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Neil Diamond: Hampden Park, Glasgow

Stephen Dalton, The Times, June 2008

AFTER A MONTH of freakishly dry weather over Scotland, the heavens opened on Thursday just in time to soak more than 30,000 fans gathered at Hampden Park stadium to christen Neil Diamond's latest tour. Perhaps it was these adverse conditions, or this grim cattle pen of a venue, but the 67-year-old singer seemed on strangely lacklustre form for a man currently enjoying the biggest comeback of his career.

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