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More Neil Diamond Home Before Dark CD Reviews - "The symbiotic partnership with Rick Rubin has now yielded its second great album. With many more great things will come, Diamond has set himself up to have a fruitful second life in the same vein as Johnny Cash."Claims Richmond Music (link).
"Rick Rubin does some pretty amazing things as well with pop vocalist Neil Diamond on their second collaboration, Home Before Dark." From the Akron Beacon Journal (link).
Billboard profiles Matt Sweeney, guitarist who played on Neil Diamond's new CD and appeared with Neil live on stage at the Bitter End last week. Sweeney has also played with bands such as Zwan featuring Billy Corgan and also Chavez, as well as being a favored session musician for various Rick Rubin projects.
Neil Diamond will be featured on CBS News Sunday Morning, this Sunday 5/11/2008. This piece will be about Neil's recent club gig at the historic Bitter End in New York. Click here if you need to find show times in your city.
Also, look for Neil to perform a few songs on Jimmy Kimmel Live, on May 23rd. Check local listings for showtimes.
Look for our next post soon / Monday, with a listing of European Televsion appearances, and more.
Tonight's show rocked!! The setlist was comprised of seven songs (see below) and both Neil and the crowd were rocking!
Neil was introduced by Paul Colby, a former owner of the Bitter End. For the show Neil wore black slacks, shirt and a brown leather jacket. Neil played guitar the entire show. Tonight's band was composed of Alan, Doug, Reine, Smokey Hormel and Matt Sweeny.
This was truly a memorable day for our man on the streets and for the other fans who were able to attend this once in a lifetime show. I am sure that all those who attended are truly grateful to Neil for giving them this special evening. All patrons received a numbered Home By Dark/Bitter End poster at the end of the show. Our man on the street received number 296 out of 300.
According to the club owner fans will be sitting up front for the show, there will be no press and only two reps from Columbia will be there. All this is per Neil's request as Neil wants this show to be for the fans.
First two songs that were sound checked - Home Before Dark and Pretty Amazing Grace.