The Last Song is the long awaited final studio album from legendary performer Anthony Newley, who passed away in April 1999.
The Last Song is the long awaited final studio album from legendary performer Anthony Newley.
Newley passed away in April 1999 after losing his battle with cancer. However, his musical legacy which encompasses musicals, stage shows, television, hit songs and recordings thankfully remain.
Recorded in London between 1996 and 1997, the timeless songs on this album represent Anthony Newley’s final recordings and have remained unreleased, until now.
The stunning collection features a wealth of material from the Newley songbook and includes notable collaborations with iconic theatre performers Petula Clark, Julia McKenzie and Marti Webb.
As a bonus, the album also features two Christmas songs composed by Newley and recorded in 1997.
Originally intended for release as a holiday single, the tracks now make their debut for Christmas 2012.
Anthony Newley Society
Also featured are a number of unreleased live tracks, including performances of the songs most synonymous with Anthony Newley; What Kind Of Fool Am I? and Who Can I Turn To?
The Last Song is a joint collaboration between Stage Door Records and the Anthony Newley Society, endorsed by Newley’s children Sacha and Tara.
Speaking about the project, Sacha Newley commented: “Once again, The Anthony Newley Society & Stage Door Records has shown exceptional and unflagging devotion to the cause by making available another trove of unissued Newley material.
“It’s through the patient work of devoted followers and appreciators that a cultural and historical wrong is being righted, and Anthony Newley’s diverse achievement is once more being placed before the public in all its genuine unity.”
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More information at Stage Door Records