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The Very Best of Neil Sedaka [RCA]
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Album: The Very Best of Neil Sedaka [RCA]
# Song Title   Time
1)    Standing On the Inside
2)    Love Will Keep Us Together
3)    Solitaire
4)    Other Side of Me, The
5)    Little Lovin', A
6)    Lonely Night
7)    Brighton
8)    (I'm a Song) Sing Me
9)    Breaking Up is Hard To Do
10)    Laughter In the Rain
11)    Cardboard California
12)    Bad Blood
13)    Queen of 1964, The
14)    Hungry Years, The
15)    Betty Grable
16)    Beautiful You
17)    That's When the Music Takes Me
18)    Our Last Song Together
19)    Medley: Oh Carol/Stairway To Heaven/Little Devil/Happy Birthday Sweet Sixteen/Breaking Up is Hard To Do/Next Door To an Angel/Calendar Girl - (live)
 

Album: The Very Best of Neil Sedaka [RCA]
# Song Title   Time
1)    Standing On the Inside
2)    Love Will Keep Us Together
3)    Solitaire
4)    Other Side of Me, The
5)    Little Lovin', A
6)    Lonely Night
7)    Brighton
8)    (I'm a Song) Sing Me
9)    Breaking Up is Hard To Do
10)    Laughter In the Rain
11)    Cardboard California
12)    Bad Blood
13)    Queen of 1964, The
14)    Hungry Years, The
15)    Betty Grable
16)    Beautiful You
17)    That's When the Music Takes Me
18)    Our Last Song Together
19)    Medley: Oh Carol/Stairway To Heaven/Little Devil/Happy Birthday Sweet Sixteen/Breaking Up is Hard To Do/Next Door To an Angel/Calendar Girl - (live)
 
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Performer Notes
  • Additional personnel includes: Alan Lorber (arranger, conductor); Stan Applebaum Orchestra.
  • Producers include: Al Nevins.
  • Compilation producer: Paul Williams.
  • Includes liner notes by Michael Hill.
  • All tracks have been digitally remastered.
  • This is part of RCA's "100th ANNIVERSARY" series.
  • A fine rhythmic pianist with a thin, high voice that he strengthened by multi-tracking, Neil Sedaka turned his Brill Building pop songwriting smarts and doo wop influences into a long and successful career. He had two really distinct commercial peaks, a string of teen hits in the late 1950s and early '60s and then another run between 1972 and 1975 where he essentially did the exact same thing (and often with the same songs), although at slower tempos, which gave the latter period more of an adult radio feel, albeit with the same sort of lightly-wounded-in-love sentiment of his earlier period. This set, despite the title, is not Neil Sedaka's greatest hits (volume two or otherwise), but it is an interesting portrait of this likeable performer. Included are several tracks drawn from his '70s comeback like the slowed-down version of "Breaking Up Is Hard to Do" along with rarer oddities like "Cardboard California" and a live medley drawn from a 1974 concert with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra at the Royal Festival Hall that spotlights truncated versions of his earlier hits "Oh Carol," "Happy Birthday Sweet Sixteen," and "Calendar Girl," among others. It adds up to a warm and casual portrait of Sedaka, but for most listeners, a straight hits collection would probably be a better choice. ~ Steve Leggett
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