(Polygram TV) 19 tracks (73:79)
Back in the Brill Building days of Songwriting in New York, we were expected to write many different styles of songs, songs with changing moods, tempos, themes and emotions. This collection does just that. It's a potpourri of my compositions that range from rock and roll to love ballads to doo-wop to country and western to zydeco and even something new that I call Bazuki-rock. I think an album should entertain, twisting and turning down an unpredictable journey of happy melodies,reflective themes, interesting harmonies and feelings that provoke even tears of joy.
I thoroughly enjoyed recording a new version of "Love will Keep us Together" as a ballad, an interpretation that sounds like an entirely new song. I had a lot of fun recording a new version of "I Go Ape" and "Stupid Cupid" with my daughter Dara. I chose to include oldies like " Going Nowhere", "Sing Me", "Steppin' Out" with Elton John, and "A Little Lovin"' because they've been such good friends to me; always there in live concerts to depend on. I shudder to think how I will ever top the new songs "When a Love Affair is Through", "You Turn Me On", "No Getting Over You", "My Athena", "Clown Time", and "Can't Get You Out Of My Mind'. Hopefully these will become the standards of the future.
This could be, perhaps, my favourite album of the many through the last thirty five years. It successfully mixes the old and the new, the happy and sad, the toe-tapping and the heart-breaking; a weaving of human emotions told with no secrets, unashamedly from my soul. The music business may be trendy and fickle, but real songs are the true art form that will remain with us to admire and savourw. Could melody and lyrics be making a comeback in the nineties? I hope so.
Neil Sedaka 1992
|Love Will Keep Us Together (CD) 1|
|1:||Love Will Keep Us Together (new version)|
|2:||Rainy Day Bells|
|3:||My Son And I|
|5:||When a Love Affair Is Through|
|9:||I'm A Song, Sing Me|
|10:||A Little Lovin'|
|11:||Steppin' Out (& Elton John)|
|13:||I Go Ape (new version)|
|14:||Stupid Cupid (& Dara Sedaka)|
|15:||No.1 With A Heartache|
|16:||You Turn Me On|
|17:||Can't Get You Out Of My Mind|
|18:||Blinded By Your Love|
|19:||No Getting Over You|