Annotation

Jazz Indispensable

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Tracklist

CD 1
# Title Rating Length
1 I Haven't Played This Song in Years
4:23
2 You Are the Best Part of Me
3:59
3 Headed for the Future
4:03
4 Heartlight
4:25
5 Yesterday's Songs
3 2:50
6 America
4.5 4:19
7 Hello Again
5:54
8 Love on the Rocks
3:44
9 September Morn
3.5 3:52
10 The American Popular Song
5:13
11 Forever in Blue Jeans
3:35
12 You Don't Bring Me Flowers
3.35 3:24
13 Let Me Take You in My Arms Again
2:55
14 Desiree
4 3:19
15 Lady-Oh
3:51
16 Stargazer
2:41
17 Beautiful Noise
3 3:25
18 If You Know What I Mean
3:40
19 Medley: Yes I Will / Lady Magdalene (live)
6:59
CD 2
# Title Rating Length
1 Longfellow Serenade
3 3:49
2 I've Been This Way Before
3:47
3 The Last Picasso
4:24
4 Skybird
2:21
5 Be
3:17
6 Lonely Looking Sky
3:17
7 Song Sung Blue
4.5 3:13
8 I'm a Believer
2:43
9 I Am... I Said
4 3:33
10 He Ain't Heavy... He's My Brother (live)
3:44
11 Cracklin' Rosie
2:59
12 Holly Holy
4:29
13 Sweet Caroline
3:20
14 Red, Red Wine
2:41
15 Kentucky Woman
2:26
16 I Thank the Lord for the Night Time
3:00
17 Girl, You'll Be a Woman Soon
2:55
18 You Got to Me
2:48
19 Do It
2:23
20 I Got the Feelin' (Oh No, No)
2:13
21 Cherry, Cherry
2:42
22 Solitary Man
2:31

Credits

CD 1

additional composer:
Neil Diamond (1977) (tracks 12, 12)
composer:
Neil Diamond (track 16)
Alan Bergman (American lyricist) (1977) (tracks 12, 12)
Richard Bennett (American guitarist) (1978) (track 11)
Neil Diamond (1978) (track 11)
Neil Diamond (1980) (track 6)
engineer:
John Arias (engineer) (tracks 3–4)
Andy Bloch (tracks 5–6)
Val Garay (track 14)
Humberto Gatica (tracks 3–4)
Mick Guzauski (tracks 3–4)
Ron Hitchcock (tracks 5–6)
Alan Mason (recording engineer) (track 2)
Bill Schnee (track 14)
Allen Sides (tracks 3–4)
Bernie Becker (track 2)
lyricist:
Neil Diamond (track 16)
Alan Bergman (American lyricist) (1977) (tracks 12, 12)
Marilyn Bergman (1977) (tracks 12, 12)
Neil Diamond (1980) (track 6)
mixer:
Bernie Becker (track 19)
producer:
Peter Asher (track 2)
Burt Bacharach (track 4)
Neil Diamond (tracks 3–5, 19)
Bob Gaudio (tracks 6, 12, 14)
Alan E. Lindgren (track 19)
Robbie Robertson (track 17)
Carole Bayer Sager (track 4)
Dennis St. John (track 5)
recorded by:
Bernie Becker (2001-10-28) (track 19)
vocals:
Neil Diamond (track 12)
Barbra Streisand (track 12)
writer:
Neil Diamond (1976) (tracks 17–18)
Neil Diamond (1977) (track 14)
Gilbert Bécaud (1979) (track 9)
Neil Diamond (1979) (track 9)
Gilbert Bécaud (1980) (track 8)
Neil Diamond (1980) (tracks 7–8)
Alan E. Lindgren (1980) (track 7)
Neil Diamond (1981) (track 5)
Burt Bacharach (1982) (track 4)
Neil Diamond (1982) (track 4)
Carole Bayer Sager (1982) (track 4)
Neil Diamond (1985) (track 3)
later parody versions:
recording of:
Hello Again (track 7)
Love on the Rocks (from "The Jazz Singer") (track 8)
Stargazer (track 16)
Beautiful Noise (1976-06) (track 17)
Desirée (1977) (track 14)
You Don't Bring Me Flowers (1978) (track 12)
You Don't Bring Me Flowers (1978-10) (track 12)
September Morn (1979) (track 9)
America (Neil Diamond song) (1980-10) (track 6)
Yesterday’s Songs (1981) (track 5)
Heartlight (1982) (track 4)

CD 2

arranger:
Charles Calello (track 13)
composer:
Neil Diamond (tracks 2, 4, 6, 22)
Neil Diamond (1966) (tracks 8, 20–21)
Neil Diamond (1967) (tracks 14–15, 17–18)
Neil Diamond (1969) (tracks 12–13)
Neil Diamond (1970) (track 11)
Neil Diamond (1971) (track 9)
Neil Diamond (1972) (track 7)
Neil Diamond (1973) (track 5)
engineer:
Brooks Arthur (tracks 8, 14–15, 21–22)
Phil Ramone (tracks 8, 14–15, 21–22)
Armin Steiner (tracks 2, 7, 9, 12–13)
lyricist:
Neil Diamond (tracks 4, 6)
Neil Diamond (1966) (tracks 8, 21–22)
Neil Diamond (1967) (tracks 14, 18)
Neil Diamond (1969) (track 12)
Neil Diamond (1970) (track 11)
Neil Diamond (1971) (track 9)
Neil Diamond (1972) (track 7)
Neil Diamond (1973) (track 5)
producer:
Jeff Barry (tracks 8, 14–15, 21–22)
Tom Catalano (tracks 2, 7, 9, 12–13)
Tommy Cogbill (tracks 12–13)
Neil Diamond (tracks 7, 13)
Ellie Greenwich (tracks 8, 14–15, 21–22)
writer:
Bob Russell (US songwriter/lyricist Sidney Keith "Bob" Russell) (track 10)
Bobby Scott (track 10)
Neil Diamond (1974) (track 1)
publisher:
Foray Music (track 8)
Heath Levy Music (track 10)
Stonebridge Music (track 8)
Bang Records (US disco) (1967) (track 17)
Bang Records (US disco) (1968) (track 14)
MCA Records (1967–2003; name as in imprint from 1972–1990) (1969) (track 13)
is based on:
later parody versions:
I'm A Receiver (track 8)
Psalms Come True (track 7)
Som'muv'velii (track 10)
later translated versions:
Ljuva dröm (track 12)
later versions:
Au bout des rails (track 11)
C'est bon l'amour (track 21)
Miss Caroline (track 13)
Som en sång (track 7)
Tout ça pour rien (track 9)
part of:
The Odyssey (tracks 5–6)
recording of:
Be (track 5)
Cracklin' Rosie (track 11)
Lonely Looking Sky (track 6)
Skybird (track 4)
You Got to Me (track 18)
Solitary Man (1966-02) (track 22)
Cherry, Cherry (1966-08) (track 21)
Red Red Wine (1967) (track 14)
I’m a Believer (1967-02) (track 8)
Kentucky Woman (1967-09) (track 15)
Holly Holy (1969) (track 12)
Sweet Caroline (1969) (track 13)
I Am... I Said (1971-09) (track 9)
Song Sung Blue (1972-06) (track 7)
Longfellow Serenade (1974) (track 1)
I've Been This Way Before (1974-09) (track 2)

Release Group

Discogs: https://www.discogs.com/master/128564 [info]