Much like Michael Jackson’s posthumous collection Michael, which was released during the holiday season last year, an album of unreleased material from Amy Winehouse titled Lioness: Hidden Treaures will arrive on December 5. Amy’s frequent collaborators Mark Ronson and Salaam Remi reportedly assembled the LP’s 12 tracks, which include cover versions and previously unheard renditions of Amy’s own tunes “Tears Dry On Their Own” and “Wake Up Alone”.
Said to be among the covers are Winehouse’s takes on the Shirelles’ “Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow”, Donny Hathaway’s “A Song for You”, Astrud Gilberto’s “The Girl From Ipanema” and a reggae version of Ruby & the Romantics “Our Day Will Come.” A version of her recent Tony Bennett duet “Body And Soul” will also appear on Hidden Treasures.
MTV News notes that the songs included were recorded either before, during or after the releases of her albums Frank (2003) and Back To Black (2006), and two of the most recent tracks on the LP were recorded in 2008: a duet with Nas called “Like Smoke” and the unheard original tune “Between The Cheats”.
There is no word yet on whether Winehouse, whose death was officially attributed to “misadventure” last week following an inquest, has any further unreleased material lying around other than what is being released on Lioness.