If you’re a Neil Diamond fan, it is therefore important to note that all Columbia released Diamond titles have been moved over to the Universal umbrella, and will be made available as downloadable sets beginning on July 1. What this means for down the road is not known.
I have been hoping to get remastered reissues of many of the Neil Diamond catalog up through I’m Glad You’re Here With Me Tonight (1977). Beyond that, I’m not that much of a fan anymore. As with the Stones moveover, all of their non-Abkco catalog were remastered and repackaged using the new label, I hope we will see this in the future. Nevertheless, not all titles (thus far) are on the DD list (like I’m Glad You’re Here With Me Tonight, which is not…yet).
The titles being made available will include Beautiful Noise (1976), Classics The Early Years (1983), Headed For The Future (1986), Heartlight (1982), In My Lifetime (1996), Live In America (1994), Lovescape (1991), On The Way To The Sky (1981), Primitive (1984), Serenade (1974), Stage Performances 1970-2002 (2003), Tennessee Moon (1996), The Best Of The Movie Album, The Best Years Of Our Lives (1988), The Christmas Album (1992), The Christmas Album, Volume 2 (1994), The Jazz Singer (1980), The Movie Album: As Time Goes By (1998), Up On The Roof: Songs From the Brill Building (1993), and You Don’t Bring Me Flowers (1978).
Missing, so far, are Jonathan Livingston Seagull (1973), I’m Glad You’re Here With Me Tonight (1977), September Morn (1979), Three Chord Opera (2001), 12 Songs (2005), Home Before Dark (2008), A Cherry Cherry Christmas (2009), Dreams (2010), Hot August Night II (1987), Love At The Greek (1977), Hot August Night/NYC (2010), and a host of compilations too numerous to list.
Here’s hoping for remasters and repackaged reissues.