Late last month, HarperCollins and Mitch Winehouse, father of the late English singer-songwriter Amy Winehouse, released “Amy, My Daughter.”
“Amy, My Daughter” chronicles the life of the 27-year-old talent, from her childhood to her untimely death from alcohol poisoning – all from the point of view of a loving, grieving,and proud father.
Thanks to Rolling Stone, we can check out an excerpt from “Amy, My Daughter.”
The following bit highlights some of the professional and creative processes that went into creating “Back to Black,” Winehouse’s second studio album, and quite possibly the post popular with hits like “Back to Black,” “You Know I’m No Good” and “Rehab”:
It was fascinating to watch her: she was very much in control, and she was a perfectionist, redoing phrases and even words to the nth degree. When she wanted to listen to what she’d sung, she’d get them to put it on a CD, then play it in my taxi outside, because she wanted to know how most people would hear her music, which would not be through professional studio systems. In the end, Back to Black was made in just five months.
All proceeds from the book will go to The Amy Winehouse Foundation, which offers a scholarship program for qualifying underprivileged children to attend the Sylvia Young Theatre School, the same school Amy attended as a child.
Head to Rolling Stone for the rest of this exclusive book excerpt.
For more Weekend Reading, check out The Daily Beast’s “10 Revelations from ‘Amy, My Daughter,’ Mitch Winehouse’s New Book.”
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Last reviewed: 21 Jul 2012