May 19, 1992
Pop/Rock, Soft Rock, AM Pop, Adult Contemporary, Contemporary Pop/Rock

Album Review

Columbia has been Diamond's label since 1973, and it acquired the rights to his Bang material of 1966-1968. But MCA still controls the recordings from 1968-1973. That's why (although you won't find out by reading the album cover) this two-disc, 37-track retrospective consists of the original versions of such hits as "Cherry, Cherry" (1966) and "You Don't Bring Me Flowers" (1978) but covers the middle period with re-recordings and live renditions of 13 of Diamond's biggest hits. As such, this collection gets only a qualified recommendation.
William Ruhlmann, Rovi

Track Listing

  1. Solitary Man
  2. Cherry, Cherry
  3. I Got the Feelin' (Oh No, No)
  4. Thank the Lord for the Night Time
  5. Girl, You'll Be a Woman Soon
  6. Kentucky Woman
  7. Shilo
  8. You Got to Me
  9. Brooklyn Roads [Live]
  10. Red, Red Wine [Live]
  11. I'm a Believer [Live]
  12. Sweet Caroline
  13. Soolaimon
  14. Cracklin' Rosie [Live]
  15. Song Sung Blue [Live]
  16. Play Me [Live]
  17. Holly Holy [Live]
  18. Morningside [Live]
  19. Crunchy Granola Suite [Live]
  20. Brother Love's Traveling Salvation Show [Live]
  21. I Am...I Said [Live]
  22. Be
  23. Longfellow Serenade
  24. Beautiful Noise
  25. If You Know What I Mean
  26. Desirée
  27. September Morn'
  28. You Don't Bring Me Flowers
  29. Forever in Blue Jeans
  30. Hello Again
  31. America
  32. Love on the Rocks
  33. Yesterday's Songs
  34. Heartlight
  35. Headed for the Future
  36. Heartbreak Hotel
  37. All I Really Need Is You