Mark Ronson: "Amy Winehouse's New Album Is An Insight Into Songs She Loved"

12 December 2011, 15:19 | Updated: 12 December 2011, 16:14

The producer enjoyed being apart of "something magical" after initially refusing to work on the record.

Mark Ronson has revealed that Amy Winehouse's new album 'Lioness: Hidden treasures' is a tribute to the music that the late singer loved.

Speaking to BBC Breakfast, the producer proclaimed that the 'Back To Black' singer was a wealth of knowledge when it came to Jazz and soul.

He described the album as "an insight into the songs she loved," and confessed: "She really was an encyclopaedia of these old jazz and soul standards. She could pick up a guitar and play any of them."

The album features a variety of cover songs and original recordings, and Mark highlighted 'Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow' as the reason he got involved with the record having initially refused.

"I didn't know if they necessarily needed what I had to give and it was a bit soon for me to spend that time listening to her voice on a loop, like you do when you're in a studio working on a record.

"Then I heard this vocal she'd recorded for Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow and I thought, 'this is really special and I want to be a part of this and make one more piece of something magical with Amy,'" he added.

Meanwhile, Amy's father Mitch recently revealed that he would love Lady Gaga to play his daughter in a film adaptation of the late singer's life.