by Kate Suters in New Music on Wednesday 28 May 2008

For those who missed the amazing debut album of Amy Winehouse, you’re in luck. They’ve just re-released Frank in it all its award-winning glory, with extra bonuses such as unreleased tracks, B-sides, original demos and live performances. An intensely personal debut, Winehouse created an album of highs, but mostly lows, about a man she’s trying to love. It is an album about her rejection, and it’s so raw it will make you cringe. Undeniably, Frank shows Winehouse’s talents as a soul singer, but more importantly, as a young woman struggling with her life (she was 19 when she wrote it); a woman that has an openly devastating devil do, devil die attitude, and a depressive state of mind that’s on par with Janis Joplin.