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Amy Winehouse may no longer be with us, but the late UK soul singer still has more music to give. Fans of Winehouse will be happy to learn that a new album composed of music she was working on before she died, as well as previously recorded rare and unreleased tracks, will be released on December 5.
Lioness: Hidden Treasures will be a posthumous release spanning Winehouse's entire career, her record label announced in a statement. It was compiled by the Grammy-winning artist's longtime producers, Salaam Remi and Mark Ronson who reached into their own collection of material with Amy both old and new.
"It quickly became apparent to Salaam and Mark that they had a collection of songs that deserved to be heard, a collection of songs that were a fitting testament to Amy the artist and, as importantly, Amy their friend," read the announcement.
Lioness will feature 12 tracks, including two new recordings "Between The Cheats" and "Like Smoke" featuring Nas. The rap icon was a friend to Winehouse, who wrote about him on the 2006 song "Me and Mr. Jones" and who shared a mutual producer in Remi.
Also included on the album are covers of songs by artists including Donny Hathaway and the Shirelles, in addition to the recently released Tony Bennett Duet "Body & Soul" from his album Duets II.
Winehouse's death, which came unexpectedly in late July, was recently ruled the result of alcohol poisoning. She was 27.