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Neil Sedaka: The Tra-La Days Are Over

Simon Frith, Let It Rock, October 1973

NEIL SEDAKA'S album is a more explicit farewell to his past – the tra-la days are over. Except on this album, where Sedaka's sharp voice and trilling piano are given brilliantly old-fashioned support by 10cc. The lyrics of 'Rock And Roll Wedding' may be ironic, but the sound is plainly and enjoyably in the best Sedaka/Greenfield tradition.

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