Cilla Black’s family are hoping that ‘lost’ track You’re Sensational can propel her back to the top of the charts five years after her death and just in time for Valentine’s Day.
The previously unreleased song is set to be released in the coming weeks, according to a statement posted on the late singer’s official Facebook page.
The love song was recorded in the 1970s as a follow-up to her hit song Something Tells Me.
Robert Willis (left, with his mother Cilla, who is pictured, right, in her 60s heyday) said he thought he’d sold everything there was to sell of the singer’s work
But the tapes disappeared for decades until they were uncovered in an archive storage unit.
Black’s eldest son and former manager Robert Willis said: ‘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.’
The single has been remixed by Dutch music producer Matt Pop who said it’s a refreshing reminder of the decade’s defining genre.
He said: ‘Now that Cilla is sadly not with us anymore, 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!’
Black died at her Spanish home in 2015. As well as having a successful career as a singer, the Liverpudlian also hosted hit TV shows including Blind Date and Cilla.
The single will be made available for digital download by Warner Music on February 14.