Monday, October 31, 2011

Amy Winehouse Posthumous Album

It was announced today, that Amy Winehouse fans can expect a NEW album from the late soul singer on December 5.

The record, titled Lioness: Hidden Treasures, is produced by Mark Ronson and Salaam Remi, and will feature alternate versions of Amy's music, as well as some new material.


The full tracklisting is as follows:

“Our Day Will Come (Reggae Version)” – reggae re-working of classic 60’s doo wop song

“Between The Cheats” – new Amy composition recorded in London in May 2008

“Tears Dry” – originally written by Amy as a ballad, this is the original version she recorded in November 2005

“Wake Up Alone” – the first song recorded for the “Back To Black” sessions. This is the one-take demo recorded in March 2006

“Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow” – Amy’s beautiful reading of the Carole King written Shirelles classic.

“Valerie” - one of Amy’s jukebox favourites. This is the original slower tempo version of the Mark Ronson produced post “Back To Black” single. Recorded in December 2006.

“Like Smoke” featuring NAS  – Amy and Nas became really good friends after Amy name checked the New York rapper on “Back To Black’s” “Me & Mr Jones”.  “Like Smoke” is finally Amy doing a song with one of her favourite artists.

“The Girl From Ipanema” – the first song the 18 year old Amy sang when she first went to Miami to record with Salaam.

“Halftime” - Amy had talked to Ahmir ‘Questlove’ Thompson of the Roots about working together.

Best Friends” – “Frank” era live set opener produced by Salaam Remi. Probably the first song that early Amy fans would have heard live.

“Body & Soul” with Tony Bennett - cover of 30’s jazz standard with hero Tony Bennett. Recorded at Abbey Road Studios London in March 2011

“A Song For You” - heartbreaking and emotional version of the Leon Russell classic made famous by Donny Hathaway. Hathaway was Amy’s all-time favourite artist and the song was recorded in one take, just Amy and her guitar, at her home in London during the spring of 2009 as she battled her demons.