The Essential Greatest Hits Collection [2005 USA Tour Edition]

The Essential Greatest Hits Collection [2005 USA Tour Edition]

by Neil Diamond


This 2005 repackaging was released in time for Neil Diamond's 2005 American tour and contains Columbia/Legacy's 2002 compilation The Essential Neil Diamond as well as a DVD of the 1988 home video Greatest Hits Live, all housed in a double-clamshell jewel box with no new extras. Most die-hard fans will have both of these releases, but casual fans who want a compilation that contains a good sampling of early Bang recordings and latter-day Columbia hits but live versions of tunes from the early '70s (that were hits in studio versions released by Uni), along with a document of a latter-day live show, should pick this up.

Product Details

Release Date: 08/02/2005
Label: Sony
UPC: 0827969511022
catalogNumber: 95110

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Neil Diamond   Primary Artist

Technical Credits

Neil Diamond   Composer,Producer
Robbie Robertson   Producer
Brooks Arthur   Engineer
Ellie Greenwich   Producer
Gilbert Bécaud   Composer
Burt Bacharach   Composer
Carole Bayer Sager   Composer
Gary Smith   Producer
John Arrias   Engineer
Jeff Barry   Producer
Alan Bergman   Composer
Marilyn Bergman   Composer
Neil Brody   Engineer
John Calder   Engineer
Tom Catalano   Producer
Tommy Cogbill   Producer
Val Garay   Engineer
Bob Gaudio   Producer
Tom Hensley   Composer
Ron Hitchcock   Engineer
Nat Jeffreys   Engineer
Alan Lindgren   Composer,Producer
Phil Ramone   Engineer
Rick Ruggieri   Engineer
Bob Russell   Composer
Bill Schnee   Engineer
Bobby Scott   Composer
Allen Sides   Engineer
Jeremy Smith   Engineer
Armin Steiner   Engineer
David Wild   Liner Notes
Bernie Becker   Engineer
Tim Kramer   Engineer
Kenny Solms   Producer
Humberto Garcia   Engineer
Jon Small   Video Producer
Andy Bloch   Engineer
David Kirschner   Art Direction
Dwight Henion   Director,Producer
Ed Anderson   Engineer
Sandy Gallin   Executive Producer
Peter Israelson   Video Director

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The Essential Neil Diamond 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is one of the best song collection albums for a singer/writer. Includes all of N.D.'s greatest hits. Played it on a road trip and it made the time go by quickly. A definite recommend.
DaninTulsa More than 1 year ago
I bought this CD primarily for the concert DVD footage. I had previously purchased another Neil Diamond CD/DVD which had more "behind the scenes" DVD footage. Unfortunately, I lost the DVD somewhere (which is still a mystery). I went to B&N and they didn't have it in stock and I thought that I'd give this one a try. Mr. Diamond definitely is a master performer. I'm going to buy the other CD/DVD again because the DVD footage was that good. It even show's him going back on the train to the apartment/house(?) that he grew up in and meeting the current residents.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Was looking for a CD with all the hits. Would have preferred all original recordings but his hits don't fail just because they are recorded live. He is awesome in concert, so all is well with this CD. Red, Red Wine from Hot August Night was better to my ears, though. This CD has all the hits I wanted at a reasonable price. Can put this on and not worry about skipping over tracks!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I Think That This Greatest Hits Package Is Very Good. Neil Diamond Has Certainly Knocked Out Some Excellent Work, Over The Years And This Collection Makes You Realise That. The Only Fault I Do Have Is Some Of It Is Live And Dosen't Sound Quite As Good.
MFDB More than 1 year ago
This is a good cd for Neil Diamond fans. If you were one of the legions who went to the concerts and bought the albums you will enjoy this cd.
Guest More than 1 year ago
this is for sure one of the best neil diamond collections out there.2cds 38 great tunes from his carrer from the past 4 decades. good ones /such as cherry cherry/headed for the future/yesatetdays songs and lots and lots of great ones. any neil diamond fans that dont have this cd yet its is must have
Anonymous More than 1 year ago