Thursday, December 22, 2011
Despite her destructive lifestyle she was unbelievably talented and had the voice of an angel. She was the definition of raw talent with a rare intuition as a vocalist, she lived jazz, she lived blues. This new album Lioness: Hidden Treasures is a collection of previously unreleased tracks, alternate versions of existing classics, as well as a couple of brand new compositions. Following her tragic passing, some of the producers and musicians who worked closely with Amy Winehouse, among them Mark Ronson and Salaam Remi, spent time listening over the many recordings that Amy had made, before, during, and after the release of Frank and Back To Black. Every song she wrote was a piece of her mind and her emotions captured while baring her soul through the darkest times. It's sad thinking of how much beautiful music she had left to share with the world. When you listen to "Best Friends, Right?", "Like Smoke", "Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow", "Between the Cheats", and “Body And Soul”, it is a testament to her artistic genius and her brilliance as one of the most honest and exceptional musicians of our generation.