“In My Lifetime” album is certified gold.

“Greatest Hits 1966 -1992” album is certified double platinum.

“Live In America” album is certified gold.

“You Don’t Bring Me Flowers” single is certified platinum.

Neil postpones a tentatively planned tour due to a back injury.

Neil begins a world tour, the first leg of which takes Neil across the United States and Canada, promoting “The Movie Album.” Neil kicks off this tour in Ft. Worth, Texas, and ends with two special concerts at The MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, on New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day.

Neil appears on the Rosie O’Donnell Show. Neil performs “Unchained Melody,” from his newly released album, “As Time Goes By, The Movie Album,” and “Sweet Caroline.”

American Movie Classics Cable airs “The Making of The Movie Album.” This special profiles the process of arranging, conducting and recording Neil’s album, “As Time Goes By, The Movie Album.” Interviews with Elmer Bernstein (conductor) and Alan Lindgren (arranger) are included.

Neil appears on ABC-TV’s “The View.” Neil sings “Unchained Melody,” and “As Time Goes By,” from the album he was promoting, “The Movie Album.” He also leads the studio audience (made up of 100% Diamond fans) in short versions of “Forever in Blue Jeans,” and “Sweet Caroline.” In one segment, two Diamond fans are featured onstage in a Diamond Trivia competition.

“The Movie Album — As Time Goes By” album is certified gold.

Neil continues “The Movie Album” world tour.
Opening in Dublin, Ireland, this leg of the tour takes Neil to Ireland, England, The Netherlands, Germany and Australia.

The Movie Album tour continues in Australia and New Zealand, opening in Brisbane, Queensland.

Gibson Musical Instruments releases the custom made Epiphone “Neil Diamond” Signature SQ-180 Limited Edition Acoustic Guitar.

After a brief rest, the tour continues to more venues in the United States, beginnng in Bakersfield, California. Special Note: On July 28, 1999, while rehearsing for this leg of the tour, drummer Ron Tutt suffers a heart attack and undergoes heart by-pass surgery. Paul Leim, studio drummer from Nashville, who appeared on some of the “Tennessee Moon,” cuts, replaces Ron through the remainder of the tour.

The final leg of The Movie Album tour starts in Omaha, Nebraska and ends with a special Millennium Eve show at the Pepsi Center in Denver, Colorado, which is televised by ABC-TV at the stroke of midnight, local time.