Friday, October 17, 2014

Neil Diamond Melody Road #MelodyRoad #O2O

I participated in the Neil Diamond Melody Road album review program as a member of One2One Network. I was provided a free album to review but all opinions are my own. 

Who hasn't heard of the legendary Neil Diamond?  He is truly one of the world’s premiere recording artists. It is amazing but Neil Diamond has charted 37 Top 40 singles and 16 Top 10 albums in the U.S. His most recent original studio release, 2008’s Home Before Dark, debuted at #1 in the U.S. and the UK on the Billboard Top Albums chart.  It has been six years since he last released an album.  Time for another amazing bunch of songs already!  Neil is an internationally renowned and record-breaking concert performer and revered songwriter.  I am excited to shared with you some information about his new studio album, Melody Road which is available on October 21st.  This is his first album since signing with Capitol Records over 6 years ago.  Acclaimed producers Don Was and Jacknife Lee co-produced the album. Fans are getting a special treat with this release too...Neil Diamond includes a 36-page lyric book with guitar chords included in the packaging of each album.

Think about how many years Neil Diamond has been in the business and bringing us hit after hit.  His Melody Road co-producer Don Was said, "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.” I remember how popular he always was even when I was a little kid growing up. Everyone knew Neil Diamond. Don goes on to say,  “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."  I can't imagine how exciting the experience was to work with such a legendary performer and music writer.

The album will be available for pre-order starting on September 9th at Amazon pre-orders give fans a code that will give them early access to purchase concert tickets for the 2015 tour.  Tour dates and information have not yet been announced but I sure hope they will be soon. I will be in line to go see him.  

Capital Music Group is proud to be working with such an amazing artist. That is no surprise. His music is amazing, just listen to a few of the songs here. The Chairman  and CEO Steve Barnett said, “Neil has made a brilliant record, one of the very finest in his singular body of work. His beautiful and heartfelt songs on Melody Road are imbued with the wisdom of a man reflecting on life's experiences while still looking forward on the road ahead of him. He delivers these songs with the passion of an artist fully committed to his craft, and in that warmly distinctive voice that has brought us so many Neil Diamond classics.  All of us at Capitol are thrilled to be presenting Melody Road to the world.”

Melody Road is a great album. Don't you just love The Art of Love? This is a fantastic song and the lyrics are superb as always. He is such an unbelievable songwriter. He always was. It is just a gift that he has. I remember how much he used to tour in the 1970's and even in the 1980's. Neil Diamond has had such an illustrious and wide-ranging musical career and I am glad he is still contributing.
The man has won Grammy Awards and been nominated for Grammy's 13 times over the course of his career. He is is a member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, the Songwriters Hall of Fame and a recipient of the Sammy Cahn Lifetime Achievement Award. The last award is one of the highest honors bestowed upon songwriters.  Diamond’s many other achievements include a Golden Globe Award and 2009’s NARAS’s MusiCares Person of the Year award.  In 2011, Diamond received the prestigious Kennedy Center Honor for his lifetime of contributions to American culture. Lord knows that the man deserves every honor he has been given.

Get yourself over to iTunes or Amazon so you can get Neil Diamond's Melody Road.  iTunes:  Amazon:

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