Mark Ronson has spoken of his 'honour' at Beyonce covering 'Back To Black' which he originally recorded with Amy Winehouse in 2006.
Beyonce's new version of the track, which appears in new movie, The Great Gatsby, has met with less than positive reviews, with Amy's father Mitch Winehouse speaking publicly about his dislike for Beyonce's reworking. However, Ronson, who worked with Amy Winehouse on the 2006 track, has spoken out in support of Beyonce's interpretation.
"I'm flattered and honoured. I know Amy would be too," said Ronson as he played the track on his East Village Radio show recently.
Hie comments come in direct contradiction of Mitch Winehouse's comments, who is no fan of the cover version - despite the money earned from licensing the track to Beyonce: "I don't think she brings anything to it," he told The Daily Mail. "They have got to pay for the privilege (to cover the song), which is what they are doing. I can't tell you how much it is but it's a lot of money."
Mark Ronson produced the track for Amy's 2006 album of the same name
Mitch Winehouse also directed specific dislike towards Andre 3000's contribution to the 'Back To Black' cover, tweeting angrily "I just heard the Andre part of Back to Black. Terrible. He should have let Beyonce do it all."
The full tracklist of The Great Gatsby soundtrack is as follows:
01 Jay-Z: "100$ Bill"
02 Beyoncé and André 3000: "Back to Black"
03 will.i.am: "Bang Bang"
04 Fergie, Q-Tip and GoonRock: "A Little Party Never Killed Nobody (All We Got)"
05 Lana Del Rey: "Young and Beautiful"
06 Bryan Ferry Woth the Bryan Ferry Orchestra: "Love Is the Drug"
07 Florence and the Machine: "Over the Love"
08 Coco O of Quadron: "Where The Wind Blows"
09 Emeli Sandé and the Bryan Ferry Orchestra: "Crazy in Love"
10 The xx: "Together"
11 Gotye: "Hearts a Mess"
12 Jack White: "Love Is Blindness"
13 Nero: "Into the Past"
14 Sia: "Kill and Run"
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