Due for release November 19 is the Amy Winehouse At The BBC Special Edition Box Set which includes three DVDs and one audio CD.
The special edition box set includes Amy’s earliest BBC Radio sessions, her first ever TV performances, as well as interviews, rarely seen footage, unheard gems, rarities, unique covers and live versions of classic songs from Amy’s Frank and Back To Black albums.
Composer, pianist, bandleader and broadcaster Jools Holland has picked 14 live tracks from BBC Sessions to go with a DVD of her performance at Porchester Hall, London, and a special DVD documentary called Amy Winehouse – The Day She Came To Dingle.
Amy Winehouse BBC Tribute Video
This report is from the BBC UK.
Amy Winehouse’s BBC performances to feature on box set
A compilation of performances by the late Amy Winehouse at the BBC is to be released for charity in November.
The four-disc box set includes 10 live tracks from various sessions she performed for the BBC, chosen by musician Jools Holland.
Candid interviews and rare footage of the star will also be included across the three DVDs and one CD collection.
Proceeds will be donated to the Amy Winehouse Foundation, set up by her family after her death in July 2011.
BBC producer Mark Cooper, who worked closely with Winehouse on many of the sessions featured on the set, said Jools Holland “loved Amy straight away.”
“Britain has produced a lot of brilliant female singer-songwriters and vocalists in the last decade or so, many from Beth Gibbons to Adele, rooted in older black American forms, soul and jazz and blues,” he continued “But there was only ever one Amy Winehouse. She was frank and fresh and haunted. And we miss her.”
Rap star Nas, who was a friend of the singer’s, has written a foreword for the collection, in which he recalls the first time he heard her sing.
“I instantly knew she was destined to be one of the greatest,” he said.
The set also includes a DVD of her performance at Porchester Hall, London, recorded in 2007 as well as a documentary, Amy Winehouse: The Day She Came To Dingle, which recently aired on BBC Four.
Winehouse won five Grammy awards for her second album, Back to Black, in 2008, making her the first British female to do so.
She died of alcohol poisoning on 23 July 2011, aged 27, having released just two albums in her short career.
Last year, a CD of outtakes and unreleased tracks, called Lionness: Hidden Treasures, was issued as a tribute to the star.
The tracklisting for the Amy Winehouse At The BBC Special Edition Box Set is as follows:
Disc One (DVD) A Tribute To Amy Winehouse by Jools Holland
1. Stronger Than Me
2. Take The Box
3. Teach Me Tonight feat. Jools Holland
5. Tenderly feat. Jools Holland
6. Tears Dry On Their Own
7. Monkey Man feat. Jools Holland
8. I Heard It Through The Grapevine feat Paul Weller and Jools Holland
9. Don’t Go To Strangers feat. Paul Weller and Jools Holland
10. Love Is A Losing Game
Disc Two (CD) The BBC Sessions
1. Know You Now (Leicester Summer Sundae 2004)
2. Fuck Me Pumps (T In The Park 2004)
3. In My Bed (T In The Park 2004)
4. October Song (T In The Park 2004)
5. Rehab (Pete Mitchell 2006)
6. You Know I’m No Good (Jo Whiley Live Lounge 2007)
7. Just Friends (Big Band Special 2009)
8. Love Is A Losing Game (Jools Holland 2009)
9. Tears Dry On Their Own (Jo Whiley Live Lounge 2007)
10. Best Friends, Right? (Leicester Summer Sundae 2004)
11. I Should Care (The Stables 2004)
12. Lullaby Of Birdland (The Stables 2004)
13. Valerie (Jo Whiley Live Lounge 2007)
14. To Know Him Is To Love Him (Pete Mitchell 2006)
Disc Three (DVD) Amy Winehouse- BBC One Sessions Live at Porchester Hall
1. Know You Now
2. Tears Dry On Their Own
3. You Know I’m No Good
4. Just Friends
5. He Can Only Hold Her
6. I Heard Love Is Blind
8. Take The Box
9. Some Unholy War
10. Back to Black
13. Me & Mr Jones
14. Monkey Man
Disc Four (DVD) Arena: Amy Winehouse- The Day She Came To Dingle*
Documentary featuring live performances of:
1. Tears Dry On Their Own
2. You Know I’m No Good
3. Love Is A Losing Game
4. Back To Black
6. Me & Mr Jones
*A BBC Arena/South Wind Blows Ltd co-production in association with RTÉ
The Estate of Amy Winehouse is donating the record royalties it receives from the sale of Amy Winehouse At The BBC Special Edition Box set to the Amy Winehouse Foundation. A charitable foundation set up by the late singer’s family in the wake of her death, from accidental alcohol poisoning in July 2011, aged 27.
Earlier this month, Amy’s family buried her ashes and said their final goodbyes as they laid her to rest in a Jewish ceremony in Edgware, North London.
Her ashes were committed to the ground underneath a black and pink headstone in a memorial attended by around 70 mourners. You can read Amy Winehouse’s headstone is unveiled here.
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**Update For Double Disc Amy Winehouse At The BBC Release
It has now been confirmed the BBC will also release on November 19, 2012, the double disc “Amy Winehouse At The BBC.” The double disc release is a slimmed down version of the Special Edition Box Set.
The double disc “Amy Winehouse At The BBC” will feature the hugely acclaimed DVD “Amy Winehouse – The Day She Came To Dingle,” plus the 14-song “The BBC Sessions” audio CD.