Shilo 45 by Neil Diamond

May 19, 2011

“Shilo” was an afterthought in the career of Neil Diamond. He produced nine chart hits, 1966-1968, while signed to the Bang Label. He issued “Shilo during 1968 but it did not chart. He left the label for MCA later in the year and would go on to become a superstar.

As the hits began to come on MCA, his old label decided to reissue “Shilo” during early 1970. This time it became a hit reaching number 24 on the BILLBOARD MAGAZINE Pop Single Chart.

It was a mid-tempo pop/rock song that contained a typical gravel type vocal by Diamond. It is a lost gem from the early part of his career.