by Neil DiamondNeil Diamond


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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.

Product Details

Release Date: 03/31/2017
Label: Capitol
UPC: 0602557349412
catalogNumber: 002620302
Rank: 7256

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Neil Diamond   Primary Artist

Technical Credits

Neil Diamond   Composer,Producer
Robbie Robertson   Producer
Ellie Greenwich   Producer
Gilbert Bécaud   Composer
Burt Bacharach   Composer,Producer
Carole Bayer Sager   Composer,Producer
Chip Taylor   Producer
Peter Asher   Producer
Jeff Barry   Producer
Richard Bennett   Composer
Alan Bergman   Composer
Marilyn Bergman   Composer
Tom Catalano   Producer
Tommy Cogbill   Producer
Bob Gaudio   Producer
Gorgoni   Producer
Alan Lindgren   Producer
Rick Rubin   Producer
Dennis St. John   Producer
Don Was   Producer
David Fricke   Liner Notes
Todd Gallopo   Art Direction
Jacknife Lee   Producer
Eric O'Malley   Concept

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