NME.COM users split over plans to release posthumous Amy Winehouse album

Is 'Amy Winehouse Lioness: Hidden Treasures' a Christmas cash-in or a worthy cause?

Amy Winehouse fans are divided after hearing the news that the late singer will release a new, posthumous studio album later this year.

NME.COM users have taken to Facebook to discuss the forthcoming release of ‘Amy Winehouse Lioness: Hidden Treasures’, which will be available from December 5 and has been put together by producers Mark Ronson and Salaam Remi using unfinished tracks left behind by the singer when she passed away earlier this year.

Although £1 from each copy of the album will be donated to the Amy Winehouse Foundation, the charity set up in the late star’s honour, fans have described the LP as a Christmas cash-in.

Alex Wesley wrote: “Just in time for Christmas? That’s a little bit sick don’t you think?” while Cameron Law added: “Cashing in on her death, typical”.

Meanwhile, Avihay Berlinsky said: “‘Back To Black’ was a near perfect album and Amy Winehouse‘s most powerful artistic statement. The new “project” (probably a collection of outtakes and half-baked songs) is an obvious and shameless attempt by the record company to capitalize on her death. I hope her fans are smart enough not to fall into the trap.”

However, some of the singer’s fans have greeted news of the release with excitement, and believe its sales will benefit a good cause. Lynne Barry enthused: “Can’t wait! And £1 from every sale is going to the Amy Winehouse Foundation charity.”

Karen Belinda Gloria Barratt added: “All the profits will go to the Amy Winehouse Foundation to help others with addictive problems, good on the people who have put the album together, such a sad situation.”

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