Album Watch: Amy Winehouse's 'Hidden Treasures' To Come Our Way

Monday, October 31, 2011

Amy Winehouse may be gone, but the music keeps on, as Rolling Stone reports that an album of un-released material will be available just in time for the holidays. The 12-track Lioness: The Hidden Treasures will be compiled by producers Mark Ronson and Salaam Remi, and feature a slower version of "Valerie",  her duet with Tony Bennett ("Body and Soul"), Winehouse's versions of Astrud Gilberto and Stan Getz's "The Girl From Impanea" and The Shirelles' "Will You Love Me Tomorrow?", plus a track called, "Between The Cheats" that was to be released on Amy's third album. To not feel like you're cash cowing in, proceeds from the album will be given to the Amy Winehouse Foundation, a charity opened by Amy's father after her passing.

Maybe I'm being a bit snobby, but 12 tracks is a bit um, skimpy. Especially when you're comparing it to fan-made compilations that cater to the same thing (see the sprawling Amy) and have remixes and rares out the wazoo. Pop Dust has the full tracklist and though it's  not as big as I would want it to be, it's pretty darn solid. Still whatever Amy has put her stamp on, I'm gonna be listening. A few favorite Amy rares and covers that I enjoy, such as "Fool's Gold", and her takes on "Teach Me Tonight", "Boulevard of Broken Dreams", and Donny Hathaway's "I Love You More Than You'll Ever Know", are after the cut for funsies.

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