Hot August Night is a 1972 live double album by Neil Diamond ("Hot August night" is also the opening lyric to Diamond's 1969 single "Brother Love's Travelling Salvation Show"). The album is a recording of a Diamond concert on August 24, 1972, one of ten sold-out concerts that Diamond performed that month at The Greek Theatre in Los Angeles. This also marks the first album released by the newly formed MCA Records (a merging of the Uni, Kapp, and Decca labels).
Hot August Night 1972 - "He knocked them dead. One of the greatest albums ever made. Neil came through a cloud of smoke and the audience just exploded. It was the first time I saw him confident on stage. Hot August Night was the big turning point. That magnetism that people think of with Neil Diamond was born on that night. Lee Holdridge - Composer and conductor collaborated with Neil Diamond on the film score for Jonathan Livingston Seagull. Neil Diamond 1972 Live Album: Hot August Night.
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The new release will feature 33 songs, 31 of which number among the greatest hits of the storied American entertainer
Four decades after his career-defining live album Hot August Night, Neil Diamond returned to the Greek Theater in Los Angeles on Saturday to begin another series of sold-out concerts. It’s hard to believe that it’s been 40 years since we first played this place, Diamond told the crowd, marking the album’s anniversary. It still feels like home to me. It’s essentially where superstardom began for the singer-songwriter, who returns to the Greek on August 16th, 18th, 23rd and 25th as part of his ongoing .
|A1||Prologue - Crunchy Granola Suite|
|A2||Done Too Soon - Dialogue|
|A5||Sweet Caroline (Good Times Never Seemed So Good)|
|A7||You're So Sweet Horseflies Keep Hanging 'Round Your Face|
|A8||Red Red Wine|
|A10||And The Grass Won't Pay No Mind|
|A12||Girl, You'll Be A Woman Soon|
|B4||Song Sung Blue|
|B7||I Am... I Said|
|B9||Brother Love's Travelling Salvation Show|
- Phonographic Copyright (p) – MCA Records, Inc.
- Published By – Prophet Music Inc.
- Published By – Tallyrand Music, Inc.
- Published By – Ardmore & Beechwood Ltd.
- Published By – Stonebridge Music, Inc.
- Record Company – EMI Records Ltd.
- Producer – Tom Catalano
- Written-By – Neil Diamond
Notes2-panel gold-top inlay printed both sides. White labels on (off-)white cassette.
Barcode and Other Identifiers
- Other (Printer Code): DP
|MCA 2-8000||Neil Diamond||Hot August Night (2xLP, Album, Glo)||MCA Records||MCA 2-8000||US||1972|
|112 330-1||Neil Diamond||Hot August Night (2xLP, RM, 180)||MCA Records||112 330-1||UK||Unknown|
|MCA 2-8000||Neil Diamond||Hot August Night (2xLP, Gat)||MCA Records||MCA 2-8000||Malaysia||1972|
|S-50.072||Neil Diamond||Hot August Night (2xLP, Gat)||MCA Records||S-50.072||Spain||1973|
|MCA-9210~11||Neil Diamond||Hot August Night (2xLP, Gat)||MCA Records||MCA-9210~11||Japan||1972|