Diamond Cut

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Diamond Cut
Bonnie Tyler - Diamond Cut album artwork.jpg
Studio album by Bonnie Tyler
Released February 1979
Recorded 1978
Studio RAK Studios, London
Genre Pop rock[1]
Length 35:01
Label RCA
Producer
Bonnie Tyler chronology
Natural Force
(1978)
Diamond Cut
(1979)
Goodbye to the Island
(1981)
Singles from Speak Now
  1. "My Guns Are Loaded"
    Released: November 1978
  2. "Louisiana Rain"
    Released: December 1978
  3. "What a Way to Treat My Heart"
    Released: March 1979
  4. "(The World is Full of) Married Men"
    Released: May 1979
  5. "Too Good to Last"
    Released: 1979

Diamond Cut is the third studio album by Welsh singer Bonnie Tyler. It was released in February 1979 by RCA Records.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "If You Ever Need Me Again" (Ronnie Scott, Steve Wolfe) – 3:29
  2. "Too Good to Last" (Scott, Wolfe) – 3:42
  3. "What a Way to Treat My Heart" (Scott, Wolfe) – 3:33
  4. "The Eyes of a Fool" (Scott, Wolfe) – 3:16
  5. "Bye Bye Now My Sweet Love" (Alan Tarney) – 3:00
  6. "Louisiana Rain" (Tom Petty) – 4:22
  7. "Baby I Just Love You" (Scott, Wolfe) – 3:01
  8. "Words Can Change Your Life" (Scott, Wolfe) – 3:40
  9. "My Guns Are Loaded" (Scott, Wolfe) – 3:42
  10. "I'm a Fool" (Scott, Wolfe) – 3:16
  11. "(The World is Full of) Married Men" (Dominic Bugatti, Frank Musker) – Bonus track on the 2009 remastered album release.
  12. "My Guns Are Loaded (Single Version)" (Scott, Wolfe) – Bonus track on the 2009 remastered album release.

Critical reception[edit]

Chuck Pratt of The Pittsburgh Press described the album as "a charmer", but stated that none of the songs were "blockbuster", like "It's a Heartache" from her previous album. He highlighted "The Eyes of a Fool", "What a Way to Treat My Heart" and "Louisiana Rain" as the best tracks.[2]

Personnel[edit]

  • Bonnie Tyler – vocals
  • Robin Geoffrey Cable – engineer
  • Martin Jenner – acoustic guitar, electric guitar, steel guitar, slide guitar
  • Steve Wolfe – acoustic guitar, background vocals
  • Kevin Dunne – bass guitar
  • Dave Markee – bass guitar
  • Ed Hamilton – electric guitar
  • Alan Tarney – electric guitar
  • Gary Waghorn – electric guitar
  • Hugh Burns – electric guitar, mandolin
  • Mike Barker – dobro
  • Neil Adams – drums
  • Henry Spinetti – drums
  • Graham Smith – harmonica
  • Tony Lambert – keyboards
  • Pete Wingfield – keyboards
  • Jasper – Moog synthesizer, bells, cowbell
  • Chris Mercer – tenor saxophone
  • Frank Tomes – tuba
  • Mike McNaught - string, oboe and French horn arrangements
  • John Cameron - arrangement on "(The World is Full of) Married Men"

Charts[edit]

Album[edit]

Chart (1979) Peak
position
Australia (Kent Music Report)[3] 95
Norwegian Albums (VG-lista)[4] 14
Swedish Albums (Sverigetopplistan)[5] 14
US Billboard 200 (AllMusic)[6] 145
US Billboard Top Country Albums (AllMusic)[6] 42

Year–end charts[edit]

Chart (1979) Position
Denmark (Glamrocker)[7] 48

References[edit]

  1. ^ Mureika, Tomas. Diamond Cut at AllMusic. Retrieved 22 April 2015.
  2. ^ Pratt, Chuck (19 April 1979). "Records - Disc Roundup". The Pittsburgh Press. E. W. Scripps Company . Retrieved 1 November 2014. 
  3. ^ Kent, David (1993). Australian Chart Book 1970–1992 (illustrated ed.). St Ives, N.S.W.: Australian Chart Book. p. 316. ISBN 0-646-11917-6. 
  4. ^ "Norwegiancharts.com – Bonnie Tyler – Diamond Cut". Hung Medien. Retrieved 24 November 2014.
  5. ^ "Swedishcharts.com – Bonnie Tyler – Diamond Cut". Hung Medien. Retrieved 24 November 2014.
  6. ^ a b "Diamond Cut – Bonnie Tyler – Awards". AllMusic. All Media Network. Retrieved 22 December 2014. 
  7. ^ "Year-end Hitliste Charts 1979" (in Danish). glamrocker.de. Retrieved 24 November 2014.