is the tenth Beautiful Noise album by Neil Diamond and his third with Columbia Records, 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
Overview [ edit ]
Diamond performing live in support of
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. "Don't Think... Feel" reached #43 in the U.S. charts, while "Beautiful Noise" reached #13 on the UK charts.  
The album was produced by
Robbie Robertson, known for his work with The Band. Robertson also brought Garth Hudson of The Band along to contribute organ to several songs.
Track listing [ edit ]
All tracks composed by
Neil Diamond, except where noted.
"Home Is a Wounded Heart"
"Dry Your Eyes"
Robbie Robertson 3:23
Personnel [ edit ]
Neil Diamond - vocals, acoustic guitar, rhythm guitar, dobro
Richard Bennett - guitar Bob Boucher -
bass guitar, acoustic bass, ARP bass
Larry Knechtel - piano, Fender Rhodes Alan Lindgren - piano,
Moog, strings, synthesizer Dennis St. John -
Robbie Robertson - guitar
Jesse Ed Davis - guitar
David Paich - Fender Rhodes, piano
Garth Hudson - Hammond organ, Lowrey organ
Jim Keltner - drums
Russ Kunkel - drums
Jim Gordon - drums, congas, harmony vocals
James Newton Howard - ARP synthesizer
Joe Lala - percussion, tambourine, congas
Mac Rebennack - Hammond organ
Bob James - piano, arrangements, Fender Rhodes Tommy Morgan -
harmonica Bob Findley -
trumpet Jerome Richardson -
flute, clarinet Linda Press -
backing vocals Nick DeCaro - arrangements, accordion
Chart positions [ edit ]
References [ edit ]
^ Christgau, Robert. "Album: Neil Diamond: Beautiful Noise". Robert Christgau . Retrieved . April 21, 2013
^ Jackson, Laura (2005). . Neil Diamond: His Life, His Music, His Passion ECW Press. p. 143. ISBN 1550227076 . Retrieved . February 13, 2014
^ Jackson, Laura (2005). . Neil Diamond: His Life, His Music, His Passion ECW Press. p. 145. ISBN 1550227076 . Retrieved . February 13, 2014