by Josh Gross
The Guardian is reporting that a new Amy Winehouse album with 12 tracks made up of new songs, demos and alternate versions is on its way, and will be released in time for the holidays.
Several reporters were given a sneak preview of seven songs from the album, of which The Guardian wrote this:
At best, the seven tracks sounded like the basis for another hit album, although it's hard to make any kind of judgment on the basis of one listen. Several are based around demos or early versions of songs, to which Remi [Winehouse's producer] subsequently added vocal parts, backing tracks and more. He insisted that since Winehouse's death on 23 July, he has only spent two weeks polishing the material. "Touching things up, adding some strings," he said. "Just what you'd do with any recording."
The album, Lioness, will include Winehouse's version of jazz standard "The Girl From Ipanema," her version of "Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow" from The Shirelles, and a duet with Tony Bennett, which was also included on his latest album.
Spinner.com is reporting that the album's cover was shot by Canadian rocker Bryan Adams.