Neil Diamond ‎– Rainbow

MCA Records ‎– 4C 062-95074
Vinyl, LP, Album

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A1 Everybody's Talkin'
Written By – Fred Neil
A2 Both Sides Now
Written By – Joni Mitchell
A3 Husbands And Wives
Written By – Roger Miller
A4 Chelsea Morning
Written By – Joni Mitchell
A5 Until It's Time For You To Go
Written By – B. Sainte-Marie
A6 The Last Thing On My Mind
Written By – Tom Paxton
B1 Suzanne
Written By – Leonard Cohen
B2 Mr. Bojangles
Written By – Jerry Jeff Walker
B3 If You Go Away
Written By – Jacques Brel-Rod McKuen
B4 I Think It's Gonna Rain Today
Written By – Randy Newman
B5 He Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother
Written By – Bob Russell-Bobby Scott



Neil Diamond's music comes in many colors because, both as a poet and as a performer, he is a master of emotion, exploring the spectrum of human response, demanding to be heard. His lyrics have been celebrated by a multitude of other artists and Neil Diamond, composer, has indeed been heard--and interpreted--and even imitated. So now Neil Diamond, singer, returns the tribute with a selection of 11 songs by other writers and other singers.
Leonard Cohen is primarily a poet, but his poems are songs; thus Neil performs the haunting "Suzanne." And Joni Mitchell's fragile, introspective lyrics are not unlike some of Neil's own compositions; "Chelsea Morning" is a rosy, airy tune, and "Both Sides Now" comes in a deeper shade of blue. Tom Paxton's "The Last Thing On My Mind" has been a folk tune; here it is Neil's tune. And "Everybody's Talkin'," composed by Fred Neil and featured in the film "Midnight Cowboy," was initially a hit song for Harry Nilsson; now Neil adds yet another dimension to the familiar lyrics.
Jerry Jeff Walker wrote and recorded "Mr. Bojangles," and Jacques Brel and Rod McKuen collaborated on "If You Go Away," a love song for any language--and a lovely song for Neil. Most of the selections were initially recorded by the people who rote them, just as Neil first recorded so many of his own songs, and, as with Neil's compositions, they are now classics of their kind, songs that are timeless in their appeal. So it is only appropriate that they be released again by an artist who understand the meaning of music--be it his own or someone else's.
Neil Diamond. Gold at the rainbow's end.

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
MCF 2529 Neil Diamond Rainbow(LP, Album) MCA Records MCF 2529 UK 1973 Sell This Version
MCA-6014 Neil Diamond Rainbow(LP, Album) MCA Records MCA-6014 Japan 1973 Sell This Version
MCA-2103 Neil Diamond Rainbow(LP, Album, RE) MCA Records MCA-2103 US 1973 Sell This Version
MAPS-7018 Neil Diamond Rainbow(LP, Album) MCA Records MAPS-7018 New Zealand 1973 Sell This Version
ACT 2476 Neil Diamond Rainbow(Cass, Album) MCA Records ACT 2476 1973 Sell This Version