Neil Diamond

In My Lifetime

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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.

Track Listing - Disc 1

Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
1 5:28
2 2:44 SpotifyAmazon
3 2:19
4 2:48 Amazon
5 2:11 Amazon
6
feat: Jack Parker
2:00 SpotifyAmazon
7 2:11 SpotifyAmazon
8 2:28 Spotify
9 1:37
10 1:36 Amazon
11 2:32 SpotifyAmazon
12 2:42 Amazon
13 2:55 Amazon
14 2:14 SpotifyAmazon
15 2:44 SpotifyAmazon
16 2:25 SpotifyAmazon
17 2:38 SpotifyAmazon
18 2:55 Spotify
19 2:48 SpotifyAmazon
20 3:02 SpotifyAmazon
21 2:41 Amazon
22 3:24 Spotify
23 3:38 SpotifyAmazon
24 3:32 SpotifyAmazon
25 3:22 Spotify
26 4:30 Spotify
27 3:33 SpotifyAmazon

Track Listing - Disc 2

Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
1 3:00 Spotify
2 2:42 SpotifyAmazon
3 4:18 SpotifyAmazon
4 4:12 Spotify
5 4:10 SpotifyAmazon
6 2:54 Spotify
7 3:50 SpotifyAmazon
8 3:34 Spotify
9 3:13 Spotify
10 2:03
11 1:33
12 2:16
13 1:25
14 3:15
15 3:47 SpotifyAmazon
16 3:50 Spotify
17 1:39 SpotifyAmazon
18 3:14 SpotifyAmazon
19 3:40 SpotifyAmazon
20 3:48 Spotify
21 3:18 Spotify
22 3:52 SpotifyAmazon
23 3:39 Spotify
24 3:14 SpotifyAmazon

Track Listing - Disc 3

Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
1 4:19 Spotify
2 3:39 Spotify
3 2:27 Spotify
4 3:39 SpotifyAmazon
5 2:51 SpotifyAmazon
6 3:44 SpotifyAmazon
7 4:51 Spotify
8 4:25 SpotifyAmazon
9 3:53 SpotifyAmazon
10 3:57 SpotifyAmazon
11 3:00 SpotifyAmazon
12 3:30 SpotifyAmazon
13 3:41 SpotifyAmazon
14 3:43 SpotifyAmazon
15 3:15 SpotifyAmazon
16 4:06 SpotifyAmazon
17 3:52 SpotifyAmazon
18 3:51 SpotifyAmazon
19 3:47 SpotifyAmazon
20 4:43
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