September Morn (album)

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September Morn
September Morn cover.jpg
Studio album by Neil Diamond
Released December 22, 1979
Recorded 1979
Genre Rock, pop
Length 37:45[1]
Label Columbia
Producer Bob 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]

Track listing[edit]

[6]

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

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"

Personnel[edit]

  • Neil Diamond - vocals, guitar
  • Tom Hensley - piano, keyboards
  • Bob Gaudio - piano
  • Alan Lindgren - piano, synthesizers
  • Reinie Press - bass
  • 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, Vince De Rosa, Warren Luning, Charles Findley, Dick "Slyde" 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

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