Winehouse's life was punctuated by controversy and drink and drug abuse that ensured she was never far from the tabloids.But by 27, the multi-Grammy award-winner had become one of Britain’s most talented exports, selling five million records globally.
It really wasn’t that different from how you would make a record in the Sixties or Seventies,” says Ronson, guiding me around his compact and oddly sterile studio base.
Moonlight Serenade (Video) (performer: "In the Wee Small Hours", "Love Walked Right In", "You Go To My Head", "Fool That I Am", "Things You Do", "Taking a Chance on Love", "You Brought a New Kind of Love to Me") I think that I've always been attracted to characters who are positive and come from a very innocent place.
I think there's a lot of room for discovery in these characters and that's something I always have fun playing.
The way Ronson describes it, he was searching for something elusive from the mental archives of a vast record collection.
“Having spent 20 years of my life DJing, it is sometimes hard to shut off the spinning disco ball in my head,” he says, in a flat, transatlantic drawl.