Sedaka is still back

You might think that Neil Sedaka, who’s been making records for nearly 60 years, might have faded out by now. Not in the least.

In 2008, Sedaka, then sixty-nine, premiered an actual classical composition: “Joie de Vivre,” introduced on his Australian tour. This year, he put out an all-acoustic album — just piano and voice — with one bonus track, which turned out to be a full orchestral 14-minute version of “Joie de Vivre,” recorded with the London Philharmonia Orchestra.

In 2013, he turned loose a piano concerto: “Manhattan Intermezzo.”

Of course, if you go to one of Neil’s shows, you can always call out for “Stairway to Heaven.”

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2 comments »

  1. fillyjonk »

    11 December 2016 · 7:10 pm

    Interesting. I hear hints of things similar to Dvorak and possibly Tchaikovsky or v. early Shostakovich in the first one. Will have to listen to the second

  2. Lorna »

    11 December 2016 · 8:16 pm

    Oh cool! I hadn’t even heard of him before, so I’m going to listen!

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