BBC shares unheard Amy Winehouse material
By Mark Savage
22 June 2015
From the section Entertainment & Arts
The star was a frequent visitor to the BBC’s TV and Radio programmes throughout her tumultuous career
Previously unheard recordings by Amy Winehouse feature in a new BBC documentary, which is being made available on iPlayer from Monday.
Amy Winehouse: In Her Own Words has been pieced together from interviews and sessions the singer recorded for the BBC before her death in 2011.
It includes live performances of Love Is A Losing Game and Wake Up Alone which were never broadcast.
The release precedes a documentary film about the star’s life.
Entitled Amy it is directed by Asif Kapadia, whose last movie was an acclaimed biopic of Ayrton Senna.
Kapadia conducted more than 100 interviews with 80 people – including friends, family and colleagues of the star, although her father, Mitch Winehouse, has since distanced himself from the film.
BBC Music’s companion programme focuses exclusively on interviews and sessions by the London-born star.
She is seen discussing her musical influences, her aspirations and the intensely personal nature of her lyrics.
“I’ve been through times where I’ve been so [messed] up that I’ve had to just write everything down – even feelings I don’t want to acknowledge.
“It’s good, because someone else might hear that and be like ‘I’m not an idiot for feeling them things.'”
She also talks about her tempestuous relationship with Blake Fielder-Civil, which inspired much of the Grammy Award-winning album Back To Black.
“I fell bang in love with someone and it didn’t do me any favours,” she says. …read more
Source:: BBC Entertainment