Chart Beat 2018
Number ones in the fifties
1960 Chart
Best of 2018
New Zealand Music Month 2018


World wide:
de  Peak: 9 / weeks: 9
nl  Peak: 3 / weeks: 12
no  Peak: 5 / weeks: 18

UNI 6369 618 (de)
UNI / MCA MAPS 6097 (de)


LP UNI 6369 618 [de]
Club Sonderauflage - LP Uni / MCA SFGLP 78 279 [de]
LP MCA 93 136
LP UNI / MCA MAPS 6097 [de]
1. Song Sung Blue
2. Porcupine Pie
3. High Rolling Man
4. Canta libre
5. Captain Sunshine
6. Play Me
7. Gitchy Goomy
8. Walk On Water
9. Theme
10. Prelude In E Major
11. Morningside

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Longfellow Serenade02/05/1975292
If You Know What I Mean23/07/1976811
You Don't Bring Me Flowers (Barbra Streisand & Neil Diamond)10/12/1978313
Forever In Blue Jeans25/03/1979226
September Morn'10/02/1980198
Love On The Rocks07/12/1980324

Jonathan Livingston Seagull (Soundtrack / Neil Diamond)02/05/1975343
Hot August Night02/05/19751109
Diamonds - The Very Best Of17/10/1975617
His 12 Greatest Hits19/03/1976302
Beautiful Noise06/08/1976136
20 Super Hits17/12/197694
Love At The Greek01/05/1977117
I'm Glad You're Here With Me Tonight29/01/1978119
You Don't Bring Me Flowers28/01/1979214
September Morn10/02/1980312
The Jazz Singer (Soundtrack / Neil Diamond)07/12/19802419
On The Way To The Sky13/12/1981115
The Greatest Hits 1966-199219/07/1992245
Tennessee Moon24/03/19961312
The Ultimate Collection24/03/1996258
The Movie Album - As Time Goes By31/01/1999432
The Essential03/03/2002526
The Essential Greatest Hits Collection - 2005 NZ Tour Edition07/03/2005911
12 Songs12/12/2005402
Home Before Dark12/05/2008118
The Very Best Of13/02/201297
Melody Road27/10/2014413
All-Time Greatest Hits17/08/2015414
#1 Record For Christmas
(Ooo) Do I Wanna Be Yours
A Fool For You
A Good Kind Of Lonely
A Groovy Kind Of Love
A Matter Of Love
A Million Miles Away
A Mission Of Love
A Modern Day Version Of Love
A Song For You
Act Like A Man
African Suite
Ain't No Sunshine
Ain't No Way
All I Really Need Is You
Alone Again (Naturally)
Alone At The Ball
Amazed And Confused
Amazing Grace
And I Love Her
And The Grass Won't Pay No Mind
And The Singer Sings His Song
Angel Above My Head
Angels We Have Heard On High
Another Day (That Time Forgot) (Neil Diamond with Natalie Maines)
As If
As Time Goes By
At Night
At The Movies
Away In A Manger
Baby Can I Hold You
Baby Let's Drive
Be Mine Tonight
Beautiful Noise
Blue Destiny
Blue Highway (Neil Diamond feat. Chet Atkins)
Both Sides Now
Broad Old Woman (6 AM Insanity)
Brooklyn On A Saturday Night
Brooklyn Roads
Brother Love's Travelling Salvation Show
Can Anybody Hear Me
Can You Feel The Love Tonight
Candlelight Carol
Can't Help Falling In Love
Canta libre
Captain Of A Shipwreck
Captain Sunshine
Carmelita's Eyes
Chelsea Morning
Cherry Cherry
Cherry Cherry (Live)
Cherry Cherry Christmas
Children Go Where I Send Thee
Christmas Dream
Christmas In Killarney
Christmas Medley
Christmas Prayers
Clown Town
Coldwater Morning
Comin' Home
Common Ground
Courtin' Disaster
Cracklin' Rosie
Create Me
Crooked Street
Crunchy Granola Suite
Dancing In The Street
Dancing To The Party Next Door
Dear Father
Deck The Halls / We Wish You A Merry Christmas
Deep In The Morning
Deep Inside Of You (Neil Diamond with Beth Nielsen Chapman)
Delirious Love (Neil Diamond with Brian Wilson)
Delirious Love
Diamond Girls
Dig In
Do It
Do Wah Diddy Diddy (Neil Diamond with Mary's Danish)
Do You Hear What I Hear
Do You Know The Way To San Jose?
Done Too Soon
Don't Be Cruel
Don't Forget Me
Don't Go There
Don't Look Down
Don't Make Me Over
Don't Think... Feel
Don't Turn Around
Dry Your Eyes
Ebb Tide
Elijah's Song
Everybody's Talkin'
Everything's Gonna Be Fine
Face Me
Fear Of The Marketplace
Feels Like Home
Fire On The Tracks
First Time
First You Have To Say You Love Me
Flight Of The Gull
Forever In Blue Jeans
Fortune Of The Night
Free Life
Free Man In Paris
Front Page Story
Girl, You'll Be A Woman Soon
Gitchy Goomy
Glory Road
Go Tell It On The Mountain
God Only Knows
God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen
Gold Don't Rust
Goldwater Morning
Guitar Heaven
Hallelujah Chorus
Hanky Panky
Happy Birthday, Sweet Sixteen
Happy Christmas (War Is Over)
Hard Times For Lovers (Neil Diamond with Kim Carnes)
Hard Times For Lovers
Hark! The Herald Angels Sing
Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas
He Ain't Heavy - He's My Brother
Headed For The Future
Hear Them Bells
Heartbreak Hotel (Neil Diamond & Kim Carnes)
Heaven Can Wait
Hell Yeah
Hello Again
Hey Louise
High Rolling Man
Holiday Inn Blues
Holly Holy
Home Before Dark
Home Is A Wounded Heart
Honey-Drippin' Times
Hooked On The Memory Of You
Hooked On The Memory Of You (Neil Diamond with Kim Carnes)
Hurtin' You Don't Come Easy
Husbands And Wives
I (Who Have Nothing)
I Am The Lion
I Am... I Said
I Believe In Happy Endings
I Dreamed A Dream
I Feel You
I Got The Feelin' (Oh No No)
I Haven't Played This Song In Years
I Think It's Gonna Rain Today
If I Couldn't See You Again
If I Don't See You Again
If I Lost My Way
If I Never Knew Your Name
If There Were No Dreams
If You Go Away
If You Know What I Mean
I'll Be Home For Christmas
I'll Come Running
I'll See You On The Radio (Laura)
I'm A Believer
I'm Alive
I'm Glad You're Here With Me Tonight
I'm Guilty
I'm On To You
I'm Sayin' I'm Sorry
In Better Days
In Ensenada
In My Lifetime
In The Still Of The Night
It Should Have Been Me
It's A Trip (Go For The Moon)
I've Been This Way Before
Jazz Time
Jingle Bell Rock
Joy To The World
Just Need To Love You More
Kentucky Woman
Kol Nidre
La Bamba
Lady Magdalene
Lament In D Minor / Dance Of The Sabres
Leave A Little Room For God
Let It Be Me
Let Me Take You In My Arms Again
Let The Little Boy Sing
Like You Do (Neil Diamond with Rosemary Butler)
Little Drummer Boy
Lonely Lady # 17
Lonely Looking Sky
Long Gone
Long Hard Climb
Longfellow Serenade
Look Of Love
Losing You
Lost Among The Stars
Lost In Hollywood
Love Burns
Love Doesn't Live Here Anymore
Love On The Rocks
Love Potion Number Nine
Love Song
Love To Love
Love With The Proper Stranger
Love's Own Song
Make You Feel My Love
Mama Don't Know
Man Of God
Marry Me (Neil Diamond with Buffy Lawson)
Marry Me Now
Mary's Little Boy Child
Me Beside You
Melody Road
Memphis Flyer
Memphis Streets
Men Are So Easy
Midnight Dream
Midnight Train To Georgia
Monday, Monday
Moon River
Morning Has Broken
Mothers And Daughters, Fathers And Sons
Mountains Of Love
Mr. Bojangles
My Heart Will Go On
My Name Is Yussel
My Special Someone
My Time With You
New Orleans
New York Boy
No Limit
No Words
Nothing But A Heartache
O Come All Ye Faithful
O Come O Come Emmanuel / We Three Kings
O Holy Night
O Little Town Of Bethlehem
Oh Mary
On The Robert E. Lee
On The Way To The Sky
Once In A While
One By One
One Good Love (Neil Diamond with Waylon Jennings)
One Hand, One Heart
One More Bite Of The Apple
Only You
Open Wide These Prison Doors
Play Me
Porcupine Pie
Practically Newborn
Prelude In E Major
Pretty Amazing Grace
Puttin' On The Ritz
Rainy Day Song
Red Red Wine
Red Rubber Ball
Reggae Strut
Remember Me
Reminisce For A While (Neil Diamond with Raul Malo)
Right By You
River Deep - Mountain High
River Runs, Newgrowing Plums
Rosemary's Wine
Rudolph, The Red-Nosed Reindeer
Santa Claus Is Comin' To Town
Save Me
Save Me A Saturday Night
Save The Last Dance For Me
Say Maybe
Scotch On The Rocks
Secret Love
Seongah And Jimmy
September Morn'
Shame (Neil Diamond with Hal Ketchum)
Shilo [1970]
Shot Down
Silent Night
Silver Bells
Sleep With Me Tonight
Sleigh Ride
Slow It Down
Smokey Lady
Solitary Man
Some Day Baby
Someone Who Believes In You
Something Blue
Song Sung Blue
Songs Of Life
Spanish Harlem
Stagger Lee
Stand Up For Love
Star Flight
Straw In The Wind
Street Life
Suite Sinatra: I've Got You Under My Skin / One For My Baby
Sunday Sun
Sunny Disposition
Surviving The Life
Sweet Caroline
Sweet L.A. Days
Sweets For My Sweet
Take Care Of Me
Talking Optimist Blues (Good Day Today)
Ten Lonely Guys
Tennessee Moon
Thank The Lord For The Night Time
That Kind
The American Popular Song
The Art Of Love
The Best Years Of Our Lives
The Boat That I Row
The Chanukah Song
The Christmas Song
The Dancing Bumble Bee / Bumble Boogie
The Drifter
The First Noel
The Gift Of Song
The Good Lord Loves You
The House I Live In (That's America To Me) (Frank Sinatra & Neil Diamond)
The Last Picasso
The Last Thing On My Mind
The Long Way Home
The Man You Need
The Odyssey
The Pot Smoker's Song
The Power Of Two
The Shelter Of Your Arms
The Story Of My Life
The Sun Ain't Gonna Shine Anymore
The Time Is Now
The Way
The Way You Look Tonight
The Windmills Of Your Mind
This Time
True Love
Turn Around
Turn Down The Lights
Two-Bit Manchild
Unchained Melody
Until It's Time For You To Go
Up On The Roof
Walk On Water
We Three Kings Of Orient Are
What Will I Do
What's It Gonna Be
When You Miss Your Love
When You Wish Upon A Star
White Christmas
Whose Hands Are These
Will You Love Me Tomorrow
Win The World
Winter Wonderland
Wish Everything Was Alright
Without Her
Yes I Will
Yesterday's Songs
You Are The Best Part Of Me
You Baby
You Don't Bring Me Flowers
You Don't Bring Me Flowers (Barbra Streisand & Neil Diamond)
You Don't Know Me
You Got To Me
You Make It Feel Like Christmas
You'll Forget
You're So Sweet, Horseflies Keep Hangin' 'round Your Face
You've Got Your Troubles
You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin' (Neil Diamond with Dolly Parton)
12 Greatest Hits, Vol. II
12 Songs
16 Original World Hits
20 Diamant Hits
20 Super Hits
20 Super Hits By Neil Diamond
50th Anniversary Collection
A Cherry Cherry Christmas
Acoustic Christmas
All-Time Greatest Hits
An Intimate Performance
And The Singer Sings His Songs
Beautiful Noise
Best Of
Brother Love's Travelling Salvation Show
Classic - The Universal Masters Collection
Classics - The Early Years
Diamond Forever - The 20 Best Of Neil Diamond
Diamonds - The Very Best Of
Do It
Double Gold
Early Classics
Ein Live-Konzert aus dem Greek Theatre, Los Angeles
First Hits
Focus On
Glory Road: 1968-1972
Gold [2005]
Gold [Live 1969]
Greatest Hits
Greatest Hits [1969]
Greatest Hits [1986]
Greatest Hits Vol. 2
Headed For The Future
His 12 Greatest Hits
Holly Holy
Home Before Dark
Hot August Night
Hot August Night / NYC
Hot August Night II - Recorded Live In Concert
Hot August Night III
I Am I Said
I'm A Believer
I'm Glad You're Here With Me Tonight
In My Lifetime
Jonathan Livingston Seagull (Soundtrack / Neil Diamond)
Just For You
Live At The Greek Theatre 1976
Live In America
Live In Concert
Love At The Greek
Love Songs
Melody Road
Neil Diamond's Christmas
On The Way To The Sky
Play Me: The Complete Uni Studio Recordings... Plus!
September Morn
Star Gold
Tap Root Manuscript
Tennessee Moon
The Bang Years 1966-1968
The Best Of
The Best Of (2000)
The Best Of [2000]
The Best Of Neil Diamond
The Best Of Neil Diamond: 20th Century Masters - The Millennium Collection
The Best Of The Best - Platin
The Best Years Of Our Lives
The Christmas Album
The Christmas Album - Volume II
The Classic Christmas Album
The Early Years
The Essential
The Essential Collection
The Essential Greatest Hits Collection - 2005 Australian Tour Edition
The Essential Greatest Hits Collection - 2005 NZ Tour Edition
The Favourites [2001]
The Feel Of Neil Diamond
The Greatest Hits 1966-1992
The Jazz Singer (Soundtrack / Neil Diamond)
The Movie Album - As Time Goes By
The Neil Diamond Collection
The Neil Diamond Show
The Ultimate Collection
The Very Best Of
The Very Best Of Neil Diamond - The Original Studio Recordings
Three Chord Opera
Touching You, Touching Me
Up On The Roof - Songs From The Brill Building
Velvet Gloves And Spit
World Hits
You Don't Bring Me Flowers
An Intimate Performance
Cherry Cherry
Greatest Hits Live
Hot August Night / NYC
Live At The Greek Theatre 1976
Live In Las Vegas
The Thank You Australia Concert - Live 1976
Average points: 5.2 (Reviews: 5)
Seit 1966 war Neil Diamond Stammgast in den amerikanischen und mit den beginnenden 70er Jahre auch in den europäischen Charts. Der Mann hatte einen so unglaublichen kreativen Ausstoß, daß er seine Lieder gar nicht alle selber aufnehmen konnte. Viele seiner Lieder wurden von anderen Künstlern und Gruppen erfolgreich übernommen, die Erfolge von „I Am A Believer“ mit den Monkees“ oder „The Boat That I Row“ von Lulu sind dafür stellvertretend. Neil Diamond wollte aber mehr sein als der bloße Hitlieferant. Ihm strebte es nach musikalischen Höheren. So machte er einmal die Aussage: „Ich träume nicht davon, George Gershwin zu sein. Ich träume davon, Beethoven, Tschaikowski und Robert Frost zu sein. So viel glaube ich nämlich musikalisch leisten zu können.“ Ist diese Aussage musikalischer Größenwahn oder nur reine Selbstüberschätzung?
Nun, innerhalb der Popmusik hat er durchaus Großes geleistet, vor allem in den Jahren 1972 bis 1976. Eine seiner musikalischen Großtaten ist das 1972 erschienene Album „Moods“. Das Album ist eine Meisterleistung von der ersten bis zur letzten Sekunde. Neil Diamond zeigt sich auf diesem Werk musikalisch vielfältig, wie kaum ein Sänger vor oder nach ihm. Alleine die drei Singleauskopplung „Song Sung Blue“, Play Me“ und „Walk On Water“ machen Neil Diamonds musikalische Vielfalt besonders deutlich. „Song Sung Blue“ –bei der Melodie hat er sich bei Mozart bedient- bietet besten amerikanischen Schlager. Ein Titel, der wie geschaffen ist für das Repertoire eines jeden amerikanischen Sängers dieses Genres. Nicht umsonst dürfte sein US-Nummer 1 Hit „Song Sung Blue“ das Neil Diamond-Lied sein, von dem es die meisten Coverversion gibt.
„Play Me“ ist eine wunderschöne Ballade, die selbst im Gesamtwerk eines Bob Dylan oder Gordon Lightfoot, sofern sie dieses Lied geschrieben hätte, ein Glanzlicht darstellen würden.
Mit dem flotten „Walk On Water“ überrascht Neil Diamond mit einer Mischung aus Gospel und Soul, ein Titel, der auch gut in das Repertoire eines Elvis Presley gepaßt hätte.
Diese drei Titel wären für andere Künstler schon der Höhepunkt ihres Schaffens. Der ambitionierte Neil Diamond gab sich damit aber nicht zufrieden und packte mit „Porcupine Pie“, „High Rolling Man“, „Captain Sunshine“, „Gitchy Gommy“, „Morningside“ und als Sahnehäubchen „Canta Libre“ sechs weitere Highlights drauf.
Kurzum, „Moods“ ist ein Traum von einem Album, das in keiner guten Sammlung fehlen sollte.
Last edited: 29.06.2008 13:34
..in bestechend guter Form!
Wieder nur hauchdünn unter der 4.5
Platin und US #5
Last edited: 07.03.2012 07:56
...sehr gut...
ein wunderbares Album
Gehört ohne Frage zu seinen besten 5 Alben. Mein persönlicher Favorit ist und bleibt aber "Serenade" von 1974.

Absolute Highlights: "Play Me" & "Canta Libre".
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