Friday, July 04, 2014

Neil Diamond’s All-Time Greatest Hits Set for Release July 8 on Capitol/UMe, with 23 Original Studio Recordings; Includes Rare and Original Solo Version of “You Don’t Bring Me Flowers”

Grammy® winner and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee Neil Diamond gets a comprehensive compilation of his career with ALL-TIME GREATEST HITS, a 23-track collection that will be released July 8 on Capitol Records/UMe, marking the first release since signing a long-term recording agreement with the iconic label, Capitol Records. The historic agreement unites Diamond’s complete Columbia, Uni/MCA and Bang catalogs, encompassing the artist’s entire body of work, from the earliest recordings through the present day. Later this year, Capitol Records will release Diamond’s first original studio album since his 2008 HOME BEFORE DARK which debuted at #1 on the Billboard Top 200 Chart. The new album will be Capitol’s first original Neil Diamond release since THE JAZZ SINGER which debuted three of Diamond’s all-time greatest hits: “Hello Again,” “America,” and “Love On The Rocks.”

Neil Diamond’s ALL-TIME GREATEST HITS features the original studio recordings of such standards as “Sweet Caroline,” “Holly Holy,” “I Am…I Said,” and chart-toppers like “Cracklin’ Rosie,” “Song Sung Blue” and the rarely heard original solo version of “You Don’t Bring Me Flowers.” The set captures his beginnings as a songwriter-turned-singer in New York to his multi-platinum days in Hollywood.

Throughout an illustrious and wide-ranging musical career, Neil Diamond has charted 37 Top 10 singles and 16 Top 10 albums in the U.S. and has sold more than 128 million records worldwide, racking up 72 multi-platinum, platinum and gold album certifications in the United States alone. His most recent studio releases, 2008's HOME BEFORE DARK debuted at #1 in the U.S. and UK, and 2010’s DREAMS, a collection of Diamond’s favorite songs by other composers from the rock era, debuted in the Top 10 and was highly critically acclaimed.

A Grammy® Award-winning artist, Diamond is a member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Songwriters Hall of Fame and a recipient of the Sammy Cahn Lifetime Achievement Award, one of the highest honors bestowed upon songwriters. Diamond’s many other achievements include a Golden Globe Award, 13 Grammy® nominations and 2009’s NARAS’s MusiCares Person of the Year award. In 2011, Diamond received the prestigious Kennedy Center Honor for his lifetime contributions to American culture.

Here is the complete track listing for Neil Diamond’s ALL-TIME GREATEST HITS.

Cracklin’ Rosie
Forever in Blue Jeans
Song Sung Blue
Sweet Caroline
Holly Holy
Red, Red Wine
Hello Again
Beautiful Noise
September Morn
Love on the Rocks
You Don’t Bring Me Flowers
Play Me
Kentucky Woman
Girl, You’ll Be a Woman Soon
Solitary Man
I’m a Believer
Brother Love’s Traveling Salvation Show
Cherry, Cherry
I Am...I Said

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