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Neil Diamond: Beautiful Noise

Track List

>Beautiful Noise
>Don't Think... Feel
>Surviving the Life
>If You Know What I Mean
>Street Life
>Home is a Wounded Heart
>Dry Your Eyes

Album Notes

Also available in a CD 3-pack with CLASSICS: THE EARLY YEARS (1966-1967) and THE JAZZ SINGER.

Personnel includes: Neil Diamond (vocals, acoustic & electric guitars, dobro); Robbie Robertson (electric guitar); Tom Scott (tenor saxophone); Bob Findley (trumpet); Bob James (Fender Rhodes piano); James Newton Howard (ARP synthesizer); Bob Boucher (bass); Dennis St. John (drums); Joe Lala (percussion); Oma Drake, Venetta Fields, Carolyn Willis (background vocals).

Engineers include: Nat Jeffreys, Neil Brody, Ed Anderson.

All tracks have been digitally remastered.

Personnel: James Getzoff, Ronald Folsom, David Hungate, Michael Nowak , Glenn Dicterow, Dennis Karmazyn, Elliott Fisher, Raymond Kelley, Joy Lyle, Yukiko Kamei, Harold Dicterow, Selene Hurford, Henry Ferber, Tibor Zelig, Murray Adler, Armand Karpoff, Hershel Wise, Stanley Plummer, Sid Sharp, Bernard Kundell, Harry Shlutz, Isabelle Daskoff, Jay Rosen, Paul Shure, Harry Bluestone, Jesse Ehrlich, William Kurash, Samuel Boghossian (strings); Ralph Lee, Norman Benno, David Duke, Harold Garrett, Don Menza, Ernie Watts, Gary Grant, Gene Cipriano, Arthur Maybe, Robert Bryant, Hugo Raimondi, William Perkins, Jack Nimitz, Robert Findley, Bernard Fleischer, Jerome Richardson, Oscar Brashear, Snooky Young, Steve Madaio, Maurice Spears, Jack Redmond, Lew McCreary, Paul Hubinon, Dan Waldrop (horns); Hank Altman, Sue Roberts, Freddie Demann (sound effects); Carolyn Willis, Clydie King, Verlene Rogers, Gerald Garrett, Oma Drake, Joseph Greene, Jesse Kirkland, Monalisa Harrington, Mildred Lane, Julia Waters, James Gilstrap, Oren Waters, Venetta Fields (background vocals).

Recording information: Kendun Recorders; Shangri-La; Village Recorder.

Photographer: Reid Miles.

Produced by the Band's former leader Robbie Robertson, 1976's BEAUTIFUL NOISE features the cream of L.A. sessionhood, as well as New Orleans pianist Dr. John and Robertson's ex-Band mate Garth Hudson, in a set which, though it hews closely to Diamond's Tin Pan Alley roots, was the rawest the singer had sounded on record since the days of "Cracklin' Rosie." Songs like the gospel-tinged "Surviving the Life" and the jazzy "Street Life" conjure Diamond's gritty Coney Island roots, while the title track is one of the most appealing of his '70s hits.


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