As the much hyped documentary Amy prepares for release this month, it has been announced that the singer had been working on new material which will now never be heard.
Before her tragic death at the age of 27 in 2011, Amy Winehouse had scheduled studio time with Mark Ronson and Salaam Remi to begin work on her next album. However, four years on from her death, executives at Universal Music UK have decided against the possibility of ever releasing the demos in the form of a posthumous release, opting instead to have them destroyed. Chairman and CEO of Universal Music UK David Joseph said of the decision not to release the material:
“It was a moral thing. Taking a stem or a vocal is not something that would ever happen on my watch. It now can’t happen on anyone else’s.”
Amy Winehouse graces the cover of the latest Billboard magazine while the feature itself is in depth and heart-felt, detailing not only her successes and numerous highs but also the paralysing lows which she hit as a result of drug and alcohol issues prior to her death on July 23rd 2011.
Her album Back To Black won 5 Grammys and sold millions of copies around the world. It is that music which fans will now have to treasure as it serves as an incredible reminder of the talent the world has lost.
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