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Melody Road

Melody Road

October 21, 2014
4.5 out of 5 stars 669 customer reviews

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Product Details

  • Original Release Date: October 21, 2014
  • Release Date: October 10, 2014
  • Label: Neil Diamond
  • Copyright: (C) 2014 Neil Diamond Under Exclusive License To Capitol Records, LLC
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  • Total Length: 46:22
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  • ASIN: B00N4XIKQQ
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars 669 customer reviews
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #25,264 Paid in Albums (See Top 100 Paid in Albums)

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By Paul Tognetti TOP 500 REVIEWER on October 21, 2014
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The Neil Diamond that I know and love was the gifted young singer/songwriter who recorded all of those great sides for Bert Burns' Bang Records back in the 1960's. It was pretty much just Neil and his guitar back then. The tunes were simple, upbeat and thoroughly entertaining. Over the years Neil Diamond seemed to drift further and further away from his roots. Now in 2014 producers Don Was and Jacknife Lee have pointed this venerable artist in a different direction for his first new album in six years. "Melody Road" would remind you an awful lot of the style he exhibited during his heyday at Uni Records in the early 1970's. A few of the tunes on this disc, most notably the title track "Melody Road", definitely would have been hits back in the day. I especially enjoyed the more upbeat numbers including "Sunny Disposition" and "Marry Me Now". Meanwhile, "The Art of Love" brought to mind Neil's great 1972 hit single "Play Me". Good stuff! The bottom line is that "Melody Road" is definitely worth a listen. The elaborate production values that made so many of Neil's later Columbia recordings sound so pedestrian have been scaled back dramatically. Neil Diamond fans are going to love it and I suspect the public at large will embrace it. His voice remains strong and distinctive. It's wonderful to see Neil Diamond back in the game once again at the age of 73. Here's to a true American original! A solid effort by everyone involved. Recommended.
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I am his toughest critic. I was not crazy about the last cover album "Dreams." I hated the "Movie Album," and some other recent efforts. I like this album because it's everything that Neil Diamond represents. Sure it's corny at times, it has some pretty bombastic lyrics. Still, there is that brilliance that made this guy one of the great song writers of all time. Even his slickest moves seem sincere.

My favorite is the opera "Seoguah & Jimmy," The true story about his brother in law and his new Korean wife. The first time you hear it you will hate it. By the third listen you will be hooked. It's just a happy, joyful tune, that makes you remember that good things do happen to nice people.

"Nothing But a Heartache" is a classic Diamond rocker that would have fit nicely in the 60's and early 70's. "Alone at the Ball" is the story Neil's struggles over the last twenty years. Having it all but feeling alone at the celebration.

Give this album a few listens before passing judgement. It will truly grow on you.
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"Melody Road" is one of Neil Diamond's best albums (keeping in mind that I believe the BEST albums are those in which the whole is greater than the sum of its parts: right up there with "Taproot Manuscript", "Jonathan Livingston Seagull", "Serenade", "Moods", the flawed but near-great "I'm Glad You're Here With Me Tonight", "The Jazz Singer", "12 Songs", "Home Before Dark" and "Beautiful Noise").

All of those are among (if not the entirety) of Diamond's best albums, but each one ISN'T five stars. Even the five-star albums, like "Beautiful Noise", can often have one song that doesn't quite fit along with the rest But one non-five star tune does not a one-star failure make when it comes to an entire album.

And "Melody Road" is a five-star outing, as well as the perfect sequel to "Beautiful Noise". Both albums take on the themes of artistic, creativity -- songwriting -- as well as performing, and, of course, Love, with a capital "L" (ALL of Diamond's albums and most of his songs deal with THAT subject).

If "Beautiful Noise" was a musical (and anyone paying attention should've caught the possibility a long time ago) then the album "Melody Road" finds the singer/protagonist of that album both looking back on his Tin Pan Alley beginner days, as well as the long, winding road since then, and at the path ahead.

"Melody Road" with it's country/folk rock flavorings (as well as some Edward Sharpe-flavoured bits) is a paean to the Art of song-writing as well as a love letter to the muse from a musician who is still head over heels.

"First Time" (the choruses of which, for me, echoed back to "Let the Little Boy Sing", not just "I'm a Believer", with the hyper organ lines) address both the insecurity and magic one feels when writing (a song, a story, etc.
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Melody Road is a wholly pleasant listening experience from start to finish. The sound strikes me as a blend of 'Stones' and '12 Songs.' There is just the right touch of atmospheric instrumentals to compliment Neil's guitar and smooth-as-ever voice.

I was thrilled to see the singles received so well among various online communities, in particular the 'Something Blue' music video with over 300,000 views on Vevo and over 100,000 on Youtube! The album is a bestseller on Amazon based on preorders alone! Very encouraging. Neil Diamond is an artist like no other.

Now, every track here is good. 'Melody Road,' the title track, is delightful. No other way to describe it. 'Seongah And Jimmy' is a unique, catchy ballad. '(OOO) Do I Wanna Be Yours' is a poignant, instant classic, and if I'm not mistaken, at 6:14 in length it's second only to 'Lady Magdalene' from 'Serenade' as the longest studio track he's released (aside also from a couple songs on the 'Jonathan Livingston Seagull' soundtrack).

Anyway, I could go on, but please listen for yourselves. Take it from someone who owns his entire catalog (even 'The Movie Album'): this is yet another superb installment from an absolutely legendary singer/songwriter!
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