Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Profile Playlist: Neil Diamond

Neil Leslie Diamond (born January 24, 1941) is an American singer-songwriter with a career spanning over five decades from the 1960s until the present.

As of 2001, Diamond had sold over 115 million records worldwide including 48 million in the United States alone. He is considered to be the third most successful adult contemporary artist ever on the Billboard chart behind Barbra Streisand and Elton John. His songs have been covered internationally by many performers from various musical genres.

Diamond was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1984 and into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2011. Additionally, he received the Sammy Cahn Lifetime Achievement Award in 2000 and in 2011 was an honoree at the Kennedy Center Honors. He has eight number one hit singles with "Cracklin Rosie", "Song Sung Blue", "Desiree", "You Don't Bring Me Flowers", "Love On The Rocks", "America", "Yesterday's Songs", and "Heartlight".

Diamond continues to record and release new material and maintains an extensive touring schedule as well.


I Am I Said


Play Me (Live)


Love On The Rocks From the film, "The Jazz Singer" with Neil Diamond


Hello Again


Heartlight - written by Neil Diamond, Carole Bayer Sager and her then-husband Burt Bacharach and recorded by Diamond in 1982


Neil Diamond – Classic Playlist:

1. Solitary Man
2. Shilo
3. Cracklin’ Rosie
4. Soolaimon
5. Play Me
6. I Am, I Said
7. Be
8. I’ve Been This Way Before
9. Longfellow Serenade
10. If You Know What I Mean
11. September Morn
12. Forever In Blue Jeans
13. Love on The Rocks
14. Scotch on The Rocks
15. Hello Again
16. Yesterday Songs
17. Heartlight
18. Brooklyn Roads (Live)
19. I Am I Said (Live)
20. All I Really Need Is You (Live)


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