Sources Say Amy Winehouse’s Third Album Will be Released

07/25/2011 2:00 PM |

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Well, it hasn’t taken long for talk to turn to whether Amy Winehouse’s much-delayed third full-length will be released posthumously. She had been working on it sporadically over the past two years, and according to The Daily Telegraph, “Sources said that the songs were at demo stage but there [is] ‘a lot of material’ available.” To add to the speculation, Back to Black rose to the top of the iTunes chart within hours of news sources reporting her death, leading many to believe that release of the unfinished album is inevitable, because, you know, there seems to be an unfortunate tradition with an artists’ death and renewed interest in their work. Though the decision ultimately lies with her parents, Adam Liversage of the British Phonographic Industry (BPI,) notes, “You might argue that Amy Winehouse was already in the pantheon of greats. Her songs have become standards. Already there has been a lot of anticipation for a new album and if it was released posthumously that will only increase that interest.” Until then, Winehouse will be featured on Tony Bennett’s forthcoming duet album, slated for release on September 20, where the two of them collaborated on “Body and Soul.”