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Monday, December 05, 2011
AMY WINEHOUSE & TONY BENNETT HONORED WITH GRAMMY NOMINATION FOR "BODY & SOUL"
Five-time Grammy Award winner and 21st century soul icon, Amy Winehouse has received a 2012 Grammy Award nomination for "Body & Soul", her duet with the legendary Tony Bennett and final recording. The duo's cover of the 1930's jazz classic brings together two distinct eras on one immortally powerful performance. In March 2011, Winehouse and Bennett met at London's famed Abbey Road Studios with producer Phil Ramone for this very special session. The duet sees Winehouse in top form, flawlessly matching Bennett's croon with gorgeous delivery. "Body & Soul" would be her last studio recording before her tragic passing on July 23, 2011, yet it's emblematic of her tremendous talent and presence.
About "Body & Soul", Bennett remarked, "It was a thrill to record with Amy Winehouse and when you listen to the recording of "Body And Soul", it is a testament to her artistic genius and her brilliance as one of the most honest musicians I have ever known." The song is a centerpiece of the forthcoming, Lioness: Hidden Treasures, Winehouse's third studio album due in stores and online December 6, 2011. Compiled by longtime collaborators, Salaam Remi and Mark Ronson, the 12-track collection features unreleased gems, covers, and alternate versions of existing songs. It's a proper tribute to Winehouse formidable legacy. Universal Music Group also announced that a portion of proceeds from the album will be donated to the Amy Winehouse Foundation, supporting vulnerable and at-risk youth. "Body & Soul" also appears on Bennett's Duets II CD.