Borrowed the CD of Neil Diamond's HOT AUGUST NIGH II from a friend and was incredibly surprised by what a great live recording this is!! I have only heard HOT AUGUST NIGHT on vinyl and never heard HOT AUGUST NIGHT II up to this point. However, it was astonishing for just a basic CD and for a live recording, which I am not usually a fan of. Does anyone have the CD for HOT AUGUST NIGHT? I would be curious to hear that as well and see how that recording compares. Anyone else have these and feel the same way about this recording?

The impressive parts is that it's very energetic and feels like a concert without the usual sound problems that often occur. You can hear the audience, but not too much that it takes away from the material. Just a great solid mix with great harmonies, good bass definition, and many other awesome instrumentations.