Yoko Ono has recorded a dance version of her late husband John Lennon’s final song, her U.K. record label said. Ono has teamed up with British pop act the Pet Shop Boys for a dance remix of the Lennon song “Walking on Thin Ice.”
“It’s not clear when it’s going to be released,” a spokesperson for Parlophone said, adding: “I’ve heard it, it’s very good.”
Lennon was killed by crazed fan Mark Chapman outside his Manhattan apartment building in December 1980. After marrying in 1969, Ono and the rock icon had moved to New York in the early ’70s. The couple had been working on the track before he died. It was released two months afterwards when it reached No. 25 on the U.K. singles chart.
The new single is due to get its first public performance in the U.S. today, according to the Web site of disc jockey Danny Tenaglia, who remixed the record. Ono plans to premiere the record with Tenaglia at New York’s Arc club on the eve of her 70th birthday. It is unknown if the blizzard that has paralyzed much of the region will hamper those plans.
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