[Listen] – Amy Winehouse – “The Girl From Ipanema”

Listen to Amy Winehouse’s version of the ’60s classic “The Girl From Ipanema” below.

My first exposure to “The Girl From Ipanema” was a track all the way at the end of an old Frank Sinatra compilation CD I picked up when I was younger. While I knew nothing about Bossa Nova (the style the song was originally done in), I did have an ear for a good tune.

As did the late Amy Winehouse, as evidenced by her decision to cover the song. Although never officially released, it does show up on her posthumous album Lioness: Hidden Treasures, along with the previously heard “Our Day Will Come”, “Like Smoke”, “Halftime”, and “Between The Cheats”  — which until recently were all unheard and unreleased songs by Winehouse.

This week, BBC2 in the UK named it their album of the week, dropping a new track from it each day  rounding out a nice little collection of new music from her. The final piece was played this morning and you can hear a radio rip of it below. Lioness: Hidden Treasures is out on December 5th in the U.K. and December 6th in the U.S.

(Updated – you can now enjoy the official Spotify stream below.)