Neil Diamond – Beautiful Noise – Music Monday #25

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Hello Everyone!

This post is the latest edition of Music Monday, a series in which I give you an exclusive look into my ever growing record collection!

Every Monday I pick a record from my collection completely at random and then I write about it! In today’s post the album I’m going to be talking about is Neil Diamond – Beautiful Noise!

This album is available on Spotify so I’ll put a player below with it in so that if you’d like to you can listen to it whilst you read the rest of this post!

Neil Diamond is an American singer, songwriter and musician whose career started in the 1960’s, since then he has sold over 100 million records worldwide which makes him one of the world’s best-selling artists of all time!

I am a huge fan of Neil Diamond’s, I listen to a bit of Neil Diamond every day when I’m working, especially late afternoon when I’m really starting to get tired, I make a cup of tea (I know, very rock n roll) and I put on some Neil Diamond, have a bit of a sing along and then I get back to work feeling rejuvenated!

In the inner sleeve of this album is an album description written by Neil Diamond himself and so rather than me waffle on about this album please allow me to quote Neil Diamond himself…

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‘This album is a series of recollections… seen through the eyes of a young songwriter making his way through the streets of New York City’s tin pan alley in the early 1960s, it is made up of people, places, and events from a period which some have called a renaissance of the American spirit, others the beginnings of a new age of decadence. Whatever history calls it, the early sixties opened the door to a new wave of consciousness for most of those who passed through its beautiful but noisy portals…. N.D’

Beautiful Noise is the 3rd Studio album released by Neil Diamond, it was released in 1976 and despite it only being his 3rd Studio album this album is considered to be something of a ‘comeback’ album for Neil Diamond as it marked a new and highly successful phase of his recording and touring career.

Let’s take a look at the track list!

Side One:

  • Beautiful Noise
  • Stargazer
  • Lady-Oh
  • Don’t Think…Feel
  • Surviving The Life
  • If You Know What I Mean

Side Two:

  • Street Life
  • Home Is A Wounded Heart
  • Jungletime
  • Signs
  • Dry Your Eyes

My favourite tracks from this album are:

Side One: Stargazer

Side Two: Home Is A Wounded Heart

This is a brilliant album though and I highly recommend it to anybody who is discovering Neil Diamond and really just anybody who is currently looking for something to listen to!

That’s it for this edition of Music Monday if you’d like to read other editions from this series then please click here to be redirected to the Music Monday section of my blog where you’ll find all of the Music Monday posts I’ve ever written!

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Take care,

Charlotte xo

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