Amy Winehouse’s work will be re-released as part of two new box sets.
“12 × 7: The Singles Collection” will be released on November 20, 2020, while “Amy Winehouse: The Collection”, a new collection of five discs, will debut a week later.
The selection includes the albums “Frank” and “Back to Black”, as well as “Lioness: Hidden Treasures”, a live album and a series of remixes, which premiered after his death in 2011.
Meanwhile, “Stranger Things” star Millie Bobby Brown has asked to be considered for the next biopic focusing on Winehouse’s short and over-the-top life.
“Personally I think he’s an icon of R&B and blues and basically of the entire music culture,” Millie Bobby Brown told Netflix Latin America.
‘I love his music and I was really impressed with his whole story, so I would love to play it’.
Listen to the amazing and beauty demo Amy Winehouse recorded at 17 to attract record labels has been released online.
Amy was known for her rare singing talent, as well as her struggle with alcohol and drug dependency, which led to her untimely death from alcohol poisoning on 23 July 2011 at the age of 27.
And while the the late songstress’ demos were mostly destroyed after her passing, composer Gil Cang has offered another snippet into her talented early years by releasing her recording of the tune My Own Way.
Gil Cang, a musician from Camden, shared a demo for “My Own Way” – a song written by Cang with co-composer James McMillan – on YouTube. Cang told the Camden New Journal that it was produced in September 2001 to attract record label attention prior to Winehouse’s eventual signing with Island Records.
We were struck immediately by her talent She opened her mouth and blew us away’:
Mr Cang, who grew up in Camden and runs the Tuff Scout reggae label, said he wrote the tune with his co-composer James McMillan and that Amy sang it as part of a demo she was making to persuade record companies to sign her up.
“We’d been writing quite a lot of pop tunes, doing a lot of pop promos with various artists who would come in, many of various, dubious talent,” Cang said. “It was at a particularly dire time in the pop world – lots of terrible, terrible girl bands and boy bands and we had to make something for them. Amy came in to see us, opened her mouth and just blew us all away.”
Following the singer’s death in 2011, Universal released a posthumous album of B-sides and covers titled Lioness: Hidden Treasures. The album was not well received, so Universal UK CEO David Joseph destroyed the remainder of Winehouse’s unfinished demos.
“It was a moral thing,” Joseph told the Guardian in 2015. “Taking a stem or a vocal is not.