I'm Glad You're Here with Me Tonight

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I'm Glad You're Here With Me Tonight
Studio album by Neil Diamond
Released December 3, 1977
Recorded 1977
Genre Pop
Length 39:20
Label Columbia
Producer Bob Gaudio
Neil Diamond chronology
Love at the Greek
(1977)
I'm Glad You're Here With Me Tonight
(1977)
You Don't Bring Me Flowers
(1978)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2/5 stars[1]

I'm Glad You're Here With Me Tonight is the eleventh studio album by Neil Diamond, released on Columbia Records in 1977. It includes a solo version of the song "You Don't Bring Me Flowers". Diamond would score a #1 hit with a new version recorded as a duet with Barbra Streisand the following year.

I'm Glad You're Here With Me Tonight was the second Neil Diamond album in a row to also garner a television special, which was broadcast on November 17, 1977.[2] The television special received a Directors Guild of America award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Musical/Variety for Director Art Fisher, Associate Director David Grossman and Stage Manager Bob Graner. It was also nominated for three Emmy Awards. The special was a thematic and "behind the scenes" based program with interspersed live performances. It also features a pioneering segment with one of the earliest broadcasts of what would come to be known as a music video with its treatment of Diamond's song "Morningside".

Track listing[edit]

Side one
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "God Only Knows"   Brian Wilson, Tony Asher 4:01
2. "Let Me Take You in My Arms Again"   Neil Diamond 2:56
3. "Once in a While"   Neil Diamond 3:34
4. "Let the Little Boy Sing"   Neil Diamond, Bob Gaudio 3:24
5. "I'm Glad You're Here With Me Tonight"   Bob Gaudio, Judy Parker 4:18
Side two
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Lament in D Minor"   Richard Bennett 1:10
2. "Dance of the Sabres"   Neil Diamond 4:46
3. "Desiree"   Neil Diamond 3:19
4. "As If"   Neil Diamond 3:26
5. "You Don't Bring Me Flowers"   Neil Diamond, Alan Bergman, Marilyn Bergman 3:08
6. "Free Man in Paris"   Joni Mitchell 4:46

Personnel[edit]

Neil Diamond's Band
Orchestra and guest musicians
  • Alan Lindgren – orchestra arranger and conductor on all tracks except "Dance of the Sabres"
  • The Sid Sharp Strings – strings
  • Murray Adler, Arnold Belnick, Al Bruening, Sal Crimi, Isabelle Daskoff, Henry Ferber, Elliott Fisher, Ronald Folsom, Jimmy Getzoff, Meg Grabb, Lou Klass, Bernie Kundell, Bill Kurasch, Marvin Lamonick, Joy Lyle, Gordon Marin, Stan Plummer, Jay Rosen, Nate Ross, Sheldon Sanov, Marcia Van Dyke, and Tibor Zelig – violin
  • Sam Boghossian, Richard Dickler, Pam Goldsmith, Alan Harshman, Myra Kestenbaum, Linda Lipsett, Mike Nowak, Dave Schwartz, Linn Subotnick, Herschel Weiss – viola
  • Jesse Erlich, Armin Kaproff, Ray Kelly, Jerry Kessler, Harry Schultz, Gloria Strasner – cello
  • Peter Mercurio, Buell Neidlinger, Bob Stone – double bass
  • Gayle Levant – harp
  • Bobby and Chuck Findley, Jack Laubach, Bobby Shewtrumpet
  • Charlie Loper, Bob Payne – trombone
  • Ernie Tack – bass trombone
  • Tommy Johnsontuba
  • Tom Scotthorn soloist
  • Alan and Marnie Robinson – French horn
  • Harold Diner, James A. Dseker, Bob Hardaway, Terry Harrington, Dick Hyde, Robert Jung, Barbara Korn, Steven P. Madaio, Arthur N. Maebe, Lew McCreary, Oliver E. Mitchell, Brian Dennis O'Conner, William R. Perkins, Johnny Rotella, Anthony Terran, George B. Thatcher – reeds
  • Tommy Morgan – harmonica
Production

References[edit]

  1. ^ Thomas, Stephen. "Allmusic review". Allmusic.com. Retrieved 2012-08-08. 
  2. ^ Neil Diamond: I'm Glad You're Here with Me Tonight (TV 1977) - IMDb

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