Producer extraordinaire, Mark Ronson, surprised fans with never-before-seen recordings of Amy Winehouse singing her hit song “Back to Black” while the two worked in the studio.
The DJ, songwriter and producer shared the clip on his TikTok account as he reminisced about the acclaimed singer and their time together.
“Hi, I’m Mark Ronson. For those of you who may not know me, I wrote the song ‘Back to Black’ with Amy Winehouse about 15 years ago on this exact piano here”, Ronson said in the video while seated at the piano. “Amy came to my studio here. We met for the first time and I immediately liked it. She played me all this great music from the 60s, and she left, and I was very inspired, and I found this piano right here.
Ronson then burst into the intro to “Back to Black” on piano.
He continued, “The next day she came in and wrote these amazing lyrics, which she scribbled in the back room. And for the first time perhaps, here are the very first voices she did. It was then that Ronson shared the recognizable voice of Winehouse singing on an early cut of the track. We never said goodbye with words / I died a hundred dead / You go back to her, and I go back to…”
Fans flocked to the producer’s account to listen to the golden voice. In return, Ronson shared another clip of Winehouse singing.
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Back to black, was released in 2006 and became an international hit as well as one of the best-selling albums in UK history. Ronson produced six of the 11 tracks featured on Winehouse’s album.
Winehouse tragically died on July 23, 2011 at the age of 27. His blood alcohol level was 0.416% at the time of his death. The coroner concluded that “the unintended consequences of such life-threatening levels were his sudden death”.
Watch Ronson’s video HERE.
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