Free Man in Paris
Dr. D. Strickler | Arizona | 03/19/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
"What else can be said about such a prolific songwriter who carved a new sound? This particular album has a version of Joni Mitchell's classic 'Free Man in Paris' performed in Neil diamond's style and panache without detracting, in my opinion (being a songwriter myself), from Joni Mitchell's original intent and theme; I know that Diamond's version really caught my attention and still does every time I listen to it. Neil Diamond's arrangement and voicing of this Joni Mitchell song brings out a new depth and power not present in the original without the disturbing dissonance sometimes associated with remakes, at least from the auditory point of my ear."