Mitch Winehouse: 'We wouldn't be releasing 'Hidden Treasures' if it wasn't good enough'

Amy Winehouse's dad says it was 'very difficult' to listen to posthumous album

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Amy Winehouse's father Mitch Winehouse has insisted that his family wouldn't have allowed the late singer's posthumous album ' Lioness: Hidden Treasures' to be released if the material wasn't good enough.

Mitch, who established the Amy Winehouse Foundation following his daughter's death earlier this year, told the Evening Standard that they only gave their permission for the LP to be put out after deciding it was "comparable" to her previous studio albums, 2003's 'Frank' and 2006's 'Back To Black'.

He said:

The family view was nothing was going to go out unless it was comparable to 'Frank' or 'Back To Black'. If it wasn't as good as that then we wouldn't have allowed it to go out.


He also spoke of his reaction to first hearing the album, adding: "On one hand it was very difficult for us to listen to the album, on the other hand we had to do it to ensure the quality was as it should be."

Earlier this month, 'Lioness: Hidden Treasures' producer Salaam Remi claimed that listening to the LP had made her family feel better after she passed away, as it reminded them how "gifted and talented she was".

Yesterday (November 27), meanwhile, Pulp frontman Jarvis Cocker blamed the tabloid press for contributing to the singer's death. He claimed that the constant media attention she received forced her to turn to drink and drugs to cope.

'Lioness: Hidden Treasures' will be released on December 5 and features 12 tracks, including three covers and a number of previously unreleased tracks. You can read an in depth preview of the album, which has been written by NME's Dan Martin, by visiting NME.COM/blogs. £1 from each copy of the LP that is sold will be donated to the Amy Winehouse Foundation.

The video for Amy Winehouse's new single 'Our Day Will Come' was posted online last week (November 19) - scroll down to the bottom of the page and click to watch.






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