Amy Winehouse’s forthcoming album was to be about her tumultuous drug-addled relationship and divorce with Blake Fielder-Civil, and it is to get a posthumous release, the Daily Mail has reported. Fielder-Civil, 33, was imprisoned for 7 months following an attack on a pub landlord, and his marriage to Amy Winehouse ended after just 2 years in 2009. A spokesperson for Winehouse’s family said: “Amy always had a notebook on her and would write down lyrics and ideas,’ he said. ‘People who have heard the new songs say that they are very, very good and that they are as autobiographical as ever.The period after 2006 was when Amy went through the most emotional upheaval, with Blake going to prison and then their divorce.”
A source told the Daily Mail that most of the tracks were just demos, where Amy had laid down abacking track and had written some lyrics, and the songs would be completed using Amy’s vocals or contributions from friends. It is slated for release next year, with all proceeds going to a charity set up by Amy’s father Mitch to help people struggling with addiction. Since her death last week, the album Back to Black has topped the iTunes charts in 17 different countries.
The album first reached number one back in 2006 and has today now re-entered the UK top-ten along with Winehouse’s 2003 debut album ‘Frank’ at number five.The singer’s death also ruffled the singles chart, with five of her tracks entering the top 40, including the “Back to Black” single at number eight. The best-selling song of the week was a new entry, “She Makes Me Wanna” by British boy band JLS.
U.S. music fans also honoured Winehouse by snapping up 50,000 copies of her CDs in the week ended July 24, compared with 44,000 units that were purchased in all other weeks of 2011, record sales tracker Nielsen SoundScan said on Tuesday.
The record companies definitely stumbled onto a good thing this time!
On a more poignant note,earlier in the week , M.I.A. posted a tribute to Amy Winehouse on her Soundcloud page fittingly titled “27”. It’s “dedicated to all [her] friends that died at 27”, likely also a reference to Kurt Cobain, Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix, and Brian Jones, who all, like Winehouse, passed away at the tender age of 27.
said your all mouth and no brains
all rock stars go to heaven
you said you’ll be dead at 27
when we drunk in a English tavern
the owner poured you the Bourbon
and you drunk your self so rotten
he got so rich he bought a Bentley
and moved himself to Devon
you started dirty dancing
and you bar tended a dozen
i took you to the clinic
to get you clean but you couldn’t
said in 2 days ur 27 and and ur destiny was comin
and ur papa passed so sudden
and left you with lil somin
you blew that money on a mountain of drugs
and staged your self a bedin
a month later when i popped in
your still high but the winter set in
i bought you a coffee and a muffin
and you quoted me some Lenin
i wished i was that clever
but thats what kept me coming
your friendship did mean somin
but you left me for nothin
when i left, you befriended a rope
and i found you both were hanging.