Amy Winehouse posthumous album produced by Ronson and Remi to be released

The Sun is reporting today that there will be an Amy Winehouse posthumous record (of sorts) released under the title ‘Lioness: Hidden Treasures’, which has the Winehouse estate’s full blessing. I’m still hoping that a fuller piece of work will be released in the future as I’m pretty sure there’s more to Amy than these twelve tracks, most of which have been heard in one form or another. Tracklist is as follows:

1. OUR DAY WILL COME (Reggae Version)

2. BETWEEN THE CHEATS

3. TEARS DRY

4. WAKE UP ALONE

5. WILL YOU STILL LOVE ME TOMORROW

6. VALERIE

7. LIKE SMOKE featuring Nas

8. THE GIRL FROM IPANEMA

9. HALFTIME

10. BEST FRIENDS

11. BODY & SOUL with Tony Bennett

12. A SONG FOR YOU

First Watch: Amy Winehouse & Tony Bennett ‘Body and Soul’

This is it- Amy’s last recording. Single’s out today on iTunes. Buy it and remember the greatness that was Amy Winehouse, and to support the new Foundation set up in her name which was also launched today- what would have been Amy’s birthday (the single’s proceeds will go towards it). She looks stunning. I wrote a post a while ago about how important Amy’s music was (and still is) so special to me- read it here if you like.

Amy Winehouse & Tony Bennett’s single out on Wednesday

“Amy’s final recording, a duet with her hero Tony Bennett titled “Body and Soul”, will be released by Columbia Records this Wednesday 14th September. This special recording is released at 8am GMT on what would have been Amy’s 28th birthday, in aid of the Amy Winehouse Foundation. The song was recorded in March of this year at Abbey Road Studios in London for Tony Bennett’s upcoming Duets II album. An accompanying video of the two singing “Body and Soul” together in the studio will also be premiered via amywinehouse.com and Vevo.

The Foundation will be set up by her family to help a number of charities connected with children and young people.

Amy’s father Mitch said, “We wanted to make a positive difference and help a range of causes close to Amy’s heart. This could include help for children in trouble, suffering from health problems, children’s hospices and more.”

“While it is separate from my campaign to find more help for young addicts, that may be one of the areas that Foundation contributes to. We intend to raise funds and distribute them to individual projects who apply for help. I couldn’t be happier that everyone involved with Amy and this recording felt they wanted to contribute.”

Hear Amy Winehouse talk about her duet with Tony Bennett

Oh Amy, I miss you so! What’s gearing up to be ‘the’ posthumous Amy Winehouse single (and rightfully so), out on the 14th September with all proceeds going to the Amy Winehouse Foundation.
Yesterday, Amy’s father Mitch Winehouse announced via Twitter that, “The launch of Amy’s foundation 14th September. We will turn our grief into positive action”.

First Listen: Amy Winehouse & Tony Bennet ‘Body and Soul’

This is the longest clip I could find online so far but Im sure the full version will surface in the week. From Tony Bennett’s forthcoming album ‘Duets II’. Beautiful. Follow Alfitude on Twitter and Facebook to be kept up to date!