Producer Defends Posthumous Winehouse Album

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November 1, 2011 | 12:20pm EST

The producer of Amy Winehouse’s posthumous album has defended the decision to release the unheard tracks, insisting the personal songs “document her life”.
The singer’s father Mitch revealed earlier this week that a collection of the late star’s music, titled Amy Winehouse Lioness: Hidden Treasures, will be released in December.

The revelation prompted negative comments from several critics, but the producer behind the album, Salaam Remi, is convinced the public should hear the tunes.

He tells NME.com, “A lot of people, through the other antics that were going on with her personally, didn’t get that she was at the top of what she did.

“Coming to Miami was her escape from all of that, and her writing process could document her life, whether it was recording the pain or the loneliness or the humour. It makes no sense for these songs to be sitting on a hard drive, withering away.”

From each album sold, $1.60 will go to the Amy Winehouse Foundation, which Mitch set up in his late daughter’s memory following her death in July.

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