Neil Diamond Releases ‘Classic Diamonds’ with The London Symphony Orchestra

The 14-song set features the world-renowned singer-songwriter’s new performances of many of his best-loved hits, accompanied by the London Symphony Orchestra.

Capitol Records has released the new studio album from the iconic, multi-award winning songwriter, musician and performer Neil Diamond, Classic Diamonds.

The 14 classic song collection features new vocals from Neil Diamond paired with new interpretations of Diamond’s most celebrated chart-topping hits performed by the London Symphony Orchestra. The LP was recorded at both Abbey Road Studios in London and Diamond's studio in Los Angeles, overseen by two fellow Grammy-winners, producer Walter Afanasieff and conductor William Ross, who also led the orchestra for the recording.

Listen to Neil Diamond's New Recording of Sweet Caroline

The first release from the set, was Neil's new version of the US Top 5 hit of 1982, Heartlight, which is now available to stream and download. The celebrated song was written by Diamond with Burt Bacharach and Carole Bayer Sager, and inspired by the smash hit film E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial.

Before today's release, the legendary singer also shared perhaps his most loved song, Sweet Caroline. Written in 1969, Sweet Caroline reached the top 10 in 1971 in the UK, and became a stadium anthem around the world. Listen to the orchestral rendition below.
Steve Barnett, chairman & CEO of Capitol Music Group, comments: “Neil Diamond is simply one of the most important vocalists and songwriters in the history of popular music, and this majestic new album shines a beautiful spotlight on some of his greatest works. Classic Diamonds is a glorious addition to Neil’s body of work, and we are proud to be presenting it to listeners around the world.”


The full Classic Diamonds tracklist is:

Beautiful Noise
I Am…I Said
I’m A Believer
Song Sung Blue
September Morn
Holly Holy
You Don’t Bring Me Flowers
Play Me
Love On The Rocks
I’ve Been This Way Before
Sweet Caroline

Classic Diamonds is released worldwide today. Order on the Abbey Road Shop.