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Neil Diamond: 50 Years of Music that Moves You

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Some of Neil Diamond's best known tracks include "Sweet Caroline," "Cherry Cherry" and "Cracklin' Rosie." (Getty Images)closemore
Some of Neil Diamond's best known tracks include "Sweet Caroline," "Cherry Cherry" and "Cracklin' Rosie." (Getty Images)

Home Before Dark, the 46th album from singer-songwriter Neil Diamond, is No. 1 on the pop charts. It's the first time Diamond has had a No. 1 debut in a career that's spanned nearly five decades.

For the new album, he enlisted producer Rick Rubin, who also worked on Diamond's 2005 album 12 Songs — but who's known more for his work with groundbreaking rap acts.

 (Neil Diamond, photo, Scott Gries, Getty Images)
(Neil Diamond, photo, Scott Gries, Getty Images)

Diamond's guilty-pleasure hits include "Sweet Caroline," "Girl, You'll Be a Woman Soon" and "Cherry Cherry."

This broadcast originally aired on Dec. 13, 2005.

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