0 The Real Neil & Other News

Neil is very proud to announce the release of "The Real Neil" in the United States.

Real_Neil_300x300Neil is very proud to announce the release of “The Real Neil” in the United States.

“The Real Neil” is a collection of new songs with a few Sedaka classics. “The most challenging task for a songwriter is to write a simple tune but still bring an emotional feeling to it”, says Neil. ” After 60 years of writing, I am very proud of these new songs. This is my first acoustic album. Piano and voice, the pure form of the song, just the way I write them. The songs are very personal and come from my soul. It’s the culmination of all the years of writing. No frills. No production gimmicks.”

The album closes with classically trained Neil’s first piano concerto ‘Manhattan Intermezzo’, recorded with the Philharmonia Orchestra of London at Air Studios in London.

“The Real Neil” will only be available for purchase on CD exclusively through NeilSedaka.com by clicking here. It was also be available at all of Neil’s upcoming performances.

Rest assured, you will be able to purchase “The Real Neil” on Amazon.com or ITunes next week.

In the coming weeks, we will be presenting a brand new NeilSedaka.com for you to explore. Keep visiting!

To purchase your copy of “The Real Neil”, please click here.

Thank You!

Neil would like to extend his thanks to all of his fans and friends worldwide for the beautiful Birthday Greetings he received today.

Neil would like to extend his thanks to all of his fans and friends worldwide for the beautiful Birthday Greetings he received today. The enormous amount of e-mails, which are still coming, helped make this day even more special!

The Year 2013

Neil releases The Real Neil, an acoustic collection of new songs and a few classics, and launches a new website.

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Neil releases The Real Neil, an acoustic collection of new songs and a few classics.

The launch of NeilSedaka.com

The Year 2012

Imagine Publishing releases Dinosaur Pet, a children’s book illustrated by Tom Bowers, based on Neil’s 1961 hit single “Calendar Girl.” It reaches #3 on The New York Times Bestsellers List.

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May 2012

Imagine Publishing releases Dinosaur Pet, a children’s book illustrated by Tom Bowers, based on Neil’s 1961 hit single “Calendar Girl.” Neil’s son Marc adapted the lyric. Included exclusively with the book is a three song CD containing two brand new Sedaka songs, “She Moved Away” and “The Tooth Fairy,” composed specifically for this book. “Dinosaur Pet” peaked at #3 on The New York Times Bestsellers List.

The Year 2010

Neil appears on Elaine Paige's Elaine Paige & Friends, is honored by The Variety Club, records two symphonic compositions with The London Philharmonic, publishes Waking Up Is Hard To Do, receives an award from The Ivors, sees the opening of the Laughter In the Rain musical, and releases The Music of My Life.

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November 4

Neil appeared on Elaine Paige’s 21st solo album entitled Elaine Paige & Friends. Produced by Grammy Award Winner Phil Ramone, the album features a duet with Neil and Elaine on the chart-topper by Bread “Make It With You.”

October 8

Neil was honored by The Variety Club with their prestigious Silver Heart Award, in recognition of Neil’s “Outstanding contribution to the world of Music and Entertainment.”

October

Neil recorded his two symphonic compositions “Joie De Vivre” and “Manhattan Intermezzo” with The London Philharmonic.

September 

Imagine Publishing releases Waking Up Is Hard To Do, a children’s book illustrated by Daniel Miyares, based on the title song of Neil’s children’s album. Included exclusively with the book is a three song CD containing two brand new Sedaka songs, “Sing” and “Lighting Jim,” composed specifically for this book.

May 21

Neil receives The Special International Award from The Ivors.

March 4

Laughter in the Rain by Philip Norman opens at the Churchill Theater in Bromley and begins a tour throughout the UK. Laughter in the Rain is a musical based on the rise, fall, and rise again of Neil Sedaka, featuring many of Neil’s classic hits.

January 26

Razor and Tie releases The Music of My Life.

The Year 2009

The Music of My Life is released in the UK and Neil performs 10 sold out performances there. Inspired by his grandchildren, he releases Waking Up Is Hard To Do in the U.S., which is a collection of his hits that have been reinvented as children's songs.

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June 22

Universal UK releases The Music of My Life and it debuts #15 on the Official UK Album Chart.

In conjunction with the release of the album, Neil performs 10 sold out performances in the UK.

The Music of My Life is a collection of brand new Sedaka songs, including Neil’s first ever Salsa song, “Do You Remember?”, produced by David Foster.

January 6

Neil releases Waking Up is Hard to Do, in the United States. Inspired by his grandchildren, Waking Up is Hard to Do is a collection of Neil Sedaka Hits that have been reinvented as children’s songs.

The Year 2008

Neil is inducted into the Hit Parade Hall of Fame alongside The Beatles, Neil Diamond, The Four Seasons, Bobby Darin and Connie Francis. He tours Australia and releases The Miracle of Christmas.

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October 7

Neil releases The Miracle of Christmas, in the United States and appears on The Bonnie Hunt Show.

April 29

Neil kicks off his Australia Tour in Adelaide.

February

Neil is inducted into The Hit Parade Hall of Fame, in its inaugural year. Other inductees included The Beatles, Neil Diamond, The Four Seasons, Bobby Darin, and Connie Francis.

The Year 2007

Neil releases The Definitive Collection, is honored by The New York Pops at Carnegie Hall, premieres "Joie de Vivre" with The Kansas City Symphony, and his honored at Lincoln Center's Avery Fisher Hall for his 50th Anniversary with guests including Natalie Cole, Clay Aiken, Connie Francis, David Foster, Dion and more paying tribute.

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October 26

Neil Sedaka: 50 Years of Hits – Tribute in honor of Neil’s 50th Anniversary. Natalie Cole, Clay Aiken, Connie Francis, David Foster, Dion, Paul Shaffer, and many more came to pay tribute to Neil at Avery Fisher Hall, Lincoln Center, New York City.

September 13

Neil premieres “Joie De Vivre,” his first classical symphonic piece with The Kansas City Symphony, conducted by Lee Holdridge.

April 30

Neil is honored by The New York Pops at Carnegie Hall, in honor of his 50th Anniversary as a performer.

April 24

Neil releases The Definitive Collection, in the United States, debuts #22 on Billboard. In promotion of The Definitive Collection, Neil makes appearances on The Today Show and The View, as well four performances at Joe’s Pub.