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New Cilla Black song to be released on Valentine's Day

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A new single by Cilla Black is set to be released almost five years after her death.

The previously unreleased You're Sensational track will be made available on Valentine's Day, 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 - but the tapes disappeared for decades until they were uncovered in an archive storage unit, according to the statement.

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."

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The single has been remixed by Dutch music producer Matt Pop.

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.