Neil Diamond publishes reissue of his historic 1976 Sydney concert

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The explosive performance of Neil Diamond in March 1976 before a crowd in Sydney Sports Stadium electrified and hypnotized an entire nation during an incredible night with a great show. The concert broadcastorganized to thank Australia for its incredible support of the tour, was watched by hundreds of thousands of people across 37 affiliated stations across the country and broke audience records.

Now, almost half a century after that spectacular show, Mercury Studios reissues the historic and previously out-of-print DVD, The Thank You Australia Concert Live 1976by the legendary and inimitable American composer and performer.

With almost three hours of high-quality entertainment, the launch of Thank You Australia Concert Live 1976 is a testament to one of music’s most original, successful and enduring stars. With a impressive repertoire full of hit singles and musical gemsthis DVD captures the magic of this unforgettable concert by this cultural icon and is truly a must-have collector’s item for any music fan.

Besides, This new edition is presented with a series of additional content including Neil Diamond’s first full-length television interview, an intimate 50 minutes filmed during the March ’76 tour; sponsor announcements performed live on stage by Neil Diamond himself, David Frost’s original pre-concert television report for Channel 9 and a gallery of previously unseen photos.

The massive concert from the Sydney Sports Stadium was the last show of Diamond’s tour of Australia and New Zealand in 1976an event that marked his return to the stage after a fruitful and creative break of four years of performing and in which he created the groundbreaking Grammy-winning album, Jonathan Livingston Seagulland the autobiographical album Beautiful Noiseproduced by Robbie Robertson of The Band.

Neil Diamond is an international legend. Throughout his long career, he has performed and sold out stadiums and arenas around the world, he has dominated the pop charts for over five decades, has sold more than 130 million albums worldwide, achieving record sales figures. His songs have been covered by many artists, from Cliff Richard to Elvis Presley, UB40, Urge Overkill, Smash Mouth and Frank Sinatra.

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Currently, Diamond and his fans are enjoying Broadway in A Beautiful Noisethe biographical musical featuring a score of Diamond’s greatest hits, based on a book by the three-time Academy Award-nominated playwright, Anthony McCarten (Bohemian Rhapsody, Darkest Hour, The Theory of Everything). This event has been selling out shows on Broadway for over a year.


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