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U2 – All That You Can’t Leave Behind

The 20th Anniversary multi-format anniversary edition reissue of U2’s global smash hit album All That You Can’t Leave Behind – featuring a brand new 12-track remaster of the record and a 51-track Super Deluxe box set – is out now!

To celebrate the release, Live In Boston – the concert film capturing the band’s June 2001 Elevation Tour performance – will be available to watch via live stream here. Tune in at 11:00 am PT / 2:00 pm ET TODAY to catch the film plus a Q&A with Adam Clayton and The Edge, hosted by the BBC’s Jo Whiley. Also available on-demand here for 48 hours throughout the weekend.

A three-track EP titled “Trilogy,” featuring two previously unreleased remixes unearthed in the band’s Dublin archives, will be available on all DSPs on Friday 13th November.

All That You Can’t Leave Behind is the tenth studio album from U2. Released in October 2000, the original 11-track record included the hit singles “Beautiful Day,” “Stuck In A Moment You Can’t Get Out Of,” “Elevation,” and “Walk On” and went to Number 1 in 32 countries around the world. Produced by Daniel Lanois and Brian Eno and recorded in Dublin and France, All That You Can’t Leave Behind won 7 Grammy Awards, including Best Rock Album, and is the only album in history to have multiple tracks win the award for Record Of The Year (‘Beautiful Day’ in 2001 and ‘Walk On’ in 2002).

The brand new remaster of the album is available as a 12-track version and includes an additional track, “The Ground Beneath Her Feet,” in all formats of the reissue.

Super Deluxe Box Set highlights include:

  • a 32-page hardback book from longtime friend and collaborator Anton Corbijn featuring many previously unseen images of the band along with hand-written notes by Anton, plus a double-sided poster.
  • 39 additional bonus tracks, including remastered B-sides (“Summer Rain,” “Always,” “Big Girls Are Best,” “Don’t Take Your Guns To Town”).
  • out-takes from the album sessions (“Levitate,” “Love You Like Mad,” “Flower Child”), as well as the track ‘Stateless’ which featured on The Million Dollar Hotel soundtrack; plus an acoustic version of “Stuck In A Moment You Can’t Get Out Of.”
  • the complete 19-track live audio of the band’s Elevation Tour performance, recorded at the Fleet Center, Boston, Massachusetts, in June 2001. The set includes 7 tracks from All That You Can’t Leave Behind.
  • a collection of 11 remixes which features four previously unheard versions recently unearthed in the band’s Dublin archives: “Walk On (Wyclef Jean Remix),” “New York (Carnegie’s Deli Mix),” “New York (Superman Kicks Ativan Mix)” and “When I Look At The World (Picante Remix).”

Remastered Album Tracklisting:

1.      Beautiful Day

2.      Stuck In A Moment You Can’t Get Out Of

3.      Elevation

4.      Walk On

5.      Kite

6.      In A Little While

7.      Wild Honey

8.      Peace On Earth

9.      When I Look At The World

10.  New York

11.  Grace

12.  The Ground Beneath Her Feet

“Trilogy” EP Tracklisting:

1.      In A Little While (Nightmares On Wax Remix)

2.      Walk On (Wyclef Jean Remix)

3.      When I Look At The World (Picante Remix)

Dreamer Boy – Crybaby

Dreamer Boy is back with more sweet nostalgia on his new single “Crybaby,” out today via slowplay/Caroline: LISTEN HERE. The track arrives alongside a trippy, retro-styled video inspired by David Bowie, George Harrison, and the tales of Dreamer Boy’s youth. It’s a glittery, technicolor fantasy that surrenders to the childlike freedom of hopping on a bike, jumping on a trampoline, and spinning in circles.

The single debuted this morning as an Apple Music 1 World First Premiere with Zane Lowe. “I just don’t see a future where many, many of us don’t absolutely fall in love with Dreamer Boy,” Zane Lowe said about the song. “I just think the music is so flawless.”

The visuals match the track’s misty psychedelia: WATCH HERE. “I’ve been holding them back when I’m feeling like that,” Dreamer Boy sings over a blurry swirl of guitars. “Crybaby” reveals the singer/songwriter at his most vulnerable. “This song is about friendships, courage, and love,” he says. “I wrote it after a psychedelic experience that led to an outpouring of emotions that were bottled up for a long time. This song is meant to be that release.”

Dreamer Boy’s Previous Accomplishments

This is Dreamer Boy’s second single this year, coming on the heels of “Know You” and its accompanying video, which featured clips submitted from fans and friends. He’s been building that following organically, hitting the road with the likes of Clairo, Omar Apollo, The Marias, Still Woozy, and more since introducing his “cowboy pop” in 2018. PAPER Magazine wrote that “Know You” is “a track with mesmerizing synths and an overwhelming feeling of nostalgia that will have you chasing after the feeling of not knowing someone, but wanting to.”

Dreamer Boy’s independent breakthrough, Love, Nostalgia, drew acclaim from Milk.xyz, Elevator Magazine, and OnesToWatch, who called it a “multi-dimensional narrative of summer romance and teenage dreams. A wavy time capsule that transports you from 90’s MC-808s to the woozy dream pop of 2019.” The album’s follow-up single, “Puppy Dog,” received praise from The FADER, and had Clash comparing its “blissful naivety” to Rex Orange County and its “choppy guitar” to Prince. The track has amassed 7 million streams and counting.

Stay tuned for more to come from Dreamer Boy.

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Devon Gilfillian – What’s Going On

As the events of 2020 have unfolded, Devon Gilfillian has sought solace and solutions in music and found both in the timeless songs of Marvin Gaye’s 1971 album, What’s Going On, which took the No. 1 spot on Rolling Stone’s list of the “500 Greatest Albums of All Time,” published last week. Gilfillian has joined forces with a group of like-minded artists to bring fresh interpretations to the iconic album with his version of What’s Going On set for October 22 release on Capitol Records  and tonight’s livestream concert, “There’s An Election Going On,” which will benefit Nashville-based grassroots non-profit The Equity Alliance.

Today, Gilfillian shared the track “Mercy Mercy Me (The Ecology)” and the accompanying video, which was shot during the sessions at Blackbird Studios in Nashville. Listen to “Mercy Mercy Me (The Ecology)” HERE and view the video HERE.

“I don’t have much political power, but I do have the power of music,” explains Devon Gilfillian. “I decided I wanted to learn the entirety of Marvin Gaye’s album, What’s Going On, and use that music to share the message that Marvin was trying to get across 50 years ago. Every word still rings with such relevance.”

In continuity with the message established in his top five AAA radio hit “The Good Life,” this project was born from Gilfillian’s mission to bring people together, further the conversation on racial injustice and raise voter awareness. The album features a host of guest collaborators, including Emmy and GRAMMY winning artist Jasmine Cephas Jones and GRAMMY nominee Ruby Amanfu. View the album trailer HERE. See below for track listing.

Livestream Concert TONIGHT

Tonight, Gilfillian and his band will be playing the album front-to-back, joined by special guests from around the country, who will play songs of love and freedom. Performers will include Aaron Lee Tasjan, Breland, Drew Holcomb, Emoni Wilkins, Grace Potter, Jason Eskridge, Jason Isbell, Joy Oladokun, Katie Pruitt, Kyshona Armstrong, Lera Lynn, Local Natives, The Lone Bellow, Marcus King, Nickie Conley and The War and Treaty. Presented in partnership with The Equity Alliance, Nugs.net, HeadCount.org, Luck Reunion and Newport Folk Festival, the livestream concert can be viewed at 8:00 PM ET tonight HERE. An online auction with guitars from Martin and Fender, prizes donated by Bose and more will take place alongside the event. 100% of auction proceeds will be donated to The Equity Alliance. For further details, click HERE. To register to vote or to check your registration status, click HERE.

Devon Gilfillian’s Previous Accomplishments

Gilfillian’s debut album, Black Hole Rainbow, was released by Capitol Records earlier this year. The Tennessean hailed it as “one of the best albums released this year, period.” It also won a spot on Iowa Public Radio’s list of “The Best New Albums (So Far) Of 2020.” The New York Times said, “Devon Gilfillian, a soul songwriter based in Nashville, made his formidable debut album, Black Hole Rainbow, with Shawn Everett warping vintage sounds toward something deep and strange.”

He performed the national anthem at NASCAR 2020 on the day they banned the Confederate flag. He recently launched The Good Life Fund, which supports organizations that are doing good in the world, including Give A Note Foundation and Rebuilding Together Nashville. Gilfillian has played numerous festivals, including Newport Folk and Montreal Jazz. He has supported such artists as Mavis Staples, Grace Potter, Local Natives, Lauren Daigle, KALEO, Michael McDonald, Chaka Kahn, Keith Urban, Gladys Knight, Brothers Osborne and Michael Franti & Spearhead.

Track Listing for Devon Gilfillian: What’s Going On

1. What’s Going On (feat. Jasmine Cephas Jones)

2. What’s Happening Brother (feat. Ruby Amanfu)

3. Flyin’ High (In The Friendly Sky) (feat. Joy Oladokun)

4. Save The Children (feat.&#a0;Jamila Woods & Jason Eskridge)

5. God Is Love (feat. Kyshona Armstrong)

6. Mercy Mercy Me (The Ecology)

7. Right On (feat. Nickie Conley & DAVIE)

8. Wholy Holy (feat. A.J. Haynes (The Seratones) & Emoni Wilkins)&#a0;

9. Inner City Blues (Make Me Wanna Holler)

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Tune In Tonight for Lil Baby’s Performance at Howard U

Rap Life, Apple Music’s industry leading hip-hop playlist, will feature an important and meaningful live event captured on the campus of Howard University – one of the most historic and prestigious HBCU (historically black colleges and universities) in the world. This special live-streamed event aims to further extend the discussion around the many important issues impacting the Black community through open dialogue, important conversations, and the power of music.

Hosted by Apple Music’s global head of Hip-Hop and R&B, Ebro Darden along with Apple Music 1 hosts Nadeska and LowKey, the event will feature intimate conversations and bespoke performances from beloved rappers Lil Baby, Nas, Rapsody and Wale. As the events of 2020 continue to reveal the broken systems within our society, these artists stand out as incredibly passionate and outspoken advocates for their community, using both their music and social influence to promote issues like police reform, racial and gender equality, social justice, and standing up to racism.

“The Rap Life team’s main objective was to use our voice and tools to show support and solidarity with students, artists and activists around the nation rising up to make sure the world knows that Black Lives Matter,” Ebro said “We plan to bring Rap Life Live to more HBCU campuses because these institutions are part of the backbone of Black communities and Hip-Hop is from the Black experience.”

When asked why he wanted to participate, Lil Baby said, “I feel like we got a long way to go. I’d be lying if I said we are getting there. Don’t get me wrong it’s a start, but it’s going to take some time for this to work out.”

Wale said, “Black people need to understand and hear each other, combine our messaging and give it to the world.”

Rapsody said, “our voice is our biggest weapon. You have to speak up for what you want. You have to be the change. Speak to each other. Speak up, let people hear you.”

Nas said, “Whatever is going on in society, affects people. People affect society. And People are going to speak and artists are going to make art.”

Additionally, Rap Life Live will feature sit down interviews with Howard University students – including student association president Rachel Howell, Miss Howard University Taylor Davis and president of the 10for10 organization Peter Lubembela – providing a global platform to empower the next generation of leaders as they discuss how they are working to inspire, educate, unite and uplift their communities.

Tune in to the very first Rap Life Live Friday September 18, at 7 pm PT only on Apple Music HERE

ABOUT RAP LIFE

Rap Life Live is an extension of Apple Music’s popular Rap Life playlist and companion radio show- both situated at the forefront of hip-hop culture, connecting and engaging the black community through music. This week, our Rap Life playlist spotlights artists who are using their music to entertain, inform, and heal during this time of ongoing uncertainty.

*Every precaution was taken during the filming of Rap Life Live to ensure the safety of the staff, crew and presenters in accordance with both national and local COVID-19 guidelines, including daily health screenings, face coverings, and regular thorough cleanings of the facilities.

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Bob Marley

Today, episode six of Bob Marley’s Legacy documentary series continues with “Ride Natty Ride,” a visual celebration of what Bob Marley and his music means to the surf and skateboarding community worldwide. Featuring interviews with the godfather of Jamaican surfing and owner of the Jamnesia Surf camp, Billy “Mystic” Wilmot, Jamaican surfer/skateboarders, Shama “Superman” Beckford and Ivah Wilmot, local Jamaican skateboarders, Froggboss WellRaggedy, and Kalya Wheeler, American Pro Skater from Long Beach, CA., Boo Johnson and art director and friend of Bob Marley, Neville Garrick. The episode details the importance of community, self-expression, and the feeling of freedom within the surfing and skateboarding cultures while drawing parallels to Marley’s music.  Ride Natty Ride is available from today on Bob Marley’s Official YouTube Channel. Watch HERE.

The Legacy episode follows the digital EP release of Songs of Freedom: Rarities, which features Marley songs from alternate mixes previously unavailable for streaming, including the original version of “Iron Lion Zion,” “Is This Love” (horns mix), “One Love/People Get Ready” (12” mix) and more. Listen to Songs of Freedom: Rarities EP HERE.

UPCOMING EVENTS & PROJECTS

Earlier this month, Oakley® unveiled their powerful remake of Bob Marley’s iconic anthem – One Love – as part of the brand’s 2020 For the Love of Sport Campaign. The official release aims to inspire hope and positivity during a time of uncertainty by celebrating sport, and how it can enlighten and uplift. The reworked verses were co-written by Oakley Athletes, including Diamond DeShields, Ryan Sheckler, Oksana Masters, Caroline Buchanan, and Ítalo Ferreira and performed by American-born, British-Jamaican singer-songwriter, Celeste. This reinterpretation evolves the classic song into a modern-day love story, amplified by an official music video that showcases a dynamic display of passion and determination as viewers follow athletes’ individual journeys and the way sport has impacted their lives and the people around them. Listen HERE. Watch the video HERE.

Coming this October, and in continued celebration of the late musical and cultural icon’s 75th birthday, Rizzoli will be publishing Bob Marley: Portrait of the Legend, a celebration of the life and influence of the forefather of reggae, and the first book of its kind authorized by the Marley Family. Curated by Ziggy Marley, drawing exclusively on images from the Marley family archives, Bob Marley: Portrait of the Legend showcases over 150 photographs in celebration of the life of one of the greatest musical and sociopolitical icons of twentieth-century pop culture. Making the most of its oversize pages, the book is designed as a monument to Marley’s influence, mixing the iconic and the intimate, bringing together striking images of his on-stage performances, along with glimpses into his creative process in and out of the studio, and family life in Jamaica.

About the release, Ziggy Marley said, “I am blessed to present to you this very special collection of photographs from our archives. There is a cliché term, “a picture is worth a thousand words.” From my experience of looking through hundreds and hundreds of photos for this book, I will say, yes, it is true.” For more details, click HERE:

Amazon Music recently announced [RE]DISCOVER; a new global brand developed to support artist catalogs across all music genres, Bob Marley as the first Artist of the Month for August. The [RE]DISCOVER brand showcases carefully curated artist playlists across various genres and takes listeners on a career-spanning journey of musical discovery, or re-discovery, through the featured artist’s entire body of work. Learn more about [RE]DISCOVER Bob Marley HERE.

The launch of [RE]DISCOVER and its Artist of the Month campaign also includes the creation of a Bob Marley artist store on Amazon.com.The [RE]DISCOVER campaign includes links to stream and download Marley’s music; physical music selections; links to related films and books; and a collection of exclusive merchandise including clothing featuring intimate photos of Marley taken by David Burnett, from his published book titled Soul Rebel. Also available now is a brand-new Wrangler x Bob Marley denim collaboration, available only at the Official Bob Marley Amazon Store. And later this Fall, Amazon Music HD will exclusively stream selected tracks from Legend: The Best of Bob Marley & The Wailers, in immersive 3D Audio on Amazon Music HD as a part of [RE]DISCOVER. For the first time, fans will be able to hear iconic songs like “I Shot the Sheriff,” “Exodus,” and “Is This Love” mixed in Dolby Atmos.

BOB MARLEY’S IMPACT

In this digital era, Bob Marley remains one of the most followed posthumous artists on social media, and MARLEY75 will serve to bring his music and message to the digital foreground, reaching new audiences and perspectives with innovative content and groundbreaking technology. Special live events, exclusive digital content, recordings, exhibitions, plus rare and unearthed treasures will also be revealed throughout the year. Bob Marley’s music continues to inspire generation upon generation, as his legacy lives on through his message of love, justice, and unity, a sentiment needed more than ever in 2020. In conjunction with Tuff Gong and UMe, a division of the Universal Music Group, the Marley family will continue to ensure the highest quality, integrity, and care is taken to honor Bob’s legacy and to celebrate one of the 20th century’s most important and influential figures.

Additional information on MARLEY75 events will be revealed soon.

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ABOUT BOB MARLEY:

Bob Marley, a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, is notable not only as the man who put reggae on the global map but, as a statesman in his native Jamaica, he famously brought together the country’s warring factions. Today, Bob Marley remains one of the 20th century’s most important and influential entertainment icons. Marley’s lifestyle and music continue to inspire new generations as his legacy lives on through his music. In the digital era, he has the second-highest social media following of any posthumous celebrity, with the official Bob Marley Facebook page drawing more than 70 million fans, ranking it among the Top 20 of all Facebook pages and Top 10 among celebrity pages. Marley’s music catalog has sold millions of albums worldwide. His iconic collection, LEGEND, holds the distinction of being the longest-charting album in the history of Billboard magazine’s Catalog Albums chart and remains the world’s best-selling reggae album. Marley’s accolades include inductions into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (1994) and ASCAP Songwriters Hall of Fame (2010), a GRAMMY® Lifetime Achievement Award (2001), multiple entries in the GRAMMY® Hall Of Fame, and a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame (2001).

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Still Woozy – BS

Psychedelic pop music sensation, Still Woozy (Sven Gamsky), writes/records and produces everything on his own. He shared his latest track/video called “BS” which features delightfully dazed vocals + Sven on a bike, motorcycle and HORSE, it’s pretty majestic. Stream it HERE.

On Thursday, Still Woozy released the new track BS with a playful video to accompany it. The whimsical video compliments the introspective lyrics of the song — the lyrics are reflective of him struggling with his brain but ultimately bringing the best version of himself to the people he loves.

ABOUT STILL WOOZY

Sven Gamsky, also known under the stage name Still Woozy, is an American singer/songwriter from Oakland, California. His music is released through the record label Still Woozy Productions Inc., under exclusive license to Interscope RecordsGamsky grew up in Moraga, California, in the San Francisco Bay Area. He began recording his own music at the age of 13.

He has a signature sound that is truly irresistible; effortlessly fuses R&B, pop and funk. He’s also just a wacky artist who always has amazing visuals. Check out his last video for his song Window (where he samples Marvin Gaye) to see what I mean. He’s truly just an overall creative who makes fun music that makes you swoon. He also recently shared a dope cover of Tame Impala’sThe Less I Know, The Better.”

Still Woozy makes awesome psychedelic pop music and you may know him from his dreamy track “Goodie Bag” which has over 120m streams on Spotify.

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Lil Baby – My Turn

Lil Baby declared 2020 as his year, and he continues prove not just that, but that he owns 2020 as he goes from strength-to-strength. This week the Grammy-nominated rapper is the first and only artist of 2020 to go RIAA-certified double-platinum in the U.S. with his release of “My Turn” (Quality Control Music, Wolfpack Global, Motown Records). “My Turn” is both 2020’s highest selling & highest streaming album in the U.S.

Lil Baby also hit #1 at urban radio for the 7th time — with his important and powerful single “The Bigger Picture,” hit 20 Billion streams globally, and was named Vevo’s Top Performing Hip Hop Artist of 2020.

All in a week’s work for Lil Baby who is celebrating his many milestones by giving fans the video release of “Forget That (featuring Rylo Rodriguez).” Rodriguez himself is an artist signed to Lil Baby’s 4PF label, where Baby continues to support artists and share his knowledge of being successful while staying authentic and true to himself.

WATCH: FORGET THAT (FEATURING RYLO RODRIGUEZ) HERE

Earlier this year, Lil Baby graced the cover of Rolling Stone; tied Prince and Paul McCartney for Billboard Hot 100 hits; saw his February #1 release of “My Turn” return to the top of the Billboard 200 three months later; spent 5 weeks at #1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart (tying Taylor Swift for most weeks atop the list in 2020). In June, Lil Baby dropped the powerful record, “The Bigger Picture,” articulating frustration, confusion, and a call to stand up for something much bigger than himself.

With such a rapid rise and a relentless stream of critical and commercial hits, it’s clear that Lil Baby is one of the greatest and most important success stories in hip-hop. At 25, has been one of the most dominant and critically acclaimed names in rap since his first release in 2017, and with just 3 years under his belt, it’s clear his run is far from over.

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Motown Records Campaign

Today, Motown Records put up a virtual “help wanted” sign, seeking Black creatives to apply their talents to developing materials to promote upcoming releases from the label’s artists. To be considered for a role with the Motown collective, applicants are encouraged to submit a resume and portfolio to CMGHR@umusic.com. For details, check out this promotional spot, which features “Jobs,” the new track from Quality Control/Motown’s City Girls.

The announcement coincides with today’s J for Jobs focus on The ABC Initiative – a multi-faceted campaign focused on helping communities navigate the fundamentals of life in these unusual times. Over the course of 13 weeks, the label is unveiling compelling social media content to entertain, inform, and inspire Motown’s followers. Tied to the alphabet, topics include everything from Action, Fake News, and Jobs to Nurses, Side Hustles, and Xenophobia.

The ABC Initiative is also bringing immediate aid to the hungry, small business owners and others who are particularly vulnerable at this point in history. Inside Projects, a Los Angeles-based creative agency led by two Black women created the campaign and is responsible for its execution.

Neil Diamond x 2 L.P Set

On August 7, 2020, Capitol/UMe will celebrate some of Neil Diamond‘s most electrifying live performances with the release of his 5 Hot August Night albums as a 2 L.P. black and limited-edition color vinyl set. The iconic performer’s mastery combined with the palpable excitement of the crowd is evident throughout the Hot August Night canon, which includes Hot August NightLove At The Greek, and Hot August Night II, as well as Hot August Night III, and Hot August Night/NYC, available on vinyl for the very first time. Neil Diamond’s All-Time Greatest Hits, a 23-track, standard weight 2LP collection, will also be released on black vinyl on August 7.

Hot August Night -The legend of Neil Diamond was unquestionably born on August 24, 1972, when the young singer/songwriter took over Los Angeles’ Greek Theatre for ten sold-out nights. Diamond and his band were at the peak of their game that summer, a night that would be captured forever on the two-record set Hot August Night. On one of these nights, Robert Hilburn of The Los Angeles Times declared, “His 1972 Hot August Night stand at the Greek remains among the most celebrated series of shows by a mainstream pop-rock performer ever in Los Angeles.”

As one of Diamond’s most successful releases worldwide, the album was multi-platinum in the U.S. and spent a mind-blowing 29 weeks on the top of the Australian charts. Hot August Night is one of the most celebrated and acknowledged albums of Diamond’s career and arguably one of the greatest live albums ever recorded. The original Hot August Night (the title of which was gleaned from the opening line to one of Diamond’s most celebrated tracks, 1969’s “Brother Love’s Travelling Salvation Show,) will be available as a black 2LP or crystal-clear limited-edition 2LP. Listen to Hot August Night, HERE.  Love At The Greek (the 1977 live double album) was Diamond’s second album recorded at famed Hollywood venue and the second album produced by Robbie Robertson. Love At The Greek (which features standout tracks such as “Holly Holly” and a fifteen-minute version of “Jonathan Livingston Seagull”) will be available on vinyl for the first time in 30 years as a black 2LP or a translucent non-metallic gold limited-edition 2LP. Listen to Love At The Greek, HERE.

The Platinum-certified Hot August Night II (the follow up to the original Hot August Night album) was recorded in August of 1986 and initially released in 1987, reaching #59 on the Billboard 200 chart.  Hot August Night II features twenty of Diamond’s biggest hits, including “Love On The Rocks,” “America,” and “Song Sung Blue” and will also be available on vinyl for the first time in 30 years as a black 2LP or a white limited-edition 2LP. Listen to Hot August Night II, HERE.

Hot August Night Ill chronicles Diamond’s triumphant return to the legendary Greek Theatre in Los Angeles in August 2012. The magical evening was Diamond’s 40th-anniversary celebration of the original multiplatinum-selling Hot August Night collection that was recorded at the very same venue in 1972. Following the 2012 shows at The Greek, Billboard Magazine said of Diamond’s performance, “His voice remains powerful and accurate; he reaches towards the baritone register for emphasis, just as he did in the 70’s. …he never falters in delivering every line with conviction.” From the fine acoustic twang of “Forever in Blue Jeans” to the pure Americana swing of “Kentucky Woman” to the eternal sing-along sunshine of “Sweet Caroline” to the raw emotionality of “I Am…I Said” to the welcoming arms of “America.”

Hot August Night Ill cements Diamond’s mastery of the live stage and his unique connection with audiences the world over. This is the first time that Hot August Night Ill will be available on vinyl and will be available as a black 2LP or a sea glass limited-edition 2LP. Listen to Hot August Night III, HERE.

Hot August Night/NYC – Recorded live at New York’s Madison Square Garden in August 2008 (originally released in 2009, the album includes 25 career-spanning hits from Neil’s phenomenal four-night sold-out run at the fabled concert hall. Hot August Night/NYC debuted at number 2 on the Billboard 200 in 2009 and is certified Platinum. This is the first time Hot August Night/NYC will be available on vinyl and will be available as a black 2LP or translucent red limited-edition 2LP. Listen to Hot August Night/NYC, HERE.

All-Time Greatest Hits marks the Grammy^® winner and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee’s most comprehensive hits collection, encompasses the artist’s entire body of work, from the earliest recordings through the present-day. Neil Diamond’s All-Time Greatest Hits black 2LP features the original studio recordings of such standards as “Sweet Caroline,” “Holly Holy,” “I Am…I Said,” and chart-toppers like “Cracklin’ Rosie,” “Song Sung Blue,” and the rarely heard original solo version of “You Don’t Bring Me Flowers.” The set captures his beginnings as a songwriter-turned-singer in New York to his multi-platinum days in Hollywood. Listen to All-Time Greatest Hits, HERE.

Throughout his illustrious and wide-ranging career, Neil Diamond has sold over 130 million albums worldwide and has dominated the charts for more than five decades with 38 Top 40 singles and 16 Top 10 albums. He has achieved record sales with 40 Gold albums, 21 Platinum albums, and 11 Multi-Platinum albums.

A Grammy Award-winning artist, Diamond is a member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, the Songwriters Hall Of Fame, and has recently received The Johnny Mercer Award and the Sammy Cahn Lifetime Achievement Award, two of the highest honors bestowed upon songwriters. Diamond’s many other achievements include a Golden Globe Award, 13 Grammy nominations, ASCAP Film and Television Award, Billboard Icon Award, American Music Award, and 2009’s NARAS’s MusiCares Person of the Year Award. In 2011, Diamond received the prestigious Kennedy Center Honor for his lifetime of contributions to American culture.