A collection of unreleased songs by Amy Winehouse entitled ‘Lioness: Hidden Treasures’ is being readied for release via Island Records on 5 Dec. Having worked as principal producers throughout her acclaimed career, Mark Ronson and Salaam Remi have been key in compiling the posthumous album, which will feature several covers, alternative demos of her existing songs, and two previously unheard tracks. View the full tracklisting here.
Her father, Mitch Winehouse, has said: “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 Amy’s talent, from jazz standards to hip hop songs, it really took my breath away”.
He continues: “If the family had felt that this album wasn’t up to the standard of ‘Frank’ and ‘Back To Black’ we would never have agreed to release it and we believe it will stand as a fitting tribute to Amy’s musical legacy”.
£1 from each copy sold will be donated to The Amy Winehouse Foundation, which was launched on 14 Sep to coincide with what was to be the late singer’s 28th birthday.