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Essential Neil Diamond CD 1 of 1

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Format: CD
Sku: 60512253
UPC: 696998568129
UPC 14: 00696998568129
Release Date: 12/4/2001
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Song Listing

Disc 1
Song Title
1. Solitary Man - (mono) ~ Neil Diamond
2. Cherry, Cherry - (mono) ~ Neil Diamond
3. I Got The Feelin' (Oh No, No) - (mono) ~ Neil Diamond
4. Kentucky Woman - (mono) ~ Neil Diamond
5. Girl, You'll Be A Woman Soon - (mono) ~ Neil Diamond
6. You Got To Me - (mono) ~ Neil Diamond
7. Red, Red Wine - (mono) ~ Neil Diamond
8. Thank The Lord For The Night Time - (mono) ~ Neil Diamond
9. I'm A Believer - (mono) ~ Neil Diamond
10. Sweet Caroline ~ Neil Diamond
11. Song Sung Blue ~ Neil Diamond
12. Holly Holy ~ Neil Diamond
13. I Am...I Said ~ Neil Diamond
14. Cracklin' Rosie ~ Neil Diamond
15. Play Me ~ Neil Diamond
16. Morningside ~ Neil Diamond
17. Crunchy Granola Suite ~ Neil Diamond
18. Brooklyn Roads ~ Neil Diamond
19. Soolaimon - (previously unreleased) ~ Neil Diamond
Disc 2
Song Title
1. America ~ Neil Diamond
2. Hello Again ~ Neil Diamond
3. Love On The Rocks ~ Neil Diamond
4. Captain Sunshine - (previously unreleased) ~ Neil Diamond
5. He Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother - (previously unreleased) ~ Neil Diamond
6. Medley: Yes I Will/Lady Magdalene: Yes I Will / Lady Magdelene - (previously unreleased) ~ Neil Diamond
7. Shilo - (previously unreleased) ~ Neil Diamond
8. Brother Love's Traveling Salvation Show - (previously unreleased) ~ Neil Diamond
9. If You Know What I Mean ~ Neil Diamond
10. Beautiful Noise ~ Neil Diamond
11. You Don't Bring Me Flowers ~ Neil Diamond
12. Desir?e ~ Neil Diamond
13. Forever In Blue Jeans ~ Neil Diamond
14. September Morn ~ Neil Diamond
15. I've Been This Way Before ~ Neil Diamond
16. Yesterday's Songs ~ Neil Diamond
17. Heartlight ~ Neil Diamond
18. Headed For The Future ~ Neil Diamond
19. You Are The Best Part Of Me ~ Neil Diamond

Album Notes and Credits

Notes & Personnel Info
Muze PNote Personnel includes: Neil Diamond (vocals, guitar); Barbara Streisand (vocals).
Muze PNote Producers include: Jeff Barry, Ellie Greenwhich, Tommy Cogbill, Tom Catalano,
Muze PNote Neil Diamond.
Muze PNote Compilation producers: Neil Diamond, Al Quaglieri.
Muze PNote Engineers include: Phil Ramone, Brooks Arthur, Armin Steiner.
Muze PNote Recorded between February 1966 and October 2001. Includes liner notes by David Wild.
Muze PNote Digitally remastered by Joseph M. Palmaccio (Sony Music Studios, New York, New York).
Muze PNote Audio Mixers: Ron Hitchcock; Bernie Becker.
Muze PNote Liner Note Author: David Wild.
Muze PNote Recording information: Centroplex, Baton Rouge, LA (02/??/1966-10/28/2001); Oakland Coliseum, Oakland, CA (02/??/1966-10/28/2001); The Forum, Los Angeles, CA (02/??/1966-10/28/2001); The Greek Theatre, Los Angeles, CA (02/??/1966-10/28/2001); Van Adel Arena, Grand Rapids, MI (02/??/1966-10/28/2001).
Muze PNote Photographers: Tom Bert; Neal Preston.
Muze PNote 2001 gave Neil Diamond fans plenty to cheer about. A new album of all-original studio material (THREE CHORD OPERA), a speaking and singing cameo in the bawdy film SAVING SILVERMAN, and the hit-packed anthology THE ESSENTIAL NEIL DIAMOND. This two-disc set chronologically traces the Brooklyn native's career path over the span of four decades. Packed with mono versions of classic '60s hits, Disc One alone would be a considerable canon for the average musician, thanks to songs like "Solitary Man," "Cracklin' Rosie," "Song Sung Blue," "Kentucky Woman," "Girl, You'll Be A Woman Soon," "Sweet Caroline," and "I'm A Believer." For Diamond, this was just a start, as he leapt to MOR god-like status via his duet with fellow Erasmus High alumnus Barbra Streisand ("You Don't Bring Me Flowers") and other sentimental sides including "Heartlight," "Love On The Rocks," "September Morn," and the patriotic anthem "America".
Muze PNote A number of in-concert cuts quickly dispel any doubts that Diamond's skills are equally as impressive on stage as they are in the studio. One listen to live favorites like "He Aint' Heavy He's My Brother," "Shilo," and "Brooklyn Roads" cinches Diamond's legacy as an American musical treasure.

Musical Guests
Muze Guest Artist Barbra Streisand

Artist Overview

With a career as a hitmaker stretching across the decades, Neil Diamond has purveyed catchy, three-chord pop/rock, progressive singer/songwriter material, middle-of-the-road balladry, and even traditional country. He started out as a Brill Building hitmaker; a songwriter for hire, he worked alongside the likes of Carole King and Gerry Goffin, and penned hits for the Monkees and Jay & the Americans. His solo career took off in the mid 1960s and made him one of America's most successful recording artists and concert attractions for a long time to come. Even decades down the road, younger groups such as UB40 in the '80s, Urge Overkill in the '90s, and Smash Mouth in the 2000's were still scoring hits with Diamond's evergreen compositions.

Compilation Appearances

Muze Music Compilations Last Waltz (Live)
Muze Music Compilations Duets Ii
Muze Music Compilations Greatest Hits Vol 2
Muze Music Compilations Just For The Record
Muze Music Compilations Memories
Muze Music Compilations Timeless-Live In Concert
Muze Music Compilations Duets (Bonus Tracks)
Muze Music Compilations Duets & Duets Ii:90th Birthday
Muze Music Compilations Forever Neil Diamond / Variou
Muze Music Compilations Casey Kasem: Driving In The 70's
Muze Music Compilations Essential 3.0(Limited Edition)
Muze Music Compilations Highlights From Just For The Record
Muze Music Compilations Songbird
Muze Music Compilations Modern Bride Presents The Wedding Alb
Muze Music Compilations Billboard 1960'S Top 40 Karaoke Box S
Muze Music Compilations Anyone Who Had A Heart
Muze Music Compilations Essential Barbra Streisand (Bonus Tracks) (Limited Edition)
Muze Music Compilations Jazz Singer (ost)
Muze Music Compilations Jonathan Livingston Seagull (ost)

Associated Artists and Works

Classic Dream Orchestra
Heartlite Band
Original Soundtrack
Quality Singers (The)
Duets II ~ Sinatra, Frank
Forever Neil Diamond ~ Various Artists

Technical Info

Music Release Date Release Date : 12/04/2001
Music Original Release Date Original Release Date : 2001
Music CatalogId Catalog ID : 85681
Music Label Name Label : Sony Music Distribution (USA)
Music Number of Discs Number of Discs : 2
Music Studio or Live Studio/Live : Mixed
Music Mono or Stereo Mono/Stereo : Stereo
Music SPAR code SPAR Code : n/a
Music UPC UPC : 00696998568129

Product Attributes

Product attributeArtist:   Diamond,Neil
Product attributeLabel:   Cbs/epic/wtg Records
Product attributeMusic Format:   Compact Disc
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