When Amy Winehouse died (we now know it was alcohol poisoning that did her in) she was working on material for a new album. Now we’ll get to hear some of that work — along with some previously unreleased studio tracks — on “Lioness: Hidden Treasures,” set for a Dec. 5 release.
Longtime Winehouse collaborators Mark Ronson and Salaam Remi, according to MTV, have curated the tracks ranging from work completed before her 2003 debut album, “Frank” and both before and after her smash hit, “Back to Black.”
“It was said by all who worked with Amy that she never sang or played a song the same way twice,” read a statement about the upcoming release. “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.”
Expect to hear alternate takes of songs we already know, including mellower versions of “Tears Dry on Their Own” and “Valerie,” her duet with Tony Bennett and a smattering of covers, including the Shirelles’ “Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow.”