Neil Diamond releases movie-penned tune | The Music Universe

Song was written for Saving Silverman

Neil Diamond has launched “The Ballad Of Saving Silverman,” a beforehand unreleased observe from the upcoming Neil Diamond 50th Anniversary Collector’s Edition, for streaming and quick obtain with the digital-album pre-orders. The tune is from the 2001 cult comedy Saving Silverman that Diamond has saved in his vault since writing it for the movie.

The movie is about fervent Diamond followers who attempt to maintain their buddy from marrying the improper girl during which Diamond seems as himself. However, the singer/songwriter has by no means let on that he had written the proper theme to the film. The catchy tune sums up the movie and even features a spoken-word bridge.

“I didn’t ask anyone about it or inform anyone about it, however I wrote this tune whereas we had been doing the film,” Diamond says. “I preferred it loads, however I believed possibly the film] wanted a little bit one thing from the guts, moderately than being intelligent.”

Instead, the film used “I Believe in Happy Endings,” which Diamond wrote particularly for the movie, in addition to basic Diamond tunes “Cherry, Cherry,” “Hello Again” and “Holly Holy.” After the film got here out, Diamond performed the tune for director Dennis Dugan, who mentioned he would have probably used the tune if he’d recognized about it, “however it was already too late,” Diamond says, “and I simply saved it in my drawer for safekeeping till now.”

The Neil Diamond 50th Anniversary Collector’s Edition is a 6 CD retrospective that spans the singer-songwriter’s whole storied profession. The totally loaded assortment incorporates 115 tracks general set in a hard-cover guide, that includes scores Diamond’s most beloved hits alongside demos, rarities and 15 beforehand unreleased tracks.