Monday, 5 November 2012

Album Review: The Last Song by Anthony Newley

The Last Song
Anthony Newley
Stage Door Records

The Last Song is the final studio album from legendary performer Anthony Newley. The album was recorded in London between 1996 and 1997. All the songs have remained unreleased... until now. Anthony passed away in April 1999 after losing his battle with cancer. He had a hugely successful career in musicals, stage shows, television and of course music.

The Last Song is a stunning album. So many of the songs sound like timeless classics. It is one of those albums that you could easily listen to again, and again, and again.

The first track on the album, My First Love Song, is one of my favourites. It shows off how simple and pure Anthony's voice is. He sings with such emotion, subtly drawing you in. The orchestrations are perfect. They are not too overpowering and carefully compliment Anthony's voice.

Me Without You is an enchanting, magical song with the most amazing lyrics. I love how simple the song is and that anyone can relate to it. But be warned, the gentle tune is incredibly catchy and the song will be stuck in your head for ever more!

The People Tree is the first upbeat song and the first duet on the album. Anthony sings this uplifting song with the legendary Petula Clark. Their chemistry is fantastic and their voices blend together beautifully. The next song on the album, No Such Love, is one of the songs which really make you think. The song slowly builds up and has great meaning.

Another stand out track on the album is the title song and the last track (before the bonus songs), My Last Song. The song is perfect, written and performed stunningly.

It has been a privilege to review such an outstanding album. The Last Song would make the perfect Christmas gift for your parents or g randparents... or any lover of old style, classic music.

Click here to buy the album on Amazon.

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