Amy Winehouse to work with Ronson
- Bang Showbiz
- 26 March 2009
Producer Mark Ronson has agreed to work with Amy Winehouse on her new album after she confronted the drug problems that disrupted their last recording sessions
Mark Ronson has offered to help save Amy Winehouse's career.
The producer - who worked with the troubled star on her award-winning LP 'Back to Black' - has agreed to work on the singer's third album after she failed to impress record label bosses with her new material.
The duo last worked together on a proposed theme song for James Bond movie 'Quantum of Solace' but Mark stopped the sessions because of Amy's drug addiction problems.
A source close to the producer told Britain's The Sun newspaper: "Mark does not have fond memories of collaborating with Amy last year. He said he wouldn't work with her again until she had her drug problems under control.
"He thinks she's better now so has agreed to come on board and do a little work with her on the songs. Mark's happy to give Amy the help she requires. They gelled while recording 'Back To Black' and he's hopeful some of that magic could return."
It was recently claimed bosses at Amy's record label had rejected the reggae-influenced tracks she composed while holidaying in the Caribbean.
A source said: "Amy was very productive during her stay in St. Lucia. She wrote a lot of songs, but the majority of them just aren't hitting the mark.
"She seems to have ditched her trademark vintage soul sound and is now heavily influenced by reggae. Her bosses don't think it's a wise move to change her style so sharply and have told her that."
However, Universal Records later denied the claims.