Neil Diamond – Touching You, Touching Me (1969/2016) [HDTracks FLAC 24bit/192kHz]

Neil Diamond – Touching You, Touching Me (1969/2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/192 kHz | Time – 31:11 minutes | 1,05 GB | Genre: Pop
Studio Master, Official Digital Download – Source: HDTracks | Front Cover | © Geffen Records

Touching You, Touching Me is the name of Neil Diamond’s fifth album. It was the first one since 1966 to feature renditions of other people’s material as well as his own. It included a major hit that had already charted, “Holly Holy” (#6), and a minor one, “Until It’s Time for You to Go” (#53). The album itself reached #30 on the Billboard album chart and was certified gold. Lee Holdridge was the arranger and conductor.

Diamond’s first regular album release to sell in substantial numbers, Touching You, Touching Me contains the gold Top Ten single “Holly Holy,” and a Diamond composition, but is mostly notable for its covers of standards by other songwriters: “Everybody’s Talkin’,” “Mr. Bojangles,” “Both Sides Now,” and the chart entry “Until It’s Time for You to Go.” These helped signal that Diamond was thinking of himself less as a Brill Building hack than as a peer of Fred Neil, Jerry Jeff Walker, Joni Mitchell, and Buffy Sainte-Marie. ~~AllMusic Review by William Ruhlmann

1 Everybody’s Talkin’ 2:46
2 Mr. Bojangles 4:53
3 Smokey Lady 2:40
4 Holly Holy 4:40
5 Both Sides Now 3:30
6 And The Singer Sings His Song 3:37
7 Ain’t No Way 2:41
8 New York Boy 2:38
9 Until It’s Time For You To Go 3:29

Neil Diamond – Composer, Guitar, Vocals
Lee Holdridge – Arranger, Conductor