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God, Newley was awful, but thankfully he died before he completely negated his career by appearing in Eastenders.
I had the album sound track, but to this day have never seen the film.
With Newley I reckon it was all downhill after mildly surreal "The Strange World Of Gurney Slade" and the half decent Soho film "The Small World of Sammy Lee", which is still watchable on a rainy afternoon.
I have to agree, "Frank Black": Newley was just awful. Even when I was very young, and had little of what you might call a more refined taste in music and/or theater, I would just cringe when Newley would show up on someone's Saturday or Sunday night variety TV show and start singing, "What Kind of Fool Am I?" in such an overly theatrical style that the words of the first line (and more) were almost unintelligible. And for a while there, he was actually very popular. I just never got it.
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