After much ado, the Asha Bhosle and Robbie Williams collaboration is finally set for release, soon.
In early 2007, Williams had approached Bhosle for collaboration on remixes of two of his tracks, Rock DJ and Better man. Though the news of the duo coming together had been released in limited circles, nothing much was heard of the tracks since.
Two-and-a-half years later, Bhosle, whose album Precious Platinum, on Saregama, was recently named as one of the 100 greatest music albums ever, confirms the news, “Though I had finished recording my part in the songs two years ago, there were some problems from Robbie’s side and the songs got stuck all along. But it will be out soon now.”
Though Bhosle isn’t sure if the songs will be released as singles or in an album, it is possible that the songs will be part of William’s soon-to-be-released eighth solo album, Reality Killed The Video Star.
Her newest collaboration is a welcome addition to Bhosle’s long list of international collaborations. The singer, who will turn 76 next week, first famously collaborated with chart-topper British singer-songwriter, Boy George, on his single Bow down mister, in 1991.
Since then, she has collaborated with British boy band Code Red on We can make it, American rock singer Michael Stipes on The way you dream and American String Quartet, Kronos Quartret on the album, You’ve Stolen My Heart, for which she was nominated for the Grammy Awards 2006. In fact, Bhosle’s music inspired the band, Cornershop, to release a song as a tribute to her, titled A brimful of Asha.