Neil Diamond - Up On The Roof: Songs From The Brill Building (1993/2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/192 kHz | Time - 55:49 minutes | 2.45 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front Cover
This is Diamond's equivalent of, say, one of Barbra Streisand's Broadway albums. Come to think of it, it's Broadway that Diamond is returning to as well; specifically, the corner of 49th Street, where he and many others turned out songs for music publishers. Some of these songs were written there; most were only in the spirit of that modern Tin Pan Alley. Handling the work of his then-rivals, such as "Spanish Harlem," "A Groovy Kind of Love," and "River Deep – Mountain High," Diamond adopts his usual hammy style (he always sounds like he thinks he's a much better singer than he is).