Bang Records finally released "Shilo" as a single, albeit with a new backing track recorded to make Shilo - Neil Diamond - Shilo sound fresher and more like Diamond's current style. It reached 8 on Drown In Darkness - Paradise Lost - Drown In Darkness - The Early Demos Easy Listening chart, and peaked at 10 in South Africa.
Following this, Diamond reissued his debut album with Uni, Velvet Gloves and Spitin Octoberto incorporate a completely new recording of "Shilo". The song was Diamond's most autobiographical to date, making reference to his lonely childhood amongst turmoil.
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. It was included on the Diamond's Hot August Night live album as well as all almost all of his compilation albums. It appears in the film Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Archived from the original on January 24, Retrieved ECW Press. The Billboard Book of Top 40 Hits: to present.