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The Tra-La Days Are Over
Studio album by Neil Sedaka
Released 1973
Recorded Strawberry Studios, Stockport, England,
spring, 1973
Genre Pop
Label MGM
Producer Neil Sedaka, 10cc
Neil Sedaka chronology
Solitaire
(1972)
The Tra-La Days Are Over
(1973)
Laughter in the Rain
(1974)

The Tra-La Days Are Over is a 1973 album by American singer-songwriter Neil Sedaka. The album was the second to be produced at Strawberry Studios in England in collaboration with Graham Gouldman, Lol Creme, Kevin Godley and Eric Stewart, who had formed the band 10cc since their first joint venture with Sedaka on Solitaire (1972).

The album, which consolidated his return to popularity after his lengthy absence from the charts, yielded two hit singles for Sedaka, "Standing on the Inside" (UK No.26, June 1973) and "Our Last Song Together" (UK No.31, August 1973).

Another song, "Love Will Keep Us Together", became a US No.1 for Captain & Tennille in 1975. Their version peaked at No.32 in Britain. The Captain & Tennille acknowledged Sedaka's authorship as well as his early-1970s comeback by working the phrase "Sedaka is back" into the song's fadeout.

On the liner notes to The Tra-La Days Are Over Sedaka added the dedication: "Thanks to Mike Curb for letting me have my way."

Contents

Track listing

(all music and lyrics by Neil Sedaka except where noted)

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Side one

  1. "Little Brother" (lyrics Phil Cody)
  2. "Standing on the Inside"
  3. "Alone in New York in the Rain" (Lyrics Cody)
  4. "Caribbean Rainbow" (Lyrics Cody)
  5. "Let Daddy Know" (Lyrics Howard Greenfield)
  6. "Suspicions" (Lyrics Cody)

Side two

  1. "Love Will Keep Us Together" (Lyrics Greenfield)
  2. "The Other Side of Me" (Lyrics Greenfield)
  3. "Rock and Roll Wedding Day" (Lyrics Cody)
  4. "For Peace and Love" (Lyrics Cody)
  5. "Our Last Song Together" (Lyrics Greenfield)

Personnel


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