Sophie Ellis-Bextor unveils orchestral disco version of Murder on the Dancefloor

The track features on her forthcoming album The Song Diaries.

Sophie Ellis-Bextor has unveiled an orchestral version of her signature hit Murder on the Dancefloor.

The track features on her forthcoming album The Song Diaries, a collection of her biggest hits given a very grand do-over by an orchestra.

For her disco-leaning tracks, including her debut single Take Me Home, she's generously recorded both orchestral and orchestral disco versions of the songs. Listen to both versions of Murder on the Dancefloor below: 

The album is out on March 15 and covers tracks from all six of her studio albums. View the tracklisting below: 

1. GrooveJet (Orchestral Version)
2. Take Me Home (Orchestral Version)
3. Murder On The Dancefloor (Orchestral Version)
4. Move This Mountain (Orchestral Version)
5. Music Gets The Best of Me (Orchestral Version)
6. Mixed Up World (Orchestral Version)
7. Catch You (Orchestral Version)
8. Me and My Imagination (Orchestral Version)
9. Today The Sunâs On Us (Orchestral Version)
10. Heartbreak (Make Me a Dancer) (Orchestral Version)
11. Bittersweet (Orchestral Version)
12. Not Giving Up On Love (Orchestral Version)
13. Young Blood (Orchestral Version)
14. Love Is a Camera (Orchestral Version)
15. Wild Forever (Orchestral Version)
16. A Pessimist Is Never Disappointed (Orchestral Version) (Bonus Track)
17. Love Is You (Bonus Track)
18. Take Me Home (Orchestral Disco Version) (Bonus Track)
19. Murder On The Dancefloor (Orchestral Disco Version) (Bonus Track)

The increased popularity of streaming music means the concept of a greatest hits has changed, with many artists opting to re-work their hits to give them a fresh spin.  

Popular orchestral albums released last year came from Buddy Holly, Cilla Black, Roy Orbison, Carpenters, Beach Boys, and a host of stars on 80s Symphonic.

Take That have also been at it, with a new take on a greatest hits with Odyssey – their eighth Number 1 album, which contained reimagined versions of their hits, including some with an orchestra, or never before released mixes.