Father of Amy Winehouse Unimpressed with Beyoncé’s Cover of “Back to Black”
As the adage goes, “it’s always hardest to impress family”, the father of the late rocker Amy Winehouse, said he was “unimpressed” with the cover version megastar Beyoncé Knowles rendered for the song “Back to Black”, reports the Daily Mail.
The song will be featured as part of the soundtrack to the upcoming film “The Great Gatsby” starring Leonardo DiCaprio. Mitch Winehouse inherited the rights to his daughter’s music upon her death and was clear that no one sought his approval to record the song.
That has now been resolved with Mr. Winehouse receiving a sum of money he described as being “a lot”.
For his part, Mr. Winehouse is assembling a new CD of recordings from his daughter as a follow up to the very commercial album “Lioness: Hidden Treasures” which was released four months after her death in July 2011. This new CD will contain recordings Winehouse made when she was much younger. The new CD will also be used to generate proceeds for the Amy Winehouse Foundation which seeks to help people recover from substance abuse. The film “The Great Gatsby” is set for release on May 10 amid much fanfare.
The film, distributed by Warner Brothers, cost over $104 million to make.
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