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The Very Best of Neil Sedaka: The Show Goes On
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 26 February 2014
This album is riddled with sound problems. Some tracks like the Hungry Years have sound distortion. Most of the tracks are recorded at different sound levels. You play one track and you have to bump up the sound to hear it and then the next track starts and shatters your eardrums.
All the modern technology available and record companies still sell albums as bad as this one. The only way to enjoy this album is to edit all the tracks and set the volume levels to the same output.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
I agree with some of the reviewers regarding distortion, Solitaire is particularly awful, but the majority of songs seems to be okay. As for the re-recordings I disagree with some of the comments. The late 1950s / early 1960s are all the originals but some of the 1970s material like Solitaire and That's Where The Music Takes me are Live Versions. However Sedaka himself chose the track selection and must have preferred to include some live material.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
on 23 February 2014
Read the feedback on this CD, some of it too purist for me - all I wanted was an overall, good Neil Sedaka CD with all his familiar songs on it and is exactly what I got in this compilation. On recent tv and radio media, Neil sounds as good as he ever did although, at one point a few years back, he seemed to go 'off the boil' tune-wise with a thought that perhaps he should retire but, no, listening to him on 'Friday Night is Music Night' on the 21st Feb (2014) he's back on form, totally tuneful, as fresh as when he was young. If you like Neil Sedaka, which is assumed you do if you're considering buying, this CD encapsulates everything 'popular' you'd want to hear, is a great memory reviver and sing-along delight. Pleased with its prompt arrival, well-wrapped, so would recommend and use this company again without hesitation.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 22 March 2014
An album that shows you just how successful and prolific a songwriter Neil Sedaka was. However, disappointed with the variable recording levels and final audio quality for some songs. I realise this album includes songs recorded over many years, but expected the quality to be consistent through digital remastering etc. Better quality and I would have rated as 5 stars.
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on 28 March 2015
I can find nowhere which says which of these songs are originals, but you can work it out from the publishing dates on the CD. So the only 1960 publishing date is for Run Samson Run. All other 1960s songs are re-recordings. The 1970s songs are all originals except for That's When The Music Takes Me and Solitaire (both live versions) and Breaking Up Is Hard To Do (Slow Version) (which is a re-recording). The reproduction is not perfect of the 1970s recordings but is all right. It makes you want to get hold of the oriiginal tapes and remix them yourself. But the package is worth it for the 1970s songs, particularly The Immigrant and Going Nowhere, which prove Sedaka is more than just a catchy tune merchan
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on 2 May 2014
I bought this album for one specific track, 'Going Nowhere'. If you enter this on YouTube and listen to the late Lena Zavaronni perform this song you cannot be but impressed. Listen to the lyrics and they will leave you in no doubt about the relevance of this song to many of today's generation. Sedaka is on record as having stated that after he heard of the untimely death of a tortured and troubled soul that was Lena Zavaronni, he questioned if he could ever really perform this song again such was the excellence and power of her rendition! I recommend you listen to this performance and somehow I think the CD purchase will follow soon after!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 28 May 2013
Yes thankfully gos ON !.

Just the BEST 5star***** no 10**********+ go for it You will love it very easy on the ears a winer

Phil
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 10 July 2013
neil sedaka is in my opinion the finest singer song writer ever
the track YOU is really poignant and expresses a lot of sentiment
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 3 April 2014
Highly recommend, liked it so much we have booked concert tickets for October this year in Glasgow. One of the all time greats.
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on 19 July 2012
THIS ALBUM IS PROBABLY ONE OF THE BEST CD'S THAT I HAVE BOUGHT IN A LONG TIME. IT IS NEIL SEDARKA AT HIS VERY BEST,FROM HAVING YOU TAPPING YOUR FEET,TO THE OLD CLASSICS,TO SOME OF THE MOST BEAUTIFUL SONGS YOU WILL EVER LISTEN TO,TWO IN PARTICULAR WILL REDUCE THE STRONGEST TO TEARS,DON'T MISS OUT BUY THIS CD,THERE IS ONLY ONE WORD TO DESCRIBE IT ....MAGIC !
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