Solitary Man - Neil Diamond - Gold (Cassette, Album) download full album zip cd mp3 vinyl flac
Diamond followed "Sweet Caroline" with the gospel-tinged "Holly Holy," released in Octoberand scored another big hit, the track peaking at number six in December. The Diamond recording was included on his fifth LP, Touching You Touching Me, released in November ; the disc was his most successful so far, peaking at number 30 and going gold in a little over a year.
Meanwhile, Diamond's career resurgence was not going unnoticed at his former label, Bang Records, which hired American Sound Studio musicians to record a new musical track for "Shilo" under Diamond's vocal.
With a sound more like his current records, the single reached number 24 in April Diamond responded by returning to Memphis himself and cutting a new recording of "Shilo," which was added to later editions of Velvet Gloves and Spit. The single reached number 30 in May. Also released in July was the live album Gold, which had been recorded in March at the Troubadour nightclub in Los Angeles.
Another major commercial success, it peaked at number ten in September. As the result of "Cracklin' Rosie" and Gold, by the fall of Diamond had graduated to the theater and arena circuit as a live act. For his next single, he made the odd choice of releasing a cover of "He Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother," a song that had been a Top Ten hit for the Hollies the previous spring.
Consistent with Diamond's current status, the album peaked at number Reportedly, Diamond worked months on the lyric of his next single, the autobiographical "I Am I Said," released in March Diamond returned to the record racks in the fall with the ballad "Stones," released in October, followed by an album Solitary Man - Neil Diamond - Gold (Cassette the same name in November. The single reached number 14, while the LP stopped just short of the Top Ten and went gold in two months.
Diamond's next album, Moods, was prefaced by another of his standards. The double-LP set Hot August Night, which appeared in November, cemented his status as a concert attraction by hitting number five and going gold in a month. It was later certified double platinum. A single of "Cherry, Cherry" was excerpted from the release and made Album) Hot August Night marked Diamond's ascension to superstar status, and it also marked the end of a phase of his career.
After three weeks of shows at the Winter Garden on Broadway in October, he temporarily retired from live performing. At the same time, he had completed his recording contract, and he signed a new, lucrative one with Columbia Records.
His first project for the new label was a song score for the film version of the best-selling novel Jonathan Livingston Seagull. It was a troubled project, and by the time the movie was released in Octoberboth Diamond and Richard Bach, the book's author, were suing the film producer. Reviews were awful, and the picture bombed. But Diamond's score, released as a solo album by him, was a hit. Even after completing Jonathan Livingston Seagull, Diamond continued to stay off the road.
He was next heard from in the fall ofwhen he released his first regular album for Columbia, Serenade, prefaced by the single "Longfellow Serenade," which was his biggest hit since "Song Sung Blue," peaking at number five on the Hot and number one on the AC chart in November.
Serenade hit number three in December, another instant gold album that has since gone platinum. Another year went by before Diamond finally returned to live work, doing a few shakedown shows in California and Utah in late January and early February before launching a tour of Australia and New Zealand, followed by more dates in the U.
Meanwhile, working with Malibu neighbor Robbie Robertson of the Band as his producer, he had finished a new album, Beautiful Noise, Album), its songs reflecting back on his early-'60s days in Tin Pan Alley. Leadoff single "If You Know What I Mean," issued in June, reached number 11 on the Hotand the album, which followed a couple of weeks later, hit number four.
On July 1,for a hefty fee, Diamond made his Las Vegas debut at the Aladdin Hotel, though he would avoid the entertainment mecca afterward until well into the '90s. In September, he returned to the Greek Theatre in Los Angeles, this time with both cameras and recording equipment in tow.
On November 25,he appeared as one of the special guests at the Band's farewell concert at Winterland in San Francisco, performing the Beautiful Noise track "Dry Your Eyes," which he had co-written with Robertson. Both of Diamond's Album) of were associated with television specials. The LP reached number eight in April, selling a million copies by July, with another million registered since.
Diamond undertook a lengthy tour of Europe in the spring and summer. One of the album tracks for I'm Glad You're Here with Me Tonight was a sad breakup ballad called "You Don't Bring Me Flowers" that Diamond had written for a television pilot about reversed sex roles hence the novelty of having a man complain about romantic neglect in terms usually used by a woman.
Labelmate Barbra Streisand knew a big ballad when she heard one, especially one co-written by her personal lyricists, Alan and Marilyn Bergman, and she quickly covered the song, which appeared on her Songbird album in May A disc jockey, realizing that both Diamond's and Streisand's versions were in the same key, spliced them together, and began playing the duet he had created on the air, leading to requests for a record.
On October 17,that desire was satisfied, as the two singers cut a new recording of the song. Diamond had been Solitary Man - Neil Diamond - Gold (Cassette on an album to be titled after a tune called "The American Popular Song," written by his pianist, Tom Hensley; the LP was to be a collection of covers.
The unexpected success of the duet upset these plans, however, and Diamond quickly cobbled together an album for release under the title You Don't Bring Me Flowers, which appeared in November. By the end of January, it peaked at number four, having been certified platinum, with a double platinum award to follow. The single reached the Top 20 of the pop chart, and the album peaked at number ten in February Any thought that Diamond's popularity might be cooling, however, was belied by his next project.
Almost without acting experience, he had nevertheless agreed to star in a second screen remake of The Jazz Singer.
The response was very similar to what had greeted Jonathan Livingston Seagull seven years earlier, except that this time Diamond was actually in the picture. Upon release in Decemberit was panned by critics and became a box office failure. But the Capitol soundtrack album, consisting of a Diamond-written and performed song score, was a remarkable hit. By February, the album was up to number three, having already sold a million copies.
Eventually, it was certified for sales of five million copies, making it Diamond's most successful LP. Tomorrow Times of sun and clouds with a stray shower or thunderstorm; not as hot.
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