There are great moments in this collection. There’s the fun ˝Forever In Blue Jeans˝, ˝September Morn˝, the duet with Barbra Streisand: ˝You Don’t Bring Me Flowers˝, the rousing ˝America˝, ˝Longfellow Serenade˝, ˝Love On The Rocks˝. And if all you want of Neil Diamond are the super hits, then yes, this along with the ˝Neil Diamond˝ collection are what you want. The two make a good set of samplers.
However, IMHO, Neil Diamond is one artist who just can not be captured on ˝Greatest Hits˝ CDs. You need the albums to really appreciate him. The one boxed set that really does him justice is ˝In My Lifetime˝, which includes the songs that started it all.