Neil Diamond - Rainbow
Artist: Neil Diamond

Category: Rock

Name: Rainbow

Size: 1506 mb

Quality: flac, MP3

Neil Diamond - Rainbow


Label: MCA Records ‎– MAPS-7018
Type: Vinyl, LP, Album
Country: Australia
Date of released: 1973
Category: Rock, Pop
Style:


Tracklist Hide Credits

A1 Everybody's Talkin'
Written-By – Fred Neil
2:46
A2 Both Sides Now
Written-By – Joni Mitchell
3:30
A3 Husbands And Wives
Written-By – Roger Miller
3:54
A4 Chelsea Morning
Written-By – Joni Mitchell
2:32
A5 Until It's Time For You To Go
Written-By – B. Sainte-Marie*
3:29
A6 The Last Thing On My Mind
Written-By – Tom Paxton
3:31
B1 Suzanne
Written-By – Leonard Cohen
4:41
B2 Mr. Bojangles
Written-By – Jerry Jeff Walker
4:53
B3 If You Go Away
Written-By – Jacques Brel, Rod McKuen
3:47
B4 I Think It's Gonna Rain Today
Written-By – Randy Newman
2:36
B5 He Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother
Written-By – Bob Russell, Bobby Scott
3:59

Companies, etc.

  • Manufactured By – Astor Records Pty. Ltd.
  • Distributed By – Radio Corporation Pty. Ltd.

Credits

  • Liner Notes – Karen Shearer
  • Photography By – Tom Bert

Notes

This release has rainbow MCA labels.

Neil Diamond's music comes in many colors because, both as a poet and as a performer, he is a master of emotion, exploring the spectrum of human response, demanding to be heard. His lyrics have been celebrated by a multitude of other artists and Neil Diamond, composer, has indeed been heard--and interpreted--and even imitated. So now Neil Diamond, singer, returns the tribute with a selection of 11 songs by other writers and other singers.
Leonard Cohen is primarily a poet, but his poems are songs; thus Neil performs the haunting "Suzanne." And Joni Mitchell's fragile, introspective lyrics are not unlike some of Neil's own compositions; "Chelsea Morning" is a rosy, airy tune, and "Both Sides Now" comes in a deeper shade of blue. Tom Paxton's "The Last Thing On My Mind" has been a folk tune; here it is Neil's tune. And "Everybody's Talkin'," composed by Fred Neil and featured in the film "Midnight Cowboy," was initially a hit song for Harry Nilsson; now Neil adds yet another dimension to the familiar lyrics.
Jerry Jeff Walker wrote and recorded "Mr. Bojangles," and Jacques Brel and Rod McKuen collaborated on "If You Go Away," a love song for any language--and a lovely song for Neil. Most of the selections were initially recorded by the people who rote them, just as Neil first recorded so many of his own songs, and, as with Neil's compositions, they are now classics of their kind, songs that are timeless in their appeal. So it is only appropriate that they be released again by an artist who understand the meaning of music--be it his own or someone else's.
Neil Diamond. Gold at the rainbow's end.

Cover Photo: Tom Bert
Liner Notes: Karen Shearer

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
MCF 2529, 0C 062 ◦ 95074, MAPS 7018 Neil Diamond Rainbow ‎(LP, Comp) MCA Records, MCA Records, MCA Records MCF 2529, 0C 062 ◦ 95074, MAPS 7018 UK 1974
MAPS 7018 Neil Diamond Rainbow ‎(LP, Album) MCA Records MAPS 7018 Italy 1974
MAPS 7018 Neil Diamond Rainbow ‎(LP, Album) UNI Records MAPS 7018 Germany 1973
788 Neil Diamond Rainbow ‎(8-Trk, Album, Unofficial) Royal Falcon 788 US Unknown
MCA 2103 Neil Diamond Rainbow ‎(Cass) MCA Records MCA 2103 US Unknown

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