As a boy from Brooklyn Neil had the type of upbringing that was always going to take him into music although his mother would have preferred 'classical' rather than 'popular'. Although continuing his classical interest, at 17 Neil formed a group called 'The Tokens' and caught the attention of record producer Morty Craft, which lead to the group recording a few singles with minor success. In 1957 at the age of 18, he decided to split from the group to promote himself as a solo artist and recorded 'Snowtime' for Decca. It was his first attempt at multi-tracking but the public failed to appreciate the novelty. His big break came the following year when Connie Francis recorded Neil's composition 'Stupid Cupid' and gave him a chance to demonstrate his skills at the piano. The song was a hit and by late '58 he had been elevated to a contractual position with a leading New York publisher. Although writing was earning him cash his real ambition was to perform, and with this in mind he joined RCA Records and recorded his million seller 'Oh Carol'. Since then he has never looked back, whether writing for others or performing with that most distinctive of sounds. In this breathtaking DVD we present Neil live at the Jubilee Hall in Canada, singing evergreens such as 'Standing On The Inside' and many others in an unforgettable performance from one of the world's finest popular entertainers.
Tracklisting: 1. (I'm A Song) Sing Me 2. Standing On The Inside 3. Laughter In The Rain 4. Oh Carol 5. Medley - A) Climb Up B) Little Devil C) Sweet Sixteen D) Calendar Girl 6. New York City Blues 7. Love Will Keep Us Together 8. Solitaire 9. Bad Blood 10. The Immigrant 11. Breaking Up Is Hard To Do 12. That's When The Music Takes Me