Diamond, Neil
Melody Road

Diamond, Neil

Melody Road
Sealed 2014 2LP Gatefold Original With Custom Hype Sticker On Shrink. “Leaving Behind Columbia Records Along With His Latter-Day Collaborator Producer Rick Rubin, Neil Diamond Sets Up Shop At Capitol -- Which Now Belongs To Universal Records, Who Owns His Classic Recordings For Uni And MCA -- And Teams With Producer Don Was For 2014's Melody Road. Diamond May Have Left His Label Of 40 Years, But In An Odd Way, Melody Road Is A Return Home After His Stark Wanderings Of The 2000s. Rubin Encouraged Diamond To Be Spare, Sometimes Recording Him With Little More Than An Acoustic Guitar, But Was -- Who Is Assisted By Jacknife Lee -- Coaxes The Singer/Songwriter To Bring Back The Schmaltz, An Essential Element Of Neil's Glory Days That Was Largely Ignored On The Rubin Records. Was And Lee Retain A Hint Of That New Millennial Intimacy -- It's Never Once As Overblown As His '70s Records -- But The Songs Themselves Alternate Between Stately Ballads, Effervescent Bubblegum, And Self-Important Pomp. As On His Best '70s Records, Which Melody Road Often Resembles In Both Construction And Consistency, Diamond Is Best When He Keeps His Ambitions Relatively Simple.” – S.T. Erlewine, AMG

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  • Artist: Diamond, Neil
  • Genre: Pop
  • Type: New - LP
  • Catalog ID: B002176001
  • Condition:
    Mint (M)
    Near Mint (NM or M-)
  • Country ID: US
  • Our ID: 122062

Track List

Side 1
Side 2
Side 3
Side 4
1 Melody Road
10 Marry Me Now
11 The Art Of Love
12 Melody Road (Reprise)
2 First Time
3 Seongah And Jimmy
4 Something Blue
5 Nothing But A Heartache
6 In Better Days
7 (Ooo) Do I Wanna Be Yours
8 Alone At The Ball
9 Sunny Disposition