Universal music will release a new 40th anniversary edition of one of the highlights of Neil Diamond's career, the classic Hot August Night.
Back in 1972, Neil Diamond said at the show, "This is gonna be special. I promised that before I came back to this theater that we would do things for you that you would not forget for a while and that’s what we’re about tonight."
On August 24, 1972, the 30 year old Neil Diamond took over the Greek Theatre in Los Angeles for a 10 night run. The album peaked at number 5 in the U.S. and spent 29 weeks at number one in Australia.
The album will include previously unreleased songs recorded at the show. A Modern Day Version Of Love is one of his songs from 1968 finally featured on the new record. The Randy Newman-penned I Think It’s Going To Rain Today was left off the original. The song Gitchy Goomy, he introduces as a philosophy lesson to a child learning about life.
The new version of Hot August Night will be released in the USA on July 31, 2012.
Crunchy Granola Suite
Done Too Soon
You’re So Sweet
Red Red Wine
Gitchy Goomy (previously unreleased)
And The Grass Won’t Pay No Mind
I Think It’s Going To Rain Today (previously unreleased)
Modern Day Version Of Love (previously unreleased)
Girl You’ll Be A Woman Soon
Walk On Water
Musician Intros (previously unreleased)
Song Sung Blue
I Am…I Said
Soolaimon/Brother Love’s Travelling Salvation Show
Artist: Neil Diamond
Title: Hot August Night: 40th Anniversary Edition
Release Date: July 31, 2012
Label: Geffen Records
Format(s): 2-CDs, DDNoise11.com