NEIL DIAMOND RECORDS “DREAMS” by shuifanglj

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									                       NEIL DIAMOND RECORDS “DREAMS”
               THE LEGENDARY ICON PERFORMS HIS ALL-TIME FAVORITE
                      SONGS TO CREATE THE ALBUM OF A LIFETIME
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              OUT 5 NOVEMBER 2010 THROUGH SONY MUSIC AUSTRALIA

September 21, 2010- Five decades into his career, Neil Diamond has finally made the album of his
“Dreams”. Sony Music Australia will release “Dreams” ON 5th November 2010, a 14-song collection
comprising the legendary singer/songwriter‟s favorite songs of other composers from the rock era.

“You never know how long you‟ve got and a lot of these songs have been waiting for me to record
them for 40 years”, says the soon to be 70 year old legend.

Known mostly as a song writer and stage performer, “Dreams” showcases Diamond‟s distinctive skills
as a singer.

The album includes music that deeply influenced Diamond as a young man growing up in Brooklyn,
starting with “Let It Be Me,” popularized by the Everly Bros. in 1960. The listener gets to time travel
with Diamond as he so beautifully renders The Beatles‟ stunning and spare “Blackbird” and the
mournful “Yesterday,” Leon Russell‟s underrated classic “A Song for You,” Gilbert O‟Sullivan‟s heart-
stopping “Alone Again (Naturally),” Bill Withers soulful “Ain‟t No Sunshine,” and includes a host of
other well-known classics from the „60s and „70s.

Diamond also tackles hidden gems from his musical contemporaries such as “Don‟t Forget Me,” from
the late Harry Nilsson, and the Randy Newman compositions, “Feels Like Home,” and the poignant
“Losing You.”

Diamond gets down to the basics on this album, accompanied by a single guitar for Glenn Frey and
Don Henley‟s cautionary “Desperado” and a breathtaking performance of Leonard Cohen‟s celebrated
“Hallelujah.”

Diamond even includes a never-before-heard reinterpretation of his own evergreen, "I'm a Believer,"
the biggest selling record of 1966, and a massive hit for the Monkees in a year when The Beatles
dominated the airwaves.

"Neil is performing others‟ songs he's always loved and in doing so it shows us why his instantly
recognizable voice has made him one of rock and pop music's most consistently vital and beloved
artists," says Steve Barnett, Chairman, Columbia Records. "His song choices reflect the songwriting
qualities he admires most, while his sublime vocals reveal his deeply-felt connections to this music.
 „Dreams‟ is an important addition to Neil's amazing catalog."
Across a musical career stretching nearly 50 years, Neil Diamond has sold more than 128 million
albums worldwide. He has charted a staggering 37 Top 10 singles and 16 Top 10 albums. His last
studio album, “Home Before Dark” (2008), debuted at #1 in the U.S. and internationally. His 2009
DVD, “Hot August Night/ NYC,” has been certified double platinum. A Grammy Award-winning artist,
Diamond is a member of the Songwriters Hall of Fame and is 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 and 12 Grammy nominations.


DREAMS - TRACK LISTING:

1. Ain't No Sunshine
2. Blackbird
3. Alone Again (Naturally)
4. Feels Like Home
5. Midnight Train To Georgia
6. I'm A Believer
7. Love Song
8. Losing You
9. Hallelujah
10. A Song For You
11. Yesterday
12. Let It Be Me
13. Desperado
14. Don't Forget Me




                                    For Further Information Please Contact:

                            Tatiana Marchant, Sony Music Entertainment on 02 9383 6381
           Email: tatiana.marchant@sonymusic.com or your local Sony Music Entertainment representative.

								
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