Neil Diamond

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Diamond Is The Proms' Best Friend

After a career spanning five decades, over 128 million worldwide record sales, three dozen Top Forty hits, a Grammy and a Golden Globe, Neil Diamond was just getting started. The legendary singer-songwriter was then lined up to create his very own new moments in music at the closing night of the Radio 2 Electric Proms 2010.

The very special gig showcased this incredible performer as he revisited the songs he loves and his own classic back catalogue of music in the intimate surroundings of the Roundhouse. Best known for writing and performing classic songs like I'm A Believer, Sweet Caroline and I Am... I Said, his performance featured a journey through some glittering hits plus, for the first time, live tracks from his forthcoming album, Dreams. Dreams features some of the greatest songs of the rock era, including tracks from The Beatles, Leonard Cohen, The Eagles and Randy Newman.

You could have listened to the broadcast live on Radio 2 at 20:00, Saturday 30 October and then watched 'A Night With Neil Diamond' on BBC Two on Saturday 13 November. This featured highlights of the Radio 2 Electric Proms, together with an exclusive documentary about Neil's prolific and rich music career, featuring an interview with the man himself.

BBC Music

Set List

  • 1.Beautiful Noise
  • 2.Blue Jeans
  • 3.Hello Again
  • 4.Play Me
  • 5.Solitary Man
  • 6.Girl You'll Be a Woman Soon
  • 7.Cherry Cherry
  • 8.Midnight Train to Georgia
  • 9.Ain't No Sunshine
  • 10.I'm a Believer
  • 11.The Boat That I Row (With Lulu)
  • 12.I'm a Fool for You (With Lulu)
  • 13.Pretty Amazing Grace
  • 14.Shilo (Amy MacDonald solo)
  • 15.This is the Life (Amy MacDonald solo)
  • 16.Holly Holy
  • 17.Cracklin' Rose
  • 18.I Am... I Said
  • 19.Sweet Caroline
  • 20.Brother Love's Traveling Salvation Show

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Press Reviews

Neil Diamond - review

The Guardian

An encore of the gospel-hued Brother Love's Traveling Salvation Show brings this year's Electric Proms to a rousing close.


Daily Express

Neil Diamond touched base with his younger self, transforming Iim A Believer from a teenybop anthem into a more measured and mature ballad.

Neil Diamond, BBC Electric Proms, Roundhouse, review

Daily Telegraph

Neil Diamond created an electric atmosphere at the Roundhouse with revelatory new renditions.

Up close with the King of charm Neil Diamond

This Is London

Reaching out, touching me, touching you? You bet. The kid's done good.


Saturday 30 October

The Roundhouse

Last Tracks played on the BBC

September Morn
BBC Radio 2 | Ken Bruce
Cracklin' Rosie
BBC Radio 2 | Going Out with Alan Carr
Solitary Man
BBC Radio 2 | Steve Wright in the Afternoon
Sweet Caroline
BBC Radio 2 | The Early Breakfast Show
Kentucky Woman
BBC Radio 2 | Alex Lester

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