Amy Winehouse new material to be released

From the Guardian:

An Amy Winehouse album comprising 12 tracks, including new material will be released in time for Christmas, it has emerged.

In a Soho recording studio, journalists heard most of the record, entitled Lioness, in the company of executives from Winehouse’s label, Island Records. Her manager Raye Cosbert and producer Salaam Remi were also present. Remi worked with the singer on her two albums Frank and Back to Black and was slated to produce her third.

At best, the seven tracks sounded like the basis for another hit album, although it’s hard to make any kind of judgment on the basis of one listen. Several are based around demos or early versions of songs, to which Remi subsequently added vocal parts, backing tracks and more. He insisted that since Winehouse’s death on 23 July, he has only spent two weeks polishing the material. “Touching things up, adding some strings,” he said. “Just what you’d do with any recording.”


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