Projected stage with rows of fairy lites round it; veh vegas, black suited he immediately ambles out for a shimmy. Good atmosphere compared to prev nights. Feels like cross between line dance and bar mitzvahBeautiful noise opens; audience singing and clapping along to Blue Jeans. He lets them do a verse.Strings in pingu suits in use from 3rd song; vegas man knows how to put on a show. Stripped back for sun and moon; claps after every verse. He has a fold-up chair to rest on.He puts on a black acoustic for solitary man. Back with band for that.1st gig in 2 yrs; 128m albums sold. Quieter onr has murmur of excited sorts buzzing a bitMidnite train 2 g is received with gasps, from the chairAint no sunshine 1st of dreams covers album. Gala karaoke. I’m a believer.Is top of the pops still around? No. But i am. Welcome lulu who appears in rhinestone denim. His little sparkler.Amy mcdonald comes on, does shylo with neil, then does where u gonna sleep tonight solorest of band have break; neil’s clapping from the wings. She’s a bit good and gets. Big round of applause. Neil likesb Scots accents. Band files back on as he says; LAh, to be young and Scottish.”When everything fires up it’s loud, but his voice copes with it. Strings amazeballs.Sweet Caroline, with added encore, he comes back for extra tracks not on set list. “Eyes black as coal… Soft and slow… Small earthquake” lyrics lookup. Load of hallelujahs.
Neil Diamond played: Beautiful Noise, Blue Jeans, Hello Again, Play Me, Solitary Man, Girl You’ll Be A Woman Soon, Cherry Cherry, Love Song, Midnight Train To Georgia, Ain’t No Sunshine, I’m A Believer, Lulu Intro, The Boat That I Row, I’m A Fool For You, Pretty Amazing Grace, Amy Intro, Shilo, This Is The Life, Holly Holy, Cracklin’ Rosie, I Am… I Said, Sweet Caroline. Encore: Brother Love’s Traveling Salvation Show