Thursday, 7 August 2008

Neil Diamond

Today in HMV (see post below) I bought this. It's Neil Diamond's latest Album. I have loved Neil Diamond for about 20 years. His songs are so very powerful and meaningful and often very moving. I say him live at Sheffield Arena in 1991 on the 4th July - and when he sang "America"....huge US stars and stripes flags unfurled from the ceiling and it was one of those moments when the music and atmosphere moves your very soul.

This new album is very good - but his voice has lost some of its power and strength - which is real shame. I will listen to it a few more times and then let you know which are my favourite tracks. My favourite Neil Diamond song of all time is "Hello". - and my favourite Neil Diamond album is the little known "Jonathan Livingstone Seagull" - which - if you're interested is the soundtrack from a movie, from a book which is indeed about a seagull!!! For a brief synopsis of the story (which is a wonderful tale) go here.

6 comments:

  1. My favorite ND album is "Touching You, Touching Me" and my all-time favorite ND song is Dry Your Eyes.

    Off the new album, my favorites are "If I Don't See You Again" and "Forgotten."

    I just saw him live in Indianapolis and he was HOT.

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  2. My favorite ND album is "Touching You, Touching Me" and my all-time favorite ND song is Dry Your Eyes.

    Off the new album, my favorites are "If I Don't See You Again" and "Forgotten."

    I just saw him live in Indianapolis and he was HOT.

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  3. Swwwweeeeeeettt Caroline

    Everyone love a little bit o Neil

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  4. Swwwweeeeeeettt Caroline

    Everyone love a little bit o Neil

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  5. Neil Diamond has always been my guilty secret (I'm a very cool person you see!) - whilst at a friends recently she had left a ND album out in the kitchen & it turned out that 5 of us all had the same guilty secret. We are all now very proud to say "Neil rocks!" Freinds = therapy!

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  6. Neil Diamond has always been my guilty secret (I'm a very cool person you see!) - whilst at a friends recently she had left a ND album out in the kitchen & it turned out that 5 of us all had the same guilty secret. We are all now very proud to say "Neil rocks!" Freinds = therapy!

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