My friends all know that I am really bad when it comes to music – I can tell you “I love this song” when I hear it on the radio and have zero idea of the name of it or who sings it.  There are 3 songs from Neil Diamond that always recognize and know!  Neil Diamond is one of the artists I have loved for a long time.  Perhaps you also immediately recognize them as well – “Sweet Caroline”, “Song Sung Blue” and “America.”

Being a fan of Neil Diamond, I was excited to be given the chance to listen to his newest album in advance of it’s release.  Melody Road is a wonderful album, and the songs will be just as recognizable as my current favorites.   This collection of 12 songs is soon to be at the top of your list of “must have” albums and songs.  I queued it up for a listen and if I hadn’t been heading out soon after the 1st listen – it would have been on a loop the other day.  The title track will now be added to my top 5 (3 of which already belong to Neil – I can call him by his first name, now, right?).  The album will be available for pre-order starting on September 9th at  Amazon pre-orders give fans a code that will give them early access to purchase concert tickets for the 2015 tour.  Tour dates and information have not yet been announced. 

At 73 years {young} Neil Diamond is as good as he was circa The Jazz Singer! Did you know that he has charted 37 Top 40 singles and 16 Top 10 albums in the U.S.?  Not only that – his most recent original studio release, 2008’s Home Before Dark, debuted at #1 in the U.S. and the UK on the Billboard Top Albums chart. 

Neil’s accomplishments include:

  • Grammy Award-winning artist
  • member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
  • the Songwriters Hall of Fame
  • recipient of the Sammy Cahn Lifetime Achievement Award {one of the highest honors bestowed upon songwriters}
  • Golden Globe Award {The Jazz Singer}
  • 13 Grammy nominations
  • 2009’s NARAS’s MusiCares Person of the Year award.  
  • Kennedy Center Honor for his lifetime of contributions to American culture. {2011}

I have a feeling this album may add to his long list of awards!  You will not want to miss out on this album.  Check below for a $2.00 of coupon! 


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Do you have a favorite Neil Diamond song?  Does it invoke a special memory?