The posthumous album has become somewhat of a trend in music, albeit at times a morbid one, but it seems we won’t be hearing anymore from the late Amy Winehouse after it was revealed the demos for her third LP were destroyed.
According to Billboard, Winehouse’s third album had been mapped out with studio time booked for later in 2011 with Mark Ronson and Salaam Remi – the producers behind her breakthrough second LP Back To Black.
“She probably finished the writing process a few weeks before she passed,” said Remi.
“As far as I could see, we had 14 songs. Whatever needed to happen, it was right there.”
However, David Joseph, the CEO of Winehouse’s label Universal UK, revealed that he got rid of the material, calling it “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,” Joseph said, speaking to Billboard.
Less than six months after Winehouse’s death from alcohol poisoning in 2011, Lioness: Hidden Treasures, a collection of the singer’s rarities, was released and topped the charts in her home country.
That will likely be the final release from Winehouse, bucking a trend that has seen a multitude of posthumous releases by the likes of Michael Jackson, Tupac and Aaliyah – that have not always landed with good results.
Four years after the singer’s death, Winehouse’s life, career and struggle with addiction has been brought to the big screen with the documentary Amy hitting Australian cinemas today.
According to CraveOnline, it’s compelling viewing and a “tough, explicit look at one of the more truly-tortured performers of the 21st century.”
Watch: Amy Trailer