September Morn (album)

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September Morn
September Morn cover.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedDecember 22, 1979
GenreRock, pop
ProducerBob Gaudio
Neil Diamond chronology
You Don't Bring Me Flowers
September Morn
The Jazz Singer

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]


Side one
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
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 "The Good Lord Loves You"


  • Neil Diamond - vocals, guitar
  • Tom Hensley - piano, keyboards
  • Bob Gaudio - piano
  • Alan Lindgren - piano, synthesizers
  • Reinie Press - bass guitar
  • Doug Rhone, Richard Bennett - guitar
  • Dennis St. John - drums
  • King Errisson, Vince Charles - percussion
  • Lou McCreary, Arthur Maebe, Dennis Smith, Graham Young, Henry Sigismonte, Jerry Hey, Lloyd Ulyate, Tommy Johnson, Vincent DeRosa, Warren Luning, Charles Findley, Dick Hyde, Ernie Watts, Pete Christlieb, Steve Madaio - horns
  • Sid Sharp - concertmaster
  • Linda Press, Becky Lopez Lewis, Julia Tillman Waters, Maxine Willard Waters, Sherlie Matthews, Venetta Fields - background vocals


  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. ^[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.

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