Two Original Albums Plus Bonus Tracks!
Anthony Newley has etched his name in history as successful songwriter, singer, director, and actor - with a career spanning over 50 years. As a songwriter, Newley's "What Kind of Fool Am I?" won the 1963 Grammy Award for Song of the Year, and was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1989. His works have been performed by the likes of Sammy Davis, Jr., Muse, Michael Bublé, and Nina Simone, among many others.
As a recording artist, he enjoyed a dozen Top 40 entries on the UK Singles Chart between 1959 and 1962, including two No. 1 hits. He is also well known for "Gonna Build a Mountain," "Once in a Lifetime," "On a Wonderful Day Like Today," "The Joker" and comic novelty songs such as "That Noise," and his versions of "Strawberry Fair" and "Pop Goes the Weasel."
This 2LP-set from Vinyl Passion collects his hit Frank Sinatra/ Bobby Darin influenced second studio album Tony (with 5 bonus tracks) and the Original Broadway Cast Recording of Stop the World I Want to Get Off, both originally issued in 1961.