Neil Diamond Releases Classic Hits With London Symphony Orch.: Listen

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Capitol Records has released Neil Diamond with the London Symphony Orchestra, Classic Diamonds, the new studio album from the iconic, multi-award winning songwriter, musician and performer. Listen to the recordings below.

The 14-classic song collection, released Nov. 20, 2020, features new vocals from Diamond paired with a new interpretation of many of his most celebrated chart-topping hits performed by the London Symphony Orchestra. Recorded at both the world famous Abbey Road Studios in London and Diamond’s studio in Los Angeles, the album was produced by Grammy®-winning producer/arranger Walter Afanasieff and co-arranged by Afanasieff and Grammy® winning conductor/arranger William Ross, who also conducted the orchestra for the recording.

Watch the official clip for “Sweet Caroline,” featuring classic performance footage

Diamond has sold over 130 million albums worldwide, and has charted 37 Top 40 singles and 16 Top Ten albums both in the U.S. and internationally. The Grammy Award winning artist is a member of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and the Songwriters Hall of Fame.

Watch the performance of “America”

He has been presented with the Johnny Mercer Award, the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award and the Sammy Cahn Lifetime Achievement Award, three of the highest honors bestowed on songwriters and artists.

Watch the official trailer from the collection

In 2018, the legend, born January 24 1941, announced that he was retiring from touring due to Parkinson’s disease.

Listen to “Heartlight” from the album

Classic Diamonds Track Listing

Beautiful Noise
I Am… I Said
I’m a Believer
Song Sung Blue
September Morn
Holly Holy
You Don’t Bring Me Flowers
Play Me
Love On the Rocks
I’ve Been This Way Before
Sweet Caroline

Listen to “Song Sung Blue” and “Holly Holy”

Though he’s no longer touring, in March 2020, Diamond turned up unbilled at a benefit event in Las Vegas and sang seven of his hits for an audience of 1500.

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  1. Paul
    #1 Paul 24 November, 2020, 09:25

    Thank you Neil…for five decades of memorable songs, these melodies that accompanied so many of us, literally millions, through difficult moments, happy moments, chapters and phases of our lives. From our hearts to yours.

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  2. Jimmy j
    #2 Jimmy j 9 January, 2021, 12:50

    The greatest singer songwriter of all time.

    I love his music and always will Im 70 yrs old.

    prob been to 15 concerts in boston

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