Amy Winehouse may be gone, but her voice lives on in her duet with Tony Bennett. The jazzy “Body and Soul,” off the legendary crooner’s upcoming “Duets II” (out Sept. 20), is the pop singer’s final recording — at least until her stolen demos inevitably leak.
The track was recorded last March at Abbey Road Studios in London, and hearing it, one can hardly believe this is the same woman who couldn’t even get her words out while taking the stage in June. Many of Winehouse’s performances the last two years have been more or less a mess, which is why it’s so surprising to hear her majestic voice sounding the way it once was.
All proceeds from the sale of the song will go to the Amy Winehouse Foundation — which, as of now, has yet to be formed, as someone besides Amy’s parents has already registered that name. Oh, dear.