Serenade (Neil Diamond album)

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Studio album by Neil Diamond
Released 1974
Recorded 1974
Genre Rock
Length 32:45
Label Columbia
Producer Tom Catalano
Neil Diamond chronology
His 12 Greatest Hits
Beautiful Noise
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Rolling Stone (unfavorable)[1]
Allmusic 2/5 stars[2]

Neil Diamond's second album for Columbia Records, and his ninth studio album Serenade, was released in 1974. Three singles were lifted from the album: "Longfellow Serenade" (#5), "I've Been This Way Before" (#34) and "The Last Picasso". The album was also issued as a quadraphonic LP with some songs as alternate takes.

Track listing[edit]

All tracks composed by Neil Diamond.

Side one
No. Title Length
1. "I've Been This Way Before"   3:45
2. "Rosemary's Wine"   2:41
3. "Lady Magdelene"   6:58
4. "The Last Picasso"   4:24
Side two
No. Title Length
1. "Longfellow Serenade"   4:24
2. "Yes I Will"   3:50
3. "Reggae Strut"   3:47
4. "The Gift of Song"   2:22


Chart positions[edit]

Year Chart Position
1974 Australian Kent Music Report Albums Chart 1
Preceded by
Quatro by Suzi Quatro
Australian Kent Music Report number-one album
December 2, 1974 - January 19, 1975
Succeeded by
Elton John's Greatest Hits by Elton John