Stones (Neil Diamond album)

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Stones
Neil diamond stones.jpg
Studio album by Neil Diamond
Released November 1971
Recorded 1971
Genre Pop
Length 32:52
Label Uni
Producer Tom Catalano
Neil Diamond chronology
Tap Root Manuscript
(1970)
Stones
(1971)
Moods
(1972)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Rolling Stone (mixed)[1]
Allmusic 4/5 stars[2]

Stones is the seventh studio album by Neil Diamond, recorded and released in 1971. It was one of the biggest hit recordings of his career[citation needed] . The conductors and arrangers were Lee Holdridge, Marty Paich and Larry Muhoberac.

Early copies of the LP album featured a picture label and a unique version of the cover with a button-string style closure on the back.[3] The cover itself was styled as an envelope that opened from the top. This was later abandoned and replaced with a standard side-opening sleeve.

Track listing[edit]

Side one
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "I Am...I Said" Neil Diamond 3:32
2. "The Last Thing on My Mind" Tom Paxton 3:31
3. "Husbands and Wives" Roger Miller 3:54
4. "Chelsea Morning" Joni Mitchell 2:32
5. "Crunchy Granola Suite" Neil Diamond 3:14
Side two
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Stones" Neil Diamond 3:02
2. "If You Go Away" Jacques Brel, Rod McKuen 3:47
3. "Suzanne" Leonard Cohen 4:41
4. "I Think It's Gonna Rain Today" Randy Newman 2:36
5. "I Am...I Said (Reprise)" Neil Diamond 2:33

References[edit]

  1. ^ Rolling Stone review Archived October 1, 2007, at the Wayback Machine.
  2. ^ Stones at AllMusic
  3. ^ "Universal City Records [UNI] Album Discography". Both Sides Now Publications. Retrieved August 21, 2015.