Mark Ronson has spoken to Q about the "brilliant" talent of Amy Winehouse and what it was like to work with her.
It's a year to the day today (23 July) that the singer was found dead in her London home and those who knew her best have been speaking to us about her music and her potential as an artist.
"She would have moments of fucking brilliance onstage where everybody knew what they were watching," declared Ronson, who co-produced and co-wrote her second album Back To Black, of the singer's mercurial abilities.
"Then she'd get a little bored and go into a Lauryn Hill song in the middle of the set. She was too smart and too talented not to get bored."
He added that her talent extended to the way she was prepared to pour her life into her songs, candidly drawing on relationships and real life experiences.
"All those lyrics. It's real emotion. Pain," explained Ronson. "And she had to live that. All I had to do was make it sound good."
A more extensive look at the singer, her music and her life as artist features as the cover story of our current issue Q313 - including interviews with her father Mitch, musical collaborator and producer Salaam Remi and more.
The issue also includes a tribute CD to Winehouse, featuring the likes of Manic Street Preachers, The Cribs, Hollie Cook, The Temper Trap and more covering songs from Back To Black. You can listen to a preview of all the tracks below.
For more on the singer, and the foundation that was set up in her name head to Amywinehouse.com.
10:04 AM | 23/07/2012
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