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Amy Winehouse’s final recording to be released in September

on August 04, 2011, 5:10pm

While Amy Winehouse‘s immense talents may have been taken from the world prematurely, the R&B singer’s legacy will live on beyond her back catalog and various odes and tributes. On September 20th, Columbia Records will release Winehouse’s last recording, a duet with the legendary Tony Bennett, as a part of Bennett’s Duets II.

“Body and Soul” was recorded back in March at London’s Abbey Road Studios. Winehouse’s father, Mitch Winehouse, calls the duet a fitting final output from his daughter. “Amy was so excited to be working with Tony Bennett and really looking forward to her fans hearing this new recording,” he told the BBC. “The fact that Amy’s voice is sounding as amazing and beautiful as ever and she is singing with the great Tony Bennett seems the most fitting tribute of all at this very difficult time.”

Proceeds from the record will go to aid the Amy Winehouse Foundation, a recently-established fund that will help addicts and their families in the recovery process.

Along with “Body and Soul”, Duets II also features Bennett’s collaborations with Queen Latifah, Mariah Carey, and Lady Gaga.

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