The Greatest Hits (1966-1992)

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All Music Guide - William Ruhlmann
Columbia has been Diamond's label since 1973, and it acquired the rights to his Bang material of 1966-1968. But MCA still controls the recordings from 1968-1973. That's why although you won't find out by reading the album cover this two-disc, 37-track retrospective consists of the original versions of such hits as "Cherry, Cherry" 1966 and "You Don't Bring Me Flowers" 1978 but covers the middle period with re-recordings and live renditions of 13 of Diamond's biggest hits. As such, this collection gets only a qualified recommendation.
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - William Ruhlmann
Columbia has been Diamond's label since 1973, and it acquired the rights to his Bang material of 1966-1968. But MCA still controls the recordings from 1968-1973. That's why although you won't find out by reading the album cover this two-disc, 37-track retrospective consists of the original versions of such hits as "Cherry, Cherry" 1966 and "You Don't Bring Me Flowers" 1978 but covers the middle period with re-recordings and live renditions of 13 of Diamond's biggest hits. As such, this collection gets only a qualified recommendation.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 5/19/1992
  • Label: Sony
  • UPC: 074645270326
  • Catalog Number: 52703
  • Sales rank: 3,427

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Solitary Man (2:33)
  2. 2 Cherry, Cherry (2:43)
  3. 3 I Got the Feelin' (Oh No, No) (2:20)
  4. 4 Thank the Lord for the Night Time (3:02)
  5. 5 Girl, You'll Be a Woman Soon (2:54)
  6. 6 Kentucky Woman (2:25)
  7. 7 Shilo (3:25)
  8. 8 You Got to Me (2:50)
  9. 9 Brooklyn Roads (5:29)
  10. 10 Red, Red Wine (3:14)
  11. 11 I'm a Believer (2:24)
  12. 12 Sweet Caroline (4:06)
  13. 13 Soolaimon (4:36)
  14. 14 Cracklin' Rosie (3:06)
  15. 15 Song Sung Blue (3:07)
  16. 16 Play Me (4:03)
  17. 17 Holly Holy (5:27)
  18. 18 Morningside (5:24)
  19. 19 Crunchy Granola Suite (3:59)
Disc 2
  1. 1 Brother Love's Traveling Salvation Show (5:55)
  2. 2 I Am...I Said (5:07)
  3. 3 Be (6:31)
  4. 4 Longfellow Serenade (3:52)
  5. 5 Beautiful Noise (3:25)
  6. 6 If You Know What I Mean (3:41)
  7. 7 Desiree (3:19)
  8. 8 September Morn' (3:52)
  9. 9 You Don't Bring Me Flowers (3:24)
  10. 10 Forever in Blue Jeans (3:39)
  11. 11 Hello Again (4:06)
  12. 12 America (4:19)
  13. 13 Love on the Rocks (3:39)
  14. 14 Yesterday's Songs (2:51)
  15. 15 Heartlight (4:26)
  16. 16 Headed For The Future (4:07)
  17. 17 Heartbreak Hotel (2:07)
  18. 18 All I Really Need Is You (4:39)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Neil Diamond Primary Artist, Acoustic Guitar, Guitar, Vocals
Barbra Streisand Vocals
Kim Carnes Vocals
Larry Carlton Guitar
Jeremy Lubbock Concert Master
Specs Powell Percussion
King Errisson Percussion
Ellie Greenwich Background Vocals
Clydie King Background Vocals
Tom Bahler Background Vocals
Hal Blaine Drums
Jeff Barry Percussion, Background Vocals
Richard Bennett Guitar
Bob Boucher Bass
Artie Butler Percussion
Vince Charles Percussion
Gary Coleman Percussion
Burt Collins Horn
Paulinho Da Costa Percussion
Nick DeCaro Keyboards
George Devens Percussion
Assa Drori Concert Master
Oma Drake Background Vocals
Venetta Fields Background Vocals
Gerald Garrett Background Vocals
Gene Morford Background Vocals
James Getzoff Concert Master
Jim Gilstrap Background Vocals
Emory Gordy Bass
Al Gorgoni Guitar
Endre Granat Concert Master
Mickey Gravine Horn
Joseph Greene Background Vocals
Paul Griffin Keyboards
Joe Grimm Horn
Monalisa Harrington Background Vocals
Hadley Hockensmith Guitar
Tom Hensley Keyboards
Ron Hicklin Background Vocals
Craig Hundley Keyboards
Jon Joyce Background Vocals
Arthur Kaplan Horn
Jesse Kirkland Background Vocals
Mildred Lane Background Vocals
Alan Lindgren Keyboards
Charles Macey Guitar
Irvin "Marky" Markowitz Horn
Hugh McCracken Guitar, Harmonica
Tommy Morgan Harmonica
Marilyn O'Brien Vocals
Linda Press Vocals, Background Vocals
Reinie Press Bass, Drums
Allen Ralph Horn
Alan Raph Horn
Doug Rhone Guitar, Background Vocals
Verlene Rogers Background Vocals
Sid Sharp Concert Master
Joseph J. Shepley Horn
Dennis St. John Bass, Drums
Bill Suyker Guitar
Ron Tutt Drums, Background Vocals
Gerald Vinci Concert Master
H.L. Voelker Background Vocals
Marty Walsh Guitar
Luther Waters Background Vocals
Oren Waters Background Vocals
Carolyn Willis Background Vocals
Ron Tuft Guitar, Background Vocals
Julia Waters Background Vocals
Joe Shepley Horn
Artie Kaplan Horn
Technical Credits
Hoyt Axton Composer
Neil Diamond Arranger, Composer, Producer
Elvis Presley Composer
Robbie Robertson Producer
Ellie Greenwich Producer
Burt Bacharach Producer
Carole Bayer Sager Producer
Dave Brock Engineer
Chip Taylor Producer
Jeff Barry Producer
Dan Bosworth Engineer
Fred Breitberg Engineer
Tom Catalano Producer
Tommy Cogbill Producer
Val Garay Producer
Bob Gaudio Producer
Jim Godsey Engineer
Mark Guilbeault Engineer
Tom Hensley Composer
Julie Last Engineer
Alan Lindgren Composer
Stephen Marcussen Mastering
Phil Ramone Engineer
Dave Roberts Engineer
Mae Boren Axton Composer
Phil Gitomer Engineer
Mike Siebold Engineer
Mary Kettle Engineer
Tommy Durden Composer
David Kirshner Art Direction
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Ok but not the original sounds

    I was disappointed because I was expecting a collection of the "original songs" - GREAT set of titles. Includes many new live concert versions - most of which are delivered more as stories than singing. I'm sure he's tired of the same old rhyme, and if I heard these in concert it might be cool - but not what I was looking for.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Warning: live recording

    It isn't specified anywhere on the packaging, but most of the songs were recorded at concerts rather than in the studio. Which a lot of artists do, but which (in this case) very much alters the finished product. Neal's voice wasn't at its the prime, and he also changes the versions slightly. The result is many of my favorite songs (Cracklin' Rosie, I Am...I Said, Play Me) were a bitter disappointment.

    There is no question Neal is a brilliant songwriter and consummate performer. But if I had known I wasn't getting the studio versions which made the hit charts in the first place, I would not have bought this CD collection, but the individual CDs instead.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    By far one of Neil Diamonds best!!!

    I love this album!! Neil rocks then and now!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    A true Neil Diamond fan

    I have been listening to Neil since I was a child. I think the greatest hits (1966-1992) reflects the true talet of Neil Diamond.

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    Posted November 6, 2008

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