Med over 125 millioner solgte album, er en av de mestselgende artistene gjennom tidene tilbake med atter en utgivelse etter seks ?rs ventetid. “Melody Road” slippes 21. oktober og er nummer 27 i releaserekken, inkludert blant annet samlealbum, livealbum og DVD’er, siden han startet sin profesjonelle musikalske karriere i 1966.
Den Grammy-vinnende legenden har v?rt innvilget i Rock and Roll hall of Fame og The Songrwriter Hall Of Fame, vunnet Golden Globe, og i 2011 mottok han den prestisjetunge Kennedy Centre Honor prisen for sitt bidrag for amerikansk kultur.
Neil Diamonds store gjennombrudd kom i 69? med l?ten ?Sweet Caroline? som p? mange m?ter er en signatursang for Diamond. Har ogs? levert ti #1 singler: ?Cracklin? Rosie?, ?Song Sung Blue?, ?Longfellow Serenade?, ?I?ve Been This Way Before?, ?If You Know What I Mean?, ?Desire?, ?You Don?t Bring Me Flowers feat. Barbara Streisand?, ?America?, ?Yesterday?s Songs?, ?Heartlight? og ?I?m A Believer?.
?Melody Road? som n? er ute til pre order, er co-produsert av Don Was og Jacknife Lee, og deluxe-versjonen vil inneholde en 36-siders booklet med gitarkorder inkludert.

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Long-Awaited First New Studio Album in Six Years;
Pre-orders Begin September 9th
(Los Angeles, CA ? September 9, 2014) Neil Diamond, one of the world?s premiere recording artists, internationally renowned and record-breaking concert performer and revered songwriter, is set to release his brand new studio album, Melody Road, on October 21st. The album (full track listing below), marks his first original studio release in six years and first since signing with Capitol Records. Acclaimed producers Don Was and Jacknife Lee co-produced the album. In addition, there will be a special 36-page lyric book with guitar chords included in the packaging of the deluxe album.
“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,? shared Melody Road co-producer and Blue Note President Don Was. ?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,” he continued.
The album will be available for pre-order starting on September 9th.
According to Capitol Music Group Chairman & CEO Steve Barnett, ?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.?
Track Listing:
Melody Road
First Time
Seongah and Jimmy
Something Blue
Nothing But A Heartache
In Better Days
Ooo Do I Wanna Be Yours
Alone At The Ball
Sunny Disposition
Marry Me Now
The Art of Love
Melody Road (Reprise)
Throughout an illustrious and wide-ranging musical career, 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 both the U.S. and the UK album charts.
A Grammy Award-winning artist, Diamond 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, one of the highest honors bestowed upon songwriters. Diamond?s many other achievements include a Golden Globe Award, 13 Grammy nominations 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.
Check out the brand new premiere of ?The Art Of Love? lyric video here!
?The Art Of Love? Lyric Video

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