Lioness: Hidden Treasures

Amy Winehouse - Lioness: Hidden Treasures
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December 5, 2011 / Release Date
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Unfortunately, although expectedly, this ragtag selection underwhelms when compared to her other work.


There's little on Lioness: Hidden Treasures that sounds throwaway, or like it should have never been released; but there's equally little that sounds absolutely essential.

I want to not live sometimes, but committing not living is not an option
A rather mismatched collection of tracks, as though they didn't try to make the produciton more cohesive for the release, the inconsistency in the quality of music makes this release for the late Amy Winehouse rather a missed opportunity. That being said, Amy's vocals still shine the brightest, as she always does. Personal favourite track: Body and Soul.

Our Day Will Come - 8.5/10
Between the Cheats - 7.5/10
Tears Dry (Original Version) - 9.5/10
Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow? - 9/10
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For obvious reasons, this doesn't match Back to Black or even Frank. However, this is one of very few albums that has genuinely interesting demo versions of previously released tracks, and there are several songs songs here that are good enough to deserve a spot on a proper Amy Winehouse record.

Best tracks: Our Day Will Come // Tears Dry (Original Version) // Like Smoke // The Girl From Ipanema // Half Time // Best Friends, Right?

Worst track: Between the Cheats
For a record that isn't even really an album, just a collection of songs that were never released and a couple of covers, it's really good. Obviously it's nothing compared to Back To Black & Frank, but you can't really compare, since, as I said, it's not really an album. I love every track on this record, and I was about to type out my favourite tracks, but I realised I put nearly every song on the record. It doesn't feel like a money-grab (even though it probably is for her dad), it really ... read more
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Track List

  1. Our Day Will Come [Reggae Version] 2002
  2. Between the Cheats 2008 
  3. Tears Dry 2005 
  4. Wake Up Alone 2006 
  5. Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow [ft. the Dap Kings] 2004 
  6. Valerie 2006 
  7. Like Smoke [ft. Nas] 2008 
  8. The Girl From Ipanema 2002 
  9. Halftime 2002 
  10. Best Friends 2003 
  11. Body & Soul [ft. Tony Bennett] 2011 
  12. A Song for You 2009
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Added on: October 31, 2011