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After Amy Winehouse's tragic death from alcohol poisoning on July 23, fans wondered whether her critically acclaimed 2006 album Back to Black was the last new music we'd ever hear from the brilliant, embattled artist. Now, that question has been answered: An announcement on Winehouse's official website reveals that the 27-year-old songstress' third album, titled Lioness: Hidden Treasures, will be released posthumously Dec. 5.
The 12-track record features "previously unreleased tracks, alternate versions of existing classics as well as a couple of brand new Amy compositions" recorded over the course of Winehouse's career. Her friends and collaborators Salaam Remi and Mark Ronson, along with Amy's family, compiled the album as "a fitting tribute to the artist, the talent and the woman" that "serves as a reminder of Amy's extraordinary powers as a songwriter, a singer and an interpreter of classics."
The album includes remakes of classics like "Our Day Will Come" and "Body & Soul" as well as different versions of her hits "Tears Dry" and "Valerie." There also will be some brand new tracks, like "Between the Cheats," "Halftime" (featuring Questlove of The Roots and "Like Smoke" (featuring Nas). A full track listing is available on Winehouse's website.
A recent coroner's report shows that "alcohol toxicity" ultimately caused Winehouse's death. The British singer/songwriter fought a long battle with drug and alcohol consumption, inspiring her hits like "Rehab."
"It is some relief we finally found out what happened to Amy," Winehouse's family said in a statement, after the cause of death had been revealed. "We understand there was alcohol in her system when she passed away; it is likely a build up of alcohol in her system over a number of days. The court heard that Amy was battling hard to conquer her problems with alcohol and it is a source of great pain to us that she could not win in time."