Neil Diamond Personally Curates New Christmas Compilation
For over 30 years, Neil Diamond has been publishing his own interpretations of holiday classics. Now, the “Cracklin’ Rosie” singer is releasing a curated collection of his favorite holiday songs, with tracks taken from his four previous holiday albums for A Neil Diamond Christmasreleased on October 28.
Personally selected by Diamond, all 24 tracks were taken from its 1992 release The Christmas Scrapbook, The Christmas album volume IIreleased in 1994, A Cherry Cherry Christmas(2009), and his most recent Acoustic Christmas from 2016.
Available in vinyl and CD formats, all tracks on A Neil Diamond Christmas They were remastered under Diamond’s with its longtime engineer Bernie Becker. Diamond and Becker also created a new mix of “O Holy Night”, which he originally released on The Christmas Scrapbook.
Over a career spanning 60 years, Neil Diamond has sold over 130 million records, had 16 Top 10 albums, 38 Top 40 singles, won 10 Grammy Awards, and been inducted into the Songwriters and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
Earlier in 2022, Diamond sold his entire music catalog to Universal Music Group, a deal that encompasses all of his recordings – and dozens of hits like ‘Sweet Caroline’, ‘Song Sung Blue’ and ‘Cracklin’ Rosie’. – plus 110 previously unreleased tracks, an unreleased album, and long-form archival videos.
“The relationship between you and those good songs stays with you and you remember the hard times, the happy times and the bad times working with the songs,” Diamond said in 2020 of his songwriting. “And most of those songs, I remember the very act of writing and how I felt at the time. And that’s not usual. A lot of songs that you write and then you go to something else and it may or may not be good. But they all leave their scars on you one way or another.
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