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- Posted on Sep 20th 2010 2:30PM by Carter Maness
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"You're dead to me," the singer wrote. "One album I write and you take half the credit. Make a career out of it? Don't think so BRUV."
We hate to pile on Winehouse, but Ronson's production stamps -- Motown sound, analog warmth and creative usage of '60s grooves -- are all over 'Back to Black.' While no one doubts that she wrote strong songs like 'Rehab' and 'You Know I'm No Good,' Ronson has the right to say that he had an important role in creating that album.
As recently as July, Winehouse claimed that she was working with Ronson on her follow-up to 'Back to Black.' She described the in-progress record as "very much the same as my second album, where there's a lot of jukebox stuff" and said that fans would be able to hear the new tracks in "six months at most." Without her primary producer, it seems that the wait will most likely be a bit longer.
The duo last worked together on a track for 'Q: Soul Bossa Nostra,' an upcoming Quincy Jones tribute record that's slated to drop in November. For their contribution, Winehouse and Ronson prepared a cover of the Lesley Gore classic 'It's My Party.' If Winehouse's anger doesn't dissipate, that might be the last we hear of them working together for awhile.