TORONTO, Sept. 14, 2011 /CNW/ - The track and video of "Body and Soul,"
recorded by Amy Winehouse and Tony Bennett on March 23, 2011 at Abbey
Road Studios in London, will be released in its entirety on Wednesday,
September 14 to commemorate Amy Winehouse's birthday. "Body and Soul,"
became the final recording Amy ever made before her passing on July
23rd of this year and September 14 marks what would have been the
singer's 28th Birthday.
Tony Bennett commented, "We had a beautiful time recording together in
the studio and I knew that Amy was very happy with how she performed
that day. I thought she was absolutely brilliant and this recording
truly captures the essence of her unique artistry. She was a rare
talent." Plans will be announced for donation of proceeds from the
sale of "Body and Soul" single and video to the Amy Winehouse
The recording session was filmed by Oscar winning cinematographer Dion
Beebe ("Chicago," "Memoirs Of A Geisha") as part of a large documentary
film on Bennett that is in the works. "Body and Soul" is one of 17
tracks to be included on Tony Bennett's forthcoming CD Duets II due out on September 20. Released in honor of Bennett's 85th birthday,
which he celebrated on August 3rd of this year, it features a
celebrated roster of artists who all recorded with Bennett live in the
studio including, Lady Gaga, Michael Buble, Queen Latifah, Carrie
Underwood and John Mayer.
Click on this link to download the "Body and Soul" video for broadcast
Click on this link to access the video embed codes for online use:
Image with caption: "Never before released photo of Amy Winehouse and Tony Bennett taken from the Body and Soul recording session at Abbey Road Studios in London. (CNW Group/Sony Music Entertainment Canada Inc.)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20110914_C3268_PHOTO_EN_3279.jpg
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