When is Neil Diamond more than enough? To be honest, I have my ups and downs with Neil Diamond’s vast, vast catalog. From the ’60s and through most of the ’70s, ND could do little wrong for me. And while I absolutely get his directed path of the ’80s, it wasn’t my style. Nevertheless, his audience is far more vast than my own particular tastes. So there…for me. Which brings us to the complete Neil Diamond fan, the one that gets it all!

On November 30, Capitol Records (the current label of ALL things ND) will release a large career-spanning  6CD box collection filled with 115 songs by the singer/songwriter, including a small handful of fifteen previously unreleased outtakes and demos. (Why we haven’t seen lavish individual album sets with such things is beyond me. I’m game for quite a few Deluxe Editions of some of those classics including Moods, and Serenade!)

The box is being called 50th Anniversary Collector’s Edition. It will feature not only the classic hits and deep cuts of Neil Diamond’s long career, but will also place the 6CDs into a hardbound book loaded with writings on the albums, credits, photos, and a ton of other things. The book might just be the star of the package with the music a bonus.

Neil Diamond 50th Anniversary Collector’s Edition will be released on CD, DD (standard), and an HD DD form at 96kHz/24-bit. I think I’m in for this one.

Neil Diamond 50th Anniversary Collector’s EditionNeil Diamond

01 Solitary Man (Mono)
02 Cherry, Cherry (Mono)
03 I Got the Feelin’ (Oh No No) [Mono]
04 Do It (Mono)
05 The Boat That I Row (Mono)
06 You Got to Me (Mono)
07 Girl, You’ll Be a Woman Soon (Mono)
09 Thank the Lord for the Night Time (Mono)
10 Kentucky Woman (Mono)
11 Red, Red Wine (Mono)
12 Brooklyn Roads
13 Glory Road
14 Holly Holy
15 And the Grass Won’t Pay No Mind
16 Shilo
17 Sunday Sun
18 Brother Love’s Traveling Salvation Show
19 Dig In
20 Sweet Caroline
21 Cracklin’ Rosie
22 Soolaimon
23 Crunchy Granola Suite
24 Lordy (Live)

CD 2
01 I Am…I Said (Original Demo)
02 I Am…I Said
03 Done Too Soon
04 Stones
05 Morningside
06 Play Me
07 Walk on Water
08 Lonely Looking Sky
09 Skybird
10 Be
11 I’ve Been This Way Before
12 The Last Picasso
13 Rosemary’s Wine
14 Song Sung Blue
15 Longfellow Serenade
16 The Gift of Song
17 Beautiful Noise
18 Jungletime
19 Lady-Oh
20 Street Life
21 Signs
22 Surviving the Life
23 Stargazer
24 If You Know What I Mean

CD 3
01 Dry Your Eyes
02 Desiree
03 Once in a While
04 I’m Glad You’re Here with Me Tonight
05 America (Original Demo) (*)
06 America
07 Hello Again
08 Love on the Rocks
09 Amazed and Confused
10 Songs of Life
11 Yesterday’s Songs
12 I’m Alive
13 Heartlight
14 On the Way to the Sky
15 Headed for the Future
16 You Don’t Bring Me Flowers (with Barbra Streisand)
17 Forever in Blue Jeans
18 September Morn

CD 4
01 The Story of My Life
02 It’s a Trip (Go for the Moon)
03 Hooked on the Memory of You
04 Baby Can I Hold You (Live in Dublin R.D.S. 1989) (*)
05 Hard Time for Lovers
06 All I Really Need Is You
07 If There Were No Dreams
08 Someone Who Believes In You
09 The Way
10 One Good Love (with Waylon Jennings)
11 Blue Highway (with Chet Atkins)
12 Open Wide These Prison Doors
13 Everybody
14 No Limit
15 I Haven’t Played This Song in Years
16 You Are The Best Part of Me
17 Delirious Love
18 I Believe in Happy Endings
19 Man of God
20 We

CD 5
01 I’m On to You
02 What’s It Gonna Be
03 Save Me a Saturday Night
04 Captain of a Shipwreck
05 Another Day (That Time Forgot) (with Natalie Maines)
06 Don’t Go There
07 Home Before Dark
08 Forgotten
09 Pretty Amazing Grace
10 Melody Road
11 Nothing But a Heartache
12 Something Blue
13 In Better Days
14 Seongah and Jimmy
15 Sunny Disposition
16 The Art of Love
17 Hell Yeah

CD 6 (Previously Unreleased Bonus Tracks)
01 Sunflower
02 C’est La Vie
03 Girls Go Fishin’
04 Maybe
05 Caribbean Cruise
06 You Are
07 Easy (To Be in Love)
08 Before I Had a Dime
09 The Ballad of Saving Silverman
10 It Don’t Seem Likely
11 Long Nights, Hold On
12 Moonlight Rider

By MARowe