Tennessee Moon

Tennessee Moon

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by Neil Diamond
     
 

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Neil Diamond mounted a major comeback with Tennessee Moon, his first collection of new material in nearly five years. Instead of capitalizing on the psuedo-hipster status he had acquired with the early '90s alternative rockers, particularly Urge Overkill, Diamond headed to Nashville to write and record Tennessee Moon.

Overview

Neil Diamond mounted a major comeback with Tennessee Moon, his first collection of new material in nearly five years. Instead of capitalizing on the psuedo-hipster status he had acquired with the early '90s alternative rockers, particularly Urge Overkill, Diamond headed to Nashville to write and record Tennessee Moon. Appropriately, the album is rooted in contemporary country, spiked with hints of the pop craftsmanship that made him popular in the '60s. Not all of the songs were written by Diamond or his collaborators, which included Raul Malo of the Mavericks; the combination of originals and professionally-written made-to-order songs works well, leaving the overall quality of the material rather high. Tennessee Moon suffers from an overabundance of songs, as well as a slightly sterile production, but it remains one of Neil Diamond's most successful records of the '80s and '90s.

Product Details

Release Date:
03/01/2008
Label:
Sbme Special Mkts.
UPC:
0886972458823
catalogNumber:
724588

Tracks

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Neil Diamond   Primary Artist,Vocals
Chet Atkins   Acoustic Guitar,Background Vocals,Track Performer
Sam Bush   Fiddle,Mandolin
Beth Nielsen Chapman   Track Performer
Waylon Jennings   Vocals,Track Performer
Hal Ketchum   Acoustic Guitar,Vocals,Background Vocals,Track Performer
Jo-El Sonnier   Accordion
Kooper   Hammond Organ
Matt Rollings   Piano,Hammond Organ
Chester Thompson   Drums
Steve Gibson   Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar
Bill LaBounty   Background Vocals
Curtis Wright   Background Vocals
John Wesley Ryles   Background Vocals
Gary Burr   Acoustic Guitar,Background Vocals
Sam Bacco   Percussion
Richard Bennett   Acoustic Guitar,Mandolin,Electric Guitar
Stephanie Bentley   Background Vocals
Debra Black   Background Vocals
Bruce Bouton   Pedal Steel Guitar
Kathy Burdick   Background Vocals
Dennis Burnside   Piano,Hammond Organ
Rosemary Butler   Vocals,Track Performer
Mark Casstevens   Acoustic Guitar
Dan Dugmore   Acoustic Guitar,Pedal Steel Guitar,Electric Guitar
Bob Gaudio   Accordion,Keyboards,Background Vocals
Rob Hajacos   Fiddle,Hoedown
Dann Huff   Electric Guitar
David Hungate   Bass,Bass Guitar,Upright Bass
Jana King   Background Vocals
Paul Leim   Drums
Chris Leuzinger   Electric Guitar
Alan Lindgren   Piano,Keyboards,Hammond Organ
Raul Malo   Track Performer
Brent Mason   Electric Guitar
Gary Nicholson   Acoustic Guitar,Tambourine
Mark O'Connor   Fiddle
Dave Pomeroy   Fretless Bass Guitar
Reinie Press   Bass,Bass Guitar
Michael Rhodes   Bass,Bass Guitar
Doug Rhone   Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar
Tammy Rogers   Fiddle
Brent Rowan   Electric Guitar
Harry Stinson   Background Vocals
Ron Tutt   Drums
Biff Watson   Acoustic Guitar
Lonnie Wilson   Guitar,Percussion,Drums
Paul Worley   Acoustic Guitar
Jonathan Yudkin   Fiddle
Curtis Young   Background Vocals
Andrea Zonn   Fiddle
Melodie Crittenden   Background Vocals
Beth Hooker   Background Vocals
Buffy Lawson   Vocals,Background Vocals,Track Performer
Dennis Wilson   Background Vocals

Technical Credits

Neil Diamond   Composer
Richard Landis   Producer
Mike Bradley   Engineer
Don Cook   Producer
Bob Gaudio   Producer
Rob Hajacos   Contributor
Alan Lindgren   Arranger
Justin Niebank   Engineer
James Stroud   Producer
Paul Worley   Producer
Bernie Becker   Engineer
Justin Neibank   Engineer
Jesse Diamond   Composer

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Tennessee Moon 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Tennessee Moon is an outstanding CD. I especially like him singing with Waylon Jennings and Beth Nielsen Chapman. This is Neil Diamond at his best, as he is, almost always.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago