In clinical MRI systems operating at 1.5 and 3T, built-in 1-channel radiofrequency (RF) transmit body coils are broadly used in conjunction with local receive RF coils. Recently, a 32-channel Tx/Rx remote body coil has been presented for 7T body MRI. In this work we present an additional 16-channel receive-only spine coil to boost signal-to-noise ratio in comparison to measurements where only the 32-channel Tx/Rx remote body coil is used for reception. The SNR gain is demonstrated in a body-sized phantom. Furthermore, first in-vivo imaging results for 7T MRI of the spine during free-breathing are shown.