Beautiful Noise

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For the television series, see Beautiful Noise (TV series). For the 2014 film, see Beautiful Noise (film).
Beautiful Noise
Studio album by Neil Diamond
Released 1976
Recorded 1975-76
Genre Pop, rock, R&B, soul, adult contemporary
Length 37:40
Label Columbia
Producer Robbie Robertson
Neil Diamond chronology
Serenade
(1974)
Beautiful Noise
(1976)
And the Singer Sings His Song
(1976)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]
Robert Christgau (C+)[2]

Beautiful Noise is the third album by Neil Diamond on Columbia Records (tenth studio album overall), released in 1976. "Dry Your Eyes" was performed with The Band at their farewell show and is featured in Martin Scorsese's The Last Waltz.

Beautiful Noise marked a radical departure in production, style, arrangements and compositional diversity for Diamond. It was billed at the time of its release as something of a "comeback" album for the artist, and did mark a new and highly productive phase of his recording and touring career.

The album produced three singles: "If You Know What I Mean", "Don't Think... Feel", and the title track, "Beautiful Noise". "If You Know What I Mean" was a #1 hit on Billboard's Easy Listening chart and reached #11 on the US Hit Parade.[3] "Don't Think... Feel" reached #43 in the U.S. charts, while "Beautiful Noise" reached #13 on the UK charts.[4]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks composed by Neil Diamond, except where noted.

Side one
No. Title Length
1. "Beautiful Noise"   3:24
2. "Stargazer"   2:41
3. "Lady Oh"   3:51
4. "Don't Think... Feel"   3:26
5. "Surviving the Life"   3:42
6. "If You Know What I Mean"   3:30
Side two
No. Title Length
1. "Street Life"   3:00
2. "Home Is a Wounded Heart"   2:40
3. "Jungletime"   3:10
4. "Signs"   4:17
5. "Dry Your Eyes" (Neil Diamond / Robbie Robertson) 3:23

Personnel[edit]

Chart positions[edit]

Chart (1976) Position
Australian Kent Music Report Albums Chart 1

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.allmusic.com/album/r5661
  2. ^ Christgau, Robert. "Album: Neil Diamond: Beautiful Noise". Robert Christgau. Retrieved April 21, 2013. 
  3. ^ Jackson, Laura (2005). Neil Diamond: His Life, His Music, His Passion. ECW Press. p. 143. ISBN 1550227076. Retrieved February 13, 2014. 
  4. ^ Jackson, Laura (2005). Neil Diamond: His Life, His Music, His Passion. ECW Press. p. 145. ISBN 1550227076. Retrieved February 13, 2014. 
Preceded by
Howzat by Sherbet
Australian Kent Music Report number-one album
26 July - 8 August 1976
16–29 August 1976
Succeeded by
A Night on the Town by Rod Stewart