“Amy’s final recording, a duet with her hero Tony Bennett titled “Body and Soul”, will be released by Columbia Records this Wednesday 14th September. This special recording is released at 8am GMT on what would have been Amy’s 28th birthday, in aid of the Amy Winehouse Foundation. The song was recorded in March of this year at Abbey Road Studios in London for Tony Bennett’s upcoming Duets II album. An accompanying video of the two singing “Body and Soul” together in the studio will also be premiered via amywinehouse.com and Vevo.
The Foundation will be set up by her family to help a number of charities connected with children and young people.
Amy’s father Mitch said, “We wanted to make a positive difference and help a range of causes close to Amy’s heart. This could include help for children in trouble, suffering from health problems, children’s hospices and more.”
“While it is separate from my campaign to find more help for young addicts, that may be one of the areas that Foundation contributes to. We intend to raise funds and distribute them to individual projects who apply for help. I couldn’t be happier that everyone involved with Amy and this recording felt they wanted to contribute.”