Neil Diamond
Anchorage, Alaska
Sullivan Arena
August 13th, 1999

Sonic Studios DSM6/EL -> PA-6LC3 -> Sony WMD-6 Cassette Deck

Master Tape -> Tascam 112MKII -> Digital Audio Labs CardDeluxe


1. Beautiful Noise
2. Can Anybody Hear Me?
3. Crunchy Granola Suite
4. Hello Again
5. If You Know What I Mean
7. Thank God for the Night Time
8. Cherry Cherry
9. Girl, You'll Be a Woman Soon
10. Solitary Man
11. Shilo
12. Play Me
13. Brooklyn Roads
14. Forever in Blue Jeans
15. I'm a Believer
16. Jonathan Livingston Seagull
17. Coming to America


1. Love on the Rocks
2. As Time Goes By
3. Unchained Melody
4. Can't Help Falling in Love
5. Song Sung Blue
6. Cracklin' Rosie
7. Sweet Caroline
8. You Don't Bring Me Flowers
9. I Am I Said
10. Soolaimon
11. Holly Holy
12. Brother Love's Travelling Salvation Show

Happy Thanksgiving all! Maybe you can schmooze mom with this at dinner. I know my mom always loved him... I've heard all these songs about 5000 times each.


Show notes from the taper:

This show had a number of 'firsts' for Alaska:

---first time that an artist actually sent up a sound technician 9 months before the show to scout out the notoriously poor sounding Sullivan Arena.

---first time that I spent over $100 on a ticket for an Alaskan show (tix were around $128.50 for the good seats, these were 4th row at 'half-court'.

---first time that NINE semi-trucks of equipment were sent up the Alcan highway by an artist (making the $130 per ticket well spent)

---first (and I'm pretty sure ONLY) time that there was an "in the round" show in Alaska, the stage was set up at half-court and rotated as the 9 member band plowed through the 29 song (I think) encoreless set

---first time that when 2,000 tickets went unsold, they were given away to nurses at local hospitals, as Neil couldn't do his stud-muffin antics to a 3/4 full house

memories include a henhouse that had the musky scent of Nordstrom's/Macy's/insert your favorite hi-end clothing store here permeating the air, and the average age of the attendees bordering entry-level AARP, or, TONS of 'mature ladies' screaming their lungs out, and a pretty damned good show to boot (pun intended).

with love,