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Amy Winehouse unfinished album to be released?

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Amy Winehouse performing during the Nationwide Mercury Music Prize at the Grosvenor House Hotel, 2007.

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Amy Winehouse's unfinished third album may be given a posthumous release.

Winehouse had been working on the record, the follow-up to 2006's Back to Black, sporadically up until her death on Saturday at the age of 27. The new tracks recorded for the album are said to be mostly in demo format, but there is "a lot of material", The Daily Telegraph reports.

Phil Alexander, editor-in-chief of Mojo magazine, said: "It is inevitable that her death will elevate her reputation and that there will be a third record released.

"It's difficult to place her in the pantheon of greats now because the truth is that her career was still in its early days. That's the tragedy of the situation. She was a wonderful writer. The thing that's very sad about this is that there was so much more to come."



Adam Liversage of the British Phonographic Industry also commented: "You might argue that Amy Winehouse was already in the pantheon of greats. Her songs have become standards.

"Already there has been a lot of anticipation for a new album and if it was released posthumously that will only increase the interest in her."

Winehouse's parents Mitch and Janis will reportedly have the final say over whether any new material will be released.

Back to Black has currently racked up sales of over 2.95 million in the UK and 2.3 million in the US, and has risen to number 59 in the UK albums chart after news of the singer's passing broke this weekend.

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