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 used to revive Johnny Cash's career.  This one is almost perfect, let down only occasionally by a lyric not sitting as comfortable with the music as it could have 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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