Neil Diamond’s “Hot August Night”

Neil Diamond’s “Hot August Night” is a live double album recorded on August 24, 1972 at one of his ten sold out concerts performed that month at The Greek Theatre in Los Angeles.

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Track listing : 1.Prologue (Neil Diamond) – 03:07 . 2.Crunchy Granola Suite (Neil Diamond) – 04:26 . 3.Done Too Soon (Neil Diamond) – 03:22 . 4.Dialogue (Neil Diamond) – 01:22 . 5.Solitary Man (Neil Diamond) – 03:14 . 6.Cherry, Cherry song review (Neil Diamond) – 04:43 . 7.Sweet Caroline (Neil Diamond) – 04:06 . 8.Porcupine Pie (Neil Diamond) – 01:51 . 9.You’re So Sweet (Neil Diamond) – 02:17 . 10.Red, Red Wine (Neil Diamond) – 03:56 . 11.Soggy Pretzels (Neil Diamond) – 03:24 . 12.And the Grass Won’t Pay No Mind (Neil Diamond) – 04:39 . 13.Shilo song review (Neil Diamond) – 03:35 . 14.Girl, You’ll Be a Woman Soon (Neil Diamond) – 02:48 . 15.Walk on Water (Neil Diamond) – 03:30 . 16.Kentucky Woman (Neil Diamond) – 02:01 . 17.Stones (Neil Diamond) – 03:59 . 18.Play Me (Neil Diamond) – 04:43 . 19.Canta Libre (Neil Diamond) – 05:28 . 20.Morningside (Neil Diamond) – 05:35 . 21.Song Sung Blue (Neil Diamond) – 04:53 . 22.Cracklin’ Rosie (Neil Diamond) – 02:45 . 23.Holly Holy (Neil Diamond) – 06:18 . 24.I Am…I Said (Neil Diamond) – 06:09 . 25.Soolaimon/Brother Love’s Travelling Salvation Show (Neil Diamond) – 09:36 .

Musicians : Neil Diamond – Vocals . Lee Holdridge – Conductor . Jeff Kewley – Percussion . Alan Lindgren – Keyboards . Reinie Press – Bass . Emory Gordy – Guitar, Vibraphone . Richard Bennett – Guitar . David Nicholson – Guitarant . Dennis St. John – Drums . Paulo Alencar – Strings . Don Bagley – Strings . Marilyn Baker – Strings . Timothy Barr – Strings . Samuel Boghossian – Strings . Jess Bourgeois – Strings . Philip Candreva – Strings . Sal Crimi – Strings . John DeVoogdt – Strings . Jesse Ehrlich – Strings . Henry Ferber – Strings . Baldassare Ferlazzo – Strings . Ronald Folsom – Strings . Nathan Gershman – Strings . Philip Goldberg – Strings . Hyman Goodman – Strings . William Henderson – Strings . Richard Kaufman – Strings . Ray Kelley – Strings . Jerome Kessler – Strings . Robert Lipsett – Strings . Giacinto Nardulli – Strings . Wilbert Nuttycombe – Strings . Alice Ober – Strings . Sven Reher – Strings . Jay Rosen – Strings . Walter Rower – Strings . Myron Sandler – Strings . Ralph Schaeffer – Strings . Sid Sharp – Strings . Sidney Sharp – Strings . Haim Shtrum – Strings . Linn Subotnick – Strings . David D. Turner – Strings . Walter Wiemeyer – Strings . Tibor Zelig – Strings . Shari Zippert – Strings .

Production Produced by Tom Catalano . Armin Steiner – Engineer . Stan Miller – Sound Advisor . Erick Labson – Mastering . Joe Gannon – Lighting, Stage Director .

Packaging : Tom Bert – Photography . Ed Caraeff – Photography . Mike Ragogna – Liner Notes, Producer . Karen Shearer – Liner Notes . George Osaki – Art Direction . Vartan – Art Direction . Bill Whitten – Clothing/Wardrobe, Wardrobe, Wardrobe Design .

Recorded August 24, 1972 at The Greek Theatre in Los Angeles .

Released on December 9, 1972 by MCA, Universal.

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allmusic
This is the ultimate Neil Diamond record. Not necessarily the best — he’s at his most appealing crafting in the studio — but certainly the ultimate, capturing all the kitsch and glitz of Neil Diamond, the showman. […]

Grantland.
The Night Neil Diamond Whanged His Clanger The cover is a little … aggressive. Neil is pictured in a girdle-tight blue denim suit that is ornamented with multicolored beads precariously framing a plush wilderness of chest hair. … To the south are Neil’s large hands, which appear to be simulating, um, something in the vicinity of his, ahem, midsection region. […]

Super Seventies RockSite
He sho is hip, ain’t he? Neil Diamond‘s metamorphosis from a simple short-haired rock pop hitmaker into one of the heaviest dudes on the planet, a force of international magnitude, has been accomplished with all the grace to which true superstars are heir. Come what may, Neil did it his way. Just look at this album (Lester Bangs, Rolling Stone, 3/15/73.) […]

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