“Shilo” 2018 – Eddy McManus continues his tribute to Neil Diamond in his follow up album True Blue Diamonds Vol II. Shilo is a reflection of a lonely childhood.
Wiki: “Shilo’ is a song written and recorded by Neil Diamond. It was originally recorded in 1967 for Bang Records, but Diamond and Bang founder Bert Berns disagreed over Diamond’s career path. The singer wanted to move away from his early teen-oriented pop type of recordings that Berns favored, which led to Berns’ refusal to release the more introspective “Shilo” as a single,
The song was Diamond’s most autobiographical to date, making reference to his lonely childhood turmoil. Diamond’s emotional investment in the song contributed to his and Berns’s coming into intense conflict.
Though not one of Diamond’s biggest hits, “Shilo” has become one of his best-known songs, and is a staple of his concert appearances.