Amy Winehouse's Father Reveals Plans for More Posthumous Albums
Fans of the late Amy Winehouse were treated to a newly released collaboration with rapper Nas on Wednesday, but according to Mitch Winehouse, there is more music to come.
In an interview with BBC 6 Music, the late singer’s father revealed plans to release additional posthumous albums. Winehouse’s first posthumous release, Lioness: Hidden Treasures, debuted at No. 1 on the music charts last December selling 194,000 copies in its first week.
“I’m not sure that there is much more but I’m sure that we will get at least one other album out, if not two,” Mitch Winehouse said. “There are loads of covers, loads of them, but the problem is we don’t want to rip anybody off. When her fans are so precious to us we don’t want to put out dross.”
Winehouse’s final recording was featured on Tony Bennett’s Duets II album, released in September of 2011, in which the duo covered the song “Body and Soul.” The singer’s newly released collaboration with Nas, titled “Cherry Wine,” will be included on his forthcoming album Life is Good, out July 17. Listen to the track here.
The Winehouse contributions keep coming, with fellow Brit Pete Doherty planning to use Winehouse-penned lyrics on his next solo album. Doherty announced plans for his second solo LP in May of this year.
Mitch Winehouse released a memoir last month (June 28) titled Amy, My Daughter.
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