Neil Diamond To Tour Again

It has been six years or more since Neil Diamond the 69-year-old music legend has gone out on a tour. In February, 2011 Neil Diamond will tour throughout Australia and New Zealand.

This time Neil will be touring to promote his new album ‘Dreams’ to be released on October 29. Neil Diamond‘s new album Dreams is a 14-song collection of his own interpretations of his favorite songs from composers of the 60’s and 70’s.. Neil said he was doing this cover album now because “You never know how long you’ve got left and a lot of these songs that he loved have been waiting for him to record them for 40 years. But you can also expect that Neil Diamond will do a good number of his greatest hits in the Australia and New Zealand tour.

 

Neil interprets these songs in a very personal way because he personally admires the other composers, on his new soon to be out album, "Dreams, He picked these songs because of the songwriting qualities he admires most, while he also knew his vocals would reveal his deep felt connections to this music. He is very happy to have been able to record this album Dreams .

Dreams track listing:

1. Ain’t No Sunshine (Bill Withers)
2. Blackbird (The Beatles)
3. Alone Again (Naturally) (Gilbert O’Sullivan’s)
4. Feels Like Home (Randy Newman)
5. Midnight Train To Georgia (Gladys Knight)
6. I’m A Believer (The Monkees)
7. Love Song
8. Losing You (Randy Newman)
9. Hallelujah (Leonard Cohen)
10. A Song For You (Leon Russell)
11. Yesterday (ThaBeatles)
12. Let It Be Me (The Everly Brothers)
13. Desperado (the Eagles)
14. Don’t Forget Me (Harry Nilsson)

This is a singer's album as opposed to a writer's album, Neil didn't have to go through the anguish of writing these songs. They already exist and they're awesome songs. These songs left an impression on him, and that is one of the reasons he wanted to do this album.

The title of the album came when Neil wanted to put together a album of songs he loved,and for him it is a dream come true to be able to sing them and record them. Neil always wanted his music, and his performance, and the shows, to be accepted and valued by the audience. And i think his fans have done that over the many years of his musical career.

His musical career spanning nearly five decades, Neil Diamond has sold more than 125 Million albums worldwide, with his last studio album Home Before Dark debuting at # 1 in the US and abroad. His most current release, Hot August Night NYC DVD, is already certified double platinum. Neil has a remarkable track record of 16 Top Ten albums, and 37 Top Ten singles, plus a Golden Globe Award, a Grammy Award,

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carrie450 6 years ago from Winnipeg, Canada

What a nice hub! I love Neil Diamond and could listen to his music all day long. Thanks kashmir56


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kashmir56 6 years ago from Massachusetts Author

Thanks Carrie, He is a great singer and his music is timeless. I can't wait to hear this new album Dreams!


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acaetnna 6 years ago from Guildford

I can't believe he is this old. I adore Neil Diamond, his songs are so full of love and timeless. Thanks for sharing this Kashmir56.


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kashmir56 6 years ago from Massachusetts Author

Your welcome acaetnna and thanks for your nice comments. Neil may be old but he still has a great voice and makes beautiful music.


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Lady Guinevere 6 years ago from West Virginia

I love this singer and I also wrote a hub on him and his songs.


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kashmir56 6 years ago from Massachusetts Author

Thanks Lady Guinevere he is a great singer.

I'll have to check out your hub on Neil Diamond.


LinLot 5 years ago

Diamond's performance last night in Johannesburg at the age of 70 was as entertaining as if he was 35!


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kashmir56 5 years ago from Massachusetts Author

Hi LinLot nice to see you, I bet the show was awesome, he is a great performer and even though the body is old the voice is still young ! Thanks so much for your comments and to for taking the time to read my article .


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angie ashbourne 5 years ago

Hi kashmir56 I like Neil Diamond, I enjoyed reading this hub. Angie


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kashmir56 5 years ago from Massachusetts Author

Hi Angie nice to see you, so glad to hear you have enjoyed reading this hub . I to like Neil Diamond's music, glad to hear your a fan has well.

Thanks so much for stopping by and to for you nice comments !


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billips 4 years ago from Central Texas

I enjoyed reading this hub - it's amazing that he is still going strong - who could ever forget songs like Crackln' Rose, Song Sung Blues, and Mr Bojangles - wish I could be there - B.


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kashmir56 4 years ago from Massachusetts Author

Hi billips nice to see you, glad to hear you enjoyed this hub. Yes it is so amazing that he is still able to do these kind of concerts and still share with everyone these great songs .

Thanks so much for stopping by and to for your nice comments !


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PDXKaraokeGuy 4 years ago from Portland, Oregon

i remember waiting in line with my mom when I was a kid for Neil diamond tickets. We got there at 4 am and we didn't actually get tickets. I didn't like Neil diamond then, but I like him now :-)


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kashmir56 4 years ago from Massachusetts Author

Hi PDXKaraokeGuy nice to see you, that sucks to wait in line all that time and not get tickets. I to did not like Neil Diamond back in my younger day but enjoy his music today, he has many beautiful songs. Thanks so much for your nice comments and to for dropping by !


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PDXKaraokeGuy 4 years ago from Portland, Oregon

Where it began, I can't begin to know when

But then I know it's growing strong

Oh, wasn't the spring, whooo

And spring became the summer

Who'd believe you'd come along

Hands, touching hands, reaching out

Touching me, touching you

Oh, sweet Caroline

Good times never seem so good

I've been inclined to believe it never would

(are you singing yet?)


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kashmir56 4 years ago from Massachusetts Author

Hi PDXKaraokeGuy nice to see you, sorry i could not get back to you sooner. Yes i am singing and tapping my foot, it is a great song ! thanks so much for stopping by and for your very fun comments !


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PDXKaraokeGuy 4 years ago from Portland, Oregon

kashmir, it's okay. I take a while to return as well :-0


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stars439 4 years ago from Louisiana, The Magnolia and Pelican State.

Wonderful hub. He is a fantastic singer, and musician. I remember him well singing Sweet Caroline. Thank you for the memories, and God Bless You My Friend.


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kashmir56 4 years ago from Massachusetts Author

Hi stars nice to see you, glad to hear you enjoyed this hub, and it brought you some happy memories ! Thanks so much for stopping by and to for your nice comments !


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tonymead60 4 years ago from Yorkshire

Hi there Kash,

Interesting album with some great covers, I never know how exactly I feel about ND, I find some of his stuff best forgotten, and others great.

have a great week

your old yorkshire pal

tony


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kashmir56 4 years ago from Massachusetts Author

Hi my friend Tony nice to see you, Yes i know what you mean, but has a performer and songwriter he is awesome. Thanks so much for stopping by and to for your nice comments !

Have a awesome week my friend !

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