Neil Diamond's Greatest Hits

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Neil Diamond's Greatest Hits
Compilation album by Neil Diamond
Released 1968
Recorded 1966-67
Genre Rock
Length 30:57
Label Bang Records
Producer Jeff Barry, Ellie Greenwich
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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.[1] 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.

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars [2]

Track listing[edit]

All songs composed by Neil Diamond unless otherwise indicated.

Side one
No. Title Length
1. "Cherry, Cherry"   2:42
2. "Oh No No"   2:50
3. "New Orleans" (Frank Guida, Joseph Royster) 2:24
4. "Girl, You'll Be a Woman Soon"   2:48
5. "Do It"   1:57
6. "You Got to Me"   2:45
Side two
No. Title Length
1. "Solitary Man"   2:43
2. "Kentucky Woman"   2:34
3. "Thank the Lord for the Night Time"   2:55
4. "Red Red Wine"   2:42
5. "Hanky Panky" (Jeff Barry, Ellie Greenwich) 1:57
6. "The Boat That I Row"   2:40