Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Music Review: Niel Diamond: Touching Me, Touching You

In this 1969 album Neil Diamond presents nine songs.  Of the songs four are the work of others, and five are his own creation.  My thoughts is that the Diamond songs are terrific.  While the covers were performed better by others and are forgettable.  I enjoy all of Diamonds works.  Watch for the great baritone singing in "And the Singer Sings His Song."  It is so lovely and in Diamond's range.  The energy in "New York Boy" and "Holly Holy" just move me.  Of the Covers, "Both Sides Now" is the best.  This song from Joni Mitchell has a beautiful message.  

The Diamond songs are really beautiful.  They include: 
New York Boy
New York City, look at me now
Being stared at from behind the plow
Mississippi, don't get annoyed
I ain't no hippie, just a New York boy

And the Singer Sings His Song
Once, it was once
Long ago

And the singer sings his song
And the children dance along
And the singer sings his song
And we dance along
And the singer sings his song
And we dance along

Ain't No Way
Smokey Lady
and Holly Holy
Call the sun in the dead of the night
And the sun gonna rise in the sky
Touch a man who can't walk upright
And that lame man, he gonna fly
And I fly, yeah, And I fly

Holly holy love
Take the lonely child
And the seed
Let it be full with tomorrow
Holly holy

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