When Amy Winehouse died unexpectedly earlier this year, she left behind a decent amount of unreleased material. According to MTV News, fans will be able to hear at least some of that material on a collection of unheard studio tracks called Lioness: Hidden Treasures that is scheduled to be released December 5.
Put together by Winehouse’s friends and collaborators Mark Ronson and Salaam Remi, the LP will feature alternate takes of previously released songs, as well as covers of The Shirelles‘ “Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow,” Donny Hathaway‘s “A Song For You” (solo acoustic style), and Ruby & The Romantics‘ “Our Day Will Come.” Previously unheard songs will include “Like Smoke,” a duet with Nas Winehouse recorded in 2008, and “Between The Cheats,” which chronicles her troubled marriage to Blake Fielder-Civil.
Winehouse was working on a new album on and off for two years before she died, so I wouldn’t be surprised if there turned out to be more albums where this one came from. Part of the proceeds from her posthumous album sales will go to The Amy Winehouse Foundation, the charity her family set up in her name to help people struggling with addiction.
(Via MTV News)