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Amy Winehouse rarities to be released

A special box set of Amy Winehouse rarities is to be released to raise money for charity.

The Back to Black hitmaker's studio producers Mark Ronson and Salaam Remi have put together a collection of unheard songs, cover versions, and live tracks recorded before the tragic star's death last year (11).

Bosses at the BBC have also contributed to the release by handing over Winehouse's early radio sessions and TV footage, and there will also be a DVD of a live gig and a documentary on the star.

Proceeds from sales of the box set, due for release in November (12), will go to The Amy Winehouse Foundation, a children's charity set up by her family after the singer's death from alcohol poisoning.

Winehouse's father Mitch writes on Twitter.com, "Amy bbc albums to be released (in) November. All proceeds to Foundation. Not to me."

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