Neil Diamond had become a star with the Bang Label, 1966-1968. During 1968 he signed with the Uni Label. His second release for his new home was “Two-Bit Manchild.”
It remains one of my favorite Neil Diamond songs. It had introspective lyrics combined with up-tempo and catchy music. It just continued to build as the song progressed and included one of the better vocal performnces of his career.
How it did not become a hit I will never know. Taken from the album, VELVET GLOVES AND Spit, it was released as a single during the summer of 1968, it stalled at number 66 on the BILLBOARD MAGAZINE Hot 100.