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