Hot August Night

2LP Vinyl

Hot August Night is a 1972 live double album by Neil Diamond ("Hot August night" is also the opening lyric to Diamond's 1969 single "Brother Love's Travelling Salvation Show"). The album is a recording of a Diamond concert on August 24, 1972, one of ten sold-out concerts that Diamond performed that month at The Greek Theatre in Los Angeles. This album, and its predecessor album Moods, are generally acknowledged to be the two most important recording projects of Diamond's career in terms of defining his signature sound, and in the case of Hot August Night his live performance style, for the future. Diamond later released two live "sequel" albums, Hot August Night II (1987) and Hot August Night/NYC (2009).


Side 1

  1. Prologue
  2. Crunchy Granola Suite
  3. Done Too Soon
  4. Dialogue
  5. Solitary Man
  6. Cherry Cherry
  7. Sweet Caroline

Side 2

  1. Porcupine Pie
  2. You're So Sweet
  3. Red Red Wine
  4. Soggy Pretzels
  5. And The Grass Won't Pay No Mind
  6. Shilo
  7. Girl You'll Be A Woman Soon

Side 3

  1. Play Me
  2. Canta Libre
  3. Morningside
  4. Song Sung Blue
  5. Cracklin' Rosie

Side 4

  1. Holly Holy
  2. I Am . . . I Said
  3. Walk Off
  4. Soolaimon--Brother Love's Travelling Salvation Show,
  5. Encore