Diamond, Neil - On The Outside Lookin' In Lyrics




I see lovers passing by
But no matter how I try
I can't greet them with a grin
'Cause I'm standing
On the outside lookin' in

Friends have told me all along
I've been playing my cards all wrong
But I just can't seem to win
And I'm always
On the outside lookin' in

Oh, how it hurts
To see others enjoy love
I've never known
And I'm afraid
That I'll spend all my night
In my room all alone

Maybe someday I will find someone
That I can call mine
On that day my life'll begin
And I won't be
On the outside lookin' in





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Diamond, Neil On The Outside Lookin' In Comments
  1. ROSENDO BAEZA

    Hello Again , When will you come to Chile , Acá hay muchos admiradores de su música,
    congratulations

    NEIL DIAMOND CENTRAL

    Thanks for your comments Rosendo. Sorry, but Neil Diamond has retired from concert touring. If you haven't already done so, you may wish to purchase his 'Hot August Night lll' (2012) DVD/CD.

    You may also wish to view these Playlists -

    https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLo2q_F5rvzJXMpzUrgs6wXO97_25GZEaX

    https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLo2q_F5rvzJUrQTolzDH1lH_i1ewy75wq

    Please visit our Neil Diamond dedicated website - https://www.neildiamondcentral.com/ While there, please check out our Spanish page - https://www.neildiamondcentral.com/espanol Best wishes, Doug

    ROSENDO BAEZA

    ok , I understand ,Thank you for your answer . Dear Friends , one questions please ¿ there are possibility that make subtitulos or translation al Español del albúm " SERENADE"
    Felicidades para ustedes

    NEIL DIAMOND CENTRAL

    Thanks for your query Rosendo. The only possibility I believe is for you to obtain the lyrics of the song(s) you wish to translate and get a translation with the help of Google Translate - https://translate.google.com/?source=gtx_c#view=home&op=translate&sl=en&tl=es&text=Congratulations%20to%20you

    Do you know which songs you wish to have translated? If I have a made a video of any of these songs, eg 'Longfellow Serenade' - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BY2P_pxnhW8 If you click on the SHOW MORE link beneath the video, you will see the notes and lyrics. If you copy the lyrics and paste them in Google Translate, you will get the approximate translation. Good luck! Best wishes, Doug

  2. Jimi Calorne

    The setting is so beautiful with the light on the trees on the hill. A great set of stills and then video of the great man himself some years later thinking back to the concert. You can see that he can remember very clearly what it was like and even remembers when different instruments come in at the opening of the concert. I really like the way that the woman who is interviewing him says very little and just allows Neil Diamond time and space to think back to what it was like. Also it's interesting to see at the beginning him standing beside a poster which shows that there were a few concerts. So the local folk lucky enough to attend had the choice between different hot August nights.

    NEIL DIAMOND CENTRAL

    Thanks for your kind comments Jimi, much appreciated. The first version was my very first attempt at creating a video and it showed. The second version was basically the first version with the '60 Minutes - Extra Minutes' tagged on. Both, in my opinion failing to do justice to Neil and his history-making Hot August Night series of concerts. It has taken me 4 years of soul-searching for me to come to the conclusion that I had to ditch it; if only for my own sanity. This third attempt will stand.

    You may also wish to view these Playlists -

    https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLo2q_F5rvzJXMpzUrgs6wXO97_25GZEaX

    https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLo2q_F5rvzJUrQTolzDH1lH_i1ewy75wq

    Please visit our Neil Diamond dedicated website - https://www.neildiamondcentral.com/ Best wishes, Doug

    Jimi Calorne

    Thank you so much Doug. I will enjoy the playlists very much. All the very best Jimi

  3. Helen Eschenbacher

    Ahh--a video is NEEDED to watch this entertainer---not photos! Ahh the way he MOVES!!!

    NEIL DIAMOND CENTRAL

    Thanks for your comment Helen. Sorry, but these photos will have to do as there is no video footage of the Hot August Night concerts... _"I’ve always regretted not filming the Hot August_ _Night concert in ‘72, an album so pivotal in my career."_ - ND (2018) It was this that spurred me on 7 years to upload my first ever video of 'Crunchy Granola Suite. I updated that video 3 years later, however, not being satisfied that it in any way, did Neil justice, I uploaded this video last year. This is it.

  4. Helen Eschenbacher

    I’ve watched live Jim Morrison/The Doors, Grace Slick & Jefferson Airplane, ($3/ticket) Quicksilver, The BeeGees up to Bono & U2 ($200/ticket) and Neil Diamond has the BEST LIVE SHOW IN THE WORLD!! I love, love this man and his music. (OK I saw Frank Sinatra w Count Basie at the Sands Hotel in Las Vegas...different!)

    NEIL DIAMOND CENTRAL

    Thanks very much for your comments Helen. Wow! High praise indeed; so deserved, Neil was simply the very best live performer. We have a page dedicated to Hot August Night 1972 on our Neil Diamond dedicated website - https://www.neildiamondcentral.com/hot-august-night-1972

    You may also wish to view these Playlists -

    https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLo2q_F5rvzJXMpzUrgs6wXO97_25GZEaX

    https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLo2q_F5rvzJUrQTolzDH1lH_i1ewy75wq

    Please visit our Neil Diamond dedicated website - https://www.neildiamondcentral.com/ Best wishes, Doug

  5. Sydney

    Also, thank you so much for posting this wonderful video of him reminiscing his Hot August Night. Love xo.

    NEIL DIAMOND CENTRAL

    My pleasure Sydney. This was my third attempt. My first was the first ever upload, 7 years ago, which accrued 126K views. Upload #2 on this same song was 4 years ago, that accrued 685k views. I felt that both uploads failed to adequately capture the brilliance and the atmosphere of what must have been for those privileged to have been there at those Hot August Night concerts in 1972, as a consequence, I worked on this third upload in July this year. I am reasonably pleased with the result.

    I love the interview with Allison Langdon of 60 Minutes Australia. Neil seems transported back in time to August 1972 as he reminisces; so very moving.

    You may also wish to view this Playlist - https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLo2q_F5rvzJVaaxTvJygyztJJxr-deiNW

  6. Sydney

    What a psych...I thought this was actual footage of this momentous, spectacular, unreal, unearthly performance. The inspirational song writer, cool kat by his own right, Neil Diamond. Oh how I wish someone out there had footage of that epic night. To have experienced that concert must have been beyond it...DIG !!!!!! Neil Diamond, one of the truest gems of them all.

    NEIL DIAMOND CENTRAL

    Thanks for your comments Sydney. We have a page dedicated to Hot August Night on our Neil Diamond dedicated website - https://www.neildiamondcentral.com/hot-august-night-1972

    Please also check this page out, in particular the comments of Tom, Bonnie and Paul in reference to Hot August Night - https://www.neildiamondcentral.com/treasured-memories

    You may also wish to view these Playlists -

    https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLo2q_F5rvzJXMpzUrgs6wXO97_25GZEaX

    https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLo2q_F5rvzJUrQTolzDH1lH_i1ewy75wq

    https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLo2q_F5rvzJX_GrpQEtaNQZs_QnN5OWC8

    Best wishes, Doug

  7. Chemy Henriquez

    Niel Diamond, el mejor de los todos los cantantes del mundo mundial... su música: la banda sonora de mi vida...
    Eternamente Niel Diamond

    NEIL DIAMOND CENTRAL

    Thanks for your comments Chemy, by my estimation, the greatest most dynamic of singers. You may also wish to view these Playlists -

    https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLo2q_F5rvzJXMpzUrgs6wXO97_25GZEaX

    https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLo2q_F5rvzJUrQTolzDH1lH_i1ewy75wq

    https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLo2q_F5rvzJX_GrpQEtaNQZs_QnN5OWC8

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t69AfvF6N7E

    Please visit our Neil Diamond dedicated website - https://www.neildiamondcentral.com/ While there, please check out our Spanish page - https://www.neildiamondcentral.com/espanol Best wishes, Doug

    Antonio Gonzalez Espinosa

    Un genio de la música, pocos cantantes han representado tanto en mi vida con 79 años y sigue cantando como el primer día 👏👏👏👏👏👏👏

    NEIL DIAMOND CENTRAL

    Thanks for your comments Antonio. Neil Diamond is without doubt a true musical genius. You may also wish to view these Playlists -

    https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLo2q_F5rvzJXMpzUrgs6wXO97_25GZEaX

    https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLo2q_F5rvzJUrQTolzDH1lH_i1ewy75wq

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t69AfvF6N7E

    https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLo2q_F5rvzJXnMNeIDvNDvNRVbGx0C6As

    Please visit our Neil Diamond dedicated website - https://www.neildiamondcentral.com/ While there, please check out our Spanish page - https://www.neildiamondcentral.com/espanol Best wishes, Doug

  8. Ruth Parker

    I play this when I need a smile. My 4 year old grandson listened for a bit, then started dancing. 50 years and people still dance to Neil's music.

    NEIL DIAMOND CENTRAL

    Thanks for your comments Ruth. Amazing family! Grandmother, grandkids, wow! Great music is timeless. So happy that you are introducing your little angels to this musical genius and his great body of work... his music will live on through the ages. Take care, Doug

  9. OneHung Lo

    What a shame it was never filmed.

    NEIL DIAMOND CENTRAL

    Thanks for your comment. With regards to your name... how is the other one? We have a page dedicated to Hot August Night 1972 on our website - https://www.neildiamondcentral.com/hot-august-night-1972

    You may also wish to view these Playlists -

    https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLo2q_F5rvzJXMpzUrgs6wXO97_25GZEaX

    https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLo2q_F5rvzJUrQTolzDH1lH_i1ewy75wq

    Please visit our Neil Diamond dedicated website - https://www.neildiamondcentral.com/ Best wishes, Doug

  10. henry willoughby

    Got this album three times on vinyl cassette tape and cd pure brilliance

    NEIL DIAMOND CENTRAL

    Thanks for your comments Henry. Indeed. vinyl, cassette, 8-Track and CD. It was the first CD I purchased. Blown away! No pop and crackles, no tape hiss... heaven! Neil spared no expense in the production of the double album. The first ever live performance recorded in Quadraphonic sound.

    Please check out my latest video - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aKSiJEeew-Y Best wishes, Doug

  11. Victor Paredes

    De los más grandes artistas en toda su magnitud ,de mi preferencia .de los qué cantaban en Español y ya se nos fue mi gran Camilo Sesto,y esté tremendo y uno también de los mejores el único inigualable ,Neild Diamond
    De los qué cantan en Inglés.

    NEIL DIAMOND CENTRAL

    Thanks for your comments Victor. You may also wish to view these Playlists -

    https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLo2q_F5rvzJXMpzUrgs6wXO97_25GZEaX

    https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLo2q_F5rvzJUrQTolzDH1lH_i1ewy75wq

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t69AfvF6N7E

    Please visit our Neil Diamond dedicated website - https://www.neildiamondcentral.com/ While there, please check out our Spanish page - https://www.neildiamondcentral.com/espanol Best wishes, Doug

  12. Sunova Distribution N.Z.

    did i see this live on new zealand t.v. ? iss that possible?

    NEIL DIAMOND CENTRAL

    Thanks for your query. If you viewed this video, at 11:17 you would be seen what Neil had to say. My guess is that you are referring to his 'Love At The Greek' (1976) concert.

    You may also wish to view these Playlists -

    https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLo2q_F5rvzJXMpzUrgs6wXO97_25GZEaX

    https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLo2q_F5rvzJUrQTolzDH1lH_i1ewy75wq

    Please visit our Neil Diamond dedicated website - https://www.neildiamondcentral.com/ Best wishes, Doug

  13. Abemo Kikon

    Wish someone took the trouble to record the whole concert Live, life would have been a lot better. Diamond rules

    NEIL DIAMOND CENTRAL

    Thanks for your comment Abemo, but if you watched this video you would have seen the notation I included at 11:17. You may also wish to view these Playlists -

    https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLo2q_F5rvzJXMpzUrgs6wXO97_25GZEaX

    https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLo2q_F5rvzJUrQTolzDH1lH_i1ewy75wq

    Please visit our Neil Diamond dedicated website - https://www.neildiamondcentral.com/ Best wishes, Doug

    henry willoughby

    It was recorded on radio Luxembourg that is when I first heard it

    NEIL DIAMOND CENTRAL

    Thanks for your comment Henry. Wasn't aware that that occurred. Have always been under the impression that Hot August Night 1972 was only released as a double album.

    Here is my latest video - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aKSiJEeew-Y Best wishes, Doug

  14. henry willoughby

    It is said when hot August night was released in Australia one in every three households had a copy of hot August night

    NEIL DIAMOND CENTRAL

    Thanks for your comment Henry. Indeed. This led Neil to comment - _"I think probably Australians have just a little more taste than most people."_

    You may also wish to view these Playlists -

    https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLo2q_F5rvzJXMpzUrgs6wXO97_25GZEaX

    https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLo2q_F5rvzJUrQTolzDH1lH_i1ewy75wq

    Please visit our Neil Diamond dedicated website - https://www.neildiamondcentral.com/

  15. Hector Castaño

    Porque no hay vídeo de este recital?

    NEIL DIAMOND CENTRAL

    Thanks for your query Hector. There were no video cameras present. Please see the message at 11:17. You may also wish to view these Playlists -

    https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLo2q_F5rvzJXMpzUrgs6wXO97_25GZEaX

    https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLo2q_F5rvzJUrQTolzDH1lH_i1ewy75wq

    Please visit our Neil Diamond dedicated website - https://www.neildiamondcentral.com/ While there, please check out our Spanish page - https://www.neildiamondcentral.com/espanol Best wishes, Doug

  16. Roy Winstanley

    Wow Doug,superbly put together.Thank you. Neil Diamond,s music has played without doubt the most important part of my life and I,m so greatful for that.I did actually meet him very briefly in September of 2015 in New York as he was taking a walk with his wife,I politely asked him if I may shake his hand,he kindly obliged and we went on our way..A true,kind gentlemen.Thank you again Neil.

    NEIL DIAMOND CENTRAL

    Thanks very much for your kind comments Roy, much appreciated. I had two previous versions of this song one 6 years ago (126K views) and another 4 years ago (685k views). I felt that I hadn't done this song or the Hot August Night 1972 shows justice. This was my attempt to rectify that.

    Amazing that you actually met Neil and Katie, was that in a park in 2015. Would that have been in Los Angeles? I have seen images of Neil and Katie Central Park on April 11, 2016 in New York City.

    Please visit these pages on our Neil Diamond dedicated website. Would love to hear from you -

    https://www.neildiamondcentral.com/treasured-memories

    https://www.neildiamondcentral.com/my-favourite-nd-song

    https://www.neildiamondcentral.com/favourite-neil-diamond-era

    Here are a couple of Playlists for you -

    https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLo2q_F5rvzJXMpzUrgs6wXO97_25GZEaX

    https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLo2q_F5rvzJUrQTolzDH1lH_i1ewy75wq

    Please visit our Neil Diamond dedicated website - https://www.neildiamondcentral.com/ Best wishes, Doug

  17. Janice

    Waw emotion !!!Thank again for your fantatic work dear Doug . Incredible " for me " just 16 years this epoc !!! Sorry again my English . Dave my like number 10 for the text perfect . My best wish dear Doug with my heart and sincere frienship . Super moment .Janine .
    ps : dear Doug :(. .I kiss Anita with my heart , very sad

    NEIL DIAMOND CENTRAL

    Thanks for your kind comments Janine, much appreciated. No need to apologise dear Janine; I understand and appreciate the effort it takes for you to write in English. Indeed, Dave never ceases to amaze me with his amazing gift. Thank you, dear Janine, my best to you too. I am so glad that you love this video. If you wish to know more about my reason and effort in creating this video, please go to Donita Bell's comment and my response.

    Yes, it is so very heartbreaking to learn of Anita's situation and life. We all wish her the very best and hope that she will find comfort and happiness soon. Take care, Doug

  18. Beverly Nosek

    1st I want to say
    THANK YOU for posting this video montage. 💜
    Loved Neil Diamond right from the beginning.
    Cannot count the number of concerts I’ve attended.
    Congratulations on your remarkable career.
    Be well Neil. 💜

    NEIL DIAMOND CENTRAL

    Thanks for your comments Beverly, my pleasure. Here is a Playlist for you - https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLo2q_F5rvzJXMpzUrgs6wXO97_25GZEaX

    As a True Believer, you may also wish to view these pages of our Neil Diamond dedicated website -

    https://www.neildiamondcentral.com/my-favourite-nd-song

    https://www.neildiamondcentral.com/favourite-neil-diamond-era

    We would welcome your submissions.

    I feel I need to clarify here that this is not an official Neil Diamond YouTube channel. I am but a fan, having been one since 1971. Best wishes, Doug

  19. Leila Cozzi

    Voce meravigliosa 😘😘😘

    NEIL DIAMOND CENTRAL

    Thanks for your comment Leila. Indeed! One of a kind.

  20. Nadia Pascucci

    Simply magic!

    NEIL DIAMOND CENTRAL

    Thank you Nadia, Lovely to hear from you. You may wish to scroll down and view my reply to Donita Bell regarding the making of this video. Take care, Doug

  21. Sherry Hughes

    Best introduction EVER!

    NEIL DIAMOND CENTRAL

    Thanks for your comment Sherry. So very true. My second favourite after this one is Neil's Hot August Night lll (2102). If you haven't seen it or purchased the CD/DVD, you really need to. The Opening number is 'Soolaimon'... simply brilliant! Here is a link to a page on our Neil Diamond dedicated website - https://www.neildiamondcentral.com/neil-diamond-live-a-celebration-00s it contains a brilliant article there written by our website Scribe, Dave Radstock - 'The Greek Theatre - Hot August Night lll (2012)

    Here also is a Playlist for you - https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLo2q_F5rvzJXMpzUrgs6wXO97_25GZEaX Best wishes, Doug

  22. Kalei Milikaa

    My mom was at The Greek , she said people were in the tree's watching the concert, it was so packed. I wanted to go so badly , but I was only 7. I love Neil Diamond, his music is such a part of my life.

    NEIL DIAMOND CENTRAL

    Thanks for your comments Kalei. Great lady your Mom; a woman of impeccable taste in music. So glad that she gifted you that same love. Would love to have her recollections posted on our website - https://www.neildiamondcentral.com/treasured-memories Please check out the recollections of Tom, Bonnie and Paul.

    Please also check out our Hot August Night page on our Neil Diamond dedicated website - https://www.neildiamondcentral.com/hot-august-night-1972

    Here is a Playlist for you - https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLo2q_F5rvzJXMpzUrgs6wXO97_25GZEaX Best wishes, Doug

    Jim Alvir

    Your comment reminds me in the concert when Neil Diamond thanks the payees then acknowledges 'and the tree people, I'm singing it for you too'
    I turned 60 last month and Neil Diamond's songs has profoundly shaped my life since a teenager.

    NEIL DIAMOND CENTRAL

    Thanks for your comments Jim. Please access these pages on our website, would appreciate your submissions -

    https://www.neildiamondcentral.com/my-favourite-nd-song

    https://www.neildiamondcentral.com/favourite-neil-diamond-era

    Look forward to hearing from you... soon. Best wishes, Doug

  23. Diana Beurman

    Must have been so exciting to be there that night!!

    NEIL DIAMOND CENTRAL

    Thanks for your comments Diana, indeed! Please access this page on our Neil Diamond dedicated website - https://www.neildiamondcentral.com/hot-august-night-1972

    Please also visit this page for recollections of the 'Hot August Night' series of concerts by Tom, Bonnie and Paul - https://www.neildiamondcentral.com/treasured-memories

    Here is a Playlist for you - https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLo2q_F5rvzJXMpzUrgs6wXO97_25GZEaX Best wishes, Doug

  24. Anita Huie

    Dear friend, I treasure you and your songs. I have the beginnings of Alzheimer . I'm scared. I won't tell any one because daughter has put me in a rehab home and I only people I .ca communicate with nursing staff it'd my fault because I made her my power of attorney and caregiver. I never dreamed she would do this. She took everything I owned, and I love her anyway. My hope is that she will come yo her senses. The other awful thing is that she has only come to see me twice. I am so broken. Your music means and Jeff Lynnes music keep me going. Can u imagine also discovering that there is a woman with my exact name living in Arkansas. At least she didn't grow up in Texas like I did my daughter found this out when she went to social security. But I have one thing she doesn't have. I wish I could call you but I don't have a phone .this place I live In has one room and y daughter has only visited me twice. Thank you for healing my heart with your musical gift. Bigs
    Hugs

    Anita Huie

    @Charles Coxe , thank you for sharing.

    Anita Huie

    @NEIL DIAMOND CENTRAL thanks for the unusual response . So, Neil, and Doug, you what this site has made. We are all better by the words and music that you have filled us with.

    Anita Huie

    This reminds me of "songs sung blue, everybody knows one."love and hugs to all. " Olay. "

    Charles Coxe

    @NEIL DIAMOND CENTRAL Hello I miss you..Always on my mind. Song Sung Blue Club hugs...dealing with a lot. If it wasn't one thing with me it's another. I love Sandy. She is a Beautiful Person...Your always welcome to put your beautiful inspirational Videos on our Neil Leslie Diamond on Facebook if your on FB. Anytime...BIG HUGS and THANK YOU for blessing us all...We all love your videos and you as well...xxx Hilda...

    NEIL DIAMOND CENTRAL

    Hi Hilda, So glad to hear from you. I remember you, Thea, Emily, Dylan and the rest with fondness. Having a faint acquaintance with your life and what you have been through, I feel that life has more than your fair share of problems; health problems. I sincerely hope that your recent operation was successful and that you would have some semblance of good health; you so deserve it. I do not have a Facebook account; simply haven't the time. If you so wish, I am prepared to place a link to your Neil Leslie Diamond Facebook account on our website. Take care. Love, Doug

  25. Goretti- Canterburg-Rainforest

    Goedenavond, ik wens jullie allemaal een leuke avond. 😊.De introductie , belichting en het landschap, alles komt tot zijn recht. Heel mooi werk. En heel mooi muziek.
    De vriendelijke groeten
    uit Suriname 🇸🇷 🎶🎼🎵.

    Het is nog regenachtig in Suriname, met af en toe zonnig weer. In de maand Augustus is het " Hot August " 🎤😊😍

    Goretti- Canterburg-Rainforest

    @NEIL DIAMOND CENTRAL Good morning to you ,
    Sir Doug. It was a real show. Thank you very much. Australia is a beautiful country, I have seen from videos. In my country SURINAME :
    From mid -august to mid- October long dry season and from November/December to February, a small rainy season. Now we have heavy rains. Good for my plants. 😊😊😍.

    NEIL DIAMOND CENTRAL

    Thanks for your comments. It is evening here 10:50pm. It is cold and we have our wood fire glowing. Suriname is a beautiful country. I have just Googled Surinam and viewed the images... beautiful. And please, not Sir Doug... just plain Doug. 😊

    You may wish to view these Australian related videos which I created -

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BVUU68X6F5g

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kZBIqeRSKoc Take care, Doug

    Jim Alvir

    Incredible never heard of Suriname before, now I know where it is through Neil Diamond.
    And g'day from Sydney, Doug I thought you were a yank 😂

    Goretti- Canterburg-Rainforest

    @NEIL DIAMOND CENTRAL Good afternoon, Doug it's now 12 46 in the afternoon. With less sun. Thanks for videos of Australia. I will watch them in the evening.

    NEIL DIAMOND CENTRAL

    Thanks for your comments Jim. I suggest you google Suriname, beautiful and idyllic... paradise. Yes, indeed you have Neil Diamond to thank for broadening your general knowledge. 😉 G'day from Perth.

    Here is a Playlist for you - https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLo2q_F5rvzJXMpzUrgs6wXO97_25GZEaX

    Please visit our Neil Diamond dedicated website - https://www.neildiamondcentral.com/ Best wishes, Doug

  26. melusinamia mia

    Here the music acquires an extra degree !

    NEIL DIAMOND CENTRAL

    Thanks for your comment. Here is a Playlist for you - https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLo2q_F5rvzJXMpzUrgs6wXO97_25GZEaX

    Please visit our Neil Diamond dedicated website - https://www.neildiamondcentral.com/ Best wishes, Doug

  27. Donita Bell

    Wow! Another surprise contribution from team Neil Diamond Central. A smashing flash, bang with smoke pops out with Neil at 01:55. His deep expression in 04:00-04:07 is mesmorizing and those outfits!!!
    No inhibitions at 04:40 - 4:53. You can see how deep the music enters him within at 05:38. Song 'Crunchy Granola Sweet' ends with Neil's arms raised and a spotlight shining upon him like the full moon. Loved the added '60 Minute Australia' interview. Must be some great 'tea' they thought you were growing, as the song implies. Thank you for highlighting this
    important turning point in Neil's career.

    NEIL DIAMOND CENTRAL

    Thank you Jim, my pleasure; a true labour of love.

    Donita Bell

    Doug,
    This is an additional comment to HAN 1972:
    The sacrifice to remove your first and second videos should prove to be so worthwhile if and when you exceed a half a million viewers. It is so worthy a piece and wish there was an award for all you do for all the fans of Neil Diamond all over the world. I especially like 06:29 - 06:53 with the proverbial clicking of the camera effect and those moments in time that only Neil can do. Outstanding!

    NEIL DIAMOND CENTRAL

    Thanks very much for your kind comments Donita, much appreciated. Having been an ardent fan since 1971, Neil's songs are truly the tracks of my life. His songs have helped me through some fairly difficult times... his music was always there to provide solace through life's troughs.

    This video, as with all my videos, is a true labour of love. Incidentally, timing those camera clicks (24 seconds) to coincide with each image almost drove me nuts! I estimate it took me approximately an hour and a half to accurately synchronise them with the images... well worth it. Take care, Doug

    Janice

    Dear Doug , I am very touched far your personality in ++ incredible LOVE for Neil Diamond .Beautiful day my dear friend

    NEIL DIAMOND CENTRAL

    Thanks for your kind comments Janine, I am just an ordinary man with simple tastes but blessed with a good taste in music... the music of Neil Diamond. Take care, Doug

  28. Renata David

    Maravilhoso,,,perfeito,,,muito bom,,Neil,arrasou,,,

    NEIL DIAMOND CENTRAL

    Thank you for your comments Renata.Best wishes, Doug

  29. Leila Cozzi

    Come sei carino😘💓💓💓

  30. Peggy L. Woods

    I WAS THERE TO SEE HIM PERFORM....NOW I REALIZE THAT IT WAS SUCH A PRIVILEGE......WOW IT WAS REALLY SOMETHING!!!!!!

    NEIL DIAMOND CENTRAL

    Hi Peggy, Thanks very much for your comments. So you are amongst the privileged who attended one of those series of concerts. I would appreciate it if you would write of your experience of that historical show you witnessed. Please click on this link to view articles by those who attended (Tom, Bonnie and Paul) -

    https://www.neildiamondcentral.com/treasured-memories

    Here is a Playlist for you - https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLo2q_F5rvzJXMpzUrgs6wXO97_25GZEaX

    Please also access this page on our Neil Diamond dedicated website - https://www.neildiamondcentral.com/hot-august-night-1972 Best wishes, Doug

  31. Carmela Jim

    Que maravilla!...Ojalá pudieras volver a aquellos años y nosotros disfrutar de tu magia!!💖💖💖💖

    NEIL DIAMOND CENTRAL

    Thanks for your comments Carmela, don't we all? Please access this page on our website - https://www.neildiamondcentral.com/cancion-favorita-de-nd We would welcome your submission. Best wishes, Doug

    barbara palmer

    @NEIL DIAMOND CENTRAL Hi Doug. Thank you very much indeed for this outstanding video.. I love it!!
    Thank you again.. You are a fabulous Guy. Well loved by everyone.

  32. Rosa Alcaide

    Como me ubiera gustado esta🇪🇸👏👏👏

    NEIL DIAMOND CENTRAL

    Thanks for your comments Rosa. Please check out this Playlist - https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLo2q_F5rvzJXMpzUrgs6wXO97_25GZEaX and visit our website frequently - https://www.neildiamondcentral.com/ Best wishes, Doug

    Carmela Jim

    Desgraciadamente no vino a España...Le hubiera encantado, porque aquí habría encontrado mucho amor.José María Iñigo lo intentó pero no pudo ser...😙😙😙

  33. Cynthia Allen

    He just make you feel good 😘😍

    NEIL DIAMOND CENTRAL

    Thanks for your comment Cynthia, indeed he does. Here is a Playlist for you to brighten your day - https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLo2q_F5rvzJXMpzUrgs6wXO97_25GZEaX Best wishes, Doug

  34. dante dante

    Eternal music and songwriter...ND

    NEIL DIAMOND CENTRAL

    Thanks for your comments Dante. Here is a Playlist for you - https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLo2q_F5rvzJXMpzUrgs6wXO97_25GZEaX

    Please visit our Neil Diamond dedicated website - https://www.neildiamondcentral.com/ Best wishes, Doug

  35. Dave Radstock

    Hi Doug, What a fabulous and clever video. What you have achieved here is to provide a sense of what it would have been like to attend Neil's legendary HAN concert at the Greek Theatre 1972, although the images are stills from those concerts, there is movement within them, as each image flashes up to give a continuous stream as though watching highlights of the show.

    Those fabulous opening images of the empty theatre build the anticipation, the trees casting their shadows across the seats and shell of the theatre, aching for the audience to take the seats, and the music to fill the air and take the attendees on magical journey of emotions. The excitement is palpable as the music rises, and Neil Diamond appears through the smoke, the audience explode in rapturous applause, as the performer launches into Crunchy Granola Suite, and for the next two hours they are dazzled by his hypnotic performance.

    The legend of Neil Diamond was born on that stage on that night, and those in attendance were the lucky ones, as they witnessed the emergence of a megastar, where this performance is still spoke of in reverential tones.
    I like the inclusion of the "Sixty minutes" where Neil reminisces about this legendary performance, a step back in time. Once again you have provided us with something worthwhile to treasure, another inclusion to your most impressive library of video's.

    NEIL DIAMOND CENTRAL

    Thanks for your comments Jim. The first version was my very first attempt at creating a video and it showed. The second version was basically the first version with the '60 Minutes - Extra Minutes' tagged on. Both, in my opinion failing to do justice to Neil and his history-making Hot August Night series of concerts. It has taken me 4 years of soul-searching for me to come to the conclusion that I _had_ to ditch it; if only for my own sanity. This third attempt will stand. Best wishes, Doug

    Jim Alvir

    @NEIL DIAMOND CENTRAL Fair enough Doug, thank you for your reply. Neil Diamond rightly deserves perfection and if this is what you perceive to be your best presentation to do justice to those concerts we can't ask for more than that. Well done and I'll say again the sound quality in this one is perfect. I was just wondering if the earlier versions sounded the same or if you improved it on this one.
    But thank you again for giving us an idea of what it might have like for those lucky enough to have attended those concerts who many believe were one of the greatest live concert experiences. All the best Jim.

    NEIL DIAMOND CENTRAL

    Thanks for your comments Jim. Yes, I did upscale the audio to achieve the desired impact. Please access this page on our Neil Diamond dedicated website -

    https://www.neildiamondcentral.com/hot-august-night-1972

    You may also wish to access this page to read of the recollections of Tom, Bonnie and Paul - https://www.neildiamondcentral.com/treasured-memories Take care, Doug

    Dave Radstock

    @Donita Bell Hi Donita, Thank you for your kind words, it is always a source of great satisfaction when one receives such appreciation for their work. I do have an innate ability to put words to what I see, it was formed early in my school years, I had a great love of the spoken and written word, I am well read, and through that it enables me to write and speak articulately, and eloquently, or at least I hope so. I have been toying with the idea of a book dedicated to my fandom of Neil Diamond, it is a question of how to approach it, but more about demand for such a project, although given Neil's immense standing and popularity, I am sure it could be a success.

    I am heartened that there are fans of Neil like yourself, and the many others I have had the pleasure to be acquainted with via You Tube, and Doug's fabulous undertaking of creating the "Neil Diamond Central" website, a project I am honoured to be part of via Doug's kind invitation, and be assured there is still plenty to come, it is an ongoing project, and fuelled in many ways by people like yourself, the fans, as after all, it is for you. The Website is now regarded as the number 1 dedicated website to Neil Diamond, it is a homage to a man we have all admired through our lives due to his immeasurable musical gifts, and the joy he has provided us with over the years.

    NEIL DIAMOND CENTRAL

    Thank you Dave. You are held in high regard your dexterity with words leave us lesser mortals fumbling in inadequacy... Take care, Doug

  36. Fuman Chú

    Fabuloso esto. Sigue transmitiendo la misma emoción d entonces. Recuerda con amor ese suceso colosal. Cada nota, cada sonido, la gente, la banda. Sos un grande Niel Diamond t amamos los q amamos la buena música. Un artista extraordinario.
    Y el final, " l've been this way before " cada vez q lo escucho lloro. I LOVE YOU NIEL !!!

    NEIL DIAMOND CENTRAL

    Thanks for your comments Tony. You are indeed a sensitive soul; understandably, Neil Diamond's songs... his words touch your soul.

    I would appreciate it if you would access this page on our website and write about your favourite Neil Diamond song and your reason(s) - https://www.neildiamondcentral.com/cancion-favorita-de-nd Best wishes, Doug

    Carmela Jim

    "He estado así antes" canción hermosísima llena de sentimiento. Toni Christie...Un saludo

    Fuman Chú

    Debo hacer una corrección, " I've been this way before" fue en el mismo lugar, pero en 1976

    Isabel Tejero

    El mejor matavilloso.Neil diamond emociona con su musica.Te queremos guapo.Isabel desde España.

    NEIL DIAMOND CENTRAL

    Thanks for your comments Isabel. You may also wish to view this video - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t69AfvF6N7E

    You may also wish to view these Playlists -

    https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLo2q_F5rvzJXMpzUrgs6wXO97_25GZEaX

    https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLo2q_F5rvzJUrQTolzDH1lH_i1ewy75wq

    Please visit our Neil Diamond dedicated website - https://www.neildiamondcentral.com/ While there, please check out our Spanish page - https://www.neildiamondcentral.com/espanol Best wishes, Doug