Nut Suite. Mini reviews of albums old and new. Minimum words. No fuss. No spoilers [?]. Occasional smugs.

Saturday, November 26, 2011

NEIL DIAMOND / Home Before Dark (2008)

Album No.2 with Rick Rubin as producer, using the same musicians he'd used to revive Johnny Cash's career, is almost perfect, let down only occasionally by a lyric not sitting as comfortable with the music as it could've been, given a little more effort. It's less concerned with being naked, and Neil seems more at ease with the extra accompaniment. It almost succeeded in making him relevant again. I find it's best enjoyed with a glass of whisky, a dimmed light and a footstool.

Songs of Note: Another Day (That Time Forgot); Don't Go There

4 bites of the apple out of 5

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