- Number of Discs: 2
- Released: July 4, 2011
- Label: BGO (Beat Goes On) (UK)
Record Collector (magazine)4 stars out of 5
-- "EMERGENCE is a brave, successful, concept piece focusing on Hollywood..."
Tracks on Disc 1:
- 1.I'm a Song (Sing Me)
- 2.Gone with the Morning
- 4.Silent Movies
- 5.Little Song
- 7.Cardboard California
- 8.One More Mountain to Climb
- 9.God Bless Joanna
- 10.Is Anybody Gonna Miss You
- 11.What Have They Done to the Moon
- 12.Rosemary Blue
- 13.Wish I Was a Carousel
- 14.Reprise: I'm a Song (Sing Me)
Tracks on Disc 2:
- 1.That's When the Music Takes Me
- 2.Beautiful You
- 3.Express Yourself
- 4.Anywhere You're Gonna Be (Leba's Song)
- 6.Adventures of a Boy Child Wonder
- 7.Better Days Are Coming
- 8.Dimbo Man
- 9.Trying to Say Goodbye
- 11.Don't Let It Mess Your Mind
Personnel: Neil Sedaka (vocals, piano, electric piano, organ, vibraphone); Graham Gouldman, Lol Creme (vocals, guitar); Kevin Godley (vocals, drums).
Liner Note Author: David Wells .
Recording information: RCA's Studios, New York, NY; The Strawberry Studios, Manchester, England.
Author: Ritchie Yorke.
Arranger: Lee Holdridge .
This two-fer from Beat Goes On features a pair of Neil Sedaka LPs, Emergence and Solitaire, both originally issued on Kirshner in 1972. These albums highlight 25 soft rock tracks including "I'm a Song (Sing Me)," "Better Days Are Coming," and the minor hit "That's When the Music Takes Me." ~ Al Campbell