Neil Diamond Stones

Neil Diamond - Stones (1971/2016) [TR24][OF]  Vinyl & HR

Posted by SERTiL at Dec. 21, 2016
Neil Diamond - Stones (1971/2016) [TR24][OF]

Neil Diamond - Stones
Soft Rock | FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/192 kHz | 33:18 min | 1.37 GB | Front Cover
Label: Geffen Records | Tracks: 10 | Rls.date: 1971/2016

Driven by the hit singles "I Am…I Said" and "Crunchy Granola Suite," Stones is a stronger album than most of Neil Diamond's late-'60s records. Instead of padding the album with mediocre originals, Diamond picked several fine covers to fill out the remainder of the album, including Roger Miller's "Husbands and Wives," Joni Mitchell's "Chelsea Morning," Leonard Cohen's "Suzanne," Randy Newman's "I Think It's Gonna Rain," Jacques Brel's "If You Go Away," and Tom Paxton's "The Last Thing on My Mind." There are still a few weak patches on Stones, but the record remains an engaging collection of mainstream pop. Review by Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Neil Diamond ‎- Stones (1971) UNI Records/93106 - US Pressing - LP/FLAC In 24bit/96kHz & 16bit/44kHz

Neil Diamond ‎- Stones
Label: UNI Records/93106 | Release: 1971 | Genre: Country-Pop
Vinyl | LP Cover (1:1) | FLAC | 24bit/96kHz & 16bit/44kHz

Featuring "Stones", "I Am…I Said", "Crunchy Granola Suite", etc.
Neil Diamond, normally a quick worker, spent four months agonising over the lyrics of I Am… I Said, and it shows. That’s why the song lingers. There are lines which don’t quite ‘fit’ at first, and seem almost fragmentary coming from such a craftsman, but they’re the lines which – once the penny drops – give it its confessional greatness. People magazine hailed the song as "Art at its best, which moves the audience to self-investigation". Certainly it’s a masterpiece of introspection which transcends conventional pop limitations. Diamond himself rambled, "It tells of feeling lost and questions and doubts and insecurities… and realising that you can never go back home".
Neil Diamond ‎- Stones (1971) UNI Records/93106 - US Pressing - LP/FLAC In 24bit/96kHz - ONLY RE-POST

Neil Diamond ‎- Stones
Vinyl | LP Cover (1:1) | FLAC + cue | 24bit/96kHz | 900mb
Label: UNI Records/93106 | Release: 1971 | Genre: Country-Pop

Featuring "Stones", "I Am…I Said", "Crunchy Granola Suite", etc.
Neil Diamond, normally a quick worker, spent four months agonising over the lyrics of I Am… I Said, and it shows. That’s why the song lingers. There are lines which don’t quite ‘fit’ at first, and seem almost fragmentary coming from such a craftsman, but they’re the lines which – once the penny drops – give it its confessional greatness. People magazine hailed the song as "Art at its best, which moves the audience to self-investigation". Certainly it’s a masterpiece of introspection which transcends conventional pop limitations. Diamond himself rambled, "It tells of feeling lost and questions and doubts and insecurities… and realising that you can never go back home".
Neil Diamond - I'm Glad You're Here With Me Tonight (1977/2016) [TR24][OF]

Neil Diamond - I'm Glad You're Here With Me Tonight
Soft Rock | FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/192 kHz | 39:13 min | 1.90 GB | Front Cover
Label: Geffen Records | Tracks: 10 | Rls.date: 2011/2016

I'm Glad You're Here With Me Tonight suffers from stilted, polished production, and a poor selection of songs; "Free Man in Paris" and "God Only Knows" may be great songs, but they're not suited to Diamond's easy listening arrangements. Only "You Don't Bring Me Flowers" stands out among the bland filler, and that is better heard on his subsequent album, also titled You Don't Bring Me Flowers.

Neil Diamond - The Bang Years 1966-1968 (2011/2016) [TR24][OF]  Vinyl & HR

Posted by SERTiL at Dec. 29, 2016
Neil Diamond - The Bang Years 1966-1968 (2011/2016) [TR24][OF]

Neil Diamond - The Bang Years 1966-1968
Soft Rock | FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/192 kHz | 61:29 min | 2.97 GB | Front Cover
Label: Geffen Records | Tracks: 23 | Rls.date: 2011/2016

Neil Diamond transitioned from professional songwriter to performer when he signed with Bang Records in 1966. There, he cut two albums – his 1966 debut The Feel of Neil Diamond and its 1967 sequel Just for You – that contained his greatest songs: “Solitary Man,” “Cherry, Cherry,” “Girl, You’ll Be a Woman Soon,” “Kentucky Woman,” “Thank the Lord for the Night Time,” “I’m a Believer,” “Red, Red Wine,” “The Boat That I Row,” “You Got to Me,” and “Shilo.”

Neil Diamond - Serenade (1974/2016) [TR24][OF]  Vinyl & HR

Posted by SERTiL at Dec. 28, 2016
Neil Diamond - Serenade (1974/2016) [TR24][OF]

Neil Diamond - Serenade
Soft Rock | FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/192 kHz | 32:48 min | 1.58 GB | Front Cover
Label: Capitol Records | Tracks: 08 | Rls.date: 1974/2016

Neil Diamond's first regular album release for Columbia Records, following the success of the movie soundtrack Jonathan Livingston Seagull, Serenade is a slight effort characterized by Diamond's attempts to make pop sentiments seem more profound by grafting more auspicious art references onto them. But whether he's name-dropping Picasso or Longfellow, Diamond still has greeting card sentiments on his mind. Nevertheless, the catchiest of these autodidactic exercises, "Longfellow Serenade," which combines comments about "winged flight" with the exhortation, "Come on, baby, ride," was a Top Ten hit. Review by William Ruhlmann

Neil Diamond - Touching You, Touching Me (1969/2016) [TR24][OF]  Vinyl & HR

Posted by SERTiL at Dec. 27, 2016
Neil Diamond - Touching You, Touching Me (1969/2016) [TR24][OF]

Neil Diamond - Touching You, Touching Me
Soft Rock | FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/192 kHz | 31:06 min | 1.33 GB | Front Cover
Label: Geffen Records | Tracks: 09 | Rls.date: 1969/2016

Diamond's first regular album release to sell in substantial numbers, Touching You, Touching Me contains the gold Top Ten single "Holly Holy," and a Diamond composition, but is mostly notable for its covers of standards by other songwriters: "Everybody's Talkin'," "Mr. Bojangles," "Both Sides Now," and the chart entry "Until It's Time for You to Go." These helped signal that Diamond was thinking of himself less as a Brill Building hack than as a peer of Fred Neil, Jerry Jeff Walker, Joni Mitchell, and Buffy Sainte-Marie.
Neil Diamond - Gold: Recorded Live At The Troubadour (1970/2016) [Official Digital Download 24bit/192kHz]

Neil Diamond - Gold: Recorded Live At The Troubadour (1970/2016)
Pop/Rock, Pop Rock, Live | FLAC (tracks), 24bit/192kHz | 38:27 Min | 1,82 Gb (incl 5%) | Front Cover
Label: Geffen Records | Tracks: 10 | Released: 2016 (1970-08-22)

"Gold: Recorded Live at the Troubadour" is a live album by singer/songwriter Neil Diamond. While no singles were released in support of the album, the opening track "Lordy" appeared as the B-side of "Cracklin' Rosie". This is the only recording available of this song.

Neil Diamond - Moods (1972/2016) [TR24][OF]  Vinyl & HR

Posted by SERTiL at Dec. 23, 2016
Neil Diamond - Moods (1972/2016) [TR24][OF]

Neil Diamond - Moods
Soft Rock | FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/192 kHz | 33:28 min | 1.41 GB | Front Cover
Label: Geffen Records | Tracks: 11 | Rls.date: 1972/2016

Moods is the eighth studio album by Neil Diamond, released by Uni Records in 1972. It contained the second of his #1 songs, "Song Sung Blue", and was something of a follow-up in style to the highly experimental Tap Root Manuscript.

Neil Diamond - Acoustic Christmas (2016) [TR24][OF]  Vinyl & HR

Posted by SERTiL at Dec. 22, 2016
Neil Diamond - Acoustic Christmas (2016) [TR24][OF]

Neil Diamond - Acoustic Christmas
Pop, XMAS | FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | 37:24 min | 820 MB | Front Cover
Label: Capitol Records | Tracks: 10 | Rls.date: 2016

Re-teaming with Don Was and Jacknife Lee, the pair who produced his 2014 album Melody Road, Neil Diamond cut Acoustic Christmas, his fourth holiday album and first since 2009's A Cherry Cherry Christmas. The title Acoustic Christmas suggests that this 2016 LP will be sparse, but it's hazy and open, consisting of much more than a man and a guitar. Usually he's supported by a full band – a rhythm section, another guitarist, a keyboardist, and backing vocalists – and that gives Acoustic Christmas some spunk, which is enough to keep things lively.