“Sweet Caroline” At The Fenway Park

By Sayantika, Gaea News Network
Monday, April 5, 2010

BOSTON (Gaea Times.com)- Neil Diamond performed “Sweet Caroline” at the Fenway Park which held the kick off match for the baseball season between Red Sox and the Yankees who battled it out as Red Sox has had a steady win over the Yankess. Performing “Sweet Caroline” Neil Diamond flaunted a sports jacket which read “Keep the Dodgers in Brooklyn”. Pedro Martinez was the one who gave away the opening pitch before Neil Diamond performed his “Sweet Caroline” which had the crowd cheering in their seats. The Fenway Park and the Red Sox National Anthem Sweet Caroline shares an age old relationship as they have been playing “Sweet Caroline” from the year 2002 at the end of the 7th inning and in between the 8th inning.

It was a great experience for one and all to have witnessed the old timer Neil Diamond still performing the oh-so-famous song with impeccable talent which only speaks of his vitality and dedication which has never failed to impress his fans. “Sweet Caroline” is one of the very best of Neil Diamond’s compositions which was first released in the year of 1969. Following that the song has undergone three different mixes.

The original version carried a lot of orchestral effects in accordance to the mono 45 that had major usages of glockenspiel which adds to the engrossing effect of the song. The song “Sweet Caroline” was a favorite number for Caroline Kennedy, the daughter of the 35th President of United States of America, John F. Kennedy. In the year 2007 which marked the 50th birthday of Caroline Kennedy, Neil Diamond made a special visit to perform “Sweet Caroline” once again for Caroline Kennedy.

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