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Neil Diamond – Hot August Night (1972/2016) {40th Anniversary Deluxe Edition} [HDTracks FLAC 24bit/192kHz]

Neil Diamond – Hot August Night (1972/2016) {40th Anniversary Deluxe Edition}
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/192 kHz | Time – 1:59:42 minutes | 4,86 GB | Genre: Pop
Studio Master, Official Digital Download – Source: HDTracks | Digital Booklet | © Geffen Records

Great live albums are rare and wondrous things. In fact, capturing a performer at the height of his creative powers for a live album is so unusual that, when it does happen, it becomes a phenomenon. Neil Diamond and his 1972 Hot August Night album was just such an event. Though he had enjoyed tremendous hits prior to the album, Diamond shot to the top of acclaimed and respected performers with one of the finest live albums of the ‘70s, the double live, double platinum Hot August Night.

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Neil Diamond – Velvet Gloves And Spit (1968/2016) [HDTracks FLAC 24bit/192kHz]

Neil Diamond – Velvet Gloves And Spit (1968/2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/192 kHz | Time – 34:23 minutes | 1,25 GB | Genre: Rock, Pop
Studio Master, Official Digital Download – Source: HDTracks | Digital Booklet | © Geffen Records

“Velvet Gloves and Spit” is the third album by Neil Diamond. His first for MCA’s Uni label, it included three low-charting singles: “Brooklyn Roads” (#58), “Two-Bit Manchild” (#66) and “Sunday Sun” (#68). Upon its initial release in 1968, it only had ten songs. After the success of Diamond’s next three albums, it was re-issued in 1970 with a new sleeve and now included a remake of “Shilo”, a song that had previously been recorded for Bang Records, and had appeared on the preceding album, “Just For You”. His motivation for doing this was the release of the song as a single by his old record label with a new backing track and alternate vocal take recorded at Chips Moman’s American Studios in Memphis, and its chart position at #24 outselling Diamond’s concurrently-released single “Until It’s Time for You to Go”, which only reached #53. The album quotes: “Much credit for “The Pot Smoker’s Song” must go to the kids of Phoenix House in New York City. Without the cooperation and frankness of these young ex-drug addicts who are still struggling to find their way back, this “song” never could have been done.” On early U.K. copies, “The Pot Smoker’s Song” was replaced by a b-side titled “Broad Old Woman (6 A.M. Insanity).”

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Neil Diamond – Touching You, Touching Me (1969/2016) [HDTracks FLAC 24bit/192kHz]

Neil Diamond – Touching You, Touching Me (1969/2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/192 kHz | Time – 31:11 minutes | 1,05 GB | Genre: Pop
Studio Master, Official Digital Download – Source: HDTracks | Front Cover| © Geffen Records

Touching You, Touching Me is the name of Neil Diamond’s fifth album. It was the first one since 1966 to feature renditions of other people’s material as well as his own. It included a major hit that had already charted, “Holly Holy” (#6), and a minor one, “Until It’s Time for You to Go” (#53). The album itself reached #30 on the Billboard album chart and was certified gold. Lee Holdridge was the arranger and conductor.

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Neil Diamond – Tap Root Manuscript (1970/2016) [HDTracks FLAC 24bit/192kHz]

Neil Diamond – Tap Root Manuscript (1970/2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/192 kHz | Time – 35:47 minutes | 1,56 GB | Genre: Pop
Official Digital Download – Source: HDTracks.com | Digital Booklet | © Geffen Records

“Tap Root Manuscript” is the sixth studio album by Neil Diamond, released in 1970. It was one of the most experimental albums he ever recorded, featuring prominent African sounds and instruments. The album ended up being a commercial success, with a string of top 40 hits. This album predates many Western artists’ interest in world music by more than a decade, from Peter Gabriel’s 1980’s solo albums, to My Life in the Bush of Ghosts (David Byrne with Brian Eno) in 1981, to the Graceland album recorded by Paul Simon in 1986. It was one of the most novel experimental recording projects of its time, and the Uni label initially was not sure whether it would be commercially viable. It turned out to be one of Diamond’s most successful albums up to that point in his career, including one of his three #1 hits in his career, “Cracklin’ Rosie”. All songs were written and composed by Neil Diamond except “He Ain’t Heavy…He’s My Brother,” which was written and composed by Bob Russell and Bobby Scott.

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Neil Diamond – Stones (1971/2016) [HDTracks FLAC 24bit/192kHz]

Neil Diamond – Stones (1971/2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/192 kHz | Time – 33:23 minutes | 1,39 GB | Genre: Pop
Studio Master, Official Digital Download – Source: HDTracks | Front Cover| © Geffen Records

Stones is the seventh studio album by Neil Diamond, recorded and released in 1971. It was one of the biggest hit recordings of his career. The conductors and arrangers were Lee Holdridge, Marty Paich and Larry Muhoberac.
Early copies of the LP album featured a picture label and a unique version of the cover with a button-string style closure on the back. The cover itself was styled as an envelope that opened from the top. This was later abandoned and replaced with a standard side-opening sleeve.

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Neil Diamond – Moods (1972/2016) [HDTracks FLAC 24bit/192kHz]

Neil Diamond – Moods (1972/2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/192 kHz | Time – 33:34 minutes | 1,41 GB | Genre: Pop
Studio Master, Official Digital Download – Source: HDTracks | Front Cover| © Geffen Records

Moods is the eighth studio album by Neil Diamond, released by Uni Records in 1972. It contained the second of his #1 songs, “Song Sung Blue”, and was something of a follow-up in style to the highly experimental Tap Root Manuscript.

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Neil Diamond – Hot August Night (1972) (Deluxe Edition 2012) [HDTracks FLAC 24bit/44,1kHz]

Neil Diamond – Hot August Night (1972) [Deluxe Edition 2012]
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/44,1 kHz | Time – 119:37 minutes | 1,42 GB | Genre: Pop
Official Digital Download – Source: HDTracks.com | Digital Booklet | © Geffen Records

Hot August Night is Neil Diamond’s 1972 double Platinum live recording. It captured the pop superstar at the start of his creative powers and remains one of the finest live performances ever captured. Recorded at Hollywood’s Greek Theatre in August 1972, the set list featured a collection of his greatest hits including “Cracklin’ Rosie,” “Song Sung Blue,” “Sweet Caroline” “Holly Holy,” “Play Me,” “Walk On Water,” and more. To commemorate the 40th anniversary, the album has been digitally remastered from the original master tapes and includes three previously unreleased bonus tracks. Diamond’s exhilarating energy, raw emotion and unmatched musicianship are on full display with this landmark recording, one of the greatest live albums ever!

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Neil Diamond – Gold: Recorded Live at the Troubadour (1970/2016) [HDTracks FLAC 24bit/192kHz]

Neil Diamond – Gold: Recorded Live at the Troubadour (1970/2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/192 kHz | Time – 38:26 minutes | 1,39 GB | Genre: Pop
Studio Master, Official Digital Download – Source: HDTracks | Front Cover| © Geffen Records

A live album from Neil Diamond, originally released in 1970.

Though Hot August Night is better known as the definitive Neil Diamond live album, Gold will have value for those who prefer the songsmith’s pop-rock beginnings to the slick sophistication that made him a superstar. Recorded live at Hollywood club the Troubadour, Gold provides a chance to hear Diamond in a looser, more rock-oriented setting than he’d ever attempt on vinyl again. Leading a small, raucous band with breathless enthusiasm, Diamond pours sweat and energy into numbers like “Thank the Lord for the Night Time” and “Cherry Cherry,” giving them a satisfyingly raw rock and roll spirit. As befits a gig of this type, ballads are kept to a minimum in favor of upbeat material, and Diamond’s personable, unpretentious delivery on this recording saves songs like “Sweet Caroline” and “Lordy” from the bloated schmaltz that most listeners either love or loathe him for. By the climax of “Brother Love’s Travelling Salvation Show,” Diamond has sung himself nearly hoarse, and the connection with his audience is evident. As his career exploded in the years to come, there would be no more intimate venues like the Troubadour, and his music would swell in size accordingly. Gold is likely to sound thin and unpolished to the legions of fans who made Diamond a top concert draw for his mega-hit ballads, but it’s still a great snapshot of the singer/songwriter at the end of his hit-making rock and roll days as he begins his ascent into adult contemporary pop stardom. ~~AllMusic Review by Fred Beldin

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Neil Diamond – Brother Love’s Travelling Salvation Show (1969/2016) [HDTracks FLAC 24bit/96kHz]

Neil Diamond – Brother Love’s Travelling Salvation Show (1969/2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time – 36:35 minutes | 821 MB | Genre: Pop
Studio Master, Official Digital Download – Source: HDTracks | Front Cover| © Geffen Records

Brother Love’s Travelling Salvation Show is the name of Neil Diamond’s fourth studio album, released in 1969. Four months after the title cut became a #22 hit, Diamond recorded and released a new single, “Sweet Caroline”, which reached #4. Because of its popularity, this song was added to the end of later pressings of the album, which was also given a new sleeve with the album shown as Sweet Caroline/Brother Love’s Travelling Salvation Show although the title was still written as Brother Love’s Travelling Salvation Show on the label.

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Neil Diamond – Beautiful Noise (1976/2016) [HDTracks FLAC 24bit/192kHz]

Neil Diamond – Beautiful Noise (1976/2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/192 kHz | Time – 37:38 minutes | 1,22 GB | Genre: Pop
Studio Master, Official Digital Download – Source: HDTracks | Front Cover | © Neil Diamond

Neil Diamond collaborates with The Band’s Robbie Robertson, who produced this melodic and sentimental array of compositions. Here, the most ardent Neil Diamond fan will find heartwarming ballads , good-time standards and the feel-good songs. Robertson also contributes musically here, playing guitar on songs like the equally touching “Dry Your Eyes”. Robertson’s The Band” mates (Garth Hudson, Rick Danko, Richard Manuel) also perform on this album as well, which gives the songs here diverse arrangements of musical styles.

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