US singer has covered Amy Winehouse hit for Great Gatsby soundtrack
Mitch Winehouse has said that Beyonce “brings nothing” to his daughter Amy’s song ‘Back To Black’, which the singer has covered as part of the soundtrack for the Hollywood version of The Great Gatsby.
The song, which sees Beyoncé collaborating with Andre 3000 of Outkast, was originally recorded and released by Amy Winehouse on the hugely successful album of the same name. However, Mitch Winehouse is not a fan of the new version and the way in which it was recorded. “I don’t think she brings anything to it,” Winehouse told the Daily Mail. “I wasn’t asked for my permission if they could record it.” He added: “They have got to pay for the privilege, which is what they are doing. I can’t tell you how much it is but it’s a lot of money.”
The track is part of Jay-Z’s official soundtrack to the forthcoming Hollywood version of The Great Gatsby which also features The xx, Jack White, Florence + The Machine and Lana Del Rey. The album was executive produced by Jay-Z with the rapper revealing his own new track ‘$100 Bill’ on the release.
The 14-track Great Gatsby album will be released in the UK on May 6 and also feature new songs from Gotye, Bryan Ferry, will.i.am, and Nero. Additionally, the album will feature a cover of Beyonce’s ‘Crazy In Love’ by Emeli Sandé accompanied by The Bryan Ferry Orchestra.
The full tracklisting for The Great Gatsby standard soundtrack album is as follows:
‘$100 Bill’ – Jay-Z
‘Back To Black’ – Beyonce + Andre 3000
‘Bang Bang’ – will.i.am
‘A Little Party Never Killed Nobody (All We Got)’ – Fergie + Q Tip + GoonRock
‘Young And Beautiful’ – Lana Del Rey
‘Love Is The Drug’ – Bryan Ferry with The Bryan Ferry Orchestra
‘Over The Love’ – Florence + The Machine
‘Where The Wind Blows’ – Coco O. of Quadron
‘Crazy In Love’ – Emeli Sande and The Bryan Ferry Orchestra
‘Together’ – The xx
‘Heart’s A Mess’ – Gotye
‘Love Is Blindness’ – Jack White
‘Into The Past’ – Nero
‘Kill And Run’ – Sia
The Great Gatsby is in cinemas from May 17 and stars Leonardo DiCaprio, Carey Mulligan and Tobey Maguire.