Amy Winehouse Lioness: Hidden Treasures 180g 2LP
Double 180 Gram Vinyl! 12 track collection features previously unreleased tracks, alternate versions and a couple of brand new compositions!
Following her tragic passing on July 23, 2011, some of the producers and
musicians who worked closely with 5x Grammy Award winning artist Amy Winehouse,
among them Salaam Remi and Mark Ronson, spent time listening over the many
recordings that Amy had made, before, during, and after the release of albums
Frank and Back To Black. It was said by all who worked with Amy that she never
sang or played a song the same way twice. It quickly became apparent to both
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.
Lioness: Hidden Treasures is the third album from Amy Winehouse, without
question one of the most talented, original, and best loved artists to emerge in
popular music for decades. The 12 track collection features previously
unreleased tracks, alternate versions of existing classics as well as a couple
of brand new Amy compositions, and has been compiled by long-time musical
partners Salaam Remi and Mark Ronson in close association with Amy's family,
management and UK record label Island Records. Lioness: Hidden Treasures proves
a fitting tribute to the artist, the talent and the woman, and serves as a
reminder of Amy's extraordinary powers as a songwriter, a singer and an
interpreter of classics.
After hearing the album Amy's father Mitch Winehouse had this to say: "I spent
so much time chasing after Amy, telling her off that I never realized what a
true genius she was. It wasn't until I sat down with the rest of the family and
listened to this album that I fully appreciated the breadth of Amy's talent,
from jazz standards to hip hop songs, it really took my breath away. "Halftime",
I'd never heard before, is just incredibly beautiful. If the family had felt
that this album wasn't up to the standard of Frank and Back To Black we would
never have agreed to release it. We believe it will stand as a fitting tribute
to Amy 's musical legacy."
"Our Day Will Come (Reggae Version)" - reggae re-working of classic 60's doo wop
song produced by Salaam Remi. Recorded May 2002.
"Between The Cheats" - new Amy composition recorded in London in May 2008 for
potential inclusion on album three produced by Salaam Remi.
"Tears Dry" - originally written by Amy as a ballad, this is the original
version she recorded in November 2005 in Miami with Salaam. The later uptempo
version appears on "Back To Black".
"Wake Up Alone" - the first song recorded for the "Back To Black" sessions. This
is the one-take demo recorded in March 2006 by Paul O'Duffy.
"Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow" - Amy's beautiful reading of the Carole King
written Shirelles classic. Produced by Mark Ronson and featuring the Dap Kings
with string arrangements by Chris Elliott who did all the strings for Mark's
tracks on "Back To Black". Recorded in September 2004.
"Valerie" - one of Amy's jukebox favorites. This is the original slower tempo
version of the Mark Ronson produced post "Back To Black" single. Recorded in
"Like Smoke" featuring NAS - Amy and Nas became really good friends after Amy
name checked the New York rapper on "Back To Black's" "Me & Mr Jones". "Like
Smoke" is finally Amy doing a song with one of her favorite artists. Produced by
Salaam Remi. Recorded in May 2008.
"The Girl From Ipanema" - the first song the 18 year old Amy sang when she first
went to Miami to record with Salaam. Salaam remarked that "the way she
re-interpreted this bossa nova classic made me realize that I was dealing with a
very special talent. Her approach to the song was so young and fresh, it really
inspired the rest of our sessions." Recorded in May 2002.
"Halftime" - Amy had talked to Ahmir 'Questlove' Thompson of the Roots about
working together. "Halftime" is a song that Amy and Salaam had worked on since
the Frank sessions. The result is beautiful. Recorded in August 2002.
"Best Friends" - "Frank" era live set opener produced by Salaam Remi. Probably
the first song that early Amy fans would have heard live. Recorded in February
"Body & Soul" with Tony Bennett - cover of 30's jazz standard with hero Tony
Bennett. Recorded at Abbey Road Studios London in March 2011 and produced by
Phil Ramone. Amy's final studio recording.
"A Song For You" - heartbreaking and emotional version of the Leon Russell
classic made famous by Donny Hathaway. Hathaway was Amy's all-time favorite
artist and the song was recorded in one take, just Amy and her guitar, at her
home in London during the spring of 2009 as she battled her demons. Produced by
• Double 180 Gram Vinyl
• Gatefold Jacket
• Features duet with Tony Bennett
LP1 - Side One:
1. Our Day Will Come
2. Between the Cheats
3. Tears Dry (original version)
LP1 - Side Two:
1. Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow? (2011)
2. Like Smoke - featuring NAS
3. Valerie ('68 version)
LP2 - Side Three:
1. The Girl From Ipanema
2. Half Time
3. Wake Up Alone (original recording)
LP2 - Side Four:
1. Best Friends, Right?
2. Body and Soul - with Tony Bennett
3. A Song For You