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Thoughts on Amy Winehouse’s ‘Hidden Treasures’

Thoughts on Amy Winehouse’s ‘Hidden Treasures’
December 6, 2011 MICHAEL KNUDSEN
Amy Winehouse

The other night on Twitter I tweeted about not being impressed with Amy Winehouse‘s new posthumous album, Lioness: Hidden Treasures, but of course being a huge fan of Amy’s, it’s great to hear previously unreleased material even if it isn’t quite up to snuff. I have mixed feelings on the release, on one hand some proceeds are benefiting her foundation yet if Amy was alive today, would she have put this out? Probably not. It’s still really hard for me to write about Ms. Winehouse in the past tense, although her untimely death wasn’t a surprise at all, it totally shook me to the core. I always think of the night I saw Amy perform at her only Los Angeles show at The Roxy back in the spring of 2007, she was such a magnificent, larger-than-life artist, just watch the video of her performing Love Is A Losing Game off her incredible 2006 award-winning album Back To Black. Plus there’s a video of her producers (including Salaam Remi and cutie Mark Ronson) talking about putting together Amy’s new release after her passing.

Amy Winehouse