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Album Review

The double-disc collection Neil Sedaka Sings the Hits is a comprehensive chronicle of Sedaka's hit-making stint at RCA, from his first hit in 1958 ("The Diary") to his last recordings for the label in the late '60s. That means it's not quite definitive, since it bypasses his '70s comeback on Rocket Records, but this is about as exhaustive as an RCA compilation can get, containing all of his hits (including the big ones "Oh! Carol," "Stairway to Heaven," "Calendar Girl," "Happy Birthday, Sweet Sixteen," "Breaking Up Is Hard to Do," and "Next Door to an Angel") plus a bunch of lesser-known singles and album tracks. It may be too much for casual listeners — 34 tracks on two discs is a whole lotta Sedaka — but it's well done and entertaining, and easily the best compilation yet assembled on this era.

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Alone at last

Looking for Original Neil Sedaka, ALONE AT LAST with the sounds of the sea. I did purchase what you had here But Original was better by Mr Sedaka , Please Itunes find it


Catchy, memorable, & all about that tender love! This guy knows how to bring out those 'cheesy, feel good, butterflies in the stomach' type of romance in his music that we all have either felt, or longed for. Simply a wonderful display of emotion!


Good Album but it has left out a couple of 70's hits; "Bad Blood" and "Steppin' Out". Please itunes include thses 2 songs in the near future!


Born: March 13, 1939 in New York, NY [Brooklyn]

Genre: Pop

Years Active: '50s, '60s, '70s, '80s, '90s, '00s, '10s

Singer, songwriter, and pianist Neil Sedaka enjoyed two distinct periods of commercial success in two slightly different styles of pop music: first, as a teen pop star in the late '50s and early '60s, then as a singer of more mature pop/rock in the '70s. In both phases, Sedaka, a classically trained pianist, composed the music for his hits, which he sang in a boyish tenor. And throughout, even when his performing career was at a low ebb, he served as a songwriter for other artists, resulting in a...
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  • $16.99
  • Genres: Pop, Music, Pop/Rock
  • Released: Oct 25, 1999

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