(Note to readers: 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. #MelodyRoad and #O2O)
Everybody else may think of the songs America or Sweet Caroline when they hear Neil Diamond’s name, but for me, he’s the guy who put my name in a song, Desiree, so I expect I’ll always want to hear his music, including any new releases, such as Melody Road.
The Melody Road album doesn’t disappoint. They are classic Neil Diamond sounds and lyrics…hurt, yet hopeful, calming music that leaves you wanting to cuddle up and hug the one you love.
My favorite on this new release is Nothing But a Heartache:
One verse that grabbed me:
“Was a one-way conversation
I never got the invitation
The sharpness of her words deceiving
And I couldn’t stop the bleeding…”
Then the hope that you know is coming:
“You found me drifting in a small boat
In the middle of an ocean
You were there on my horizon
And I didn’t have a notion.
Unprepared to comprehend it
Felt alone and unattended
Said my prayers and reached my hand out
And you appeared to me that day
Came and led me to a new shore
I had never been there before
Put me in the right direction
And you led me out of hell.”
There are other songs on the album that I really enjoyed, including Melody Road.
Neil Diamond is in the Songwriter’s Hall of Fame and a member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. He’s one of the world’s best selling artists with more than 125 million albums sold to date!
I believe this latest album will only bump him up in those ranks.
You can order it by clicking the links below.
* iTunes: http://bit.ly/NDMelody
* Amazon: http://bit.ly/MelodyRdND