Amy Winehouse’s “Lioness: Hidden Treasures”, an album that stands as a testament to Amy’s exceptional talent and has received overwhelming critical acclaim, has today entered the UK album chart at number 1.
Speaking about the number 1 success Amy’s mother Janis had this to say :
“It’s such amazing news that Amy’s album has gone to number 1, and just goes to show what she still means to people. It’s especially good for the foundation and knowing that every sale will go to help a deserving cause makes the news all the more special. I’m so proud of my daughter and so happy that she is still touching people. She’s forever in my heart” Janis Winehouse
The album was compiled by long-time musical partners Salaam Remi and Mark Ronson in close association with Amy’s family, management and record label Island Records, and proves a fitting tribute to the artist, the talent and the woman. “Lioness: Hidden Treasures” is Amy’s second number 1 album in 2011 following “Back To Black” which topped the UK charts for 3 weeks earlier this year.
“Lioness” has plenty to cherish…the joy here is being reminded anew of the voice (Tony) Bennett himself would call “as good as Ela Fitzgerald”. An admirable tribute” – Q
“The truly gruelling thing about Lioness is that most of it is beautiful and effortless and easy…it sounds like a great new record by someone who is spectacularly alive. But is it isn’t. And that’s what breaks your heart”. – Uncut 4*
“Camden’s troubled genius is remembered for all the right reasons with this posthumous release. A vivid snapshot of her clear talent” – GQ
“Utterly bewitching. A fitting final tribute” – Shortlist
“This album stands up to Amy’s past and is a fitting tribute to her” – Music Week
“Lioness is presented with genuine tenderness. The end notes are sweet, full of unmistakeable personality and resonance.” – Metro
“The diva lives on.” – The Sun
“Winehouse sounds vibrant and lively, as full of energy as she is of talent.” – The Sunday Times
“Lioness is a noble attempt to enrich the Winehouse heritage.” – Evening Standard