The previously unreleased demo songs of Amy Winehouse for her upcoming LP album were destroyed by her label.
Back in July 2011 Amy Winehouse died from alcohol poisoning after years of alcohol and drug abuse. The British singer released only two studio albums during her career – Frank in 2003 and Back To Black in 2006.
Shortly after her death her label released a new album featuring demo songs written and recorded by Winehouse. The songs never made the cut for her previous albums and they were released on a record called Lioness: Hidden Treasures. Not so long ago her label announced that there are other unreleased demo songs, which were going to be released on a new LP album. Now the CEO of UK’s branch of Universal Music, David Joseph, has made it clear that these unreleased songs were destroyed.
He made an official statement regarding the demos in question and addressed the issue as “unmoral”. Joseph stated that it wouldn’t be right to use Winehouse’s vocals or lyrics for financial benefits – a practice that has become popular among music labels recently after their artists pass away. He also said that he would never use the late singer’s work in such a way and has taken the decision to destroy the songs so that nobody else would be able to do it as well. The unreleased songs were recorded for Winehouse’s upcoming album, which was never finished because of her untimely death. According to official reports, the demos were recorded in the singer’s final days.
A documentary about Winehouse’s life, career, relationships and struggle with alcohol and drug abuse is set to hit theaters this July. It will be entitled Amy and will feature unreleased tracks by the singer, as well as some personal archive footage, which has never been screened before.