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All Music Guide - Johnny Loftus
Lovescape frames Neil Diamond's typically strong, if a little over-dramatic, vocal style with plinking keyboards, cooing backup singers, and hissing, breathy synthesizers. It's all drenched in the kind of reverb that screams "lite rock radio sap." Fortunately, Diamond's wine-stained voice is still full of emotion and more than capable of closing the album's gaping holes with a just-right emphasis here and a plaintive growl there. "Mountains of Love"'s sanitized world beat groove and keening horns would shrivel in anyone else's hands. But when Neil sings "Come on let's go/We've got room on that mountain of love," you want to believe in his feed-the-world message and follow...
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All Music Guide - Johnny Loftus
Lovescape frames Neil Diamond's typically strong, if a little over-dramatic, vocal style with plinking keyboards, cooing backup singers, and hissing, breathy synthesizers. It's all drenched in the kind of reverb that screams "lite rock radio sap." Fortunately, Diamond's wine-stained voice is still full of emotion and more than capable of closing the album's gaping holes with a just-right emphasis here and a plaintive growl there. "Mountains of Love"'s sanitized world beat groove and keening horns would shrivel in anyone else's hands. But when Neil sings "Come on let's go/We've got room on that mountain of love," you want to believe in his feed-the-world message and follow him right to the top of the peak how does he climb in those ankle boots?. A strummed acoustic guitar slows down the Hammond/Warren composition "Don't Turn Around," letting it breathe like the classic "Red Red Wine" -- Diamond's take has none of the mechanization of Ace of Base's later hit version. He has written or co-written 11 of Lovescape's 15 tracks, and it's his lilting, bruised heart duet with Kim Carnes that's the obvious standout. Elsewhere, he covers "One Hand, One Heart" from West Side Story, refueling the ballad with his typical message of unification and peace, and buoys the faint country feel of "When You Miss Your Love" with a deft vocal touch, never letting it drift into dangerous Elton John territory. Although heaping helpings of synthesizer do their worst to slow him down, Diamond does his best with Lovescape's material, and salvages a handful of memorable moments for longtime listeners or the casual fan.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/27/1991
  • Label: Sony
  • UPC: 074644861020
  • Catalog Number: 48610

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Neil Diamond Primary Artist, Acoustic Guitar
Kim Carnes Vocals, Track Performer
King Errisson Conga
Valerie Carter Background Vocals
Andrew Gold Guitar
Michael Thompson Guitar
Rusty Anderson Guitar
Kenny Aronoff Drums
Peter Asher Tambourine
Benmont Tench Organ
Sir Harry Bowens Background Vocals
Susan Boyd Background Vocals
Robbie Buchanan Piano, Keyboards
Vince Charles Percussion
Assa Drori Concert Master
Tim Drummond Bass
Sally Dworsky Background Vocals
Wendy Fraser Background Vocals
Claude Gaudette Keyboards
Bob Glaub Bass
Mark Goldenberg Guitar
Hadley Hockensmith Guitar
Tom Hensley Keyboards
Jimmy Johnson Piano
Raven Kane Background Vocals
Randy Kerber Keyboards
Larry Knechtel Piano
Alan Lindgren Keyboards
Bob Magnusson Electric Bass
Kate Markowitz Background Vocals
Jean McClain Background Vocals
Linda Press Background Vocals
Reinie Press Bass
Doug Rhone Guitar, Background Vocals
Andrea Robinson Background Vocals
Stephanie Spruill Background Vocals
Joe Turano Background Vocals
Ron Tutt Drums, Background Vocals
Carlos Vega Drums, Acoustic Bass
Terry Wood Background Vocals
Gavyn Wright Concert Master
Arnold McCuller Background Vocals
Leland Sklar Bass
Carmen Twilley Background Vocals
Technical Credits
Neil Diamond Producer
Debbie Gibson Composer
Larry Williams Composer
Albert Hammond Producer
Peter Asher Producer
Dan Bosworth Engineer
Robbie Buchanan Arranger
David Campbell Arranger
Guy DeFazio Engineer
Simon Franglen Programming
Val Garay Producer, Engineer
Tom Hensley Arranger
Daren Klein Engineer
Nathaniel Kunkel Engineer
Alan Lindgren Arranger
George Marino Mastering
Brett Swain Engineer
Don Was Producer
Bernie Becker Engineer
Lawrence Brown Engineer
David Kirschner Art Direction
Matt Gruber Engineer
Hadley Rockensmith Composer
Raymond Douglas Rhone Jr. Composer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    This Diamond's a Real Gem!!

    As always, words of the heart so well stated and,as usual, so nicely put to music. So expressive!So typical of this incredible man!

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