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 05:28
2 02:44 SpotifyAmazon
3 02:19
4 02:48 Amazon
5 02:11 Amazon
6
feat: Jack Parker
02:00 SpotifyAmazon
7 02:11 SpotifyAmazon
8 02:28 Spotify
9 01:37
10 01:36 Amazon
11 02:32 SpotifyAmazon
12 02:42 Amazon
13 02:55 Amazon
14 02:14 SpotifyAmazon
15 02:44 SpotifyAmazon
16 02:25 SpotifyAmazon
17 02:38 SpotifyAmazon
18 02:55 Spotify
19 02:48 SpotifyAmazon
20 03:02 SpotifyAmazon
21 02:41 Amazon
22 03:24 Spotify
23 03:38 SpotifyAmazon
24 03:32 SpotifyAmazon
25 03:22 Spotify
26 04:30 Spotify
27 03:33 SpotifyAmazon

Track Listing - Disc 2

Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
1 03:00 Spotify
2 02:42 SpotifyAmazon
3 04:18 SpotifyAmazon
4 04:12 Spotify
5 04:10 SpotifyAmazon
6 02:54 Spotify
7 03:50 SpotifyAmazon
8 03:34 Spotify
9 03:13 Spotify
10 02:03
11 01:33
12 02:16
13 01:25
14 03:15
15 03:47 SpotifyAmazon
16 03:50 Spotify
17 01:39 SpotifyAmazon
18 03:14 SpotifyAmazon
19 03:40 SpotifyAmazon
20 03:48 Spotify
21 03:18 Spotify
22 03:52 SpotifyAmazon
23 03:39 Spotify
24 03:14 SpotifyAmazon

Track Listing - Disc 3

Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
1 04:19 Spotify
2 03:39 Spotify
3 02:27 Spotify
4 03:39 SpotifyAmazon
5 02:51 SpotifyAmazon
6 03:44 SpotifyAmazon
7 04:51 Spotify
8 04:25 SpotifyAmazon
9 03:53 SpotifyAmazon
10 03:57 SpotifyAmazon
11 03:00 SpotifyAmazon
12 03:30 SpotifyAmazon
13 03:41 SpotifyAmazon
14 03:43 SpotifyAmazon
15 03:15 SpotifyAmazon
16 04:06 SpotifyAmazon
17 03:52 SpotifyAmazon
18 03:51 SpotifyAmazon
19 03:47 SpotifyAmazon
20 04:43
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