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Primitive

Neil DiamondAudio CD
3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)

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  • Audio CD (April 1, 2008)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Sbme Special Mkts.
  • ASIN: B0012GN1ES
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #90,243 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Turn Around
2. Primitive
3. Fire on the Tracks
4. Brooklyn on a Saturday Night
5. Sleep With Me Tonight
6. Crazy
7. My Time With You
8. Love's Own Song
9. It's a Trip (Go for the Moon)
10. You Make It Feel Like Christmas
11. One by One

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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Neil Diamond in the 80's September 4, 2000
Format:Audio CD
The consensus on Neil Diamond's 80's & 90's output is that it offers many schmaltzy ballads. However, of the 11 tracks on this album, 7 are upbeat. The slow songs sound no different than songs from his other CDs around that time, but the fast songs offer a change. Personally, I enjoy "Fire on the Tracks", "Primitive" and "One by One". Most of these songs are only available here, so if you were disappointed by "Heartlight" or "Best Years" because they were way too slow, this one's a little different.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Solid effort, casual fans stick to GREATEST HITS May 24, 2001
Format:Audio CD
This is not the work of Neil's career, but true Diamond fans can appreciate this CD. Most of the songs are upbeat and very listenable. If you are just a casual fan, you should probably stick to the GREATEST HITS. I don't demean you for that. Some of these songs are the best non-hits Neil has produced and most original. "You Make It Feel Like Christmas" I have to say makes me cringe. This album is refreshing because it's everything ND represents....upbeat songs you can sing along with and strong vocals...but I have not heard these 10 million times on the redio.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars underrated October 24, 2005
Format:Audio CD
Primitive is one of those albums ruined by record company interference.When Neil gave in the original Primitive,Sony didnt hear the middle of the road pop ballads that they think sells Neil Diamond albums.But those added ballads(Turn Around,Sleep With Me Tonight and You Make Me Feel Like Chritmas)completely feel out of place here.

Skip the ballads,and you will hear a good (if dated) collection of funky songs about primitive love,space love,Brooklyn street gangs and fire on the tracks.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Almost a great album July 8, 2000
Format:Audio CD
This is one of those albums that sits on a fine line between great and terrible. Sadly, it falls on the terrible side. Almost every song on the album is an almost great song that comes up shallow on lyrics. The best examples are "One By One" this simple tune almost makes you feel good when you sing along. "Fire on the Tracks" lets you down due to a steady fall into Vegas. "Loves Own Song" takes on "Cherry Cherry" and is thrown for a loss. The albums one saving grace is the title tract "Primitive." This could have been a nice single in the late 70's. Too bad the song was released in 1984. "Turn Around" is just another failed ballad that Diamond released as a single in that decade. It sounds just like the later "The Man You Need" (not a radio single) and "Turn Around" from Best Years of Our Lives. The Christmas song? Don't even go there.
Neil gets an A for effort with Primitive but, it simply doesn't work.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great album June 23, 2014
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Probably Neil Diamonds second best albums from the 80s......awesome songs, wonderful melodies....one to played over and over.....a gem of a hit and classic record!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Good purchase February 24, 2014
By Susie L
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
The CD was all that it should be. I had the album several years ago, and I used it in my exercise routine. Thank you for a great price and a speedy delivery.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Young Neil's voice is fantastic April 22, 2013
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Love all Songs of Neil Diamond and this one is also great.
I like the younger Neil voice. Very Special.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Classic Neil Diamond
This is one of Neil's best works, bringing back memories of his "Beautiful Noise" album from 1976. "Fire On The Tracks" and "Brooklyn on a Saturday Night" paint brilliant pictures... Read more
Published 23 months ago by brett Gilford
4.0 out of 5 stars a diamond in the rough
This album contains the great song "You Make it Feel Like Christmas"
which is the most underated recording by ND. Read more
Published on March 4, 2011 by Robert F. Spera
4.0 out of 5 stars Much better than you might think
This was a transition album for Diamond. Because of the lawsuits regarding it, it was easy to miss. But `One by One' and `Fire on the Track' are classic Diamond. Read more
Published on June 10, 2010 by Stephen C. Peifer
4.0 out of 5 stars Not Bad At All
No,it's not "Beautiful Noise" or "The Jazz Singer",but it's better than you expect,containing such strong uptempo offerings like "Fire On The Tracks","Brooklyn On A Saturday... Read more
Published on May 24, 2008 by B. J O'Connor
5.0 out of 5 stars Better than expected
I had the orignal tape of Primative by Neil diamond and the tape streched. The CD sounds great and I can listen to it in my car or at home and it completes my collection. Read more
Published on May 12, 2008 by Rosemary Baues
2.0 out of 5 stars 2 great songs, the rest is BAD!!!
Starting with September Morn, all of his CDs have been very uneven and this is one of the worst. This has a couple of good songs on it like Turn Around, You Make It Feel Like... Read more
Published on April 21, 2004 by Michael J. Holland
2.0 out of 5 stars Uneven
Using a variety of producers and studio musicians, this 1984 effort probably represents the low point in the downward spiral Neil Diamond's artistic acreer took after the late... Read more
Published on April 30, 2001 by C. Kuschel-Toerber
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