Moods (Neil Diamond album)

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Moods
Studio album by Neil Diamond
Released 1972
Recorded 1971-72
Genre Pop
Length 33:34
Label MCA Records
Producer Tom Catalano, Neil Diamond
Neil Diamond chronology
Stones
(1971)
Moods
(1972)
Hot August Night
(1972)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]

Moods is the eighth studio album by Neil Diamond, released 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.

Billboard praised Moods highly,[2] saying it contained "brilliant, diversified material." This album, and its follow-up live album Hot August Night, are generally acknowledged to be the two most important recording projects of Diamond's career in terms of defining his signature sound for the future.[citation needed] Within the music industry and among music professionals this is considered one of Diamond's better and more creative recordings. Lee Holdridge was the arranger and conductor of the orchestra.

Track listing[edit]

All tracks composed by Neil Diamond.

Side one
No. Title Length
1. "Song Sung Blue"   3:15
2. "Porcupine Pie"   2:04
3. "High Rolling Man"   2:35
4. "Canta Libre"   4:47
5. "Captain Sunshine"   3:25
Side two
No. Title Length
1. "Play Me"   3:49
2. "Gitchy Goomy"   3:53
3. "Walk On Water"   3:04
4. "Theme"   1:38
5. "Prelude in E Major"  
38
6. "Morningside"   4:24

References[edit]

  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ "Album Reviews". Billboard. July 15, 1972. Retrieved May 3, 2010.