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Beautiful Noise
Beautiful Noise
is the tenth album by Neil Diamond
Neil Diamond
and his third with Columbia Records, released in 1976. "Dry Your Eyes" was performed with The Band
The Band
at their farewell show and is featured in Martin Scorsese's The Last Waltz.

Contents

1 Overview 2 Track listing 3 Personnel 4 Chart positions 5 References

Overview[edit]

Diamond performing live in support of Beautiful Noise
Beautiful Noise
in 1976

Beautiful Noise
Beautiful Noise
marked a radical departure in production, style, arrangements and compositional diversity for Diamond. It was billed at the time of its release as something of a "comeback" album for the artist, and did mark a new and highly productive phase of his recording and touring career. The album produced three singles: "If You Know What I Mean", "Don't Think... Feel", and the title track, "Beautiful Noise". "If You Know What I Mean" was a #1 hit on Billboard's Easy Listening chart and reached #11 on the US Hit Parade.[3] "Don't Think... Feel" reached #43 in the U.S. charts, while "Beautiful Noise" reached #13 on the UK charts[4] and number 7 in South Africa.[5] The album was produced by Robbie Robertson, known for his work with The Band. Robertson also brought Garth Hudson
Garth Hudson
of The Band
The Band
along to contribute organ to several songs. Track listing[edit] All tracks composed by Neil Diamond, except where noted.

Side one

No. Title Length

1. "Beautiful Noise" 3:24

2. "Stargazer" 2:41

3. "Lady Oh" 3:51

4. "Don't Think... Feel" 3:26

5. "Surviving the Life" 3:42

6. "If You Know What I Mean" 3:30

Side two

No. Title Writer(s) Length

1. "Street Life"   3:00

2. "Home Is a Wounded Heart"   2:40

3. "Jungletime"   3:10

4. "Signs"   4:17

5. "Dry Your Eyes" Neil Diamond, Robbie Robertson 3:23

Personnel[edit]

Neil Diamond
Neil Diamond
- vocals, acoustic guitar, rhythm guitar, dobro Richard Bennett - guitar Bob Boucher - bass guitar, acoustic bass, ARP bass Larry Knechtel - piano, Fender Rhodes Alan Lindgren - piano, Moog, strings, synthesizer Dennis St. John - drums, percussion Robbie Robertson
Robbie Robertson
- guitar Jesse Ed Davis - guitar David Paich
David Paich
- Fender Rhodes, piano Garth Hudson
Garth Hudson
- Hammond organ, Lowrey organ Jim Keltner - drums Russ Kunkel - drums Jim Gordon - drums, congas, harmony vocals James Newton Howard
James Newton Howard
- ARP synthesizer Joe Lala
Joe Lala
- percussion, tambourine, congas Mac Rebennack - Hammond organ Bob James - piano, arrangements, Fender Rhodes Tommy Morgan - harmonica Bob Findley - trumpet Jerome Richardson - flute, clarinet Linda Press - backing vocals Nick DeCaro - arrangements, accordion

Chart positions[edit]

Chart (1976) Position

Australian Kent Music Report
Kent Music Report
Albums Chart 1

References[edit]

^ https://www.allmusic.com/album/r5661 ^ Christgau, Robert. "Album: Neil Diamond: Beautiful Noise". Robert Christgau. Retrieved April 21, 2013.  ^ Jackson, Laura (2005). Neil Diamond: His Life, His Music, His Passion. ECW Press. p. 143. ISBN 1550227076. Retrieved February 13, 2014.  ^ Jackson, Laura (2005). Neil Diamond: His Life, His Music, His Passion. ECW Press. p. 145. ISBN 1550227076. Retrieved February 13, 2014.  ^ http://www.rock.co.za/files/sa_charts_1969_1989_songs_(A-B).html

Preceded by Howzat by Sherbet Australian Kent Music Report
Kent Music Report
number-one album 26 July - 8 August 1976 16–29 August 1976 Succeeded by A Night on the Town by Rod Stewart

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Neil Diamond

Studio albums

The Feel of Neil Diamond Just for You Velvet Gloves and Spit Brother Love's Travelling Salvation Show Touching You, Touching Me Tap Root Manuscript Stones Moods Serenade Beautiful Noise I'm Glad You're Here with Me Tonight You Don't Bring Me Flowers September Morn On the Way to the Sky Heartlight Primitive Headed for the Future The Best Years of Our Lives Lovescape The Christmas Album Up on the Roof: Songs from the Brill Building The Christmas Album, Volume II Tennessee Moon The Movie Album: As Time Goes By Three Chord Opera 12 Songs Home Before Dark A Cherry Cherry Christmas Dreams Melody Road Acoustic Christmas

Soundtrack albums

Jonathan Livingston Seagull The Jazz Singer

Live albums

Gold: Recorded Live at the Troubadour Hot August Night Love at the Greek Hot August Night
Hot August Night
II Live in America Stages: Performances 1970–2002 Hot August Night/NYC

Compilation albums

Neil Diamond's Greatest Hits Shilo Do It! Double Gold Rainbow His 12 Greatest Hits And the Singer Sings His Song Early Classics 12 Greatest Hits, Vol. II Classics: The Early Years The Greatest Hits: 1966–1992 Glory Road: 1968 to 1972 In My Lifetime The Neil Diamond
Neil Diamond
Collection Play Me: The Complete Uni Studio Recordings...Plus! The Essential Neil Diamond The Essential Neil Diamond
Neil Diamond
3.0 Neil Diamond
Neil Diamond
50 - 50th Anniversary Collection

Concert tours

Melody Road Tour (2015) 50 Year Anniversary World Tour (2017)

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