Make no mistake, Neil Diamond has an extensive catalog of musical classics. Today, we’re taking a look at four of our favorites that you’re likely to hear when Super Diamond comes to Spirit Mountain on November 17th! Tickets are on sale now.
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“I Am… I Said”
A memorable, morose, and heartfelt song, “I Am… I Said” tugs at the heartstrings with its bumping movement and recollective words. Written and recorded by Neil Diamond in the early 1970’s, “I Am… I Said” is powerful in its storytelling. The song is often punctuated by an arrangement of horns that keep the listener engaged during Diamond’s laments. At its best, it reached number 4 on the U.S. pop singles chart.
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“Song Sung Blue”
Released in 1972, Neil Diamond describes “Song Sung Blue” as having a, "...very basic message, unadorned. I didn't even write a bridge to it. I never expected anyone to react to "Song Sung Blue" the way they did. I just like it, the message and the way a few words said so many things." And that’s why we love it. It’s simple but has a profound message.
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“Cracklin’ Rosie” is what we like to call a “travelin’ song.” It moves, chugs along like a train. While the lyrics suggest that Rosie is a “woman of the night,” the lyrics actually reference a type of wine that Diamond is partial to. Diamond is also partial to this song in particular, as it was his first big hit upon release. Released in October 1970, “Cracklin’ Rosie” was an instant classic and hit #1 on the American Billboard Hot 100.
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This is the definitive Neil Diamond song, one that you’re sure to hear from Super Diamond on November 17th. Released in the summer of 1969, “Sweet Caroline” reached number 4 on the Billboard Top 100 and has appeared on hundreds of movie and TV show soundtracks for the last (nearly) 50 years. Fun fact, as of 2014, “Sweet Caroline” has sold more than 2 million digital downloads in the U.S. We imagine that number is even higher today.
Listen to “Sweet Caroline”