Personnel: Neil Diamond (vocals); Richard Bennett, Doug Rhone (guitar); Alan Lindgren, Tom Hensley (keyboards); Reinie Press (bass); Dennis St. John (drums); King Errisson (percussion).
Filmed at the Greek Theatre in Los Angeles, 1976.
Personnel: Linda Press (vocals); Doug Rhone, Richard Bennett (guitar); Alan Lindgren, Tom Hensley (keyboards); Reinie Press (bass guitar); Dennis St. John (drums); King Errison (percussion).
Audio Mixer: Andy Bloch.
Recording information: Wally Heider Mobile Sound.
Photographers: Ed Caraeff; David Kirschner; Dan Flannery; Michael Montford.
Produced by the Band's Robbie Robertson, who had also helmed the previous year's BEAUTIFUL NOISE, 1977's LOVE AT THE GREEK is a document of Neil Diamond at the height of his fame, performing hits like "Kentucky Woman" and "Sweet Caroline" before an audibly awestruck crowd. The musicianship is impeccable throughout, while the arrangements update and in some cases improve on the originals, injecting freshness and vitality into Diamond classics like "Holly Holy" and "Song Sung Blue." The medley from the songwriter's "Jonathan Livingston Seagull" opus is a particular highlight.