Neil Diamond has shared a performance of his hit, ‘Cherry, Cherry’, taken from his new live set, Hot August Night III, which is due for release on DVD, Blu-ray and as a multi-disc set on 17 August. You can watch the performance here.
Hot August Night III chronicles Diamond’s triumphant return to the legendary Greek Theater, in Los Angeles, in August 2012. The magical evening was Diamond’s 40th-anniversary celebration of the original multi platinum-selling Hot August Night collection, which was recorded at the very same venue in 1972.
Diamond’s noted concert performance and onstage musical prowess is in full evidence on Hot August Night III, a career-spanning set which features 33 songs, including 31 greatest hits. Clocking in at just over two hours and 20 minutes, Hot August Night III’s accompanying video contains rare behind the scenes footage with both the band and the crew, showcasing the undeniably palpable energy surrounding the iconic singer-songwriter’s return to this most historic of American venues.
Hot August Night III features numerous staples from Neil Diamond’s highly influential catalogue. Titles such as ‘Forever In Blue Jeans’, ‘Kentucky Woman’, ‘Sweet Caroline’, ‘I Am… I Said’, ‘Cracklin’ Rosie’, ‘I’m A Believer’, ‘You Don’t Bring Me Flowers’, ‘Love On The Rocks’, ‘Girl, You’ll Be A Woman Soon’ and ‘America’ are just a smattering of the songs included in the set list. The album cements Diamond’s mastery of the live stage and captures his unique connection with audiences the world over.
First relesed in December 1972, the original Hot August Night – the title of which was culled from the opening line to one of Diamond’s most celebrated tracks, 1969’s ‘Brother Love’s Traveling Salvation Show’ – captures a magical performance on the evening of one of his 10 sold-out shows at the Greek Theatre that August.
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