On Monday, Island Records announced that a Amy Winehouse album is all set for a posthumous release in December.
The world will finally get to hear Winehouse's voice again, in an album the 27-year-old singer was working on before her unexpected death. Winehouse's last studio recording, a cover of Body & Soul sung with Tony Bennett, will also be included in the album.
According to a press release from her English label, Lioness: Hidden Treasures, will be released on December 5 and will contain 12 tracks, put together by Winehouse's longtime collaborators, producers Mark Ronson and Salaam Remi.
It was said by all who worked with Amy that she never sang or played a song the same way twice, said the release that announced the disc launch, It quickly became apparent to Salaam and Mark that they had 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.
If the family had felt that this album wasn't up to the standard of Frank and Back To Black we would never have agreed to release it and we believe it will stand as a fitting tribute to Amy's musical legacy, Amy's father, Mitch Winehouse, said in the Island Records statement.
Amy Winehouse was found dead in her London apartment and her struggle with alcohol and drugs throughout her life time was quite publicly known. There has been a lot of speculation regarding her death being caused by a drug overdose.