The late Frank Sinatra could be Christmas number one with a new release, as he duets with soul singer Seal.
The vocals of the jazz singer will be harmonised with Seal’s, as they sing Santa Claus Is Coming To Town.
The track will be released on 12 December, the week of Sinatra’s birthday, and comes nearly two decades after his death in 1998.
It has been permitted by Frank Sinatra Enterprises.
Sinatra’s daughter Tina said: “Dad’s Christmas recordings are as significant to his vast musical legacy as his signature saloon songs.
“The new Sinatra and Seal duet of Santa Claus Is Coming To Town is a joyous hoot and ‘sings’ to the spirit of the season.”
Seal said: “To play with Frank’s musicians on Standards was quite something, but to perform with the man himself is beyond words.”
Seal announced his comeback with his 10th studio album in September, a mix of Sinatra and other rat pack cover, and called it the “always [he] wanted to record”.
This is not the first time Sinatra’s voice has been used from beyond the grave.
Robbie Williams recorded a version of It Was A Very Good Year, for his album Swing When You’re Winning, and Celine Dion recorded All The Way the year after his death.
Other singers who have employed studio wizardry for duets include Susan Boyle, who sang with Elvis Presley on O Come All Ye Faithful and Natalie Cole, who sang with her late father Nat King Cole in 1991 and again in 2008.