Music / Neil Diamond

Diamond in his 1970s heyday.

"What a beautiful noise
Coming into my room
And it's waiting for me
Just to give it a tune."
— "Beautiful Noise"

Neil Diamond (born January 24, 1941) made his debut as a Singer Songwriter in the mid-Sixties, with such hits as "Cherry Cherry" and "Girl, You'll Be a Woman Soon". Diamond also had a massive hit with 1972 concert album Hot August Night. He has revived his career many times, starting with the successful soundtrack album from the failed movie Jonathan Livingston Seagull. The momentum that had run out by the beginning of The '80s was given new force with the song "Heartlight", which was rejected from the soundtrack of the movie E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial but was accepted by millions of fans.

Diamond faded a bit in The '90s but still has a following.

Discography of studio albums (excluding compilations):

  • The Feel of Neil Diamond (1966)
  • Just for You (1967)
  • Velvet Gloves and Spit (1968)
  • Brother Love's Traveling Salvation Show (1969)note 
  • Touching You, Touching Me (1969)
  • Tap Root Manuscript (1970)
  • Stones (1971)
  • Moods (1972)
  • Rainbow (his first Cover Album) (1973)
  • Jonathan Livingston Seagull soundtrack album (1973)
  • Serenade (1974)
  • Beautiful Noise (1976)
  • I'm Glad You're Here With Me Tonight (1977)
  • You Don't Bring Me Flowers (1978)
  • September Morn (1979)
  • The Jazz Singer soundtrack album (1980)
  • On the Way to the Sky (1981)
  • Heartlight (1982)
  • Primitive (1984)
  • Headed for the Future (1986)
  • The Best Years of Our Lives (1988)
  • Lovescape (1991)
  • The Christmas Album (1992)
  • Up on the Roof: Songs from the Brill Building (his second Cover Album) (1993)
  • Tennessee Moon (1995)
  • The Movie Album: As Time Goes By (his third Cover Album) (1998)
  • Three Chord Opera (2001)
  • 12 Songs (2005)
  • Home Before Dark (2008)
  • A Cherry Cherry Christmas (2009)
  • Dreams (his fourth Cover Albumnote ) (2010)
  • Melody Road (2014)

Discography of live albums:

  • Gold: Recorded Live at the Troubadour (1970)
  • Hot August Night (1972)
  • Love at the Greek (1977)
  • Hot August Night II (1987)
  • Live in America (1994)
  • Stages: Performances 1970-2002 (2003)
  • Hot August Night/NYC (2009)

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