Artists are always paying tribute to [lastfm]Neil Diamond[/lastfm] as an original, a songwriter who’s career has spanned five decades, yet has always remained relevant. Now, Diamond is paying tribute himself to some of his favorite songs, recording a new album of covers!
Dreams, his new record, is due out November 2nd and will include Diamond’s take on songs like “Ain’t No Sunshine,” “Let It Be” and a big favorite of ours, “Hallelujah.”
“You never know how long you’ve got and a lot of these songs have been waiting for me to record them for 40 years,” he said.
Also included in the collection is a never-before-heard version of “I’m A Believer,” a song written by Diamond but best known for the version recorded by a certain moppy-haired foursome in the 1960s. No, not that one. The other one.
Diamond is not the first well-respected songwriter to go the cover route; the late, great [lastfm]Johnny Cash[/lastfm] breathed new life into a host of songs with his reinterpretations as well. Do you think Diamond’s versions can do the same?