Music Canada. Retrieved 8 March Cash Box. April 11, British Phonographic Industry. Brother Love's Travelling Salvation Show. Touching You, Touching Me. Universal Special Products. Tap Root Manuscript. Hot August Night. Sweet Caroline. Beautiful Noise. Love at the Greek. Somerset Scholar and c-eling like this. This 3-CD collection has all of the Uni studio albums and a few bonus live tracks.
Galley , Sep 19, Location: Honolulu. Manapua , Sep 19, Location: Vina del Mar, Chile. IMHO, most of the songs are better than the studio counterparts One of the best live albums of all times. George Cooke , Keith todaro , siebrand and 2 others like this. Location: South Derbyshire, United Kingdom.
Dave S , Sep 20, George Cooke and siebrand like this. Location: Italy. George Cooke likes this. Location: Cumbria, UK. George Cooke , Sep 20, On June 25, he signed a deal with Barry and Greenwich for publishing and recording, the three forming Tallyrand Music with Diamond as president. This appears to have prompted his decision finally to drop out of NYU. Tallyrand shopped both Diamond's songs and Diamond as a recording artist, and on January 6, , it signed a contract with WEB IV, the company controlling the independent Bang Records label.
Soon after, Diamond was back in a recording studio, and on April 4, Bang released his label debut single, "Solitary Man," produced, as all his subsequent Bang discs would be, by Barry and Greenwich. Diamond quickly followed "Solitary Man" with his second Bang single, "Cherry, Cherry," released in July , which gave him his first substantial hit, peaking at number six in October.
When song publisher Don Kirshner heard "Cherry, Cherry," he called Diamond into his office and asked if the songwriter had a similarly upbeat tune that could be used by the Monkees, a group put together for an upcoming TV series. Diamond played him "I'm a Believer," a song intended for his debut album. Kirshner liked it, and Diamond, Barry, and Greenwich recorded a backing track that Kirshner took to California and had the Monkees sing over. By the time "I'm a Believer" was released as the Monkees' second single in the fall of , the group was a teenybopper phenomenon, and the disc had advance orders of over one million copies.
It shot to number one, where it stayed seven weeks, becoming the biggest single of Diamond's sixth Bang single, "Kentucky Woman," followed in September, and it reached number 22 in November, giving him his sixth consecutive Top 40 hit. After nearly two years of hit recording and songwriting, Diamond had a falling-out with his producers and his record label. As popular music turned more serious in the late '60s, he became less satisfied writing simple pop songs, and, instead of "Kentucky Woman," he had proposed that his sixth Bang single be "Shilo," an introspective ballad not about the Civil War battle, but about an imaginary childhood friend, that he had written and recorded.
Bang, thinking the song less commercial than "Kentucky Woman," used it as an LP track on Just for You instead, and Diamond, who was also dissatisfied with his royalties, found a loophole in his contract, which, it turned out, failed to bind him exclusively to WEB IV and Tallyrand.
He therefore declared himself free to sign a recording contract with another company. Soon, lawsuits were flying. On March 12, , a judge denied WEB IV's request for a temporary injunction preventing Diamond from signing to another record label while his contract dispute was making its way through the courts.
It was a key decision; the lawsuits would continue for another nine years until Diamond settled them on February 18, , when he purchased his Bang master recordings. The first product of the deal was another introspective, autobiographical ballad, "Brooklyn Roads," released in April.
Diamond followed with the more uptempo "Two-Bit Manchild" that month, but neither that single nor its follow-up, "Sunday Sun," which appeared in September, restored him to the Top 40, and Velvet Gloves and Spit, Diamond's debut album for Uni, failed to chart.
Meanwhile, there was more upheaval in his life. After their divorce was final in November , he married Murphey one month later. Professionally, Diamond tried to stem the tide of his career decline by recording at American Sound Studio in Memphis, beginning on January 8, Working with producers Tommy Cogbill and Chips Moman, he took more of a gospel-tinged, country-rock approach, starting with the single "Brother Love's Travelling Salvation Show," quickly released as a single, which peaked at number 22 in April, his best chart showing in 18 months.
He quickly returned to Memphis and cut an album also called Brother Love's Travelling Salvation Show that was released in April and peaked at number The song that finally sealed Diamond's commercial comeback was his next single, "Sweet Caroline Good Times Never Seemed So Good ," a catchy tune that peaked at number four in August, the same month it earned a gold record certification for sales of one million singles.
Diamond followed "Sweet Caroline" with the gospel-tinged "Holly Holy," released in October , and scored another big hit, the track peaking at number six in December. The Diamond recording was included on his fifth LP, Touching You Touching Me, released in November ; the disc was his most successful so far, peaking at number 30 and going gold in a little over a year.
Meanwhile, Diamond's career resurgence was not going unnoticed at his former label, Bang Records, which hired American Sound Studio musicians to record a new musical track for "Shilo" under Diamond's vocal. With a sound more like his current records, the single reached number 24 in April Diamond responded by returning to Memphis himself and cutting a new recording of "Shilo," which was added to later editions of Velvet Gloves and Spit.
The single reached number 30 in May. There is a deletion drill hole through the label and the vinyl remains in excellent condition. The sleeve shows light wear and the vinyl has just the odd light sign of play. The sleeve shows only a little storage wear and the vinyl looks barely played ZGM The sleeve displays just a little light general wear and the inner has a small split at the bottom, whilst the vinyl shows only light signs of play, overall an excellent example TCX Th e cover has some minor storage marks, but the inner pages are near as new.
This copy also comes with two ticket stubs for the show at Wembley Stadium on 22nd December The sleeve is still in its opened shrinkwrap and the vinyl has little sign of play MCA The sleeve shows some wear, with laminate creasing and light ring wear to the back, the vinyl displays light signs of play but remains in excellent condition SHM Feel and the title track. The gatefold picture sleeve displays a little discolouration and shelfwear to the edges while the vinyl remains in excellent condition CBSNeil Diamond - Hello Again: Tracklist (Vinyl) A: Hello Again: B: Amazed And Confused: * Items below may differ depending on the release. Neil Diamond Discography Price Guide Recently Listed Email Alerts Refine Search Results. Artist: Title: Label: Cat Num: Barcode.