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Very Best of Neil Diamond: The Original Studio Recordings album for sale by Neil Diamond was released Dec 06, 2011 on the Columbia label. Neil Diamond's five-decade career as a singer, songwriter, and performer has certainly been a successful one by any standard. He's sold well over 115 million records worldwide to date and has had eight number one singles ("Cracklin Rosie," "Song Sung Blue," "Desiree," "You Don't Bring Me Flowers," "Love on the Rocks," "America," "Yesterday's Songs," and "Heartlight"), and if he hasn't always generated the kind of critical respect he probably deserves, he's been a steady and dependable artist who has managed to keep his large core audience happy. Very Best of Neil Diamond: The Original Studio Recordings CD music contains a single disc with 23 songs. ...See Full Description
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||The title says it all|
I would like to say that this is a very good recording of Neil Diamond. I have other recordings of Neil Diamond.
By nissen_d (Victoria, B.C. Canada)
This album is not just a reworking of tired, worn songs by Neil Diamond. My ear were delighted to hear songs sung from the heart.
By allmypups (Hammond, IN, USA)
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This compilation album does not include the song "SEPTEMBER MORN", one of Neil Diamond's biggest hits.
By trebreg (Manila, Philippines)
My son-in-law was truly thrilled to receive this and loves the music so much.
By nkstone (Dallas, TX)
The CD is great, but the service and speed of delivery were excellent. We are truly happy with our purchase and will tell others of your great service.
By dougraider83 (Oshkosh, WI.)
||The Very Best of Neil Diamond|
All of his great songs are on this CD even his latest hits.
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Very Best of Neil Diamond: The Original Studio Recordings songs Product Details
|CD Universe Part number||8628423|
|Release Date||Dec 06, 2011|
|Producer||Sam Cole (Compilation); Bernie Becker (Compilation)|
|Recording Time||78 minutes|
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