12 Greatest Hits, Vol. 2

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All Music Guide - William Ruhlmann
Keying off the title of an earlier hits collection on another label, Columbia's 12 Greatest Hits, Vol. 2 sums up Neil Diamond's first eight years with the label, 1973-1981, as well as his successful 1980 soundtrack for The Jazz Singer on Capitol Records. Five of the 12, "Longfellow Serenade," "You Don't Bring Me Flowers" with Barbra Streisand, "Love on the Rocks," "Hello Again," and "America," were Top Ten hits. Another six, "Be," "If You Know What I Mean," "Desiree," "Forever in Blue Jeans," "September Morn," and "Yesterday's Songs," made the Top 40, and the last, "Beautiful Noise," was the title track of Diamond's best album of the period. The songs share a ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - William Ruhlmann
Keying off the title of an earlier hits collection on another label, Columbia's 12 Greatest Hits, Vol. 2 sums up Neil Diamond's first eight years with the label, 1973-1981, as well as his successful 1980 soundtrack for The Jazz Singer on Capitol Records. Five of the 12, "Longfellow Serenade," "You Don't Bring Me Flowers" with Barbra Streisand, "Love on the Rocks," "Hello Again," and "America," were Top Ten hits. Another six, "Be," "If You Know What I Mean," "Desiree," "Forever in Blue Jeans," "September Morn," and "Yesterday's Songs," made the Top 40, and the last, "Beautiful Noise," was the title track of Diamond's best album of the period. The songs share a catchiness that belies Diamond's shallow philosophizing and thinly veiled lust, and they make for a consistent collection out of what had been a series of uneven albums. And, since Diamond only made the Top Ten one more time, the album caps his hit-making days. This is the record to buy instead of investing in the Columbia catalog.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/25/1990
  • Label: Sony
  • UPC: 074643806824
  • Catalog Number: 38068
  • Sales rank: 1,163

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Beautiful Noise (3:25)
  2. 2 Hello Again (4:07)
  3. 3 Forever in Blue Jeans (3:23)
  4. 4 September Morn' (3:52)
  5. 5 Desiree (3:19)
  6. 6 You Don't Bring Me Flowers (3:25)
  7. 7 America (4:18)
  8. 8 Be (5:44)
  9. 9 Longfellow Serenade (3:52)
  10. 10 If You Know What I Mean (3:41)
  11. 11 Yesterday's Songs (2:50)
  12. 12 Love On The Rocks (3:40)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Neil Diamond Primary Artist, Guitar, Vocals
Barbra Streisand Track Performer
Technical Credits
Neil Diamond Composer
Robbie Robertson Producer
Alan Bergman Composer
Marilyn Bergman Composer
Tom Catalano Producer
Bob Gaudio Producer
Dennis St. John Producer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    rocks or nots

    This CD was not what I expected, but , I'm not a owner of any other of his CD'S so with that said I wish it had more of the songs I know, otherwise, Niel can rock.

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