Hot August Night= Concert At The Greek Theatre L.A.= 2LP 180g =
2 x LP
+ bonus download
( 1972 ) - 2017 EU reissue on 180g 2xLP - featuring Neil's signature hits and fan favorites such as "Solitary Man," "Cracklin' Rosie," "I Am...I Said" " Song Sung Blue ". Hot August Night (1972) one of the best live albums of all time. This epic concer
Release date: 01-06-2017(Originally released in 1972)
2017 EU reissue on 180g 2xLP - The original Hot August Night (1972), one of the best live albums of all time. This epic concert is captured in glorious hi fi, backed by an orchestra and full band. featuring the original recordings of Neil's signature hits and fan favorites such as "Solitary Man," "Cracklin' Rosie," "Sweet Caroline," "I Am...I Said", " Song Sung Blue" and many more!
This is the ultimate Neil Diamond record. Not necessarily the best -- he's at his most appealing crafting in the studio -- but certainly the ultimate, capturing all the kitsch and glitz of Neil Diamond, the showman. And that also means that it's not just loaded with flair, but with filler, songs like "Porcupine Pie," "Soggy Pretzels," and "And the Grass Won't Pay No Mind" -- attempts to write grand, sweeping epics that collapse under their own weight. Still, that's part of the charm of Diamond and while it can sound unbearable on studio albums, it makes some sense here, surrounded by his pomp and circumstance. That spectacle is the great thing about the record, since it inflates not just his great songs, it gives the weaker moments character. And while this does wind up being a little much -- 21 songs, 24 on the 2000 reissue -- it nevertheless is the one record for casual Neil fans, after the hits collections, since this shows Diamond the icon in full glory.
In the summer of 1971, Neil Diamond played seven sold-out nights at the famed Greek Theatre in Los Angeles to a rapturous reception. The following August, he returned for ten more sold-out shows, an event forever captured on the multi-platinum Hot August Night, a double-record set that demonstrated once and for all Diamond's growing status as a superstar concert sensation.
The original Hot August Night recording from the Greek Theatre concerts was one of Neil Diamond's most successful albums worldwide, living at the #1 spot on the charts for 29 weeks. Not only is it one of the more celebrated and acknowledged albums of his career, but it is arguably one of the greatest live albums ever recorded!
Now you can celebrate the 40th Anniversary of Hot August Night and relive Neil Diamond's historic concert with this 2LP 40th Anniversary reissue featuring the original recordings of Neil's signature hits and fan favorites such as "Solitary Man," "Cracklin' Rosie," "Sweet Caroline," "I Am...I Said" and many more!
A1 Prologue / Crunchy Granola Suite
A2 Done Too Soon / Dialogue
A3 Solitary Man
A4 Cherry Cherry
A5 Sweet Caroline (Good Times Never Seemed So Good)
B1 Porcupine Pie
B2 You're So Sweet
B3 Red Red Wine
B4 Soggy Pretzels
B5 And The Grass Won't Pay No Mind
B7 Girl You'll Be A Woman Soon
C1 Play Me
C2 Canta Libre
C4 Song Sung Blue
C5 Cracklin' Rosie
D1 Holly Holy
D2 I Am . . . I Said
D4 Brother Love's Travelling Salvation Show (Encore)
Bonus(cd,single,download): bonus download
Originally released: 1972
This release: 2017