Wednesday 7 December 2016

Unseen Winehouse film to be shown

Published 22/06/2015 | 00:06

Amy Winehouse performing at Glastonbury
Amy Winehouse performing at Glastonbury

Previously unseen footage of Amy Winehouse features in a new documentary that includes an interview where the tragic star says a good singer has to be their " own worst enemy".

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The star , whose hits included Rehab and Back In Black, died from alcohol poisoning in July 2011 aged 27 after a public struggle with drink and drugs.

Amy Winehouse In Her Own Words will feature unseen performances from a BBC One session in 2007 just after the success of her album Back To Black made her an international name.

In another clip, from a BBC documentary in the same year, she tells an interviewer: " I'd say to sing soul, I think you have to have grit, you have to be able to see through the world, you have to be able to be withdrawn sometimes and you have to be able to be your own best friend as well, it's important. As well as your own worst enemy."

The programme, which will be available on BBC iPlayer from 6.30am today, also includes footage from Later With Jools Holland, coverage of the Glastonbury Festival and t he 2004 Mercury Music Prize.

BBC Music editor James Stirling said: "We're honoured to pay tribute to Amy with a programme featuring exclusive unseen and rare footage from her performances at the BBC. Amy wrote smart, sad, soulful and original pop songs that became instant classics and inspired a generation."

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