Amy Winehouse has been dropped from a forthcoming tribute album to production legend Quincy Jones.
Jones had personally invited the singer and producer Mark Ronson to record a track for his all-star record, but has scrapped her from the mooted tracklisting after being made to wait over a year for her contribution, reports the Mirror.
“The track isn’t finished and she’s not around,” Ronson said. “If she’s not here then, unfortunately, there’s nothing we can do about it.”
The project could also have seen Winehouse taking part in a concert with Jones‘ most famous collaborator, Michael Jackson.
The newspaper quotes an anonymous source as saying: “Basically after Amy’s horrendous gig in St Lucia, and then pulling out of the Island 50th Birthday gig, everyone realised she wasn’t going to get it together.
“Quincy Jones is one of the most respected men in the music industry, so it was a huge honour for Amy to be asked to record for him.
“To snub him is a big no-no. The frustrating thing is what there is of the track sounds really good, but it looks like no-one will ever get to hear it.”