From the ‘You Couldn’t Make It Up’ file… Sir Michael Caine has selected the Balearic tunes for a chill-out album called Cained.

The Alfie actor, 74, decided to embark on a new direction as music mogul after having dinner with Sir Elton John.

The pair were at Sir Elton’s mansion in Nice listening to music when Sir Michael realised he was a bit of chill-out buff.

The movie star kept telling Sir Elton the name and date of recording of every track playing in the background.

The Get Carter, Zulu and Italian Job star said: “I’ve loved this type of music for years, and have literally hundreds of CDs.

“I’ve been buying them for about 15 years, and really know my way around.

“About 10 years ago I started making my own compilations. I’ve always been interested in music, and over the years have made literally thousands of tapes. And with chill-out I suppose I finally found my forte.”

Cained – The Album, which will contain tracks from Chicane’s No Ordinary Morning to Nina Simone and Felix Da Housecat’s Sinnerman, will be released in September.

VIDEO: Watch one of Sir Michael’s cuts – Felix da Housecat’s Sinnerman.