Neil Diamond's Greatest Hits
|Neil Diamond's Greatest Hits|
|Compilation album by Neil Diamond|
|Producer||Jeff Barry, Ellie Greenwich|
|Neil Diamond chronology|
Neil Diamond's Greatest Hits was the first compilation album of songs recorded by Neil Diamond. It was released in 1968 by Bang Records after Diamond left Bang for Uni Records. Bang would eventually release four Neil Diamond compilation albums on top of the two original Diamond albums that Bang issued in 1966 and '67. Ten of the twelve songs on this album are original Diamond compositions with the remaining two cover versions of oldies. After Columbia Records absorbed Bang Records, this album was replaced by a new compilation titled Classics: The Early Years which replaced the cover songs with additional Diamond originals: "I'm A Believer" (which became a hit for The Monkees) and "Shilo" which Bang initially rejected as a single but was later released as a single and became a hit in 1970 after this album was released.
All songs composed by Neil Diamond unless otherwise indicated.