Home Celebrity Cilla Black's family hoping 'lost song' can put her back on charts...

Cilla Black's family hoping 'lost song' can put her back on charts five years after death

Cilla Black's family hoping 'lost song' can put her back on charts five years after death 1

The love song was recorded in the Seventies as a would-be follow-up to Cilla’s hit Something Tells Me, before the tapes disappeared without trace for decades. But last year they were found and the dusted-off session recordings have been given a fresh dance makeover by Dutch remixer Matt Pop. He said: “To have this surface like a time machine from the disco era was quite magical. “There’s no two ways about it: it’s disco. It still sounds fresh and uplifting, with lush production using a full orchestra.

“To get an idea what it sounds like, think The Four Tops, Barry White, Gloria Gaynor or Cilla’s own Step Inside Love.”

The late entertainer, who presented TV’s Surprise, Surprise, died at her Spanish holiday home in August 2015, aged 72.

At the time Sir Paul McCartney called her “a lovely girl who infected everyone with her great spirit”.

Sir Cliff Richard, who was due to visit her the week after she died, said: “Her passing away is a particular shock because despite the aches and pains we all suffer, she was always so upbeat.”

A life-size bronze statue of Cilla was unveiled outside Liverpool’s Cavern Club when the venue celebrated its 60th anniversary in 2017.

In an interview this week Robert Willis, Cilla Black’s son and latterly her manager, told Yours Magazine: “She loved to perform and loved the wonderfully flamboyant people in showbiz, many of whom were her friends. She could acknowledge great talent, and was never jealous.

“Not long before she died she told me she was happy with her legacy and how people viewed her.”

The new track is being released to download by the Warner Music Group.

- Advertisement -

If it makes the Top 40 it will be Cilla’s 20th hit. To date she has also had 11 top 10s and two number ones: Anyone Who Had A Heart and You’re My World, which were released in 1964.

Mr Willis added: “I thought we had released everything there was to release so it was a real joy to find a complete unreleased track by my mother from the early 1970s. I think the fans will enjoy hearing it for the first time as much as I did.”

Since her death there has been a musical about Cilla’s life and an ITV dramatisation, with Sheridan Smith in the lead role.

She will also be remembered in a one-off ITV special later this year which will feature previously unseen footage.

To tie in with this, a further four Cilla albums recorded during her celebrated singing career will be re-issued on CD by Cherry Red Records.

The original You’re Sensational session was produced by David Mackay who Cilla also worked with on her albums In My Life and It Makes Me Feel Good. 

- Advertisement -


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

- Advertisment -