Hot August Night (NYC) - Neil Diamond

6.30pm, Friday 10th May 2019

Hot August Night DVD Cover

Free film screening of 'Hot August Night/NYC' (2008)

In August, 2008, Neil Diamond played four sold-out nights at Madison Square Garden. Two hours of electrifying, dynamic performances. Diamond reflects on his life, providing an intimate look at this gifted song writer and performer.

The Humph Hall screening will be preceded by a Neil Diamond singalong, and followed by supper.

This film is a taster for the upcoming Neil Diamond Choir - an 8 week course starting on Thursday 16th May (7.30-9pm).  This choir is about the joy of singing together.  ALL VOICES WELCOME.  Phone Kate (0412) 771 394 to register.

Songs will include: I'm A Believer, Song Sung Blue, Sweet Caroline, Red Red Wine, Solitary Man, You Don't Bring Me Flowers & Hot August Night.

Choir Venue: North Narrabeen Baptist Church Hall, 13 Grenfell Avenue, North Narrabeen

Cost: $140 ($110 concession)

Recorded at Madison Square Garden in August 2008, Hot August Night NYC finds Neil Diamondperforming an extensive, even exhaustive, collection of 28 songs in front of a capacity crowd. There are a few songs from his Rick Rubin-shepherded 2000s comeback but this, like the other Hot August Nights before it, is hits-heavy and crowd-pleasing -- and if Neil doesn't quite have the energy or voice that he did in the '70s, he still knows how to work an audience and leave them satisfied. As a bonus to the DVD, Hot August Night contains a CD of "10 Favorites," which winds up being a motley mix of original hits that emphasize his late-'70s singles and re-recordings of "Sweet Caroline" and "Play Me." Stephen Thomas Erlewine


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