Amy Winehouse’s anticipated posthumous third album, ““Lioness: Hidden Treasures,” will be released Dec. 5 in the United Kingdom, and a day later in America, her team announced this week.The Grammy-winning Brit died of alcohol poisoning in July; she was just 27 years old. She released just two albums, “Frank” and “Back to Black,” in her short lifetime, but those two albums have been incredibly influential. So, anticipation for the new album is sure to be sky-high.
For Oklahoma music fans, the album will include a special treat: A cover of Tulsa Sound pioneer and Lawton native Leon Russell’s wrenching signature ballad, “A Song for You.” Winehouse’s version of “A Song for You” will close “Lioness: Hidden Treasures.”
Here’s what the album announcement at AmyWinehouse.com says about “A Song for You”: heartbreaking and emotional version of the Leon Russell classic made famous by Donny Hathaway. Hathaway was Amy’s all-time favourite artist and the song was recorded in one take, just Amy and her guitar, at her home in London during the spring of 2009 as she battled her demons. Produced by Salaam Remi.
“A Song for You” is one of my all-time favorite Uncle Leon songs. Check out this YouTube video of Russell performing it back in 1971.
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