A brand new, previously unreleased love song recorded by Cilla Black during her heyday as Britain’s premier female pop star is to be released worldwide by Warner Music as a digital download single on Friday 14th February – a Valentine’s Day treat for her fans.
Cilla’s posthumous single, ‘You’re Sensational’, was recorded in the 1970s as a would-be follow up to her chart topping single ‘Something Tells Me (Something’s Gonna Happen Tonight)’, but the tapes disappeared without trace for decades until recently when the original master multi-track session tape was discovered in an unmarked box in an archive storage unit.
The original ‘You’re Sensational’ session was produced by David Mackay (Cliff Richard, Dusty Springfield, The Bee Gees, Harry Nilsson) who Cilla also worked with on her albums ‘In My Life’ (1974) and ‘It Makes Me Feel Good’ (1976.). This version, released five years after Cilla’s sad passing, has been remixed by Dutch producer & remixer, Matt Pop, who said when asked about remixing this previously unreleased track:
“I was immediately excited!…Now that Cilla is sadly not with us any more, 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! For my remix I essentially polished and enhanced what was already there… it’s a lush production with a full orchestra, it sounds fresh and uplifting with some fantastic vocals from Cilla! Think The Four Tops, Barry White, Gloria Gaynor or Cilla’s own ‘Step Inside Love’. ”
Cilla’s eldest son and former manager Robert Willis also commented:
“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 really enjoy hearing it for the first time as much as I did!”