Universal music will release a new 40th anniversary edition of the Neil Diamond classic ‘August Night’.
Back in 1972, Neil Diamond said at the show, “This is gonna be special. I promised that before I came back to this theater that we would do things for you that you would not forget for a while and that’s what we’re about tonight.”
On August 24, 1972, the 30 year old Neil Diamond took over the Greek Theatre in Los Angeles for a 10 night run. The album spent 29 weeks at number one in Australia.
The album will include previously unreleased songs recorded at the show. “A Modern Day Version Of Love” is one of his songs from 1968 finally featured on the new record. The Randy Newman-penned “I Think It’s Going To Rain Today” was left off the original. The song “Gitchy Goomy,” he introduces as a philosophy lesson to a child learning about life.
The new version of Hot August Night will be released in the USA on July 31, 2012.
2. Crunchy Granola Suite
3. Done Too Soon
5. Solitary Man
6. Cherry Cherry
7. Sweet Caroline
8. Porcupine Pie
9. You’re So Sweet
10. Red Red Wine
11. Soggy Pretzels
12. Gitchy Goomy*
13. And The Grass Won’t Pay No Mind
14. I Think It’s Going To Rain Today*
16. Modern Day Version Of Love*
17. Girl You’ll Be A Woman Soon
18. Walk On Water
19. Kentucky Woman
21. Musician Intros*
1. Play Me
2. Canta Libre
4. Song Sung Blue
5. Cracklin’ Rosie
6. Holly Holy
7. I Am…I Said
8. Soolaimon/Brother Love’s Travelling Salvation Show
(*Previously Unreleased Bonus Tracks)