Neil Diamond 50th Anniversary 6 CD Collector’s Edition To Be Released On November 30th

On November 30, Capitol/UMe will celebrate a half-century of top-shelf music-making with the release of Neil Diamond’s 50th Anniversary Collector’s Edition, a 6CD retrospective that spans the singer/songwriter’s entire storied career. This fully loaded collection contains 115 tracks overall set in a hard-cover book, featuring scores of Diamond’s most beloved hits alongside demos, rarities and 15 previously unreleased tracks.

Diamond’s unique connection with audiences the world over is evident all throughout the breadth of material presented on this box set. Witness the folk-rock reverie of “Solitary Man,” the unbridled exuberance of “Cherry Cherry,” the sweet acoustic twang of “Forever in Blue Jeans,” the pure Americana swing of “Kentucky Woman,” the eternal sing-along sunshine of “Sweet Caroline,” the raw emotionality of “I Am…I Said,” the welcoming arms of “America,” and the deeply expressive heartlight that’s on full display in his chart-topping duet with Barbra Streisand, “You Don’t Bring Me Flowers,” for just the tip of the iceberg of Diamond’s artistic achievements. 

A full disc containing 12 unreleased songs, including recently unearthed gems such as “Sunflower,” (written and recently updated by Neil Diamond, originally recorded by Glen Campbell), “Before I Had a Dime” and  “C’est La Vie” a song that Neil co-wrote with friend Gilbert Bécaud. Meanwhile, the original demos of two of Diamond’s most indelible tracks, “I Am…I Said” and “America,” give listeners further insight into the creative process behind a pair of his most iconic songs.

Throughout his illustrious and wide-ranging career, Neil Diamond has sold over 130 million albums worldwide and has dominated the charts for more than five decades with 38 Top 40 singles and 16 Top 10 albums. He has achieved record sales with 40 Gold albums, 21 Platinum albums, and 11 Multi-Platinum albums. 

A Grammy Award-winning artist, Diamond is a member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, the Songwriters Hall Of Fame, and has recently received The Johnny Mercer Award, the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award and the Sammy Cahn Lifetime Achievement Award, three of the highest honors bestowed upon songwriters and artists. Diamond’s many other achievements include a Golden Globe Award, 13 Grammy nominations, ASCAP Film and Television Award, Billboard Icon Award, American Music Award and 2009’s NARAS’s MusiCares Person of the Year Award. In 2011, Diamond received the prestigious Kennedy Center Honor for his lifetime of contributions to American culture. 

For the past 50 years and counting, Neil Diamond has been on top of the winds of change in popular music every step of the way. Experience the triumphant drive of his career arc in full with this most inclusive 50th Anniversary Collector’s Edition.

Here is the full track list of Diamond’s 50th Anniversary Collector’s Edition compilation:

Disc One: “Solitary Man” (Mono) “Cherry, Cherry” (Mono) “I Got the Feelin’ (Oh No No)” (Mono) “Do It” (Mono) “The Boat That I Row” (Mono) “You Got to Me” (Mono) “Girl, You’ll Be a Woman Soon” (Mono) “I’m a Believer” (Mono) “Thank the Lord for the Night Time” (Mono) “Kentucky Woman” (Mono) “Red, Red Wine” (Mono) “Brooklyn Roads” “Glory Road” “Holly Holy” “And the Grass Won’t Pay No Mind” “Shilo” “Sunday Sun” “Brother Love’s Travelling Salvation Show” “Dig In” “Sweet Caroline” “Cracklin’ Rosie” “Soolaimon” “Crunchy Granola Suite” “Lordy” (Live)

Disc Two: “I Am…I Said” (Original Demo) “I Am…I Said” “Done Too Soon” “Stones” “Morningside” “Play Me” “Walk on Water” “Lonely Looking Sky” “Skybird” “Be” “I’ve Been This Way Before” “The Last Picasso” “Rosemary’s Wine” “Song Sung Blue” “Longfellow Serenade” “The Gift of Song” “Beautiful Noise” “Jungletime” “Lady-Oh” “Street Life” “Signs” “Surviving the Life” “Stargazer” “If You Know What I Mean”

Disc Three: “Dry Your Eyes” “Desirée” “Once in a While” “I’m Glad You’re Here with Me Tonight” “America” (Original Demo) “America” “Hello Again” “Love on the Rocks” “Amazed and Confused” “Songs of Life” “Yesterday’s Songs” “I’m Alive” “Heartlight” “On the Way to the Sky” “Headed for the Future” “You Don’t Bring Me Flowers” — duet with Barbra Streisand “Forever in Blue Jeans” “September Morn”

Disc Four: “The Story of My Life” “It’s a Trip (Go for the Moon)” “Hooked on the Memory of You” “Baby Can I Hold You” (Live in Dublin R.D.S. 1989) “Hard Time for Lovers” “All I Really Need Is You” “If There Were No Dreams” “Someone Who Believes in You” “The Way” “One Good Love” — duet with Waylon Jennings “Blue Highway” — featuring Chet Atkins “Open Wide These Prison Doors” “Everybody” “No Limit” “I Haven’t Played This Song in Years” “You Are the Best Part of Me” “Delirious Love” “I Believe in Happy Endings” “Man of God” “We”

Disc Five: “I’m On to You” “What’s It Gonna Be” “Save Me a Saturday Night” “Captain of a Shipwreck” “Another Day (That Time Forgot)” — duet with Natalie Maines “Don’t Go There” “Home Before Dark” “Forgotten” “Pretty Amazing Grace” “Melody Road” “Nothing but a Heartache” “Something Blue” “In Better Days” “Seongah and Jimmy” “Sunny Disposition” “The Art of Love” “Hell Yeah”

Disc Six: “Sunflower” “C’est La Vie” “Girls Go Fishin'” “Maybe” “Caribbean Cruise” “You Are” “Easy (To Be In Love)” “Before I Had a Dime” “The Ballad of Saving Silverman” “It Don’t Seem Likely” “Long Nights, Hold On” “Moonlight Rider”

Preorder Neil Diamond’s 50th Anniversary Collector’s Edition HERE.

Published by Larry Fire

I write an eclectic pop culture blog called THE FIRE WIRE that features articles about books, comics, music, movies, television, gadgets, posters, toys & more!

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