Winehouse Father – Amy Winehouse’s father has said that he found hearing his late daughter sing on her new album “very difficult.”
During an appearance on UK TV show Daybreak, Mitch Winehouse revealed that he and his ex-wife Janis had to listen to their daughter’s posthumous LP, Lioness: Hidden Treasures, before it could be released.
‘The estate, which I’m a part of, my ex-wife and I. we could decide to put it out or not put it out, and when we went to listen to the album it was a very difficult time for us,” he explained.
Winehouse’s father added, ‘It was very emotional. But we just had to sit through it and after the first couple of songs we sort of calmed down a little bit.
He added: ‘Our son was there as well and we all had to be in agreement that the album was of the same quality or better, in fact, than Frank and Back To Black, and we were more than pleasantly surprised.’
The album, which is made up of original songs and some cover versions, was put together and co-produced by Salaam Remi and Mark Ronson.
Winehouse was found dead on 23 July 2011 at her home in London. On 26 October 2011 a coroner ruled that alcohol poisoning was the cause of death. In August 2011 her album Back to Black became the UK’s best selling album of the 21st century.