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Old May 24, 2008, 09:21 PM   #1
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Any fans here?

I saw Neil Diamond last night at the opening of his new tour, he has a new album out called "Home Before Dark". Mrs. FP and two close friends of ours, and me, went to see him and had a great night.

The 2 and a half hour show was perfect.

Half way he said how the "Hot August Night" LP was so special to him and since my very dear friend who was with me and I have special memories to that it was a special moment.

He played guitar with most but also left the musical part to his 14 members band at times. He has a really fantastic light show there.

Many of his great songs passed by and it was very special to see him doing so well. When I listened to his new album I said his voice was sad and sounded like Johnny Cash but now hearing him play live I took back that remark.

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I've always liked Neil Diamond but never bought his stuff. It was always a joy just to crank-up the radio whenever one of his songs came on and let it roll over you like a warm summer breeze.

I was pleasantly surprised to see Mr. Diamond join The Band on stage in The Last Waltz.

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Here is Neil at the Jonathan Ross Show last Friday (With The Osmonds)







And doing his new single "Pretty Amazing Grace" and "Love On The Rocks"

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Neil is a superbly talented singer/songwriter and he holds a very special place in my early childhood memories. Hot August Night and his Greatest Hits LPs were staples in my household.

What a voice, fantastic song writer, and Fabuloso concert performer.

I Am I Said is a personal fave. Check out this nice performance.

Come on now... sing along, I will start it off.

"LA's fine, the sun shines most of the time....." =)
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Well, my fave is "You're So Sweet, Horseflies Keep Hangin' 'Round Your Face!" One of The all time most romantic love songs - ever! I mean, how can any woman resist:

Mary Lou Jane, Oh what a fine name
You ain't nothing like them females in Dover City
Front teeth missin', that's fine for kissin'
You're more loyal than my dog Sam, and twice as pretty
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Come on now... sing along, I will start it off.

"LA's fine, the sun shines most of the time....." =)

.....and the feeling is laid back

Palm trees grow and the rents are low
But you know I keep thinking about
Making my way back...




I looooove these songs!! I am a huge Neil Diamond fan. :) I've seen him bunches in concert over the years. When I saw him in the early 80's he did John's (Just Like) Starting Over and you know he rocked it! He prefaced it with lots of nice words about John, too. :)
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.....and the feeling is laid back

Palm trees grow and the rents are low
But you know I keep thinking about
Making my way back...
Its still Karaoke Tuesday somewhere right?

.... Well I'm New York City born and raised
But nowadays,
I'm lost between two shores
L.A.'s fine, but it ain't home
New York's home,
But it ain't mine no more

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Thanks FP for the ND interviews.

I learned something new about ND's involvement with the Monkees. It was popular belief that Neil wrote these songs for the Monkees debut:

I'm a Believer
A Little Bit Me, A Little Bit You
Look Out (Here Comes Tomorrow)
Love to Love

But, Neil informs us in the Johnathan Ross interview that his record producer gave Don Kirshner Neil's upcoming album, yet unreleased, and let him pick and choose the songs that he wanted for the Monkees.

Very interesting indeed. Thanks for posting FP.
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Great Performance.

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Whats all the fuss about this guy at the moment?? He's even playing UK festivals at the moment?????
He's middle of the road, a dull, dull man!! And why is it that linking up with Rick Rubin as a producer atomatically makes you hip and cool? It worked for Johnny Cash but that was a one off chance meeting.

Diamond is naff!
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Did you see how he did Glastonburry? There were people from all ages as of 18 (estimate) who sang along with all his songs. Quite awesome i'd say?
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My mom is a big fan. I grew up hearing his songs. The only one I likes are "Coming To America". Even thought it was a failure, my mom loves his version of The Jazz Singer.
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I am a fan of the stuff he did with French singer Gilbert Bécaud...
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Neil Diamond was a guest at "Later Live With Jools Holland" the same show Paul was in.

He did a nice interview first about his latest album and then an A M A Z I N G performance of "I'm A Believer" very different from the version we know from The Monkees.




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