Neil Diamond – 50th Anniversary Collection (2017) [Qobuz FLAC 24bit/192kHz]

Neil Diamond – 50th Anniversary Collection (2017) 
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/192 kHz  | Time – 02:53:16 minutes | 7,18 GB | Genre: Pop
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download – Source: Qobuz | Front Cover | © Universal Music

The 50th Anniversary Collection from Neil Diamond, is a celebratory music package marking the 50th anniversary of the iconic, Grammy Award-winning and Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame member’s first hit ‘Solitary Man’ plus 49 additional hits. Throughout an illustrious and wide-ranging musical career, Neil Diamond has sold over 130 million albums worldwide and has dominated the charts for more than five decades with 37 Top 40 singles and 16 Top 10 albums. He has achieved record sales with 40 Gold albums, 21 Platinum albums and 11 multi-platinum albums. Before becoming one of the most noted and successful recording artists in the world, Neil Diamond’s early recognition came as a songwriter. His recorded songs have become a part of the fabric of America’s songbook with a wide range of international hits.

Designed as a celebration of the 50th anniversary of Neil Diamond’s first hit – “Solitary Man,” which made it to 55 in 1966, with “Cherry, Cherry” rocketing to number six not long afterward – the triple-disc set 50 is the latest in a long line of compilations of Diamond hits. Most of these are single-disc sets, so the best comparison for 50 is 1996’s In My Lifetime, another triple-disc box. 50 is constrained a bit by its concept, containing 50 songs over three discs, whereas In My Lifetime featured a whopping 71 – 36 of which are here on 50. Those are all the standards – the hits from “Girl, You’ll Be a Woman Soon” through “Heartlight” – which means that what distinguishes 50 is the odd early song that probably should’ve been on In My Lifetime (“Glory Road”) and a wealth of songs from Diamond’s 21st century records, including the Rick Rubin-produced 12 Songs and Home Before Dark. All this makes 50 a more thorough overview than In My Lifetime, which is enough to recommend it, but that older box has a slight edge, as it contains a more generous selection of Diamond at his prime.

CD1 #01 – Solitary Man (Single Version)
CD1 #02 – Cherry, Cherry (Single Version)
CD1 #03 – I Got The Feelin’ (Oh No, No) (Remastered 2017 / Stereo)
CD1 #04 – You Got To Me (Remastered 2017 / Stereo)
CD1 #05 – Girl, You’ll Be A Woman Soon
CD1 #06 – I’m A Believer (Remastered 2017 / Stereo)
CD1 #07 – Thank The Lord For The Night Time (Single Version)
CD1 #08 – Red, Red Wine (Remastered 2017 / Stereo)
CD1 #09 – Sunday Sun (Album Version)
CD1 #10 – Shilo (Single Version)
CD1 #11 – Kentucky Woman (Single Version)
CD1 #12 – Brooklyn Roads
CD1 #13 – Glory Road (Album Version)
CD1 #14 – Holly Holy (Single Version)
CD1 #15 – And The Grass Won’t Pay No Mind (Album Version)
CD1 #16 – Sweet Caroline (Album Version)
CD1 #17 – Brother Love’s Traveling Salvation Show

CD2 #01 – Done Too Soon
CD2 #02 – Soolaimon (Single Version)
CD2 #03 – Cracklin’ Rosie (Single Version)
CD2 #04 – Crunchy Granola Suite (Single Version)
CD2 #05 – I Am…I Said (Single Version)
CD2 #06 – Stones (Single Version)
CD2 #07 – Morningside
CD2 #08 – Song Sung Blue (Single Version)
CD2 #09 – Play Me
CD2 #10 – Be (Recapitulation And Farewell To Fletcher)
CD2 #11 – Skybird
CD2 #12 – Lonely Looking Sky
CD2 #13 – I’ve Been This Way Before
CD2 #14 – Longfellow Serenade
CD2 #15 – Beautiful Noise
CD2 #16 – Street Life
CD2 #17 – If You Know What I Mean

CD3 #01 – Desirée
CD3 #02 – You Don’t Bring Me Flowers (Solo Version)
CD3 #03 – Forever In Blue Jeans
CD3 #04 – September Morn
CD3 #05 – The Story Of My Life
CD3 #06 – Yesterday’s Songs
CD3 #07 – I Believe In Happy Endings
CD3 #08 – Hello Again (From “The Jazz Singer” Soundtrack)
CD3 #09 – Love On The Rocks (From “The Jazz Singer” Soundtrack)
CD3 #10 – Heartlight
CD3 #11 – Lady-Oh
CD3 #12 – Pretty Amazing Grace
CD3 #13 – Hell Yeah
CD3 #14 – We
CD3 #15 – The Art Of Love
CD3 #16 – America (From “The Jazz Singer” Soundtrack)