Thursday, December 1, 2011

The Very Best of Neil Diamond...SO GOOD, SO GOOD, SO GOOD

How many of you have been at a wedding and heard the first few notes of "Sweet Caroline" and instantly perked up, knowing what was coming next?  I remember that one song being played at my friend Jamie's wedding, a few years ago.  I can't tell you a single other song that was sung, but I know THAT one was.
Or maybe you are flipping channels and you accidentally land on the "soft rock" station and hear the smooth voice of Neil singing "You Don't Bring Me Flowers" and instead of continuing your channel searching, you stop and listen, loving every second of it?
I remember my mom and dad attending a Neil Diamond concert when I was young, maybe five.  We lived in Utah.  I thought that was by far the coolest thing they could have done.
I still think concerts are the coolest thing to do, lol...and wish Neil Diamond was coming closer to Omaha (or Louisiana so my parents could go again!)

Neil Diamond was in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade...anybody get to see him?  We did!  It's funny how some singers stay classic and loved pretty much forever, and ND is one of those voices.  He's had 16 top ten albums and 37 top ten singles...not too shabby.  He was even inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of fame this year!

Neil will release his new c.d. "The Very Best of Neil Diamond" on December 6th...and it really is his best hits!  Considering he's been singing and writing songs since the 1960's, he's really achieved a great track record.  (get it, "track" record.. ;) )

Check out this playlist:

1. Forever In Blue Jeans
2. Beautiful Noise
3. Love On The Rocks
4. Cherry, Cherry
5. I Am…I Said
6. Sweet Caroline
7. Cracklin’ Rosie
8. Play Me
9. I’m A Believer
10. Girl, You’ll Be A Woman Soon
11. Holly Holy
12. Solitary Man
13. Song Sung Blue
14. You Don’t Bring Me Flowers
15. Hello Again
16. Red, Red Wine
17. If You Know What I Mean
18. Brother Love’s Travelling Salvation Show
19. Pretty Amazing Grace
20. Kentucky Woman
21. Shilo
22. America
23. Hell Yeah

Not a song on there that I don't love!  I am so excited to get a copy of my very own, thanks to Sony Music.

You can win a copy, too!

All you have to do is leave a comment with your very favorite Neil Diamond song.
Extra entries: 
  1. Visit his website and tell me the closest concert coming your way.
  2. Leave a comment telling me of a memory you have involving Neil Diamond.  You know you have one!
  3. Follow @neildiamond on twitter
  4. Follow me on facebook.  Leave a comment telling me you are there from this giveaway.
Contest runs through December 9th.  Winner will be notified via email and has 72 hours to claim the prize before we draw a second name.  Winner to be chosen via

The title on this picture just made me giggle :)

I was not paid to write this review.  These are my own thoughts and feelings and I am so happy to get to share them with you!

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Rebecca1217 said...

I love Sweet Caroline

thecaillouets said...

SONG SUNG BLUE by far is my favorite!

Jene' said...

I really can't say I have a favorite Neil Diamond song. "Love on the Rocks" comes to mind - but every single one is classic.

My Neil Diamond memory: One of my most cherished friends, Judy Yazowski, was over-the-moon for Neil Diamond.

She invited me to his concert in Omaha but I was unable to attend.

Less than one year later, Judy passed from Leukemia (we didn't know she had it at the time).

At her funeral they played a montage of Neil's songs in her honor. Sobbing with the loss of my dear friend, I wondered what experience I might have shared with her if I could have attended that one event. He was a piece of her--her favorite. She blessed me with an invite, wanting to share a piece of her but I was too busy. I don't even remember today what was so important that I couldn't share that time with her.

That is an offer I will never get back. I will never share Neil Diamond with her in life - but only remember I shared him with her after her death.

Be careful what you are too busy for. Check yourself to see if just maybe you can make the time.

Lori said...

I absolutely love Girl, You'll be a Woman Soon. It takes me back to College. All my friends and I had a mixed tape (yes I'm old enough to have had mixed tapes in college) with that song on it. A lot of happy memories...

Nicole said...

follow you on fb

Nicole said...

I like Hello Again

Nicole said...

bummer not closer to omaha. the closest is probably denver

Nicole said...

my favorite neil diamond moment is his cameo in saving silverman. classic.