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There are some artists who have serious longevity. I grew up listening to them and they are still releasing new works many years later. Neil Diamond is one of those artists and I was thrilled to have the chance to review his new album, Melody Road, which is releasing tomorrow (October 21st.)
About Melody Road by Neil Diamond
This album marks his first original studio release in six years and the first since signing with Capitol Records. Purchasers of the physical album ($9.99 pre-order price) will receive a special 36-page lyric book with guitar chords. You can also purchase the album in mp3 format for $7.99.
Over the decades of his musical career, Neil Diamond has been blessed with 37 Top 40 singles and 16 Top 10 albums in the United States. His most recent original studio release, 2008’s Home Before Dark, even debuted at #1 in the U.S. and the UK on the Billboard Top Albums chart. People just LOVE the music he shares!
Seongah And Jimmy
Nothing But A Heartache
In Better Days
(OOO) Do I Wanna Be Yours
Alone At The Ball
Marry Me Now
The Art Of Love
Melody Road (Reprise)
Diamond has been showered with recognition throughout his careers including a Golden Globe Award, 13 nominations for a Grammy Award, induction in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, the Songwriters Hall of Fame and a recipient of the Sammy Cahn Lifetime Achievement Award. In 2011, Diamond received the prestigious Kennedy Center Honor for his lifetime of contributions to American culture.
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My Thoughts on Melody Road by Neil Diamond
The songs feature Neil’s familiar and warm voice with his passion for music coming through as you listen. Each of the songs can stand on their own, yet there is an underlying theme of love coming through the compositions.
Melody Road with it’s guitar introduction started me envisioning that I was strolling down a country lane with the feeling of peace around me. The tempo then picks up with First Time. Seongah and Jimmy tells the story of 2 people and their cultures merging into a family. Something Blue talks about finding how a little love can cheer you up. The Art of Love is a great reminder of what love really is ~ giving rather than receiving.
I’m pretty hard pressed for picking an absolute favorite from this album. I do love the optimism and wanting to give totally of self which is expressed in Marry Me Now. And, what gal wouldn’t find it a little sexy to have a guy proclaim his love for you and wanting to completely give himself to you?
Overall I truly loved this album and it just goes to show that someone with talent can continue to evoke a great response.
Listen to The Art of Love from Melody Road by Neil Diamond
What is YOUR favorite Neil Diamond song?
I participated in the Neil Diamond Melody Road album review program as a member of One2One Network. I was provided a free album to review but all opinions are my own.