Amy Winehouse's Family "Emotional" Over New LP
Dad Mitch has said hearing Lioness: Hidden Treasures was difficult...
Amy Winehouse's father Mitch has admitted listening back to his daughter's posthumous album, [uuid=532b322d-1d01-4f9f-b9b3-4d3739a67ea1]Mark Ronson and Salaam Remi - with Mitch stating it was "very difficult" to hear the record.
Speaking on ITV show Daybreak, Mitch revealed: "The estate, which I'm a part of - my ex-wife and I - we could decide to put it out or not put it out, and when we went to listen to the album it was a very difficult time for us. It was very emotional."
"But we had to sit through it and after the first couple of songs we sort of calmed down a little bit."
He explained: "Our son was there as well and we all had to be in agreement that the album was of the same quality or better, in fact, than Frank and Back To Black, and we were more than pleasantly surprised."
As well as Lioness: Hidden Treasures being released, Winehouse's boyfriend Reg Traviss recently revealed that he was asked to direct a biopic based on the 27-year old's short life, but he refused.
He told The Sunday Mirror: "I guess a biopic is inevitable. I have been asked but I honestly don't think I could do it. I'd be too close to it. But whoever does write and direct the film may exaggerate certain points to make it more 'Hollywood'."
Traviss added: "The family would want to be involved to make sure that it's done justice. But right now it's all too raw."
Amy was found dead at her home in Camden, North London in July, with an inquest giving the verdict of misadventure after she was five times over the drink-drive limit at the time of her death.