1974 Neil Sedaka – Sedaka’s Back

Sedaka’s Back is a compilation 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, 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.

Tracks

1  Standing On The Inside (Neil Sedaka) 04:48
2  That’s What The Music Takes Me (Don Kirshner) 03:39
Laughter In The Rain(Neil Sedaka; Phil Cody) 02:53
4  Sad Eyes (Neil Sedaka; Phil Cody) 03:42
5  Solitaire (Neil Sedaka; Phil Cody) 05:07
6  Little Brother (Neil Sedaka; Phil Cody) 04:15
7  Love Will Keep Us Together (Neil Sedaka; Howard Greenfield) 03:53
8  The Immigrant (Neil Sedaka; Phil Cody) 04:27
9  The Way I Am (Neil Sedaka; Phil Cody) 04:09
10  The Other Side Of Me (Neil Sedaka; Howard Greenfield) 03:38
11  A Little Lovin’(Neil Sedaka; Phil Cody) 02:55
12  Our Last Song Together (Neil Sedaka; Howard Greenfield) 04:04

Musicians

1 Standing On The Inside

BassGraham Gouldman
DrumsKevin Godley
GuitarEric Stewart
GuitarLol Creme
KeyboardsNeil Sedaka
PercussionKevin Godley
Background VocalsGraham Gouldman
Background VocalsLol Creme
Background VocalsEric Stewart
Background VocalsKevin Godley
VocalsNeil Sedaka


2 That’s What The Music Takes Me

BassGraham Gouldman
DrumsKevin Godley
GuitarEric Stewart
GuitarLol Creme
KeyboardsNeil Sedaka
PercussionKevin Godley
Background VocalsEric Stewart
Background VocalsLol Creme
Background VocalsKevin Godley
VocalsNeil Sedaka


3 Laughter In The Rain

BassLeland Sklar
DrumsRuss Kunkel
GuitarDanny Kortchmar
Acoustic GuitarDean Parks
OrganWilliam Smith
PianoNeil Sedaka
SaxJim Horn
Background VocalsAbigail Haness
Background VocalsBrian Russell
Background VocalsWilliam Smith


4 Sad Eyes

BassLeland Sklar
DrumsRuss Kunkel
GuitarDanny Kortchmar
GuitarBen Benay
DobroDean Parks
OrganWilliam Smith
PianoNeil Sedaka
HornsJim Horn
HornsChuck Findley
VibesNeil Sedaka
PercussionMilt Holland


5 Solitaire

BassGraham Gouldman
DrumsKevin Godley
GuitarEric Stewart
GuitarLol Creme
KeyboardsNeil Sedaka
PercussionKevin Godley
Background VocalsGraham Gouldman
Background VocalsEric Stewart
Background VocalsLol Creme
PercussionKevin Godley
VocalsNeil Sedaka


6 Little Brother

BassGraham Gouldman
DrumsKevin Godley
GuitarEric Stewart
GuitarLol Creme
KeyboardsNeil Sedaka
PercussionKevin Godley
Background VocalsGraham Gouldman
Background VocalsEric Stewart
Background VocalsLol Creme
Background VocalsKevin Godley
VocalsNeil Sedaka


7 Love Will Keep Us Together

BassGraham Gouldman
DrumsKevin Godley
GuitarEric Stewart
GuitarLol Creme
KeyboardsNeil Sedaka
PercussionKevin Godley
Background VocalsGraham Gouldman
Background VocalsEric Stewart
Background VocalsLol Creme
Background VocalsKevin Godley
VocalsNeil Sedaka


8 The Immigrant

BassLeland Sklar
DrumsRuss Kunkel
Acoustic GuitarDean Parks
OrganNeil Sedaka
PianoNeil Sedaka
FlugelhornChuck Findley
TromboneChuck Findley
PercussionMilt Holland


9 The Way I Am

BassLeland Sklar
DrumsRuss Kunkel
GuitarDanny Kortchmar
GuitarDean Parks
OrganWilliam Smith
PianoNeil Sedaka
SaxJim Horn
TrumpetChuck Findley
PercussionMilt Holland
OrganWilliam Smith
Background VocalsAbigail Haness
Background VocalsBrian Russell
Background VocalsBrenda Russell
VocalsNeil Sedaka


10 The Other Side Of Me

BassGraham Gouldman
DrumsKevin Godley
GuitarEric Stewart
GuitarLol Creme
KeyboardsNeil Sedaka
PercussionKevin Godley
Background VocalsGraham Gouldman
Background VocalsEric Stewart
Background VocalsLol Creme
Background VocalsKevin Godley
VocalsNeil Sedaka


11 A Little Lovin’

BassLeland Sklar
DrumsRuss Kunkel
GuitarDanny Kortchmar
GuitarBen Benay
ClavinetNeil Sedaka
PianoNeil Sedaka
HornsJim Horn
HornsChuck Findley
HornsDick Hyde
HornsDon Menza
PercussionRuss Kunkel
VocalsNeil Sedaka


12 Our Last Song Together

BassGraham Gouldman
DrumsKevin Godley
GuitarEric Stewart
GuitarLol Creme
KeyboardsNeil Sedaka
PercussionKevin Godley
GuitarGraham Gouldman
Background VocalsEric Stewart
Background VocalsLol Creme
Background VocalsKevin Godley
VocalsNeil Sedaka

Liner Notes

Producer – Neil Sedaka
Arranged By (Horns) – Chuck Findley, Jim Horn
Arranged By (Strings) – Artie Butler, Del Newman
Conductor – Artie Butler
Engineer – Eric Stewart (Tracks 1, 2, 5, 6, 7, 10, 12)
Engineer – Robert Appère (Tracks 3, 4, 8, 9, 11)

Art Direction, Design – David Larkham
Photography By – Terry O’Neill

Recorded At – Strawberry Studios
Recorded At – Clover Recorders
Phonographic Copyright (p) – The Rocket Record Company Ltd
Copyright (c) – The Rocket Record Company Ltd
Copyright (c) – MCA Records, Inc