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Neil Diamond Live – St. Paul, MN 7/11/12

July 12, 2012

One more legend crossed of the bucket list.  I have always heard that Neil Diamond is the consummate crowd-pleaser and now I know what all the fuss is about. He is like the ultimate lounge singer – with major distinction: he wrote all the songs.  Neil panders to the audience in such an over the top way that it actually works.


I can’t do a better review than the local papers – so listen to the experts:


Pioneer Press

City Pages

Set list:
Soolaimon/ Beautiful Noise/ Forever in Blue Jeans/ Hello Again/ Love on the Rocks/ Play Me/ Shilo/ Red Red Wine/ You Got To Me/ Girl, You’ll Be a Woman Soon/ Cherry Cherry/ Kentucky Woman/ Solitary Man/ Glory Road/ I’m a Believer (both a slow talk-sing version and then a rock version)/ You Don’t Bring Me Flowers/ Crunchy Granola Suite/ Holly Holy/ Sweet Caroline/ I Am…I Said ENCORE Cracklin Rosie/ America/ Brother Love’s Traveling Salvation Show/ I’ve Been This Way Before


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One Comment
  1. You are a very open minded guy Axil. Admirable. Other than hearing a few of his tunes on the radio when I was younger my real exposure to Neil was in ‘The Last Waltz’ which I thought was very cool. Actually went and bought the album ‘Beautiful Noise’ after.

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