Obscure, underrated and random music curated by @cwbowron
Released in 2008 and produced by Rick Rubin, Home Before Dark was Neil Diamond’s second album for American Recordings. It reached number one, making Neil Diamond the oldest performer to have a number one record, beating Bob Dylan’s previous record. It was Neil Diamond’s 27th overall studio album.
“If I Don’t See You Again” was released as the second single from the album. It doesn’t appear to have reached the charts, but is my favorite track off the album. The whole album is worth a listen. Rick Rubin’s stripped down production gives a fresh spin to an older musician, much like he did with the albums he produced for Johnny Cash. Also check out Neil Diamond’s first collaboration with Rubin, 12 Songs.