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  • Columbia to Release "The Very Best of Neil Diamond - The Original Studio Recordings" on Dec. 6

    Wed, 09 Nov 2011 13:58:54

    Columbia to Release "The Very Best of Neil Diamond - The Original Studio Recordings" on Dec. 6 - Oh Neil! There's so much material

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    There is only ONE Neil Diamond. Swoon + croon!

    Columbia Records and Legacy Recordings will release of The Very Best of Neil Diamond - The Original Studio Recordings on Tuesday, Dec. 6.

    The new long-awaited definitive single disc compilation of 23 best-loved hits and signature tracks from America's quintessential singer-songwriter is the first Neil Diamond collection to draw from the artist's complete studio discography.

    The Very Best of Neil Diamond - The Original Studio Records includes his first pop chartings as a writer/performer for Bang Records in the mid-1960s; his spectacular career-defining hits for Uni/MCA (1968-1972); music from 1980's The Jazz Singer (his 5x platinum-selling soundtrack album on Capitol Records) and studio essentials from a long-running association with Columbia Records that began in 1973 with the Jonathan Livingston Seagull soundtrack album and runs through a pair of Rick Rubin-produced albums: 12 Songs (2005) and Home Before Dark, which became Neil's first Number 1 album on the Billboard 200 in 2008! <3 you, Neil.

    The Very Best of Neil Diamond - The Original Studio Recordings includes "Recollections," a revelatory set of liner notes penned by Neil especially for this collection, providing anecdotal detail and behind-the-scenes point-of-view insight into each of the songs.

    In his reflections on "Hell Yeah," the track that closes the album, he writes, "'Hell Yeah' is an affirmation of a lifetime spent devoted to music and my attempt to find a personally satisfying life for myself beyond the music. I have that life now but it was a much harder job than I thought possible. Still, well worth all the years and all the tears."

    In closing his "Recollections" for The Very Best of Neil Diamond - The Original Studio Recordings, Neil says, "I wish I could personally thank the hundreds of musicians, arrangers, and engineers who, along with the producers, spent long days and nights in studios around the country to make these recordings vibrate and thrill. As a songwriter I can only humbly bow down and thank them all from the depths of my heart for giving wings to my dreams."

    I love you Neil! You're so thoughtful and provocative.

    Do you want to own The Very Best of Neil Diamond - The Original Studio Recordings ?

    —Amy Sciarretto
    11.09.11



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