On this day in music history: May 17, 1969 - “Brother Love’s Travelling Salvation Show”, the fourth studio album by Neil Diamond is released. Produced by Tom Catalano, Chips Moman, Tommy Cogbill and Neil Diamond, it is recorded at American Sound Studios in Memphis, TN from Late 1968 - Early 1969. Diamond records the album with the studios famed rhythm section led by musician and producer Chips Moman who is also working with Elvis Presley at the time. The albums big hit single “Sweet Caroline (Good Times Never Seemed So Good)” (#4 Pop) is actually recorded after the album is completed and released. The singles great popularity leads Uni Records to add the song to subsequent pressings of the album, which is also re-titled “Sweet Caroline”, and reissued with different cover artwork. “Brother Love’s Travelling Salvation Show” peaks at number eighty two on the Billboard Top 200, and is certified Gold in the US by the RIAA.
“Find rest, O my soul, in God alone; my hope comes from Him. He alone is my rock and my salvation; He is my fortress, I will not be shaken. My salvation and my honor depend on God; He is my mighty rock, my refuge.” “Wait on the Lord.” The Lord can easily find a way for your escape, or make one. Your case cannot be desperate while God is omnipotent. However great the difficulties that lie in your path, however impossible it may appear for you to escape or overcome them, there is nothing too hard for the Lord. He can make a way in the sea, and a path in the deep waters. Let nothing therefore dishearten or discourage you. You may be entirely dependent on the Lord, having no friend, adviser, or helper; and that is the best place to be in. Like David you can pray: “Lead me in Your truth, and teach me; for You are the God of my salvation; on You do I wait all the day.” Psalm 25:5