‘Amy Winehouse Lioness: Hidden Treasures’ to Release in December
A new Amy Winehouse album titled “Amy Winehouse Lioness: Hidden Treasures” will appear December 5th, just over four months after the young artist’s death.
Island Records and Amy Winehouse’s father Mitch Winehouse announced this morning that they will release a posthumous album this December which will feature 12 previously unreleased recordings, spanning the length of the late artist’s career. New songs, as well as a couple covers and alternate versions of the singer’s hits will comprise the album. Winehouse’s close friends and collaborators Mark Ronson and Salaam Remi put the record together.
“Lioness” will include a cover of “A Song For You,” a Leon Russell song made famous by Donny Hathaway, as well as a cover of Carole King’s Shirelles “Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow,” which Winehouse recorded in 2004.
Unreleased songs by the late singer include “Between The Cheats,” recorded in 2008 about Winehouse’s marriage to Blake Fielder-Civil, and “The Girl From Ipanema,” recorded when Winehouse was 18 at her first session with Remi in 2002, and “Like Smoke” featuring Nas, recorded in May, 2008.
The album will also include the last song she ever recorded, “Body & Soul” with Tony Bennett, which she laid down at Abbey Road Studios in March of this year. Alternate versions of popular songs on the record include a one-take demo of “Wake Up Alone,” from 2006, a slower-tempo version of “Valerie,” and Winehouse’s original version of “Tears Dry” which she first recorded as a ballad.
Based on The Sun’s review, the album, approved by her family, will span Winehouse’s too brief career, bringing new music and alternate versions of older tunes to her fans. “I believe she has left something beyond her years. She has put a body of work together that will inspire an unborn generation,” Salaam told the publication.
£1 from every sale will go to the Amy Winehouse Foundation, which currently dedicates resources to children’s charities. For a full track list, cover art and more info on the album, visit The Sun.