Neil Diamond’s new album title Melody Road debuted this week on October 21st. As a child of the 70’s, being raised on Neil Diamond’s iconic sound meant it was exciting to be provided Melody Road to review as a member of One2One Network.
Whether you grew up listening to Neil Diamond on vinyl or just singing along to the radio, it is refreshing to hear brand new songs from the familiar voice of our childhood who has a huge contribution to American culture.
Some things get better with age. Neil Diamond is one of them.
His first original studio release in six years shows he still has the draw that brings in the concerts. Although his 2015 concert dates have not been announced yet this album is his first release since he signed with Capitol Records and is produced by Don Was and Jacknife Lee.
Melody Road Album
- Melody Road
- First Time
- Seongah and Jimmy
- Something Blue
- Nothing But a Heartache
- In Better Days
- (OOO) Do I Wanna Be Yours
- Alone at the Ball
- Sunny Disposition
- Marry Me Now
- The Art of Love
- Melody Road (Reprise)
With all that Neil Diamond has accomplished, Melody Road is a look back at his past but with an eye on his future. He has charted 37 Top 40 singles and 16 Top 10 albums in the US, is a Grammy Award-winning artist, member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, member of the Songwriters Hall of Fame, and a recipient of the Sammy Cahn Lifetime Achievement Award, one of the highest honors bestowed upon songwriters.
[quote]”It takes tremendous vision, focus and determination – combined with a mega-dose of God-given talent, charisma and soul – to create music that becomes indelibly ingrained in the fabric of our culture,” shared Melody Road co-producer and Blue Note President Don Was. “For decade after decade, Neil’s songs have been such a major part of our lives. Making this record with him has served as a profound reminder of what a powerful and amazing artist he truly is,” he continued.[/quote]
Each album comes with a special 36-page lyric book with guitar chords.