If I Never Knew Your Name - Neil Diamond - Glory Road - 1968 To 1972
Label: MCA Records - MCAD2-10502 • Format: 2x, CD Compilation, Club Edition, Remastered • Country: US • Genre: Pop • Style: Vocal, Soft Rock, Ballad
The double-CD Glory Road: to set raises all kinds of mixed emotions. On the one hand, it's a great idea to distill down the highlights of Neil Diamond 's career on Uni Records; on the other, that was the period that Mark0 - Flex him in the direction away from being a rock musician and songwriter, and toward being the kind of performer that others -- mostly his earlier teenaged fans'.
Given the woeful mastering of much of Diamond 's Uni Records catalog, most of which has never been properly upgraded, this two-CD set is If I Never Knew Your Name - Neil Diamond - Glory Road - 1968 To 1972 to criticize -- the producers recompiled the original master tapes and did a significantly better job here than they did on the original CDs, which dated from five years earlier.
The producers have also done an excellent job in the compiling, for the most part, seizing upon the most personal songs out of those early Uni sessions dating from midstarting off with the two most startlingly personal compositions that Diamond had cut up to that time, "Brooklyn Roads" and "Shilo" which he'd actually cut earlier for Bert Berns at Bang Records, who'd refused to release it.
Thus, the album Se Fossi Milionario - Beppe Starnazza E I Vortici - Che Ritmo! with a break from Diamond 's bubblegum past, though it's not a total break -- "Two-Bit Manchild" does bear a resemblance, in tempo and some instrumentation as well as structure, to "A Little Bit Me, a Little Bit You"; indeed, merge it with "Cherry, Cherry" and you've almost got the Monkees song.
You move up through those startling pop variations and extensions, and the establishing hit "Sweet Caroline," as well as the mature compositions like "And the Grass Won't Pay No Mind," into the Memphis sides and his emergence If I Never Knew Your Name - Neil Diamond - Glory Road - 1968 To 1972 a white soul singer rivalling Elvis Presley.
Between the use of the best of his current songs of and the choice of some excellent live versions of early songs like "Kentucky Woman" and "Cherry, Cherry," the set becomes a celebration of the first six years of Diamond 's career, not just the Uni years. It's all the perfect compliment to Columbia's triple-CD In My Lifetime set, with minimal overlapping of songs and excellent annotation -- the only flaw in the latter is the session information, which isn't nearly as thorough as it is on the Columbia set.
Energetic Happy Hypnotic. Romantic Sad Sentimental. Sexy Trippy All Moods. Drinking Hanging Out In Love. Introspection Late Night Partying. Rainy Day Relaxation Road Trip. Romantic Evening Sex All Themes.
Features Interviews Lists. Streams Videos All Posts. Track Listing - Disc 1. Brooklyn Roads. Neil Diamond. Two-Bit Manchild. Sunday Sun. Brother Love's Traveling Salvation Show. Sweet Caroline. Glory Road. Memphis Streets. Ain't No Way. Until It's Time for You to Go. Buffy Sainte-Marie. New York Boy. Holly Holy. Both Sides Now. Joni Mitchell. And the Singer Sings His Song.
Solitary Man. Track Listing - Disc 2. Kentucky Woman. Thank the Lord for the Night Time. Cracklin' Rosie. He Ain't Heavy He's My Brother. Free Life. Done Too Soon. I Said. The Last Thing on My Mind. Tom Paxton. Crunchy Granola Suite. Randy Newman. Song Sung Blue. Play Me. Walk on Water. Red, Red Wine. Cherry, Cherry. Brooklyn Roads Neil Diamond. Spotify Amazon. Shilo Neil Diamond. Two-Bit Manchild Neil Diamond.
Sunday Sun Neil Diamond. Sweet Caroline Davids Tune - Fraser & Debolt - With Ian Guenther Diamond. Glory Road Neil Diamond. Memphis Streets Neil Diamond. Juliet Neil Diamond.
Ain't No Way Neil Diamond. New York Boy Neil Diamond. Holly Holy Neil Diamond. Both Sides Now Joni Mitchell. Lordy Neil Diamond. Solitary Man Neil Diamond. Kentucky Woman Neil Diamond. Cracklin' Rosie Neil Diamond. Free Life Neil Diamond. Soolaimon Neil Diamond. Done Too Soon Neil Diamond. I Said Neil Diamond. Crunchy Granola Suite Neil Diamond. Stones Neil Diamond. Song Sung Blue Neil Diamond.
Play Me Neil Diamond. Walk on Water Neil Diamond. Theme Neil Diamond. Morningside Neil Diamond. Red, Red Wine Neil Diamond. Cherry, Cherry Neil Diamond.
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