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.
Thursday 7 August 2008
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.
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