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3.0 out of 5 stars They should've used the original versions, 21 April 2002
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This review is from: Neil Diamond: The Greatest Hits 1966-1992 (Audio CD)
I was really looking forward to this disc, being a neil diamond fan. As I got to the middle of the disc, my joy turned to horror. They used the live versions of the songs for nearly half of this collection! When I got this collection I was expecting to hear the original versions of these songs, not some re-done live versions. The worst is this cover of a cover where Neil does a reggae version of Red, Red, Wine. It is truly atrocious! Why oh why do they do this? The same thing happened with the Paul McCartney Wingspan CD where they put on a live version of "Coming Up". Things get better from I am...I Said on Disc 2 onward, fortunately they weren't able to find some tacky live versions of these songs.
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Initial post: 12 Nov 2012 18:17:36 GMT
Last edited by the author on 13 Nov 2012 18:46:41 GMT
Phil Murray says:
Personally I don't understand why this reviewer (and others) is complaining about the live versions of classic Neil Diamond songs. Generally I think the live songs are great fun - Diamond clearly knows how to work a crowd and re-working some of his best known songs in the main works well. Joy to horror? Please don't be so dramatic!
PS on wingspan the version of coming up is NOT live....unless I am totally thick.

In reply to an earlier post on 13 Nov 2013 14:13:38 GMT
Last edited by the author on 13 Nov 2013 14:14:11 GMT
To clear up the confusion....the live version of 'Coming Up' was the radio/single version in the US and was a number 1 there, so hence on American compilations they use the live version, and for European copies they use the studio version.

As for this Neil Diamond Compilation, he was on different record labels (MCA and also Columbia), and at the time of release they mustn't have had clearance to use the original studio versions of his MCA hits. And 'Red Red Wine' isn't a cover, as he wrote it!

In reply to an earlier post on 31 Dec 2013 12:31:36 GMT
Raintown says:
Yes but this is marketed as "Greatest Hits", not "Greatest Hits Live". That's why the original reviewer was annoyed.

In reply to an earlier post on 25 Jul 2014 20:58:21 BDT
AlanMusicMan says:
I disagree. Live versions are seldom as good as the studio versions - and where you get intrusive audience noise (esp during quiet songs) it can get very annoying on repeated listening... 'that idiot is about to whistle....now!'

This collection is anyway plainly mislabelled.

In reply to an earlier post on 13 Jun 2015 03:44:36 BDT
problem is he's copying the reggae style (inc. toasting) of UB40's version & it's just embarrassing.
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