Moods (Neil Diamond album)

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Studio album by Neil Diamond
Released July 15, 1972
Recorded 1971-1972
Genre Pop
Length 33:34
Label Uni
Producer Tom Catalano, Neil Diamond
Neil Diamond chronology
Hot August Night
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 3/5 stars[1]

Moods is the eighth studio album by Neil Diamond, released by Uni Records in 1972.[2] 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,[3] 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. It received a Grammy Award nomination for Album of the Year for 1972. Song Sung Blue was nominated for Record of the Year and Song of the Year. 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


  1. ^ AllMusic review
  2. ^ Diamond, Neil (July 15, 1972). Moods (album). Uni Records. 93136. 
  3. ^ "Album Reviews". Billboard. July 15, 1972. Retrieved May 3, 2010.