A new album is set to be released of Amy Winehouse’s material is to be released just days after a coroner’s report identified the cause of the troubled singers death as alcohol poisoning following a relapse.
The singer's father, Mitch Winehouse has agreed to release the album noting “If the family had felt that this album wasn't up to the standard of Frank and Back to Black we would never have agreed to release it and we believe it will stand as a fitting tribute to Amy's musical legacy."
Billed as her third album, Amy Winehouse Lioness: Hidden Treasures has been put together by producers Mark Ronson and Salaam Remi using tracks that the singer left unfinished when she passed away earlier this year.
It comprises 12 tracks including previously unreleased material, alternative versions of existing songs and two new songs.
'Amy Winehouse Lioness: Hidden Treasures' features 12 tracks, featuring alternative versions of previously released material, including a demo adaptation of 'Wake Up Alone and slowed down versions of 'Tears Dry On Their Own' and 'Valerie'. The record also includes a number of previously unreleased tracks. Among them are 'Like Smoke', which sees Winehouse teaming up with American rapper Nas, and 'Between the Cheats', thought to be a reference to her troubled relationship with ex-husband Blake Fielder-Civil.
A donation of £1 from the UK sale of each copy of Lioness: Hidden Treasures will be donated to the Amy Winehouse Foundation, which was launched on what would have been the singer's 28th birthday, 14 September 2011.
According to a statement on her Official Website, the album is set to be released on the 5th December 2011.