Neil Diamond’s All-Time Greatest Hits set for release this month

Wednesday , July 02, 2014 - 8:43 AM

Contributed to Standard-Examiner

LOS ANGELES -- Grammy winner and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee Neil Diamond gets a comprehensive compilation of his career with  a 23-track collection that will be released July 8 on Capitol Records/UMe.

The release 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 No. 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.”

Diamond’s new release 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.

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