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- Posted on Nov 3rd 2011 12:06PM by Theo Spielberg
The first, 'Like Smoke,' is a collaboration with Nas originally recorded in 2008 by producer Salaam Remi and debuted Wednesday night on New York's Hot97. Though Winehouse's vocals were recorded several years ago, Nas' verses were recent additions, as he eulogizes the songstress and references Occupy Wall Street.
In addition to 'Like Smoke,' the reggae track 'Our Day Will Come' appeared on BBC's Radio 1 on Wednesday. A reworking of an early 1960s hit made popular by Ruby and the Romantics, it finds Winehouse exploring familiar soulful territory that is right in her wheelhouse.
The album, which was compiled by Winehouse's longterm producers Remi and Mark Ronson, contains 12 tracks hand-selected by the pair along with input from her family. Hear the first two released tracks below.