Yesterday we unveiled Beyonce’s cover of Amy Winehouse’s Back to Black which is featured in the latest trailer for The Great Gatsby. While the clip of the track fared well with The Inquisitr, there’s one person who wasn’t exactly impressed by Beyonce’s contribution to The Great Gatsby soundtrack. Amy Winehouse’s father Mitch Winehouse has spoken out and is just not impressed by the creative cover.
Mitch Winehouse, who has been doing everything in his power to keep his daughter’s legacy alive since her tragic death in 2011, took to Twitter to express his confusion about the teased cover of Back to Black.
On top of that Mitch suggested that instead of peddling the cover, that the Dangerously in Love star should make a sizable donation to the Amy Winehouse Foundation. The foundation was started after Winehouse’s death, and works to “prevent the effects of drug and alcohol misuse on youngpeople.”
The best kicker of them all, aside from Winehouse requesting money from Beyonce, even though she’s not the producer of the soundtrack, is that Amy’s father seems to be unaware that Andre 3000 also appears on the cover. The latter we can kind of forgive him for considering if he was just going by what was leaked in the trailer, he wouldn’t have heard Andre on the track.
Beyonce’s husband Jay-Z is the executive producer of The Great Gatsby soundtrack, and has contributed an original track to the film’s soundtrack, in addition to his “No Church in The Wild” track with Kanye West.
In addition other artists that are featured include, Lana Del Rey, the xx, Florence + The Machine, Will.i.Am, Fergie, Emile Sande, Jack White, Gotye, Sia, Nero, Coco O. of Quadron, Bryan Ferry, Q-Tip, and Good Rock.
Here’s the first tweet by Mitch Winehouse that kicked it all off:
First I have heard about Beyonce and Back to Black. Sounds like some of you don’t like the idea.
— mitch winehouse (@mitchwinehouse) April 2, 2013
The vision of Baz Luhrmann seems to have already stirred at least some chatter. Already it looks leagues different than the original Great Gatsby film, which was directed by Jack Clayton and starred Robert Redford and Mia Farrow.
The Great Gatsby hits theaters on May 10, and the soundtrack with the featured Beyonce track will be released on May 7.