Sedaka's Back

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Sedaka's Back
Compilation album by Neil Sedaka
Released November 1974[1]
Genre Pop
Label Rocket
Producer Neil Sedaka, Bill Inglot
Neil Sedaka chronology
Live at the Royal Festival Hall
(1974)
Sedaka's Back
(1974)
Overnight Success/The Hungry Years
(1975)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[2]

Sedaka's Back is an album by American singer-songwriter Neil Sedaka. The record, composed of selections from his previous three albums, which had been released only in the UK,[3] was released on Elton John's label, The Rocket Record Company, in 1974. Three singles were released from this album: "Laughter in the Rain" (a #1 hit), "The Immigrant" (dedicated to John Lennon) and "That's When The Music Takes Me." The latter two songs were both Top 40 hits. Also included were songs that were turned into hits by other artists: "Solitaire" (The Carpenters) and "Love Will Keep Us Together" (The Captain & Tennille). The album reached No. 23 on the US Billboard album charts and was certified Gold for shipping half a million sales.[3]

Track listing[edit]

Side One

  • (1) "Standing on the Inside" (Neil Sedaka)
  • (2) "That's When the Music Takes Me" (Sedaka)
  • (3) "Laughter in the Rain" (Sedaka, Phil Cody)
  • (4) "Sad Eyes" (Sedaka, Cody)
  • (5) "Solitaire" (Sedaka, Cody)
  • (6) "Little Brother" (Sedaka, Cody)

Side Two

Bonus Tracks for the 1998 CD re-issue

  • (13) "For The Good Of The Cause"
  • (14) "Endlessly"
  • (15) "Love Ain't An Easy Thing"
  • (16) "Alone In New York In The Rain"

Source of tracks[edit]

  • Tracks 1, 6, 7, 10, 12, and {16} were derived from "The Tra-La Days Are Over".
  • Tracks 2 and 5 were derived from the album "Solitaire.
  • Tracks 3, 4, 8, 9, 11, {13}, {14}, and {15} were derived from the album "Laughter In The Rain".

US Singles Releases[edit]

  • "Standing On The Inside" saw a 45 rpm release as the B-side of "That's When The Music Takes Me"; however, the version of "Standing On The Inside" heard on the single is a different version from the album version.
  • "That's When The Music Takes Me" saw a 45 rpm release in 1974 and scored a #27 on the Billboard charts in 1975.
  • "Laughter In The Rain" saw a 45 rpm release in 1974 and scored #1 on the Adult Contemporary charts in 1974 and #1 on the Billboard charts in 1975.
  • "The Immigrant" was released on a 45 rpm single in 1974 and scored a #22 on the Billboard charts and a #1 on the Adult Contemporary charts in 1975.
  • "Endlessly" served as the B-side of "Laughter In The Rain".

Many of the other songs on this album saw singles releases in the UK and throughout Europe.

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Neil Sedaka - Sedaka's Back". Super Seventies. Retrieved April 23, 2011. 
  2. ^ Allmusic review
  3. ^ a b "Q Rock Stars Encyclopedia" by Dafydd Rees and Luke Crampton, Dorling Kindersley, 1999