The press release asks us to imagine a world without Neil Sedaka. It's a pleasant enough fantasy, but alas, Neil Sedaka does exist, not only through his treacly recordings, but through the many hits he has written for others. Without Neil Sedaka there would be no Captain and Tennille or Donny Osmond.
Not content to rest on that legacy, Sedaka returns for his first album in ten years, The Music of My Life, out January 19th on Razor & Tie Records. Having already used the Sedaka's Back title in 1975, Neil offers what appears at first glance to be a career restrospective, but which is, in fact, an album of all new material. I'm hoping that there will be an accompanying tour, if only to see whether an 87-year-old guy is still trotting out "You've Having My Baby." Hey, it worked for Abraham and Sarah.