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Hot August Night 2CD (40th Anniversary Edition)

In 1972, Neil Diamond was on the verge of superstardom. Having just scored his first top 10 album with Moods, Diamond had successfully made the transition from tunesmith for others to pop music star. All that was missing to take that next leap to, what would one day become, an iconic Rock and Roll Hall of Fame career was the defining moment, a signature accomplishment that would differentiate Diamond from the many other singer/songwriters out there. Hot August Night, recorded August 24, 1972, during Diamond's sold-out ten-night stand at LA's Greek Theatre, was that moment. The album hit number five on the Billboard Top 200 and went double platinum. In Australia, it became the most successful album of the 1970s, spending 29 weeks at No. 1 and still charting in the top 10 in 1976, a full four years after it's release. But the impact of Hot August Night was much greater than just sales. Called "the ultimate Diamond record" by All Music Guides' Stephen Erlewine, it became a franchise, with two sequels, Hot August Night II in 1987 and Hot August Night/NYC in 2009.

1. Prologue 2. Crunchy Granola Suite 3. Done Too Soon 4. Dialogue 5. Solitary Man 6. Cherry Cherry 7. Sweet Caroline 8. Porcupine Pie 9. You're So Sweet 10. Red Red Wine 11. Soggy Pretzels 12. Gitchy Goomy 13. And The Grass Won't Pay No Mind 14. I Think It's Going To Rain Today 15. Shilo 16. Modern Day Version Of Love 17. Girl You'll Be A Woman Soon 18. Walk On Water 19. Kentucky Woman 20. Stones 21. Musician Intros

1. Play Me 2. Canta Libre 3. Morningside 4. Song Sung Blue 5. Cracklin' Rosie 6. Holly Holy 7. I Am...I Said 8. Soolaimon/Brother Love's Travelling Salvation Show (Encore)