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Neil Diamond / 50th Anniversary Collector’s Edition / 6CD retrospective

Say Hello Again to another 50th anniversary celebration
Unreleased tracks • Unheard demos • Six CD set spanning entire career

Although UMe/Capitol already ‘celebrated’ Neil Diamond‘s 50 years in music 18 months ago with a three-disc set called the ’50th anniversary collection’ it seems they haven’t celebrated enough and so will this month offer forward the ’50th Anniversary Collectors Edition’ a six-disc hardcover book deluxe package that features the same artwork, but this time includes six CDs of content, including rarities, demos and 14 previously unreleased tracks.

This set contains a full disc of unreleased songs, including ‘Sunflower,’ (originally recorded by Glen Campbell recently updated by Neil Diamond), ‘Before I Had a Dime’ and  ‘C’est La Vie’ (a song that Neil co-wrote with friend Gilbert Bécaud). Also unreleased are two original demos of  ‘I Am…I Said’ and ‘America,’.

I suppose they’ve got there in the end, as this set is far more appealing than last year’s effort – and is reasonably priced – although one wonders whether Universal Music plan to release 50th anniversary editions of Neil Diamond’s output every year, going forward?

For now, this year’s Neil Diamond 50th Anniversary Collector’s Edition will be released on 30 November 2018.

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DISC ONE

  1. SOLITARY MAN – Mono
  2. CHERRY, CHERRY – Mono
  3. I GOT THE FEELIN’ (Oh No No) – Mono
  4. DO IT – Mono
  5. THE BOAT THAT I ROW – Mono
  6. YOU GOT TO ME – Mono
  7. GIRL, YOU’LL BE A WOMAN SOON – Mono
  8. I’M A BELIEVER – Mono
  9. THANK THE LORD FOR THE NIGHT TIME – Mono
  10. KENTUCKY WOMAN – Mono
  11. RED, RED WINE – Mono
  12. BROOKLYN ROADS
  13. GLORY ROAD
  14. HOLLY HOLY
  15. AND THE GRASS WON’T PAY NO MIND
  16. SHILO
  17. SUNDAY SUN
  18. BROTHER LOVE’S TRAVELLING SALVATION SHOW
  19. DIG IN
  20. SWEET CAROLINE
  21. CRACKLIN’ ROSIE
  22. SOOLAIMON
  23. CRUNCHY GRANOLA SUITE
  24. LORDY (Live)

DISC TWO

  1. I AM…I SAID* – Original Demo
  2. I AM…I SAID
  3. DONE TOO SOON
  4. STONES
  5. MORNINGSIDE
  6. PLAY ME
  7. WALK ON WATER
  8. LONELY LOOKING SKY
  9. SKYBIRD
  10. BE
  11. I’VE BEEN THIS WAY BEFORE
  12. THE LAST PICASSO
  13. ROSEMARY’S WINE
  14. SONG SUNG BLUE
  15. LONGFELLOW SERENADE
  16. THE GIFT OF SONG
  17. BEAUTIFUL NOISE
  18. JUNGLETIME
  19. LADY-OH
  20. STREET LIFE
  21. SIGNS
  22. SURVIVING THE LIFE
  23. STARGAZER
  24. IF YOU KNOW WHAT I MEAN

DISC THREE

  1. DRY YOUR EYES
  2. DESIRÉE
  3. ONCE IN A WHILE
  4. I’M GLAD YOU’RE HERE WITH ME TONIGHT
  5. AMERICA* – Original Demo
  6. AMERICA
  7. HELLO AGAIN
  8. LOVE ON THE ROCKS
  9. AMAZED AND CONFUSED
  10. SONGS OF LIFE
  11. YESTERDAY’S SONGS
  12. I’M ALIVE
  13. HEARTLIGHT
  14. ON THE WAY TO THE SKY
  15. HEADED FOR THE FUTURE
  16. YOU DON’T BRING ME FLOWERS – Duet with Barbra Streisand
  17. FOREVER IN BLUE JEANS
  18. SEPTEMBER MORN

DISC FOUR

  1. THE STORY OF MY LIFE
  2. IT’S A TRIP (Go For The Moon)
  3. HOOKED ON THE MEMORY OF YOU
  4. BABY CAN I HOLD YOU* – Live in Dublin R.D.S. 1989
  5. HARD TIME FOR LOVERS
  6. ALL I REALLY NEED IS YOU
  7. IF THERE WERE NO DREAMS
  8. SOMEONE WHO BELIEVES IN YOU
  9. THE WAY
  10. ONE GOOD LOVE – Duet with Waylon Jennings
  11. BLUE HIGHWAY – Featuring Chet Atkins
  12. OPEN WIDE THESE PRISON DOORS
  13. EVERYBODY
  14. NO LIMIT
  15. I HAVEN’T PLAYED THIS SONG IN YEARS
  16. YOU ARE THE BEST PART OF ME
  17. DELIRIOUS LOVE
  18. I BELIEVE IN HAPPY ENDINGS
  19. MAN OF GOD
  20. WE

DISC FIVE

  1. I’M ON TO YOU
  2. WHAT’S IT GONNA BE
  3. SAVE ME A SATURDAY NIGHT
  4. CAPTAIN OF A SHIPWRECK
  5. ANOTHER DAY (THAT TIME FORGOT) – Duet with Natalie Maines
  6. DON’T GO THERE
  7. HOME BEFORE DARK
  8. FORGOTTEN
  9. PRETTY AMAZING GRACE
  10. MELODY ROAD
  11. NOTHING BUT A HEARTACHE
  12. SOMETHING BLUE
  13. IN BETTER DAYS
  14. SEONGAH AND JIMMY
  15. SUNNY DISPOSITION
  16. THE ART OF LOVE
  17. HELL YEAH

DISC SIX

  1. SUNFLOWER*
  2. C’EST LA VIE*
  3. GIRLS GO FISHIN’*
  4. MAYBE*
  5. CARIBBEAN CRUISE*
  6. YOU ARE*
  7. EASY (TO BE IN LOVE)*
  8. BEFORE I HAD A DIME*
  9. THE BALLAD OF SAVING SILVERMAN*
  10. IT DON’T SEEM LIKELY*
  11. LONG NIGHTS, HOLD ON*
  12. MOONLIGHT RIDER*

*Previously unreleased

9 responses to Neil Diamond / 50th Anniversary Collector’s Edition / 6CD retrospective

  1. chris stinson says:

    If it doesn’t include the Neil & Jack 45’s or his first Columbia 45′ release, I am not interested.
    I have had no use (or interest in) his music after his early UNI releases.

  2. David Rubin says:

    2019 – Same song list in same song order but now adds 2 discs of live material.
    2020 -Same song list in same song order and includes the same 2 discs of live material, but now includes all the same material but on Blu-Ray and DVD.
    2021 – All the same with Blu-Ray but now also including the vinyl.
    2022 – All the same with blah, blah, blah but now also includes a set of 3 45’s with company generic non-picture picture sleeves and copies of 2 programs and 2 concert posters with a few back stage passes.

    Should we keep going?
    Dave

  3. Dan says:

    By a process of simple logic, next years offering should be the 50th anniversary Super-Deluxe edition comprising 9 CDs of which 2 will feature previously unissued material. I think I’ll wait for that version.

  4. Stephen K says:

    With all that content, they’ve still managed to leave off 10 U.S. singles that were released between 1966-1984. Guess that had to hold something back for future releases.

  5. Stephen K says:

    I guess if record companies are going to release lackluster reissues and collections in the first place, I’m glad that the cycle of reissues is getting faster. I’m in favor of this release. I’m glad that last year’s release didn’t mean having to wait another 10 years before we’d get this new release. Can we get a better Eagles box set in another 16 months? Or a six-disc greatest hits of Steve Miller Band, Fleetwood Mac, or Lindsey Buckingham? Maybe with enough discs, there’d be enough space for all the singles that were released in-between the sporadic “demos”, “unreleased songs”, and “live versions” that fill out such compilations.

  6. noyoucmon says:

    I’m so irritated by this. I bought the three-disc and of course I’d like this larger set, but by buying it I’m just giving in to the company’s cynical abuse of goodwill. I’d like to know if there’s a concrete reason why this couldn’t have been issued at the same time as the three-disc version, to give fans a choice.

  7. Jeff says:

    Got a great deal on this set $46.96 US from Amazon Germany, that’s including shipping to Florida :-)

  8. Galley says:

    This artwork is similar, but not the same. Last year’s collection was just the pocket on a pair of jeans. Regardless, I’ve already pre-ordered it.

  9. Peter says:

    Darren Silverman, Wayne LeFessier and J.D. McNugent will be very happy, expecially for track 9 on disc 6.

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