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COMPACT DISC COLLECTION
1980's to The Present

LIVE IN CONCERT - 2008 WORLD TOUR
RECORDED AT THE O2 ARENA, LONDON

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Live At The O2 Arena, London

LIVE AT WOBURN ABBEY - 4 JUNE 2005

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Live at Woburn Abbey 2005
Live at Woburn Abbey 2005
Hear short "snippets" from the "Woburn 2005" concert in (low quality) mp3 format.
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"STAR FLIGHT"
EARLS COURT, LONDON - 28 JULY 2002
&
"HOT SATURDAY NIGHT IN LONDON"
EARLS COURT, LONDON - 27 JULY 2002

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Star Flight - Live In Concert, Earls Court 2002
Star Flight - Live In Concert, Earls Court 2002
Hot Saturday Night In London - Earls Court, London - 27 July 2002
Hot Saturday Night In London - Earls Court, London - 27 July 2002
I am delighted to have obtained these two, double-disc sets showcasing Neil's last two shows at Earls Court, London - the end of the UK Tour of 2002. They are a high quality recording made by an audience member and apparently recorded in digital stereo. The shows have many highlights including The Boat That I Row, If You Know What I Mean, I Haven't Played This Song In Years, Star Flight/Band Intro, Captain Sunshine, Holly Holy, Yes I Will/Lady Magdalene, He Ain't Heavy, I Am...I Said and on to the finale of Brother Love's Travelling Salvation Show.
Hear short "snippets" from the "Star Flight" concert in (low quality) mp3 format.
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LANSDOWNE ROAD, DUBLIN
FRIDAY JULY 5 & SATURDAY JULY 6, 2002


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Lansdowne Road, Dublin - July 5, 2002
Lansdowne Road, Dublin - July 5, 2002
Lansdowne Road, Dublin - July 6th, 2002
Lansdowne Road, Dublin - July 6th, 2002
Another two, double-disc CD's which I am excited to have received. These are both of Neil's back-to-back, open-air concerts at the Lansdowne Road rugby stadium in Dublin, Ireland! You can download and listen to a few "sound bites" from the Friday show, just click on a track link below...
Listen to some short "snippets" from the concert in (low quality) mp3 format.
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EARLS COURT, LONDON - 28 JUNE 1984

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This ain't available in the shops! It's a high quality double CD set running in total for just over 153 minutes and contains the complete show of the last night in London, of a six night engagement. This was the first time Neil had toured the UK/Europe since his triumphant Woburn Abbey concert in July 1977 - us Brits had waited patiently for seven years for Neil to return and we were not disappointed! I was actually present at this concert, having also attended on the 23rd and the 25th June. Neil was in quite "chatty" mood as he dialogued with the audience throughout and the Band Introductions, interspersed with stories from Neil, lasted around 17 minutes! The opener, "America", included the "cannon shots" and "flash pots" at it's conclusion, Neil sang the new title track from "Primitive" which was due to be released the following week and Forever In Blue Jeans was performed a rather excessive FIVE times (totalling around 16 minutes in all) - personally I would rather have heard it just the once (especailly as it is one of my least favourite of Neil's songs) allowing more time for Neil to play three more different/additional songs from his back catalogue instead. I guess he can't please us all, all of the time! Nevertheless, it was a great stand at Earls Court and I shall remember it always as it was my first time seeing Neil live, after a long wait since his previous visit!
Listen to some short "snippets" from the concert in (low quality) mp3 format.
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LIVE IN CONCERT (READERS DIGEST)

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Readers Digest - Live In Concert
Readers Digest - Live In Concert
This legitimate triple disc set is not that unusual or rare an item as it is available via mail order, originally direct from Readers Digest and more recently through Heartland Music, although it is not available in stores, as far as I am aware. However, it is still noteable that many Neil Diamond fans do not have this collection and indeed, many are unaware of it's existence! Originally released in 1997, it has a total of 63 live tracks spanning 3 discs and includes quite numerous peviously unreleased tracks not available on any other release - if only there were more of them! Other tracks are taken from "Love At The Greek", "Hot August Night II", "Greatest Hits 1966-1992", and "Live In America". There is one "new" recording, "Girl You'll Be A Woman Soon", recorded in St Louis on the 1996 Tour. Disc 2 is probably the most interesting with the most unreleased material including several Jazz Singer songs. Some of the tracks on this collection were recorded at the Forum, Los Angeles in 1983 and were due to be on the "Live at The Forum" album which never got released. All Neil Diamond fans ought to have this triple disc set in their collection - if only for the previously unreleased material!

OTHER STUFF
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Live In Scotland, at the SECC, Glasgow
Live In Scotland, at the SECC, Glasgow
Neil Diamond Live In Scotland - Recorded In Concert at the SECC, Glasgow
(10 July 2002)

An analogue audience recording of one of Neil's highly rated Glasgow shows - the
newspaper critics gave rave reviews! The set list is identical to the second
Lansdowne Road, Dublin concert
- there are no "surprises" or rarely heard songs
performed, although Neil does do a reprise of I'm A Believer as well as Sweet
Caroline. What comes through on this recording is that Neil and the Scottish
audience are definitely having a good time.
(Rear/Front CD case + inside Front cover/CD1 shown)

Hot Damn In Birmingham
Hot Damn In Birmingham
Hot Damn In Birmingham, England (6 March 1999)
High quality, digital recording, made by an
audience member at the NEC Arena
in Birmingham during Neil's 1999 World Tour. Includes three bonus tracks:
I Got The Feelin' (Oh No, No) & Amazed And Confused recorded at
The Point, Dublin,16 February 1999 and Heartlight recorded at
Wembley Arena, London, 11 March 1999.
(Rear/Front CD case + inside Front cover/CD1 shown)

Neil Diamond in Ames, Iowa (9 July 1996)
Two disc unofficial recording from Neil's 1996 "Tennessee Moon" World Tour.
Contains all theusual Diamond hits plus five selections from the newly released
"Tennessee Moon" CD. Like the 1992/93 and 1999 Tours,
the '96 Tour was also performed "In The Round".
(Rear/Front CD case + inside Front cover/CD shown)

Good Times Never Seemed So Good - Rotterdam
Good Times Never Seemed So Good - Rotterdam, Holland (17 March 1999)
Another high quality, amateur digital recording from The Ahoy Hall, Rotterdam
during Neil's 1999 World Tour. Includes Longfellow Serenade plus
a bonus track from the Birmingham concert above.
(Rear/Front CD case + inside Front cover/CD shown)

Neil Diamond at Wembley (1992)
Neil Diamond at Wembley (1992)
Clown Shirt Troubadour - Live at Wembley Arena, London (17 July 1992)
Taken from the second show of Neil's 8 night, sell-out engagement at
Wembley in July 1992, part of the
"In The Round" World Tour of 1991-1992.
(Rear/Front CD case + inside Front cover/CD shown)

 


 



Welcome to Focus On Neil Diamond! This website gives a glimpse at some of the more unusual or rarer CD's, LP's, videos and books in my collection, personal photos of Neil in concert and a peek at cuttings from my Scrapbook.

I've also included sound clips from some of Neil's UK TV appearances and interviews and some sound bites from one or two memorable concerts - these sound files can be easily downloaded and/or played back on your computer or a compatible mp3 device.

Thanks for stopping by at my website - I hope that you find something here of interest!

Steve.


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