The Show Goes On – Neil Sedaka Live at the Royal Albert Hall
Label: Eagle Rock Entertainment
Release Date: July 24, 2012
Review Date: July 29, 2012
Over 500 songs written and co-written. Millions of albums sold. Neil Sedaka’s career has spanned seven straight decades, earning him a fan base that grosses international and generational boundaries to this very day. Now available to Sedaka fans everywhere, The Show Goes On – Neil Sedaka Live at the Royal Albert Hall is now being made available on CD after only being available on the 2006 concert DVD of the same name.
The 21-song CD captures all seven eras of Sedaka’s celebrated career: from his early rock’n’roll hits like Happy Birthday Sweet 16, Calendar Girl, and Breaking Up Is Hard To Do to chart-topping later hits like Laughter In The Rain and Solitaire to songs that he wrote for others like Love Will Keep Us Together (for The Captain & Tenille) and Where the Boys Are (for Connie Francis).
The entire CD is made comfortable and enjoyable with Neil’s humor as well as two duets – one with popular British singer/actor Tony Christie on Is This The Way To Amarillo, which was a big hit for Christie as well as a duet with Neil’s daughter, Dara (on video), with their hit, Should Have Never Let You Go. We’re even treated to a flawless performance of Chopin’s Fantasie Impromptu.
How’s that for a bit of variety?
Because of the breadth and depth of the music he has delivered for generations, Neil Sedaka fans, music enthusiasts and historians as well as pianists will most definitely want this CD as part of their music collection. It’s well worth the investment.
Written by Randy Patterson