Neil Sedaka: Overnight Success/The Hungry Years (1975)

1. Crossroads
2. Lonely Night
3. Stephen
4. Bad Blood
5. Your Favorite Entertainer
6. Baby Blue
7. Tit for Tat
8. New York City Blues
9. When You Were Loving Me
10. The Hungry Years
11. Breaking Up is Hard to Do *
12. Hey Mister Sunshine
13. The Queen of 1964
14. Betty Grable
15. Goodman Goodbye

* String arrangement by Richard Carpenter



Worldwide CD release


Richard Carpenter's participation in this album is extremely minimal -- he wrote the string arrangement for "Breaking Up is Hard to Do."

This album was released as Overnight Success in the UK, and, with a slightly different track listing, The Hungry Years elsewhere; the CD version, released in 1998, contains all the songs from both versions of the album, plus a few bonus tracks.

"Breaking Up Is Hard to Do" is notable in that Neil Sedaka had a #1 hit with the song in the early 1960s, and his 1975 re-working of the song reached the U.S. Top Ten -- the only time an artist has done that with a remake of their own song.


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