RELEASE
October 29, 1996
LABEL
Columbia
GENRES
Pop/Rock, Contemporary Pop/Rock, AM Pop, Soft Rock, Adult Contemporary

Album Review

In My Lifetime is a triple-disc, 71-track box set spanning Neil Diamond's entire career, from his early Bang hits, through his heyday at MCA, to his latter-day adult contemporary hits for Columbia. Demos, alternate takes, and live cuts are interspersed throughout the box. Not all of Diamond's greatest songs are here -- obscurities like "Two-Bit Manchild" would have been welcome -- but all of the classics are present. Aside from the flimsy book-style packaging, the only real problem with the set are the rarities. While the songwriting demos from the beginning of his career are of interest to both dedicated and casual fans, latter-day demos and alternate takes are only of interest to hardcore collectors and break the rhythm of the set. Nevertheless, if anyone wants just one Neil Diamond album, In My Lifetime is the one to get -- it has all the songs you know plus several great lesser-known gems, presented in crisp, clear sound and with an excellent biography and discography.
Stephen Thomas Erlewine, Rovi

Track Listing

  1. In My Lifetimehttp://itunes.apple.com/album/in-my-lifetime/id211448356?uo=5
  2. Hear Them Bellshttp://itunes.apple.com/album/hear-them-bells/id211448356?i=211448926&uo=5
  3. Blue Destinyhttp://itunes.apple.com/album/blue-destiny/id211448356?i=211449244&uo=5
  4. A Million Miles Awayhttp://itunes.apple.com/album/a-million-miles-away/id211448356?i=211449609&uo=5
  5. A Good Kind of Lonelyhttp://itunes.apple.com/album/a-good-kind-of-lonely/id211448356?i=211449747&uo=5
  6. What Will I Do?http://itunes.apple.com/album/what-will-i-do/id211448356?i=211449810&uo=5
  7. At Nighthttp://itunes.apple.com/album/at-night/id211448356?i=211450026&uo=5
  8. Clown Townhttp://itunes.apple.com/album/clown-town/id211448356?i=211450164&uo=5
  9. Flamehttp://itunes.apple.com/album/flame/id211448356?i=211450283&uo=5
  10. Straw in the Windhttp://itunes.apple.com/album/straw-in-the-wind/id211448356?i=211450396&uo=5
  11. Solitary Manhttp://itunes.apple.com/album/solitary-man/id211448356?i=211450540&uo=5
  12. Cherry Cherryhttp://itunes.apple.com/album/in-my-lifetime/id211448356?uo=5
  13. Cherry Cherry [Alternate Version]http://itunes.apple.com/album/in-my-lifetime/id211448356?uo=5
  14. I Got the Feelin' (Oh No, No)http://itunes.apple.com/album/in-my-lifetime/id211448356?uo=5
  15. I'm a Believerhttp://itunes.apple.com/album/im-a-believer/id211448356?i=211450815&uo=5
  16. Kentucky Womanhttp://itunes.apple.com/album/kentucky-woman/id211448356?i=211450932&uo=5
  17. The Boat That I Rowhttp://itunes.apple.com/album/the-boat-that-i-row/id211448356?i=211451089&uo=5
  18. Girl, You'll Be a Woman Soonhttp://itunes.apple.com/album/girl-youll-be-a-woman-soon/id211448356?i=211451216&uo=5
  19. You Got to Mehttp://itunes.apple.com/album/you-got-to-me/id211448356?i=211451300&uo=5
  20. Thank the Lord for the Night Timehttp://itunes.apple.com/album/thank-lord-for-night-time/id211448356?i=211451353&uo=5
  21. Red, Red Winehttp://itunes.apple.com/album/red-red-wine/id211448356?i=211451719&uo=5
  22. Shilohttp://itunes.apple.com/album/shilo/id211448356?i=211451974&uo=5
  23. Brooklyn Roadshttp://itunes.apple.com/album/in-my-lifetime/id211448356?uo=5
  24. And the Grass Won't Pay No Mindhttp://itunes.apple.com/album/in-my-lifetime/id211448356?uo=5
  25. Sweet Carolinehttp://itunes.apple.com/album/in-my-lifetime/id211448356?uo=5
  26. Holly Holyhttp://itunes.apple.com/album/in-my-lifetime/id211448356?uo=5
  27. Brother Love's Traveling Salvation Showhttp://itunes.apple.com/album/in-my-lifetime/id211448356?uo=5
  28. Cracklin' Rosiehttp://itunes.apple.com/album/in-my-lifetime/id211448356?uo=5
  29. Done Too Soonhttp://itunes.apple.com/album/in-my-lifetime/id211448356?uo=5
  30. Morningsidehttp://itunes.apple.com/album/in-my-lifetime/id211448356?uo=5
  31. Soolaimonhttp://itunes.apple.com/album/in-my-lifetime/id211448356?uo=5
  32. He Ain't Heavy, He's My Brotherhttp://itunes.apple.com/album/in-my-lifetime/id211448356?uo=5
  33. Crunchy Granola Suitehttp://itunes.apple.com/album/in-my-lifetime/id211448356?uo=5
  34. Play Mehttp://itunes.apple.com/album/in-my-lifetime/id211448356?uo=5
  35. I Am...I Saidhttp://itunes.apple.com/album/in-my-lifetime/id211448356?uo=5
  36. Song Sung Bluehttp://itunes.apple.com/album/in-my-lifetime/id211448356?uo=5
  37. Jonathan Livingston Seagull Suite: Prologuehttp://itunes.apple.com/album/in-my-lifetime/id211448356?uo=5
  38. Jonathan Livingston Seagull Suite: Lonely Looking Skyhttp://itunes.apple.com/album/in-my-lifetime/id211448356?uo=5
  39. Jonathan Livingston Seagull Suite: Skybirdhttp://itunes.apple.com/album/in-my-lifetime/id211448356?uo=5
  40. Jonathan Livingston Seagull Suite: Dear Fatherhttp://itunes.apple.com/album/in-my-lifetime/id211448356?uo=5
  41. Jonathan Livingston Seagull Suite: Behttp://itunes.apple.com/album/in-my-lifetime/id211448356?uo=5
  42. I've Been This Way Beforehttp://itunes.apple.com/album/in-my-lifetime/id211448356?uo=5
  43. Longfellow Serenadehttp://itunes.apple.com/album/in-my-lifetime/id211448356?uo=5
  44. Beautiful Noise [Home Demo]http://itunes.apple.com/album/in-my-lifetime/id211448356?uo=5
  45. Beautiful Noise [Album Master]http://itunes.apple.com/album/in-my-lifetime/id211448356?uo=5
  46. If You Know What I Meanhttp://itunes.apple.com/album/in-my-lifetime/id211448356?uo=5
  47. Dry Your Eyeshttp://itunes.apple.com/album/in-my-lifetime/id211448356?uo=5
  48. Desiréehttp://itunes.apple.com/album/in-my-lifetime/id211448356?uo=5
  49. September Morn'http://itunes.apple.com/album/in-my-lifetime/id211448356?uo=5
  50. Forever in Blue Jeanshttp://itunes.apple.com/album/in-my-lifetime/id211448356?uo=5
  51. You Don't Bring Me Flowershttp://itunes.apple.com/album/in-my-lifetime/id211448356?uo=5
  52. Americahttp://itunes.apple.com/album/in-my-lifetime/id211448356?uo=5
  53. Love on the Rockshttp://itunes.apple.com/album/in-my-lifetime/id211448356?uo=5
  54. Scotch on the Rockshttp://itunes.apple.com/album/in-my-lifetime/id211448356?uo=5
  55. Hello Againhttp://itunes.apple.com/album/in-my-lifetime/id211448356?uo=5
  56. Yesterday's Songshttp://itunes.apple.com/album/in-my-lifetime/id211448356?uo=5
  57. I'm Alivehttp://itunes.apple.com/album/in-my-lifetime/id211448356?uo=5
  58. Heaven Can Waithttp://itunes.apple.com/album/in-my-lifetime/id211448356?uo=5
  59. Heartlighthttp://itunes.apple.com/album/in-my-lifetime/id211448356?uo=5
  60. Just Need to Love You Morehttp://itunes.apple.com/album/in-my-lifetime/id211448356?uo=5
  61. You Make It Feel Like Christmashttp://itunes.apple.com/album/in-my-lifetime/id211448356?uo=5
  62. Fallinghttp://itunes.apple.com/album/in-my-lifetime/id211448356?uo=5
  63. Dancing to the Party Next Doorhttp://itunes.apple.com/album/in-my-lifetime/id211448356?uo=5
  64. The Story of My Lifehttp://itunes.apple.com/album/in-my-lifetime/id211448356?uo=5
  65. I'm Sayin' I'm Sorryhttp://itunes.apple.com/album/in-my-lifetime/id211448356?uo=5
  66. If There Were No Dreamshttp://itunes.apple.com/album/in-my-lifetime/id211448356?uo=5
  67. Headed for the Futurehttp://itunes.apple.com/album/in-my-lifetime/id211448356?uo=5
  68. Hooked on the Memory of Youhttp://itunes.apple.com/album/in-my-lifetime/id211448356?uo=5
  69. Angel Above My Headhttp://itunes.apple.com/album/in-my-lifetime/id211448356?uo=5
  70. Everybodyhttp://itunes.apple.com/album/in-my-lifetime/id211448356?uo=5
  71. In My Lifetimehttp://itunes.apple.com/album/in-my-lifetime/id211448356?uo=5
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