Only songs that were approved by the late singer herself should be released, the producer says
Mark Ronson has said that he does not have any more unheard material from the time he spent recording with Amy Winehouse and stated that only finished tracks that the singer herself had approved should be released.
One full album of Winehouse material, ‘Lioness: Hidden Treasures’, has been released since her death in 2011. Nas also featured her voice posthumously on his 2012 single ‘Cherry Wine’.
Speaking to BBC Newsbeat about how best to treat her music following her death, Ronson said: “If it’s something she finished that [producer] Salaam [Remi] and her worked on, that Salaam knows she’s happy with, then that’s cool.
The producer added: “I know it’s very hard to maintain any kind of objectivity because so many people loved her. There’s so many people that would love to hear the table scraps of what she left because it was so good that it was better than most people’s albums.”
A new Amy Winehouse exhibition will open at Proud in Camden, London later this year to mark what would have been the singer’s 30th birthday. Amy Winehouse: For You I Was a Flame is curated by the Amy Winehouse Foundation with the support of her family. It will be one of a series of events celebrating the singer and will feature Dean Chalkley’s now infamous 2011 NME cover along with other shots by Andy Willsher. Works by graffiti artists Mr Brainwash and Bambi will be shown alongside the photos along with a Gerald Laing piece from Amy’s own collection. The exhibition will run from September 12 to October 6, 2013.
Another Amy Winehouse exhibition recently opened at London’s Jewish Museum. Amy Winehouse: A Family Portrait brings together items from her childhood, her time at stage school and her career in music – including her first ever guitar and Grammy Award.