Neil Diamond‘s second album for Columbia Records, and his ninth studio album Serenade, was released in 1974. Three singles were lifted from the album: “Longfellow Serenade” (#5), “I’ve Been This Way Before” (#34) and “The Last Picasso”. The album was also issued as a quadraphonic LP with some songs as alternate takes.
1 I’ve Been This Way Before (Neil Diamond) 3:48
2 Rosemary’s Wine (Neil Diamond) 2:42
3 Lady Magdelene (Neil Diamond) 7:01
4 The Last Picasso (Neil Diamond) 4:25
5 Longfellow Serenade (Neil Diamond) 3:51
6 Yes I Will (Neil Diamond) 4:40
7 Reggae Strut (Neil Diamond) 3:51
8 The Gift Of Song (Neil Diamond) 2:23
|Drums||Dennis St. John|
Orchestra Master – Sidney Sharp
Orchestra – Abe Luboff, Alan Estes, Allan Harshman, Anne Goodman, Armand Kaproff, Arnold Belnick, Assa Drori, Bill Perkins, Austin Dean Brisbois, David Duke, David Schwartz, Dennis Budimir, Gary Coleman, Gene Cipriano, Harold Diner, Harry Bluestone, Harry Hyams, Harry Shlutz, Henry Ferber, Henry Sigismonti, Israel Baker, James Getzoff, Jan Hlinka, Jerome Kessler, Jesse Erlichman, Joy Lyle, King Errisson, Leonard Malarsky, Lew McCreary, Louis Kievman, Milton E. Nadel, Murray Adler, Myer Bello, Myron Sandler, Norman Forrest, Ollie Mitchell, Paul Shure, Peter Mercurio, Plas Johnson, Ralph Schaeffer, Raymond Kelley, Robert Konrad, Robert Ostrowsky, Robert Sushel, Ronald Folsom, Samuel Boghossian, Selene Hurford, Tibor Zelig, Tom Hensley, TommyTedesco, Vince Charles, Vincent DeRosa, William Kurasch
Producer – Tom Catalano
Engineer – Armin Steiner
Engineer (Assistant) – Linda Tyler
Art Direction, Design – Ron Coro
Photography By – Suzanne Ayres
Copyright (c) – CBS Inc.
Phonographic Copyright (p) – CBS Inc.
Manufactured By – Columbia Records
Mastered At – The Mastering Lab
Pressed By – Columbia Records Pressing Plant, Santa Maria