Less than a year after losing her life to alcohol poisoning, Amy Winehouse returns to haunt us with her deep contralto vocals in this posthumous album, Lioness: Hidden Treasures.
The album gets off to a great start with Winehouse belting out Our Day Will Come in her usual slaphappy way. With her characteristic crooning, this groovy, reggaeish number would go really well with a swig of Kentucky on rocks, on a cool Friday night.
Speaking of bourbon… you either love Amy Winehouse or not. But both fans and critics alike have to agree that there is something infectiously irresistible about her and that devil-may-care attitude that has become synonymous with her performances.
While you’re sipping on that, she gets your feet tapping again with her lilting vocals on The Girl from Ipanema and Valerie, accompanied by awesome bass riffs and snazzy syncopation that’s smooth as velvet.
Some of the tracks like Body and Soul with Tony Bennett were a tad mellower and pensive, but just as good.
Put together by producers Salaam Remi and Mark Ronson, with the consent of the Winehouse family, this superb album is surely a celebration of her life – uproarious but real.
In spite of her struggles, Lioness gives us something happy to remember Amy Winehouse by.
I’m giving Lioness 4.5 outta 5.
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