Neil Diamond Play Me - The Complete UNI Studio Recordings Plus (3-CD Box Set)

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Format: CD  (3 Discs)
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  • Number of Discs: 3
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  • Originally Released: 2002
  • Label: MCA

Entertainment Reviews:

Q - 6/02, p.132
3 stars out of 5 - "...Diamond has created a curious canon of robustly mature, youth-bypassing pop songs...worthy of investigation."
Mojo (Publisher) - 6/02, pp.126-7
"...Here was rich madness, the soundtrack to millions of housewife crack-ups in '70s America..."

Tracks on Disc 1:

  • Buy for $0.991.Two-Bit Manchild
  • Buy for $0.992.A Modern Day Version of Love
  • Buy for $0.993.Honey-Drippin' Times
  • Buy for $0.994.The Pot Smoker's Song
  • Buy for $0.995.Brooklyn Roads
  • Buy for $1.296.Shilo
  • Buy for $0.997.Sunday Sun
  • Buy for $0.998.Holiday Inn Blues
  • Buy for $0.999.Practically Newborn
  • Buy for $0.6910.Knackelflerg
  • Buy for $0.9911.Merry-Go-Round
  • Buy for $0.6912.Broad Old Woman (6 A.M. Insanity)
  • Buy for $1.2913.Brother Love's Traveling Salvation Show
  • Buy for $0.6914.Dig In
  • Buy for $0.6915.River Runs, New Grown Plums
  • Buy for $0.9916.Juliet
  • Buy for $0.9917.Long Gone
  • Buy for $0.9918.And the Grass Won't Pay No Mind
  • Buy for $0.9919.Glory Road
  • Buy for $0.6920.Deep in the Morning
  • Buy for $0.9921.If I Never Knew Your Name
  • Buy for $0.9922.Memphis Streets
  • Buy for $0.9923.You're So Sweet Horseflies Keep Hangin' 'Round Your Face
  • Buy for $0.9924.Hurtin' You Don't Come Easy
  • Buy for $0.6925.Sweet Caroline
  • Buy for $0.9926.Everybody's Talkin'

Tracks on Disc 2:

  • Buy for $0.991.Mr. Bojangles
  • Buy for $0.992.Smokey Lady
  • Buy for $1.293.Holly Holy
  • Buy for $0.994.Both Sides Now
  • Buy for $0.995.And the Singer Sings His Song
  • Buy for $0.696.Ain't No Way
  • Buy for $0.997.New York Boy
  • Buy for $0.998.Until It's Time for You to Go
  • Buy for $1.299.Cracklin' Rosie
  • Buy for $0.9910.Free Life
  • Buy for $0.9911.Coldwater Morning
  • Buy for $0.9912.Done Too Soon
  • Buy for $1.2913.He Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother
  • Buy for $0.9914.Childsong
  • Buy for $0.9915.I Am the Lion
  • Buy for $0.9916.Madrig l
  • Buy for $1.2917.Soolaimon
  • Buy for $0.9918.Missa
  • Buy for $0.9919.African Suite
  • Buy for $0.9920.Childsong (Reprise)
  • Buy for $1.2921.I Am...I Said
  • Buy for $0.9922.The Last Thing on My Mind
  • Buy for $0.9923.Husbands and Wives
  • Buy for $0.9924.Chelsea Morning

Tracks on Disc 3:

  • Buy for $0.991.Crunchy Granola Suite
  • Buy for $1.292.Stones
  • Buy for $0.993.If You Go Away
  • Buy for $0.994.Suzanne
  • Buy for $0.995.I Think It's Going to Rain Today
  • Buy for $1.296.I Am...I Said (Reprise)
  • Buy for $1.297.Song Sung Blue
  • Buy for $0.998.Porcupine Pie
  • Buy for $0.999.High Rolling Man
  • Buy for $0.9910.Canta Libre
  • Buy for $0.9911.Captain Sunshine
  • Buy for $1.2912.Play Me
  • Buy for $0.9913.Gitchy Goomy
  • Buy for $0.9914.Walk on Water
  • Buy for $0.9915.Theme
  • Buy for $0.9916.Prelude in E Major
  • Buy for $0.9917.Morningside
  • Buy for $0.9918.Lordy
  • Buy for $0.9919.Kentucky Woman
  • Buy for $0.9920.Thank the Lord for the Night Time
  • Buy for $0.9921.Solitary Man
  • Buy for $1.2922.Cherry, Cherry
  • Buy for $0.9923.Red, Red Wine
  • Buy for $0.9924.Girl, You'll Be a Woman Soon
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Product Description:

Includes every track from the albums VELVET GLOVES AND SPIT, BROTHER LOVE'S TRAVELING SALVATION SHOW, TOUCHING YOU TOUCHING ME, TAPROOT MANUSCRIPT, STONES AND MOODS.
Personnel includes: Neil Diamond (vocals, guitar); Richard Bennett, Emory Gordy, Jr., Danny Nicholson (guitar); Reine Press (bass); Dennis St. Johns (drums).
Producers: Tom Catalano, Neil Diamond.
Compilation producer: Mike Ragogna.
Recorded between 1968 and 1972. Includes liner notes by Robyn Flans.
Digitally remastered using 24-bit technology by Erik Labson (Universal Mastering Studios West, North Hollywood, California.
Personnel: Neil Diamond (guitar); Emory Gordy (guitar, vibraphone); Dan Nicholson, Richard Bennett (guitar); Nathan Gershman, John DeVoogdt, Wilbert Nuttycombe, Shari Zippert, Ronald Folsom, Don Bagley, Hyman Goodman, Walter Wiemeyer, Jerome Kessler, Myron Sandler, Paulo Alencar, Sven Reher, Walter Rower, Baldassare Ferlazzo, Henry Ferber, Tibor Zelig, Alice Ober, Jess Bourgeois, Philip Candreva, David D. Turner , Giacinto Nardulli, Robert Lipsett, Timothy Barr, Jay Rosen, Philip Goldberg, Sidney Sharp, William Henderson , Marilyn Baker, Richard Kaufman, Ralph Schaeffer, Jesse Ehrlich, Samuel Boghossian, Haim Shtrum (strings); Alan Lindgren (keyboards); Dennis St. John (drums); Jefferson Kewley (percussion).
Liner Note Author: Robyn Flans.
Photographers: Ed Caraeff; Frank Bez.
Unknown Contributor Role: Frank Bez.
This sweeping collection covers singer-songwriter Neil Diamond's output for MCA's Uni imprint, for which he recorded from 1968 to 1972, and charts his artistic development from the ambitious pop writer of "Two Bit Manchild" to the existential wizard of "I Am...I Said." PLAY ME also incorporates many lesser-known Diamond gems, like the country-flavored "You're So Sweet Horseflies Keep Hanging Round Your Face," which carries more than a hint of the influence of his erstwhile producer Chip Taylor, and his elaborate "African Suite," from 1970's TAP ROOT MANUSCRIPT album. In addition, seven live tracks, featuring songs Diamond recorded for his previous label, Bang, are included.

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