Island Records is to release a new album from the late Amy Winehouse on December 5.
The new album, Lioness: Hidden Treasures, features 12 songs, including previously unreleased tracks, alternative versions of existing songs and a couple of new Winehouse compositions.
It was put together by long-term collaborators Mark Ronson and Salaam Remi in association with Winehouse’s family, management and Island Records, following the singer’s death in July.
Amy’s father Mitch said the new album stood up to the standard of Winehouse’s two official albums Frank and Back To Black
“I spent so much time chasing after Amy, telling her off that I never realised what a true genius she was,” he said.
“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.”
The album’s track listing is:
Our Day Will Come (Reggae Version) – reggae re-working of classic Sixties Doo-Wop song produced by Salaam Remi. Recorded in May 2002.
Between The Cheats – new Winehouse composition recorded in London in May 2008 for potential inclusion on her third album, produced by Salaam Remi.
Tears Dry – originally written as a ballad, this is the original version Winehouse recorded in November 2005 in Miami with Salaam Remi. The later up-tempo version of the song appears on Back To Black.
Wake Up Alone – the first song recorded for the Back To Black sessions. This is the one-take demo recorded in March 2006 by Paul O’Duffy.
Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow – a cover of the Shirelles classic, produced by Mark Ronson and featuring the Dap Kings. Recorded in September 2004.
Valerie – the original slower tempo version of the post Back To Black single, originally by The Zutons. Recorded in December 2006.
Like Smoke featuring Nas. – produced by Salaam Remi. Recorded in May 2008.
The Girl From Ipanema – the first song the 18-year-old Winehouse sang when she went to Miami to record with Salaam Remi. Recorded in May 2002.
Halftime – a song that Winehouse and Salaam Remi had worked on since the Frank sessions. Recorded in August 2002.
Best Friends – Frank – era live set opener produced by Salaam Remi. Recorded in February 2003.
Body & Soul with Tony Bennett – cover of Thirties jazz standard with Tony Bennett. Recorded at Abbey Road Studios London in March 2011 and produced by Phil Ramone. Winehouse’s final studio recording.
A Song For You – a version of the Leon Russell classic made famous by Donny Hathaway. The song was recorded in one take at Winehouse’s home in London during the spring of 2009 Produced by Salaam Remi.
(story taken from musicweek.com)