LEGENDS IN CONCERT: TOM JONES & TONY BENNETT
‘Atlantic Crossing’ is an exclusive DVD production containing a fusion of two of the biggest music talents of the 20th Century. However different their styles, both have gained the adulation of a worldwide audience through their onstage charisma and massive record sales. Their beginnings couldn’t have been more removed with Tom Jones coming from Pontypridd in Wales and Tony Bennett from Queens in New York but both had a natural instinct to perform. Tom worked in many daytime jobs before being spotted performing in a bar by Gordon Mills, who began to hone this raw and very fresh talent into the star he is today. Tony on the other hand took a more academic approach to his singing, beginning with military bands through the war years and then training at the American Theatre Wing School. Tony’s break came when performing with the amazing Pearl Bailey. He was spotted by the equally amazing Bob Hope who suggested a change of stage-name from Joe Bari to Tony Bennett and so helped pave the way to greater glories. Covering such classics as ‘What’s New Pussycat’ (Jones) and ‘I Left My Heart in San Francisco’ (Bennett), along with a further 17 unforgettable tracks, this superb DVD compilation is a listening and viewing pleasure with no equal.
- Classics/Oldies, Concerts