Let the memorial albums begin: Less than a month after singer Amy Winehouse died, an announcement has been made that her first posthumous release will soon drop.
Mitch Winehouse said he plans to start a charity for addiction recovery in honor of his daughter, and he’s already putting that plan into action. Amy Winehouse recorded a duet with Tony Bennett last March, and the song will be released in September with the proceeds benefitting Winehouse’s foundation.
“What’s going to happen is that we’re putting that [song Body and Soul] out ahead of the album,” Bennett told MTV.
“And it’s going to a foundation that her father started — to teach all the young children not to take drugs, and all the royalties of the record will go to that.”
Mitch said he “couldn’t be happier” that the song will be released.
“Amy was so excited to be working with Tony Bennett and really looking forward to her fans hearing this new recording,” he said.
“The fact that Amy’s voice is sounding as amazing and beautiful as ever and she is singing with the great Tony Bennett seems the most fitting tribute of all at this very difficult time.”
Amy Winehouse’s autopsy was inconclusive. Her toxicology result are due within the next few weeks.
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