A song which had been penned for Cilla by the late and great George Harrsion will soon be released on Cilla Black’s upcoming 3CD set from EMI – ‘The Best of 1963-1978’.
The song, ‘I’ll Still Love You (When Every Song Is Sung)’, was originally presented to Cilla by George as a possible single release. As Cilla recalls below an initial recording session was held at Apple studios in 1972 but production of the song was never finished.
Cilla later re-recorded the song at EMI in 1975 with her then producer David Mackay – the finished recording was subsequently misplaced until now. EMI’s new CD set will contain the 1975 re-recording which will be issued in May 2003.
“We all got together in the ’70s. George phoned me up and said I’ve written this song for you. It’s called ‘I’ll Still Love You’. We more or less did a jam session at Apple studios. I was doing a summer season at the time in Blackpool (1972)….I came down on the Sunday and we all went into Apple studios. There was Ringo on drums, George was producing the thing, Klaus Voormann was on bass, there were also two incredible guitarists – probably Eric Clapton or someone like that. Anyway we did this track and it was really nice and then something happened and we went our seperate ways as it were. I never heard anything more about it.” – Cilla Black