Wednesday, November 2, 2011

No. 1 With A Bullet: Amy Winehouse's Posthumous Dec. 6 'Lioness'

As expected, Amy Winehouse's posthumous album will be out in time for the holiday season. While papa works on the singer's biography, Amy Winehouse Lioness: Hidden Treasures, will hit retail Dec. 6. It's surely not a stretch to predict the 12-track collection will launch at No. 1 on the album chart.

The elegant cover image was shot by her friend Bryan Adams, while Winehouse's third CD is produced by Salaam Remi, who helmed Frank and Back To Black.

According to the U.K. Guardian, the CD comprises seven new songs, as well live opener "Best Friends"; an early take of U.K. hit "Valerie"; a demo of "Wake Up Alone"; a cover of the Shirelles' "Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow" (sounds fab!); and the already released Tony Bennett duet "Body & Soul."

The newspaper adds of the new songs, "Several are based around demos or early versions of songs, to which Remi subsequently added vocal parts and backing tracks. There are times when her vocal sounds more like a sketch, even if she was an instinctive artist who appreciated the magic of capturing a first take."

Winehouse died July 23 from alcohol poisoning.