There is no more new Amy Winehouse music according to her father Mitch Winehouse.
Speaking with the BBC News and reported below by Gigwise at the unveiling of a statue dedicated to his daughter Amy, Mitch has been reported as saying: There is no more new music. Although there are 15 different versions of her hit single Back To Black, Mitch does not want to rip people off by putting out another album with different takes of Back To Black.
AMY WINEHOUSE’S DAD ON POSTHUMOUS ALBUMS: ‘THERE IS NO NEW MUSIC’
Mitch Winehouse doesn’t want to ‘rip people off’
Amy Winehouse’s father Mitch has said that it’s unlikely any more posthumous albums will be released, as he wouldn’t want to “rip people off.”
A statue of the singer, who died in 2011 aged 27, was revealed on Saturday (13 September), on what would have been her 31st birthday.
Speaking at the unveiling, Mitch Winehouse was asked by BBC News what his daughter what have thought of the statue. “She didn’t like being praised about anything,” he said. “She was very self-effacing, and she’d say ‘What’s all this about?'”
Mitch also discussed the possibility of a follow-up to 2011’s posthumous album Lioness: Hidden Treasures. “We’re not about to put out new albums with different takes of ‘Back To Black’ he said. “She probably did 15 different versions of ‘Back To Black’ but we wouldn’t do that, it’s not fair. We dont want to rip people off. There is no more new music.”
Responding to fans who think Winehouse’s drug and alcohol addictions mean she doesn’t deserve a statue, Mitch said: “Let them come and take it down, they’ll have to fight their way through thousands of fans who think it should be here.”
Going Back In Time
In November 2011, The Guardian reported below: At least ‘a dozen’ unfinished Amy Winehouse songs will never be released, according to executives from her record label.
Amy Winehouse banned ‘a dozen’ unfinished songs from release
Singer’s label insists songs not included on posthumous album Lioness: Hidden Treasures will remain in the archive
At least “a dozen” unfinished Amy Winehouse songs will never be released, according to executives from her record label.
Despite the pending release of Lioness: Hidden Treasures, the singer’s first posthumous compilation, many unfinished tracks will be kept locked in Island Records’ archive. “We’ve had to qualify [Lioness] in front of Amy’s family. Her mum, her dad, her brother – that’s her very vocal, protective brother – plus fiances, stepfathers and more,” Island’s Darcus Beese told Music Week magazine. Beese has defended the premise of the new 12-track album – “She’d tell you … ‘I fucking wrote the songs. People should fucking hear them'” – but insists there are songs the singer did not want released. These, Beese promised, will remain in the vault.
Although Island will respect Winehouse’s wishes, they maintain the unreleased tracks are of a high standard. “Everyone who hears [the song] Procrastinate loves it,” said label boss Ted Cockle. Beese agreed, saying it”s a favourite among execs. But he also emphasised the song will never reach the public. “If you ever hear Procrastinate, you have my permission to come into my offices here in Kensington and fire me,” he said.
There’s just one problem with this: a version of Procrastinate leaked years ago. More than a million people have listened to the sleepy pop tune on YouTube, where it appears under the name Procrastination. Further unreleased titles rumoured to exist include Detachment, Gutter, and a song called Our Souls Ain’t Sold. According to producer Salaam Remi, Winehouse was also hoping to release a jazz album with saxophone player Soweta Kinch and the Roots’ Questlove. “She had written down everything she wanted to do,” he told the Associated Press.
If the unreleased tracks [Detachment, Gutter and Our Souls Ain’t Sold] are of a high standard and since Procrastination has been viewed over 1 million times on YouTube — why keep other hidden treasures by Amy Winehouse in the archives?