February 14, 2015

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Neil Sedaka - Breaking Up Is Hard To Do (1975 Version) b/w Lonely Night (1975) - single

"Breaking Up Is Hard to Do" is a song recorded by Neil Sedaka, and co-written by Sedaka and Howard Greenfield. Sedaka recorded this song twice, in 1962 and 1975, in two vastly different arrangements.
Originally an uptempo song from 1962, Sedaka re-recorded it as a ballad in 1975. The slower arrangement was originally debuted by David Cassidy in 1974 on his "Cassidy Live!" album. Sedaka's slow version peaked at #8 in February 1976 and went to number one on the Easy Listening chart. It was only the second time that an artist made the Billboard Top Ten with two different versions of the same song Building sound crafted by Sedaka and his various associates and that evolution is precisely documented from the rock & roll sixties sound of the original to the soul-searching re-invention that was the 1975/1976 ballad. In performance it really is two different songs with the same words and the same melody - the music transformed, the energy translated but just as powerful.  The slow version of "Breaking Up Is Hard to Do" is taken from the album "Overnight Success" in 1975. It was released in the UK and throughout Europe and Australia on the Polydor label. Later that same year, in the US, most of this album was issued under the title "The Hungry Years", with two songs from the British album replaced on the American album.

A  - Breaking Up Is Hard To Do
writer(s): Neil Sedaka, Howard Greenfield / Producer: Neil Sedaka, Robert Appere   
B  - Lonely Night   
writer(s) Neil Sedaka / producer: Neil Sedaka, Robert Appere  

Label:  Polydor Records
Genre:  Pop, Ballad
Catalog#  2058684

(P) 1975

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