I participated in the Neil Diamond Melody Road album review program as a member of One2One Network. I was provided a free album to review but all opinions are my own.
I received the Neil Diamond Melody Road with great anticipation of being taken back in time when my mom listened to his music on her record player while we cleaned the house and how much I enjoyed his music.
It did have the ability to take me back in time. However, now that I’m an adult and no longer FORCED to listen to his music, I have to admit that I won’t go out of my way to get his music again. I was hoping to enjoy listening to his music as much as I did when I was kid, but it just took me back into time and reminded me how much cleaning my Mom and I did on her days off. I found his music to be drawn out. My son attempted to get a rhythm down to dance to it, and he just ended up acting silly. I didn’t have a favorite song off of this CD collection.
I will say that Neil Diamond’s voice though does sound quite a bit different. If you’re really listening to his music you can tell he’s straining to maintain his normal voice structure. (I’m not sure if I’m wording it correctly, but when you’re a fan of a particular musician you get really accustom to their voice.)
I must say though that those who have loved him from the beginning are LOVING this CD according the vast reviews on Amazon. I did notice that many people mentioned his voice changing as well. His loyal fans did compliment the fact that Neil has gone back to his roots.
You can buy Neil Diamond Melody Road on Amazon for only $9.99 if you have the Prime membership. You can also buy it off of iTunes. You can gain more information about Neil Diamond by visiting his website. You can connect with him on Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube.
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