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Amy Winehouse banned specific songs from release before her death

Amy Winehouse's fans will never hear at least 12 of the late singer's recordings, because she banned them from release before her death.

The Back to Black hitmaker's posthumous third album, Lioness: Hidden Treasures, hits shelves next month (Dec11), and bosses at Island Records UK have revealed they have enough material to fill a fourth record.

However, Amy Winehouse insisted certain songs should never be released, and label chief Ted Cockle has vowed to honour the star's wishes.

He tells Music Week, "(There are) a dozen unfinished or unreleased tracks (Winehouse didn't want put out). Everyone who hears (song) Procrastinate loves it."

Another Island Records boss, Darcus Beese, adds, "If you ever hear Procrastinate, you have my permission to come into my offices here in Kensington (London) and fire me."

Darcus Beese has also defended the release of Lioness: Hidden Treasures following Amy Winehouse's death at her home in London in July (11).

He explains, "'I f**king wrote the songs. People should f**king hear them'. That's what she'd tell you if she was sat here now.

"We've had to qualify this album in front of Amy's family. Her mum, her dad, her brother - that's her very vocal, protective brother - plus fiances, stepfathers and more."