Alvin Stardust’s final album, his first in 30 years, got an early release following the artist’s death.
Alvin Stardust died on October 23, at the age of 72, after a short illness.
The singer had recently been diagnosed with metastatic prostate cancer and died at home with his wife and family around him.
Alvin Stardust had been due to release the album, titled Alvin, on November 3, but it will now be out on October 27.
Speaking shortly before his death, Alvin Stardust said the album would represent “a new and exciting departure” of which he was “immensely proud”.
The album was produced by Richard Scott and Scott Ralph, known as Daftdog, who have written for Robbie Williams and Michael Buble.
Speaking a few weeks before he died, Alvin Stardust revealed the chance to make the album “came out of the blue”.
Alvin Stardust, born Bernard Jewry, found fame in the 1970s with hits including My Coo Ca Choo and Jealous Mind.
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