Sunday, December 17, 2017

Neil Sedaka - Oh Carol ~ The Complete Recordings 1956-1966 (2003)


2003 | Pop, Rock, Rock'n'Roll | Mp3 320 kbps | 8 CD | 1,3 Gb

Neil Sedaka never gets the respect that he deserves because he's a man out of time. His heyday was in the early '60s, when rock & roll was in recession and before the Beatles came across the Atlantic and changed everything, and in a way, he epitomized the era -- he wasn't rock & roll, he was informed by it, but he was at his heart a pop tunesmith, and his best songs, whether performed by him or not, were in the Tin Pan Alley tradition but given a contemporary polish to appeal to the kids. This means some of his recordings are inextricably tied to their era, but he was such a savvy songwriter that the best of his work -- such as "Oh Carol," "Happy Birthday Sweet Sixteen," "Calendar Girl," and "Breaking Up Is Hard to Do," which is his greatest song -- has stood the test of the time, while still standing as the sound of the early '60s. That doesn't necessarily mean that his work lends itself to the exhaustive Bear Family box set treatment, though. Pop was his medium, whether it was 45s or individual songs, and when they're collected as a body of work as they are on Bear Family's eight-disc Oh Carol: The Complete Recordings 1956-1966, the result is a little exhausting. There are two problems: the first is that his non-hit material is simply not as strong as his hits, but that's not the big problem -- no, the big problem is that half of this set is dedicated to non-English recordings, which is solely the province of archivists and completists. Those listeners will surely enjoy this set since, after all, it is produced with the same love and care as any Bear Family set, and it does contain the complete recordings of Sedaka at his peak. If they know what they're getting into, Oh Carol is worth the investment, but most listeners will find that concise single-disc hits collections will give them what they need. 




 CD 1, 1. While I Dream (2:19), 2. I Love My Baby (1:51), 3. Don't Go (2:30), 4. Come Back Joe (2:32), 5. Snow Time (2:25), 6. Laura Lee (1:54), 7. Ring A Rockin' (2:24), 8. Fly Don't Fly On Me (2:26), 9. Oh Delilah (2:08), 10. Neil's Twist (2:10), 11. The Diary (2:22), 12. No Vacancy (2:47), 13. All I Need Is You (2:25), 14. The Diary (2:15), 15. You're Knockin' Me Out (2:29), 16. As Long As I Live (2:10), 17. I Go Ape (2:33), 18. Moon Of Gold (2:17), 19. I Ain't Hurtin' No More (2:35), 20. I Belong To You (2:39), 21. You Gotta Learn Your Rhythm And Blues (2:19), 22. Crying My Heart Out For You (2:13), 23. Another Sleepless Night (2:10), 24. Fallin' (2:32), 25. Stupid Cupid (2:33), 26. I Waited Too Long (2:31), 27. Without Your Love (3:07), 28. Going Home To Mary Lou (2:01)

CD 2, 1. Oh Carol (Mono) (2:15), 2. Carol King: Oh, Neil (2:07), 3. One Way Ticket (To The Blues) (2:22), 4. The Girl For Me (2:09), 5. What Am I Gonna Do (2:25), 6. Run Samson Run (2:52), 7. Stairway To Heaven (2:42), 8. You Mean Everything To Me (2:37), 9. I Must Be Dreaming (2:13), 10. Walk With Me (2:33), 11. Forty Winks Away (2:42), 12. Forty Winks Away (2:44), 13. Look To The Rainbow (3:39), 14. Bess, You Is My Woman Now (4:02), 15. Circulate (2:45), 16. We Kiss In A Shadow (2:34), 17. Everthing Happens To Me (3:11), 18. Smile (3:14), 19. I Found My World In You (3:38), 20. Angel Eyes (3:53), 21. All The Way (3:20), 22. Nothing Ever Changes My Love For You (3:38), 23. A Felicidade (2:53), 24. You Took Advantage Of Me (3:11), 25. Calendar Girl (2:39), 26. The Same Old Fool (3:02)

CD 3, 1. Little Devil (2:43), 2. Another Day, Another Heartache (2:39), 3. This Endless Night (2:26), 4. Your Heart Has Changed Its Mind (2:33), 5. Sweet Little You (2:04), 6. Don't Lead Me On (2:54), 7. Happy Birthday Sweet Sixteen (2:36), 8. King Of Clowns (2:42), 9. Breaking Up Is Hard To Do (2:19), 10. All The Words In The World (2:28), 11. Next Door To An Angel (2:26), 12. Bad Girl (2003) (2:29), 13. Look Inside Your Heart (3:11), 14. Waiting For Never (2:37), 15. Let's Go Steady Again (2:25), 16. Alice In Wonderland (2:33), 17. The Dreamer (2:49), 18. Too Late (2:56), 19. Bad Girl (2:28), 20. Wait' Til You See My Baby (2:48), 21. The Closest Thing To Heaven (2:55), 22. Fly Me To The Moon (In Other Words) (3:42), 23. You'll Never Know (3:04), 24. Without Your Love (3:04), 25. Because Of You (2:51), 26. Without A Song (3:52), 27. I'll Be Seeing You (2:36)

CD 4, 1. Sunny (2:34), 2. It's Hurts To Be In Love (2:29), 3. She'll Never Be You (2:07), 4. Let The People Talk (2:39), 5. I Hope He Breaks Your Heart (2:31), 6. In The Chapel With You (2:36), 7. Another Day, Another Heartache (2003) (2:59), 8. The World Through A Tear (3:25), 9. High On A Mountain (Deep In A Valley) (2:46), 10. Pictures From The Post (2:39), 11. The Answer To My Prayer (2:23), 12. Blue Boy (2:26), 13. Nobody But You (2:27), 14. We Hide From The Sun (2:27), 15. Sleeping Beauty (2:18), 16. The Answer Lies Within (2:22), 17. Grown-Up Games (3:31), 18. We Can Make It If We Try (2:45), 19. Cellophane Disguise (2:40), 20. Cold Girl (2:43), 21. Pray For Love (2:31), 22. Hallelujah I Love Her So (2:49), 23. Israeli Medley ( Shalom Aleichem/Artza Aleinu/Tzena Tzena Tzena) (3:26), 24. My Yddishe Momme (5:47), 25. Scapriatcciello (2:32)

CD 5, 1. Es Deficil Adios (2:06), 2. No Me Mientes Mas (2:18), 3. Pasaje De Ida (2:06), 4. Chica De Calendario (2:26), 5. Seras Tada Para Mi (2:24), 6. Recuerdos De Ipacaria (2:25), 7. Rey De Los Payasos (2:24), 8. Feliz Cumpleanos,dulces Dieciseis (2:31), 9. Diablito (2:36), 10. Con Un Beso (2:14), 11. Soy El Amor (2:09), 12. Mi Madre Querida (1:52), 13. Mi Vecinita (2:24), 14. Maria Elena (2:23), 15. Alicia(En El Pais De Las Maravillas (2:31), 16. Mi Dicha Lejana (3:05), 17. Besame Otra Vea (2:34), 18. Mas (Te Guardare En El Corozon) (2:15), 19. Chica Mala (2:29), 20. Divina Ilusion (3:15), 21. Ire Por Ti (La Terza Luna) (2:26), 22. Crea Estar Sonado (2:13), 23. El Reloj (2:42), 24. El Sonador (2:53), 25. Cumbia De La Primavera (2:12), 26. Que Suerte (2:08), 27. Manuela (3:10), 28. Lunita Consejera (3:13), 29. Ilero Por Ti Porque No Esta, Ilero Por Ti Porque Te Vas (2:45), 30. Entre Montan,nos Cruzando Valles (2:39)

CD 6, 1. Esagerata (2:44), 2. Un Giorno Inutile (2:15), 3. Finche' 'Vivro (1:58), 4. L'ultimo Appuntamento (1:46), 5. A 16 Anni Tu Vuoi Amare (2:04), 6. Tu Non Lo Sai (2:13), 7. I Tuoi Capricci (3:12), 8. La Terza Luna (2:22), 9. Il Cielo Ti Ha Creata Per Me (2:36), 10. Quando Sorridi Cosi (2:42), 11. Il Re Die Pagliacci (2:32), 12. Adesso No (2:07), 13. Non Cercare Un'altra Bocca (2:31), 14. Se C'e' Un Paradiso (2:11), 15. Darei 10 Anni (2:37), 16. La Notte E' Fatta Per Amare (2:49), 17. La Luna A Fiori (2:10), 18. Non Basta Mai (2:37), 19. Ricordati Ancora (2:35), 20. Sara' Sara' (2:03), 21. Matto (2:50), 22. Mai Sara' Come Te (2:09), 23. Che Non Farei (2:29), 24. Viene La Notte (2:31), 25. I Primi Giorni (2:32), 26. E La Vita Continua (2:50), 27. La Forza Del Destino (1:58)

CD 7, 1. Cantando Con Le Lacrime Agli Occhi (2:39), 2. L' Te Vurria Vasa (2:22), 3. Tu Musica Divina (2:46), 4. Si', Amore (3:19), 5. No Sera 'E Maggio (3:32), 6. Ricordando (Fumo Negli Occhi) (3:43), 7. Arcobaleno (2:16), 8. Estrellita (2:24), 9. L'ultima Foglia (2:46), 10. Sorridi (3:12), 11. Questa Notte Sapro' (2:57), 12. Lettera Bruciata (2:52), 13. Un'ora Sola Ti Vorrei (2:40), 14. L'amore E' Una Cosa Meravigliosa (2:27), 15. Crazy Daisy (2:44), 16. Heute Sind Es Traume (2:15), 17. Candy (Madchen Aus Old Germany) (2:49), 18. Wenn Ich In Dein Fenster Seh' (2:31), 19. Nur Ein Bild Von Dir (2:29), 20. So Wie Mein Baby (2:36), 21. Die Welt Ohne Dich (2:47), 22. Oh Carol (Hebrew) (2:20), 23. You Mean Everything To Me (Hebrew) (2:44), 24. Namida No Komichi (Japanese) (2:44), 25. High On A Mountain (Japanese) (2:39)

CD 8, 1. Without Your Love (Instr.) (2:51), 2. Walk With Me (Instr.) (2:46), 3. The Diary (Instr.) (2:32), 4. You Mean Everything To Me (Instr.) (2:13), 5. Time Marches On (Instr.) (2:37), 6. Where The Boys Are (Instr.) (2:05), 7. What Am I Gonna Do (Instr.) (2:14), 8. One Way Ticket (Instr.) (1:54), 9. Happy Birthday Sweet 16 (Instr.) (2:17), 10. Calendar Girl (Instr.) (2:23), 11. Little Devil (Instr.) (2:08), 12. Oh Carol (Instr.) (2:43), 13. I Go Ape (Stereo) (2:32), 14. No Vacancy (Stereo) (2:44), 15. Oh Carol (Stereo) (2:17), 16. Sunny (Stereo) (2:32), 17. Sheґll Never Be You (Stereo) (2:07), 18. Sleeping Beauty (Stereo) (2:16), 19. Forty Winks Away (One Vocal Version) (2:46), 20. Without A Song (Stereo) (3:47), 21. My Best Friend Barbara (Demo) (2:12), 22. TV Show (6:07), 23. The Canvas Sky (From The Movie "Rings Around The World" (3:05), 24. The Waterbug (From The Movie "Playgirl Killer) (2:55), 25. The Jellyfish Song (From The Movie "Sting Of Death) (3:15), 26. Party Song (From The Movie "Sting Of Death" (2:05), 27. Instant Love (From The Movie "Instant Love" (2:45), 28. It Happened Again (From The Movie "Instant Love") (2:33), 29. Station Breaks (2:59), 30. Message To Japanese Fans (0:34), 31. The Christmas Greetings (0:11), 32. New Years Greeting (0:07)



2 comments :

  1. Este disco es un gran resumen de Neil,esta casi completo.Gracias

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  2. WOW Nunca pense encontrarla gratis, gracias por compartir tan buena musica.

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