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Neil Diamond – The Jazz Singer (1980/2016) [HDTracks 24-96]

Neil Diamond – The Jazz Singer (1980/2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time – 40:28 minutes | 913 MB | Genre: Pop
Studio Master, Official Digital Download – Source: HDTracks | Booklet, Front Cover | © Neil Diamond

The most successful album of Neil Diamond’s entire career remains his soundtrack for the film The Jazz Singer, in which he also starred. Released in late 1980, the LP peaked at number three in both the US and the UK, earned a Grammy nomination, yielded three huge hit singles and has sold over five million copies.

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Neil Diamond – 50th Anniversary Collection (2017) [Qobuz 24-192]

Neil Diamond – 50th Anniversary Collection (2017) 
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/192 kHz  | Time – 02:53:16 minutes | 7,18 GB | Genre: Pop
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download – Source: Qobuz | Front Cover | © Universal Music

The 50th Anniversary Collection from Neil Diamond, is a celebratory music package marking the 50th anniversary of the iconic, Grammy Award-winning and Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame member’s first hit ‘Solitary Man’ plus 49 additional hits. Throughout an illustrious and wide-ranging musical career, Neil Diamond has sold over 130 million albums worldwide and has dominated the charts for more than five decades with 37 Top 40 singles and 16 Top 10 albums. He has achieved record sales with 40 Gold albums, 21 Platinum albums and 11 multi-platinum albums. Before becoming one of the most noted and successful recording artists in the world, Neil Diamond’s early recognition came as a songwriter. His recorded songs have become a part of the fabric of America’s songbook with a wide range of international hits.

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Neil Diamond – Velvet Gloves And Spit (1968/2016) [HDtracks 24-192]

Neil Diamond – Velvet Gloves And Spit (1968/2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/192 kHz | Time – 34:23 minutes | 1,25 GB | Genre: Rock, Pop
Studio Master, Official Digital Download – Source: HDTracks | Digital Booklet | © Geffen Records

“Velvet Gloves and Spit” is the third album by Neil Diamond. His first for MCA’s Uni label, it included three low-charting singles: “Brooklyn Roads” (#58), “Two-Bit Manchild” (#66) and “Sunday Sun” (#68). Upon its initial release in 1968, it only had ten songs. After the success of Diamond’s next three albums, it was re-issued in 1970 with a new sleeve and now included a remake of “Shilo”, a song that had previously been recorded for Bang Records, and had appeared on the preceding album, “Just For You”. His motivation for doing this was the release of the song as a single by his old record label with a new backing track and alternate vocal take recorded at Chips Moman’s American Studios in Memphis, and its chart position at #24 outselling Diamond’s concurrently-released single “Until It’s Time for You to Go”, which only reached #53. The album quotes: “Much credit for “The Pot Smoker’s Song” must go to the kids of Phoenix House in New York City. Without the cooperation and frankness of these young ex-drug addicts who are still struggling to find their way back, this “song” never could have been done.” On early U.K. copies, “The Pot Smoker’s Song” was replaced by a b-side titled “Broad Old Woman (6 A.M. Insanity).”

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Neil Diamond – Touching You, Touching Me (1969/2016) [HDTracks 24-192]

Neil Diamond – Touching You, Touching Me (1969/2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/192 kHz | Time – 31:11 minutes | 1,05 GB | Genre: Pop
Studio Master, Official Digital Download – Source: HDTracks | Front Cover| © Geffen Records

Touching You, Touching Me is the name of Neil Diamond’s fifth album. It was the first one since 1966 to feature renditions of other people’s material as well as his own. It included a major hit that had already charted, “Holly Holy” (#6), and a minor one, “Until It’s Time for You to Go” (#53). The album itself reached #30 on the Billboard album chart and was certified gold. Lee Holdridge was the arranger and conductor.

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Neil Diamond – Tap Root Manuscript (1970/2016) [HDTracks 24-192]

Neil Diamond – Tap Root Manuscript (1970/2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/192 kHz | Time – 35:47 minutes | 1,56 GB | Genre: Pop
Official Digital Download – Source: HDTracks.com | Digital Booklet | © Geffen Records

“Tap Root Manuscript” is the sixth studio album by Neil Diamond, released in 1970. It was one of the most experimental albums he ever recorded, featuring prominent African sounds and instruments. The album ended up being a commercial success, with a string of top 40 hits. This album predates many Western artists’ interest in world music by more than a decade, from Peter Gabriel’s 1980’s solo albums, to My Life in the Bush of Ghosts (David Byrne with Brian Eno) in 1981, to the Graceland album recorded by Paul Simon in 1986. It was one of the most novel experimental recording projects of its time, and the Uni label initially was not sure whether it would be commercially viable. It turned out to be one of Diamond’s most successful albums up to that point in his career, including one of his three #1 hits in his career, “Cracklin’ Rosie”. All songs were written and composed by Neil Diamond except “He Ain’t Heavy…He’s My Brother,” which was written and composed by Bob Russell and Bobby Scott.

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Neil Diamond – Stones (1971/2016) [HDTracks 24-192]

Neil Diamond – Stones (1971/2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/192 kHz | Time – 33:23 minutes | 1,39 GB | Genre: Pop
Studio Master, Official Digital Download – Source: HDTracks | Front Cover | © Geffen Records

Stones is the seventh studio album by Neil Diamond, recorded and released in 1971. It was one of the biggest hit recordings of his career. The conductors and arrangers were Lee Holdridge, Marty Paich and Larry Muhoberac.
Early copies of the LP album featured a picture label and a unique version of the cover with a button-string style closure on the back. The cover itself was styled as an envelope that opened from the top. This was later abandoned and replaced with a standard side-opening sleeve.

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Neil Diamond – Moods (1972/2016) [HDTracks 24-192]

Neil Diamond – Moods (1972/2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/192 kHz | Time – 33:34 minutes | 1,41 GB | Genre: Pop
Studio Master, Official Digital Download – Source: HDTracks | Front Cover| © Geffen Records

Moods is the eighth studio album by Neil Diamond, released by Uni Records in 1972. It contained the second of his #1 songs, “Song Sung Blue”, and was something of a follow-up in style to the highly experimental Tap Root Manuscript.

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Neil Diamond – Hot August Night (1972/2016) {40th Anniversary Deluxe Edition} [HDTracks 24-192]

Neil Diamond – Hot August Night (1972/2016) {40th Anniversary Deluxe Edition}
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/192 kHz | Time – 1:59:42 minutes | 4,86 GB | Genre: Pop
Studio Master, Official Digital Download – Source: HDTracks | Digital Booklet | © Geffen Records

Great live albums are rare and wondrous things. In fact, capturing a performer at the height of his creative powers for a live album is so unusual that, when it does happen, it becomes a phenomenon. Neil Diamond and his 1972 Hot August Night album was just such an event. Though he had enjoyed tremendous hits prior to the album, Diamond shot to the top of acclaimed and respected performers with one of the finest live albums of the ‘70s, the double live, double platinum Hot August Night.

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Neil Diamond – Hot August Night (1972) (Deluxe Edition 2012) [HDTracks 24-44,1]

Neil Diamond – Hot August Night (1972) [Deluxe Edition 2012]
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/44,1 kHz | Time – 119:37 minutes | 1,42 GB | Genre: Pop
Official Digital Download – Source: HDTracks.com | Digital Booklet | © Geffen Records

Hot August Night is Neil Diamond’s 1972 double Platinum live recording. It captured the pop superstar at the start of his creative powers and remains one of the finest live performances ever captured. Recorded at Hollywood’s Greek Theatre in August 1972, the set list featured a collection of his greatest hits including “Cracklin’ Rosie,” “Song Sung Blue,” “Sweet Caroline” “Holly Holy,” “Play Me,” “Walk On Water,” and more. To commemorate the 40th anniversary, the album has been digitally remastered from the original master tapes and includes three previously unreleased bonus tracks. Diamond’s exhilarating energy, raw emotion and unmatched musicianship are on full display with this landmark recording, one of the greatest live albums ever!

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Neil Diamond – Gold: Recorded Live at the Troubadour (1970/2016) [HDTracks 24-192]

Neil Diamond – Gold: Recorded Live at the Troubadour (1970/2016) 
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/192 kHz | Time – 38:26 minutes | 1,39 GB | Genre: Pop
Studio Master, Official Digital Download – Source: HDTracks | Front Cover| © Geffen Records

A live album from Neil Diamond, originally released in 1970.

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