Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Genres: Pop, Rock, Broadway & Vocalists
The Neil Diamond repackaging industry reached deluge levels in the '90s, as the man became an even bigger touring act than ever. This relatively early set, though, goes light on the hits--of the singer's myriad big singles... more »
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The Neil Diamond repackaging industry reached deluge levels in the '90s, as the man became an even bigger touring act than ever. This relatively early set, though, goes light on the hits--of the singer's myriad big singles, only "Play Me" and "Stones" are included. Instead, Diamond's Uni-era LPs are mined for covers of Joni Mitchell, Leonard Cohen, and other late-'60s heavies, along with a handful of originals ("And the Grass Won't Pay No Mind"). Hardly a major addition to anyone's Neil collection, Love Songs is nonetheless sure to please fans of that deep, deep voice. --Rickey Wright
If all artists would give us what Diamond gave us here...
Barry D. Adams | Pensacola, Florida USA | 04/28/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Everyone knows Neil Diamond's voice immediately. We want to hear it. We know it. It is comfortable. Does anyone not feel like we know Neil Diamond personally? While we thrill to albums like "Hot August night" or "Jonathan Livingston Seagull" it is albums like this that forever connect us to the soul of an artist. It is not simply the songs (everyone has recorded virtually all of these at one time or another), it is not simply the production (although beautiful, it is pretty predictable actually), and it is not a smashing performance (some of the delivery seems a little contrived in places). This album goes far beyond these aspects. It is the phenomenal experience of sitting in a room with this master song-crafter and song-singer while he weaves a unique magic with each one. And we listen. And we will never hear anyone do what he does again. "Suzanne" has drifted off to sleep with me for several nights in a row at times leaving lingering glorious images and dreams of oceans, sailors and that ever-elusive fantasy woman. Neil Diamond does here what he does the best, and what no one else will ever be able to do. A marvelous work of art from a marvelous performer. A must have."
Emphathetic Lyrics Portraying Love-Lost \ Love-Found.
firstname.lastname@example.org | Baltimore, Maryland | 06/30/1998
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Neil Diamond's "Love Songs" capture the ache in our hearts when our best efforts at love fail miserably or succeed fulfillingly. They convey the desperate longing for one more chance to make it all right again or to rekindle anew the comfortably passionate relationship providing the staying power of abiding love.Diamond's words cause our most poignant desires to love and be loved, to take flight, gliding through ethereal heavens in dream-like gracefulness.Sometimes the images arising in our minds from Diamond's lyrics overpower sense and sensation. Almost immediately we know our delicate hearts have been exposed to an affective probe that ferrets out each hidden pain and tortured memory we can never seem to let go of. Still, amazingly, we open ourselves further to a consumated discovery.Diamond's "Love Songs" refreshens and restores our sensitivities to the excessive price we all pay to open ourselves to loving and being loved. His words make us brave enough to risk it all over, again and again. Diamond's word's makes us believe that to accept anything less is to really die a sad and lonely and worthless death. --Kevin Michaelis"
Some of the best pieces I've ever heard
email@example.com | 08/05/1998
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Deep feelings, sensitive sounds, excellent instrumentation. 'Love Songs' is a very special collection of beautiful songs coming from this profoundly original artist."