- Released: July 13, 1998
- Originally Released: 1998
- Label: Varese Fontana
- 2.Lonely Night (Angel Face)
- 4.Bad Blood
- 5.Your Favorite Entertainer
- 6.Baby Blue
- 7.Tit for Tat
- 8.New York City Blues
- 9.When You Were Lovin' Me
- 10.The Hungry Years
- 11.Breaking Up Is Hard to Do
- 12.Hey Mister Sunshine - (previously unreleased, bonus track)
- 13.Queen of 1964, The - (bonus track)
- 14.Betty Grable - (bonus track)
- 15.Goodman Goodbye - (bonus track)
Personnel includes: Neil Sedaka, Elton John.
The 1998 reissue of THE HUNGRY YEARS includes 4 bonus tracks.
Personnel: Neil Sedaka (vocals, piano); Dean Parks, Steve Cropper (guitar); Chuck Findley, Dick "Slide" Hyde, Jackie Kelso, Jim Horn (horns); David Foster (keyboards); Leland Sklar (bass guitar); Nigel Olsson (drums); Milt Holland (percussion); Donny Gerrard, Elton John, Brian Russell, Gail Haness, Ann Orson, Brenda Russell (background vocals).
Audio Remixer: Daniel Hersch.
Liner Note Author: Don Charles.
Recording information: Clover Recording Studios, Hollywood, CA.
Arrangers: Richard Hyde; Jackie Kelso; Richard Carpenter ; Artie Butler.
THE HUNGRY YEARS, the follow-up to SEDAKA'S BACK, is essentially a companion-piece to that highly successful album, and kept pop singer Neil Sedaka's mid-1970s comeback going strong. The main attractions of this set are Sedaka's slow, smooth update of his own '60s hit "Breaking Up Is Hard to Do," and "Bad Blood," his vibrant collaboration with fan and friend Elton John. However, the rest of the record won't disappoint fans of shiny '70s pop either, thanks to the presence of the upbeat "Lonely Night (Angel Face)," which, like "Love Will Keep Us Together," was turned into a hit single by Captain & Tennille.