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could have done better, but at least the rare songs are released, 3.5 rating
on March 9, 2011
If anything that should have been done, they should have released the original compilation "Double Gold" on cd remastered and with bonus tracks that was described in a previous review. what I like about this release is some of Diamonds best tracks from the bang era are finlly released, gems like "The Long way home", I'll come runnin" ,and "love to love" have finally seen the digital light of day, however a mono version of this release is really uneccesary and whether the mono versions are the original release or not ( I know I'm being blasphemis to you mono vinyl purist) the following versions of "Solitary Man", You got to me(Diamond sounds really bored on this track), and especially this too short version of "Do it", do not do it for me. My favorite era of Neil Diamond is non other that bang years (I can only take so much of Sweet Caroline especially on karaoke nights where whoever sings it , the audiance has to add lib to it, like a bunch of freaks in a rocky horror picture show night), but I wish it was the version from the "Double Gold" release (which thankfully some here are) instead of the mono versions.But at least to those who really longed to see this set finally released, here it is.