A new album of unheard material from the late Amy Winehouse is soon to be released, just months after the singer's death
A new album of unheard material by the late Amy Winehouse is soon to be released, just months after the singer’s tragic death.
The album titled Amy Winehouse Lioness: Hidden Treasures includes songs recorded while the troubled star was reportedly under the influence of drugs and another written about the singer’s ex-husband Blake Fielder-Civil.
Amy’s father, Mitch Winehouse, has revealed he was impressed with the songs his daughter recorded before her death in July, and wanted to share them with her fans.
Mitch Winehouse told The Sun: ‘I spent so much time chasing after Amy – telling her off – that I never realised what a true genius she was.
‘It wasn’t until I sat down with the rest of the family and listened to this album that I fully appreciated the breadth of her talent. From jazz standards to hip-hop songs, it took my breath away.’
Amy’s close friend, Mark Ronson, and music producer Salaam Remi, have listened to thousands of hours of Amy’s vocals to collate 12 tracks for the album.
Salaam Remi said: ‘I’m blessed to be part of this process, to have known that person and to continue her legacy with this album.’
‘I believe she has left something beyond her years. She has put a body of work together that will inspire an unborn generation.’
Although this collection of songs has been gathered from old recordings, the stolen lyrics which were burgled from Amy Winehouse’s flat in Camden, just days after she died, have still not be found.
The album, which is to be released 5 December, will help raise funds for the Amy Winehouse Foundation, the charity set up by her family to help others struggling with addiction issues.