TRAILER HERE
New York, NY (September 19, 2018) – Eagle Vision today released details of a brand new documentary on the making of Amy Winehouse’s seminal album, Back To Black, which will be released on DVD, blu-ray and digital on November 2nd. The exclusive bonus feature on all formats is a recently unearthed private performance from February 2008, in which Amy performs some highlights from Back To Black and a handful of choice covers. This material has never been seen before. Pre-orders are available now.
Amy Winehouse – Back to Black tells the real story of how Amy’s best-known and most celebrated body of work came into being. Shedding light on the creative process, it features previously unseen footage of Amy, new interviews with producers Mark Ronson and Salaam Remi, the musicians and others who worked on the album with her. It offers fresh insights into Amy’s remarkable gifts as a singer, songwriter, musician and performer.
As Amy herself explains in the opening moments of the documentary (with typical understatement), “I wrote an album that I’m really proud of about a bad situation that I got through…that’s pretty much where it begins and ends for me”. This compelling film focuses on Amy’s passion for music, her craft and her artistry, stripping away the “circus of madness” that often surrounded her.
The release also includes An Intimate Evening in London, footage from a private show Amy hosted in February 2008 at Riverside Studios, West London, which has never been seen – until now. It’s a rare and joyous treat – having only been recently discovered after being in archive for a decade – as Amy plays to a small and select group of family, friends and record company execs on the evening she won five Grammy® awards. Her warmth, wit and sheer exuberance – not to mention THAT voice – is a stark reminder of what might have been.
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For further information, please contact:
Carol Kaye / Kayos Productions, Inc.
NOTES TO EDITORS
The BACK TO BLACK album was released in October 2006 and features the singles ‘Rehab’, ‘You Know I’m No Good’, ‘Back To Black’, ‘Tears Dry On Their Own’ and ‘Love Is A Losing Game’.
It’s been #1 four times in the UK.
The album has also been number 1 in multiple markets around the world, and Top 5 in many other markets, including the US.
The album is multi-platinum in a number of key markets, including an astounding 13x Platinum in the UK, and has sold more than 19M units around the world.
Amy won 5 Grammys (including two of the ‘big five’) in February 2008 for Best New Artist, Song of the Year, Record of the Year, Best Female Pop Vocal Performance (Rehab), Best Pop Vocal Album – which was then the most Grammys won by a British female.
Asif Kapadia’s 2015 movie came to movie theatres around the world in Summer 2015, and it won the Academy Award in 2016 for Best Documentary Feature, a BAFTA for Best Documentary, Best Music Film at the 2016 Grammys and an MTV Movie Award for Best Documentary
About Amy Winehouse
Amy Winehouse was a once-in-a-generation talent and a pure jazz artist in the most authentic sense, who wrote and sung from the heart. The combination of her raw honesty and supreme talent resulted in some of the most original and adored songs of the modern era. Her family set up the Amy Winehouse Foundation, who work to prevent the effects of drug and alcohol misuse on young people. They also aim to support, inform and inspire vulnerable and disadvantaged young people to help them reach their full potential.
About Eagle Vision
Eagle Vision is an imprint of Eagle Rock Entertainment, the world-leading producer and distributor of music-related audiovisual content. Founded in 1997, the multi-award-winning company completes over 50 productions a year including concerts, documentaries, scripted formats and specials representing over 2,000 hours of programming. The vast catalogue includes work by award-winning filmmakers such as Martin Scorsese, Brett Morgan, Paul Dugdale, Stanley Nelson and Bob Smeaton. Eagle Rock has worked alongside a variety of artists including the Rolling Stones, Madonna, Jay Z, Paul McCartney, Katy Perry, Frank Sinatra, Black Sabbath and Imagine Dragons.