September Morn (album)

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September Morn
September Morn cover.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedDecember 22, 1979
Recorded1979
GenreRock, pop
Length37:45[1]
LabelColumbia
ProducerBob Gaudio
Neil Diamond chronology
You Don't Bring Me Flowers
(1978)
September Morn
(1979)
The Jazz Singer
(1980)

September Morn is the thirteenth studio album by the American singer Neil Diamond. Released in 1979, the album includes a disco version of the Motown classic "Dancing in the Street" and a remake of "I'm a Believer".[2]

The title track was an international chart hit, and became Diamond's 30th Top 40 hit in the U.S. The song peaked at number 17 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100, number 14 on the Cash Box Top 100,[3] and number 7 on Record World. In Canada, it peaked at number 15.[4] The song was a much bigger hit on the Adult Contemporary charts, reaching number two in the U.S. and spending two weeks at number one in Canada.[5] "September Morn'" ranks as the 90th biggest U.S. charting single of 1980.[6]

Track listing[edit]

[7]

Side one
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."September Morn"Gilbert Bécaud, Neil Diamond3:51
2."Mama Don't Know"Bécaud, Diamond3:55
3."That Kind"Carole Bayer Sager, Diamond3:18
4."Jazz Time"Diamond, Tom Hensley3:30
5."The Good Lord Loves You"Richard Fagan4:42
Side two
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
6."Dancing in the Street"Ivy Jo Hunter, Marvin Gaye, William "Mickey" Stevenson4:09
7."The Shelter of Your Arms"Jerry Samuels4:05
8."I'm a Believer"Diamond2:23
9."The Sun Ain't Gonna Shine Anymore"Bob Crewe, Bob Gaudio3:39
10."Stagger Lee"Harold Logan, Lloyd Price4:10

Chart singles[edit]

Year US Billboard US Cash Box US Record World US AC CAN CAN AC Title
1979-80 17 14 7 2 15 1 "September Morn"
1980 67 97 23 34 "The Good Lord Loves You"

Personnel[edit]

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/sales
New Zealand (RMNZ)[8] Gold 7,500^
United Kingdom (BPI)[9] Gold 100,000^
United States (RIAA)[10] Platinum 1,000,000^

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Neil Diamond - September Morn ; Songs, Reviews, Credis, Awards ; AllMusic". Retrieved Feb 4, 2014.
  2. ^ "Neil Diamond - September Morn CD Album". Retrieved July 5, 2011.
  3. ^ http://50.6.195.142/archives/80s_files/19800308.html[permanent dead link]
  4. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2015-11-10. Retrieved 2015-07-19.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  5. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2015-11-10. Retrieved 2015-07-19.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  6. ^ "Pop Singles" Billboard December 20, 1980: TIA-10
  7. ^ "Neil Diamond - September Morn (Vinyl, LP, Album)". Discogs. Retrieved July 5, 2011.
  8. ^ "New Zealand album certifications – Neil Diamond – Living In The Present Future". Recorded Music NZ. Retrieved November 14, 2019.
  9. ^ "British album certifications – Neil Diamond – Living In The Present Future". British Phonographic Industry. Retrieved November 14, 2019. Select albums in the Format field. Select Gold in the Certification field. Type Living In The Present Future in the "Search BPI Awards" field and then press Enter.
  10. ^ "American album certifications – Neil Diamond – Living In The Present Future". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved November 14, 2019. If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click SEARCH. 

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