50 Th Anniversary Collection

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Review Text 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. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine

Track Listing

CD: 1

  1. 1. Solitary Man - 3:33
  2. 2. Cherry, Cherry - 3:42
  3. 3. I Got the Feeling (Oh, No, No) - 2:09
  4. 4. You Got to Me - 3:53
  5. 5. Girl, You'll Be a Woman Soon - 3:20
  6. 6. I'm a Believer - 3:47
  7. 7. Thank the Lord for the Night Time - 3:02
  8. 8. Red, Red Wine - 3:42
  9. 9. Sunday Sun - 3:47
  10. 10. Shilo - 3:26
  11. 11. Kentucky Woman - 2:26
  12. 12. Brooklyn Roads - 4:38
  13. 13. Glory Road - 3:21
  14. 14. Holly Holy - 5:39
  15. 15. And the Grass Won't Pay No Mind - 4:33
  16. 16. Sweet Caroline - 3:22
  17. 17. Brother Love's Traveling Salvation Show - 4:33

CD: 2

  1. 18. Done Too Soon - 3:42
  2. 19. Soolaimon - 4:12
  3. 20. Cracklin' Rosie - 3:58
  4. 21. Crunchy Granola Suite - 3:55
  5. 22. I Am... I Said - 4:34
  6. 23. Stones - 3:06
  7. 24. Morningside - 4:08
  8. 25. Song Sung Blue - 3:16
  9. 26. Play Me - 4:51
  10. 27. Be - 4:31
  11. 28. Skybird - 2:21
  12. 29. Lonely Looking Sky - 3:11
  13. 30. I've Been This Way Before - 4:45
  14. 31. Last Picasso - 4:52
  15. 32. Beautiful Noise - 3:24
  16. 33. Street Life - 3:00
  17. 34. If You Know What I Mean - 4:45

CD: 3

  1. 35. Desirée - 3:21
  2. 36. You Don't Bring Me Flowers - 3:10
  3. 37. Forever in Blue Jeans - 4:36
  4. 38. September Morn - 4:53
  5. 39. Story of My Life - 4:43
  6. 40. Yesterday's Songs - 3:48
  7. 41. I Believe in Happy Endings - 4:28
  8. 42. Hello Again - 4:05
  9. 43. Love on the Rocks - 4:38
  10. 44. Heartlight - 4:26
  11. 45. Lady-Oh - 4:51
  12. 46. Pretty Amazing Grace - 5:54
  13. 47. Hell Yeah - 4:26
  14. 48. We - 4:49
  15. 49. Art of Love - 4:06
  16. 50. America - 4:22

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Release Date
3/31/17 

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