A new album from the late singer Amy Winehouse will be coming in December, according to Island Records.
The third and most likely final album from Winehouse, Lioness:Hidden Treasures, will be released in December and will contain a mix of old and new material. It will contain twelve songs — previously unreleased tracks, alternative versions of existing hits, and brand new songs.
Her record label said that since Winehouse’s death her longtime musical partners, Marc Ronson and Salaam Remi had spent a lot of time listening to recordings of the singer, who many said never sang or played a song the same way twice. They quickly realized that there was enough material here to have “a collection of songs that deserved to be heard, a collection of songs that were a fitting testament to Amy the artist and, as importantly, Amy their friend.”
Included on this album will be “Body & Soul”, which was recorded with Tony Bennett, and another track titled “Halftime.” Winehouse’s father, Mitch Winehouse said he had never heard this song before and described it as “just incredibly beautiful.”
A donation of 1 pound from the sale of each album in the UK will go to a foundation to assist disadvantaged children and young adults set up in the artist’s name following her death.
Lioness: Hidden Treasures will be released on December 5.
It’s amazing how someone’s music can live on past their own life!