New Neil Diamond CD on its way

Sept. 20, 2010 at 12:50 PM
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NEW YORK, Sept. 20 (UPI) -- U.S. pop star Neil Diamond has recorded an album featuring interpretations of his favorite songs of other composers from the rock era, Columbia Records said.

The 14-song collection "Dreams" is set for release Nov. 2.

"You never know how long you've got and a lot of these songs have been waiting for me to record them for 40 years," the soon-to-be-70 musician said in a statement Monday.

"Neil is performing others' songs he's always loved and in doing so it shows us why his instantly recognizable voice has made him one of rock and pop music's most consistently vital and beloved artists," said Steve Barnett, chairman of Columbia Records. "His song choices reflect the songwriting qualities he admires most, while his sublime vocals reveal his deeply felt connections to this music. 'Dreams' is an important addition to Neil's amazing catalog."

The CD includes Diamond's renditions of "Ain't No Sunshine," "Blackbird," "Alone Again (Naturally,)" "Feels Like Home," "Midnight Train to Georgia," "I'm a Believer," "Love Song," "Losing You," "Hallelujah," "A Song For You," "Yesterday," "Let It Be Me," "Desperado" and "Don't Forget Me."

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