Track: Valerie" Artist/Band: Mark Ronson Feat. Amy Winehouse Label: Sony BMG Duration: 4:39 Description: The music video for Mark Ronson's next single 'Valerie' sung by Amy Winehouse a Zutons cover. The video was filmed in London on 28th August and directed by HSI London's Robert Hales. Formats available: Flash (.flv)| Audio (.mp3) 25 FREE Downloads from eMusic . No Restrictions - Own Your Music!
Mark Ronson can pull all the celebrities in for recording tracks but when it comes to music videos it just doesn't happen. Here is the new video for "Valerie" (of course the fantastic Zutons cover) sans Wino. Taking her place are the "Winettes" and ummm...they definitely don't come close to Amy. Side note: I miss Ronson on the decks
Either this video was done this way simply because Amy Winehouse wasn't available (for obvious reasons), or it's a genius comment on the current expendability of fucked up pop princesses. I'm going to go with the first option, as I'm not sure I'm ready to label anything Mark Ronson does as "genius." He even calls Amy's stand-ins "the Winettes" at the end of the video. Why not just call them the "Why Nots?" Why not just move on to the next pretty young thing who can sing when the previous one falls out of commission? That's the way the machine [...]
Il y a quelques temps, je vous avais parlé de la chanson Valerie des Zutons repris par Amy Winehouse. Voici le clip de cette excellente reprise. Presque aussi bien sinon mieux que l'original. [...]
The tagline for this one could read: "When rehab and video recording schedules conflict!" No confirmation that Amy's ongoing issues are to blame, but it's fair to assume the tabloid 'n' narcotic nonsense surrounding Wino's life these days made nabbing her for the shoot an issue. Good on Mark for playing off her absence, though; more like 'Feat. Amy Winehouse (in spirit),' the clip offers a series of five girls (dubbed The Winettes) fronting the Ronson band, with and without lyric sheets, lip syncing as Britney only wishes she could. Version 's not for everyone, but this [...]
I guess with all the back and forth involving Amy in and out of rehab, it was a much easier task to just hire an Winehouse-esque lip-syncer for his new video - a cover of The Zutons' 'Valerie'. Enjoy the brand new clip for the tune below. More Ronson at bottom of post. MP3: Mark Ronson - Stop Me (Smiths cover)