Home Before Dark [Bonus DVD]

Home Before Dark [Bonus DVD]

by Neil Diamond


For his second album with producer Rick Rubin, and 27th studio disc in a storied career, Neil Diamond digs deeper, producing his most honest -- and searing -- songwriting to date. Home Before Dark features a duet with Dixie Chick Natalie Maines.

Product Details

Release Date: 05/06/2008
Label: Sony
UPC: 0886972807829
catalogNumber: 728078

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Neil Diamond   Primary Artist,Guitar,Vocals
Mike Campbell   Guitar,Bass Guitar
Benmont Tench   Keyboards
Charlie Bisharat   Concert Master
David Campbell   Leader
Larry Corbett   Cello
Earl Dumler   English Horn,Oboe
Chuck Findley   Trumpet
Armen Garabedian   Violin
Gary Grant   Trumpet
Dan Higgins   Flute
Larry Klimas   Flute
Don Markese   Alto Flute
Joe Meyer   French Horn
Linda Press   Background Vocals
Robert Shulgold   Flute
Maxine Willard Waters   Background Vocals
Smokey Hormel   Guitar,Bass Guitar
Julia Waters   Background Vocals
Jonny Polonsky   Guitar
William Frank "Bill" Reichenbach   Trombone
Matt Sweeney   Guitar
Rudy Stein   Cello
Julian Hallmark   Violin
David R. Stone   Bass
Nathan Campbell   French Horn
Rose Corrigan   Bassoon
Ralph Williams   Clarinet
Andrew Duckles   Viola
Michele Richards   Violin
Steven Holtman   Trombone
M.B. Gordy   Timpani

Technical Credits

Neil Diamond   Composer,Liner Notes
Bob Dylan   Composer
Harry Nilsson   Composer
David Campbell   Horn Arrangements,String Arrangements,Woodwind Arrangement
Rick Rubin   Producer
Bernie Becker   Engineer
Andrew Scheps   Engineer
Greg Fidelman   Engineer
Mary Maurer   Art Direction
Jason Lader   Engineer

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Home Before Dark 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 22 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
A simple, sincere, convicting & beautiful worship song ever written so far, in the 21st Century! One man's genuine expression of how Amazing God's Grace truly is! Thanks Neil for the gift of this gripping worship song to the world at large....I am sure people will take notice if they care to listen! What a treat it will be when people are convicted and gripped by the song....and search the pages of the BOOK you refer to in the song!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Neil's got the touch! This really was a beautiful album. I love the acoustic sound, and the piano parts on the 1st and 4th tracks are lovely. I could fall asleep listening to this (in a good way). Thanks, Neil! Keep them coming!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I am a huge Neil Diamond fan. I love about everything he does. Sadly, Home Before Dark has been a disappointment to me. If you really like the Rick Rubin-inspired stripped down version of Neil's music, the first Rubin produced CD "12 Songs" was much better. As for me, I'll go back to his older music, such as Three Chord Opera and Jonathan Livingston Seagull.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I am very pleased with this album. I find the song with Natalie Maines to be the best. Thought-provoking lyrics are outstanding in all his songs, and he does not disappoint with this album
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love this CD. Neil Diamond never disappoints but, this time, he's outdone himself! I admit to being stuck in the 60's & 70's musicwise so it's not often that I so thoroughly enjoy an entire new group of songs. It's hard to pick a favorite but Pretty Amazing Grace may just be it with all the rest tied for a close second.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I've always thought "I Am...I Said" was the best song ever written, but "If I Don't See You Again" is right up there with it. I can't seem to stop listening: the lyrics are poignant, the structure is superb, and I don't care if it's 7 minutes long. If this song had been written before the age of video music, it'd have been huge. I hope Neil is as appreciated for this one as he should be.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Ihave just watched the 'If I don't see you again' video. Fantastic song, great lyrics, This one will grab you. Neil's voice in its usual superb form. Neil's fans will enjoy this.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I never thought that the man could get any better but this album is just soul touching. I have just finished listening to "Home Before Dark" and it seems as though he has bared his soul. Simply brilliant.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The words are deeper, the hooks are all there. This is Neil at his most mature and definitely at his best. Outstanding!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Once again and never disappointing
Guest More than 1 year ago
I have been a fan since high school - had a teacher who played Neil all the time. I have been hooked ever since. I have been to four concerts and plan to go again this time around. Keep it coming - love, love, love the music.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a mature, deep, simple yet well crafted song... love it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
After having the 12 Songs dvd, I did not think Mr. Diamond could top it. Well, I find myself having to hear at least one of the songs every day. They keep running through my head, so I have to hear them again and again. My favorite is "Pretty Amazing Grace"...the music, the words..everything is close to perfect about it. What about his voice....I think I like it even more than I did 30 years ago! What a great CD!
Guest More than 1 year ago
neil diamond has raised the bar again..can't miss with his words and music,what solo artist has maintain this for over five decades.Mr.Diamond has produced a gem.
Guest More than 1 year ago
It has been a long time since I was amazed by a new "take" on such a standard hymn. The whole arrangement was an instant "WOW,I gotta listen to this"! And then add to it that Neil Diamond is singing it! I heard it on American Idol and logged on to look at the whole album which I am now anxiously awaiting.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This song is fantastic. Sung from the heart. It really moved me. To sustain a listeners interest for 7 minutes plus is a long time and I just didn't want this song to finish.I can't wait to hear the rest of the songs on this album.If they are anywhere near the standard of this one this album will be a sellout very quickly and one you will want in your collection.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Just viewed the video of "If I Don't See You Again, & "Pretty Amazing Grace" from another web site. Both left me speachless. As with every N.D. album I can't wait to hear more.
Guest More than 1 year ago
i've been in love with this man's music since junior high, and have seen him 9 times. i'm 54 years old ,and finally i'll see him again in tampa this month. the only song i've never heard him not sing live that i wanted to was the OH NO song. it doesn't really matter, because he can sing whatever he wants!! Tina has her song simply the best, but mr. diamond has far surpassed her and many of the the other greats. as far as your latest cd, it's as good as gold. imagine that!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Once again a song that touches us. Thank you for the beautiful music your fans can always count on. So much changes but at least we have your music to hold on to.
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