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Neil Diamond - The Greatest Hits (1966-1992)

Neil DiamondAudio CD
3.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (155 customer reviews)

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listen  1. Solitary Man (Album Version)Neil Diamond 2:32$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  2. Cherry, CherryNeil Diamond 2:43$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  3. I Got The Feelin' (Oh No, No) (Album Version)Neil Diamond 2:19$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  4. Thank The Lord For The Night Time (Album Version)Neil Diamond 3:02$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  5. Girl, You'll Be A Woman SoonNeil Diamond 2:54$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  6. Kentucky Woman (Album Version)Neil Diamond 2:25$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  7. Shilo (Album Version)Neil Diamond 3:24$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  8. You Got To Me (Album Version)Neil Diamond 2:48$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  9. Brooklyn Roads (Live)Neil Diamond 5:28$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen10. Red, Red Wine (Live Version)Neil Diamond 3:14$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen11. I'm A Believer (Live Version)Neil Diamond 2:24$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen12. Sweet Caroline (Live Version)Neil Diamond 4:06$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen13. Soolamon (Live Version)Neil Diamond 4:36$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen14. Cracklin' Rosie (Live Version)Neil Diamond 3:06$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen15. Song Sung Blue (Album Version)Neil Diamond 3:06$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen16. Play Me (Album Version)Neil Diamond 4:02$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen17. Holly Holy (Live Version)Neil Diamond 5:27$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen18. Morningside (Live)Neil Diamond 5:24$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen19. Crunchy Granola Suite (Live Version)Neil Diamond 3:58$0.99  Buy MP3 


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listen  1. Brother Love's Traveling Salvation Show (Live Version)Neil Diamond 5:54$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  2. I Am...I Said (Live Version)Neil Diamond 5:06$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  3. Be (Album Version)Neil Diamond 6:30$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  4. Longfellow Serenade (Album Version)Neil Diamond 3:51$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  5. Beautiful Noise (Album Version)Neil Diamond 3:24$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  6. If You Know What I Mean (Album Version)Neil Diamond 3:41$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  7. Desiree (Album Version)Neil Diamond 3:18$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  8. September Morning (Album Version)Neil Diamond 3:51$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  9. You Don't Bring Me Flowers (Duet with Barbra Streisand) (Album Version)Neil Diamond Duet With Barbra Streisand 3:24$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen10. Forever In Blue Jeans (Album Version)Neil Diamond 3:38$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen11. Hello Again (Album Version)Neil Diamond 4:05$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen12. America (Album Version)Neil Diamond 4:19$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen13. Love On The Rocks (Album Version)Neil Diamond 3:39$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen14. Yesterday's Songs (Album Version)Neil Diamond 2:51$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen15. Heartlight (Album Version)Neil Diamond 4:26$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen16. Headed For The Future (Album Version)Neil Diamond 4:06$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen17. Heartbreak Hotel (Duet with Kim Carnes) ((Duet with Kim Carnes))Neil Diamond 2:06$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen18. All I Really Need Is You (Album Version)Neil Diamond 4:39$0.99  Buy MP3 


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Five decades into his career, Neil Diamond has finally made the album of his dreams. Columbia Records is proud to release Dreams, a new 14-song collection of the legendary singer/songwriter's interpretations of his favorite songs of other composers from the rock era.

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Product Details

  • Audio CD (May 19, 1992)
  • Original Release Date: May 19, 1992
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Label: Sony
  • ASIN: B0000028OJ
  • Average Customer Review: 3.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (155 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,996 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Though now known mainly for his middle-of-the-road balladry, Neil Diamond started his career in the '60s as a Tin Pan Alley pro who turned out a string of ballsy, folk-rock-styled classic Top 40 singles that may come as a surprise to anyone who's grown up with the image of Diamond as a sensitive crooner and Vegas showman. This 2 CD set contains all of his hits, but it isn't quite the definitive package that its title suggests. His early Bang singles ("Cherry, Cherry," "Kentucky Woman," "Solitary Man") and his later Columbia material ("You Don't Bring Me Flowers," "America," "Heartlight") appear in their original versions. But his mid-period MCA/UNI hits ("Sweet Caroline," "Song Sung Blue," "I Am ... I Said") are represented by live re-recordings from 1989 and 1992. --Scott Schinder

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190 of 192 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Needs the disclaimer: "LIVE versions of classic hits" November 26, 2002
Format:Audio CD
Don't get me wrong: I dig Diamond. I love his earlier work. Seeing him perform live was a great treat, and like some others, I don't think he can be overdone.
Much of the great A.M. radio songs of the 1960's and early 1970's were from his pen and voice. "I Got the Feelin", "Girl You'll be a Woman Soon", "Brother Love's Traveling Salvation Show" (more on that later) established his bona fides for a place in the Hall of Fame. Be forewarned though. In this album, I thought I had found the treasure I was looking for: Most of the stuff I grew up with in one place. However, I was abjectly disappointed to find too many of the songs I wanted were not the original versions I had come to love, but instead were live versions.
I wanted the versions of the songs "Brooklyn Roads", "I Am I Said", "B.L.T.S.S." and "Sweet Caroline" like I remember them. Unfortunately, the versions here were all live. According to one of the critics, a full third of the album is. Some of these are just fine, but if you want originals, this is going to leave you searching elsewhere.
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173 of 181 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Don't buy this CD unless you LIKE LIVE recordings! October 26, 2003
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
I bought this CD because I wanted one CD with all Neil Diamonds best hits.
When I got it - It had a sticker on the jewel case saying that it contains 13 (I think?) LIVE RECORDING.
That was my 'red flag'. I immediately returned it to Amazon.
Unfortunatelly Amazon do not include that info in the CD title.
If you like NOISY LIVE RECORDINGS - this CD is for you.
If not: I then purchased: 1) Neil Diamond 12 Greatest Hit Vol. II and 2) The Neil Diamond Collection (Original recording remastered) - The one where he looks like 25 on the cover.
Which is good CLEAN music, and both CD's cost the same price as this one.
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62 of 64 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Diamond shines, but doesn't dazzle! August 10, 2000
By JC
Format:Audio CD
When I was a 12 year old boy, somebody bought me a double vinyl album by Neil Diamond called 'Diamonds'. I loved it and played it to death.
20 years later I suddenly got the urge to hear those great songs again and scoured the amazon sites. Alas 'Diamonds' isn't mentioned anywhere so I settled for this CD instead.
Imagine my horror when I played it and half the tracks were live versions (and weak ones at that!) I believe a live concert of your favourite artist is a great experience - when you are actually there - but rarely translates well to record.
The beautifully arranged orchestrations are replaced by a band and the soulful voice is replaced by the weaker, less tuneful live version, with applause and Neils comments to the audience thrown in for good measure!
The non-live songs are all excellent and he is a terrific singer - I just wish I could have had my 'Diamonds' back!
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56 of 58 people found the following review helpful
Format:Audio CD
You know, I was raised on Neil Diamond. He and John Denver (and Handel's Messiah at Christmas) were about the extent of recorded music in my parents' house until I discovered pop music (and Duran Duran) at age 10. For quite a while, I rebelled and went the other direction. Didn't we all?
My loss. This 2 CD set contains 33 wonderful songs -- and not even all of Neil's gems. I could go on and on about the greatness of Neil's songs, but other reviewers have done that already, and most of you who visit this page know already. But consider the list: America, Sweet Caroline, Cracklin Rosie, Forever in Blue Jeans, You Don't Bring Me Flowers, Be, I Am I Said, Brother Love's Traveling Salvation Show, Desiree, September Morn, Hello Again, Red Red Wine, Girl You'll Be a Woman Soon, Kentucky Woman. They're all here, and then some. I was particularly pleased with the inclusion of some of Neil's early stuff on these discs.
BUT (doesn't it seem there's always a BUT?) for some reason, the middle chunk of the set is made up of live recordings from the early 90s, rather than the original studio recordings. And in these live recordings, the Neil we know and love has been replaced by fat, bloated, old Vegas Neil. Bad choice. Not all of the live recordings are truly terrible, but some are -- Sweet Caroline and Red Red Wine in particular stick out as sore thumbs.
Still, until a better set comes along, this one is still far superior to the single-disc greatest hits. Unless you want to buy a bunch of albums (which, frankly, wouldn't be a bad choice), this set is an imperfect, but best available, choice.
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40 of 41 people found the following review helpful
Format:Audio CD
I bought this compilation after looking thru the track-listing and seeing that all my favourite Neil Diamond songs were included. Unfortunately 13 of the songs are mediocre live versions from Neil's early 90s concerts. Classics such as Cracklin' Rosie, I Am I Said, Song Sung Blue and Sweet Caroline are poor imitations of the original studio recordings of the early 70s. I recommend that you get your hands on the Neil Diamond Collection if you want to listen to these and others in their full glory. Clearly, Uni who own the rights to these songs didn't give permission to Columbia for them to be included on these CDs. So until all these songs are released on a single collection, you will have to do what I did, buy both and make your own compilation. Not cheap, but worth it for the ultimate Neil Diamond collection.
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35 of 38 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Some dubious live acts, unfortunately... February 11, 2001
By Chris
Format:Audio CD
At first glance this compilation is a sure winner. What the cover doesn't state, however, is that many of the tracks are live recordings. Although many of Neil Diamond's songs benefit from a live performance, for instance, Brooklyn Roads and Cracklin' Rosie, others are seriously unpalatable, having the unfortunate effect of severely marring my impression of Diamond.
I will never comprehend why the original Song Sung Blue was jettisoned in favour of a gruff, raspy update that is an insult to the original. In addition, Diamond has a tendency to overpower the material during live acts, dragging and drawling all over the place. An example of which is the badly burnt 'Play Me'. The relative restraint shown in the studio recordings work far better.
For all that, however, I can't say this 2-CD set was a poor purchase, but it could have been improved with more careful screening during the song selection process.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars I love Neil's voice. He is timeless. I have choreographed a class with...
I think Neil is the real deal. I love his voice and even though he has aged, his voice is still great.
thanks for the purchase.
susan
Published 9 days ago by Susan P. Thevenet
4.0 out of 5 stars Shoulda Stayed Inside, Neil.
Much as I like Neil Diamond, this album would have been a lot better had it contained only studio recordings. Read more
Published 21 days ago by Michael J. Oldfield
5.0 out of 5 stars Great CD Excellent
Couldn't be happier with this CD. Anyone that likes Neil Diamonds music, will like this CD. It's filled with his great music.
Published 23 days ago by Linda Alden
5.0 out of 5 stars Cool
I go to Eastern Washington Football games and during the third quater they play Sweat Caroline. Our opponant has no chance after that.
Published 1 month ago by Jeffrey Bliesner
5.0 out of 5 stars GReat
Item was delievered prompt;y and as described. Very goo selection of songs and very satisfied wioth puirchase a a a
Published 1 month ago by Frank
5.0 out of 5 stars nice set
there are 2 kinds of people in the world. Those who like Neil Diamond and those who do not like Neil Diamond. Bill Murray quote from the movie What About Bob. Read more
Published 1 month ago by nils johns
5.0 out of 5 stars What more can I say?
I LOVE Neil Diamond, even if my friends give me crap about it. His greatest hits are a MUST HAVE for any fan!
Published 2 months ago by Christine A. Pawasarat
5.0 out of 5 stars Great!
Disc(s) contain the classic Neil Diamond tunes, got for my ex-husband. He loves them as he has always loved Neil Diamond.
Published 2 months ago by Jamie L. Gambler
5.0 out of 5 stars Greatest Hits
This is the best of the best of Neil Diamond's greatest hits. I am so pleased with this cd. If you love the old music of yesterday then you will love this cd also. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Elizabeth Schoonover
5.0 out of 5 stars Neil
Every song on here is great. I love Forever in Bluejeans . Most of these are from the vaults but he still rules in anything with shine or sparkles. Read more
Published 3 months ago by vikki65
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