Neil Diamond – “Delirious Love” Live
A Classic Neil Diamond Love Song
“Delirious Love” is a bonus track for Neil’s twenty-sixth studio album released on November 8, 2005, “12 Songs.” It received four out of five stars from AllMusic and Rolling Stone; rating of “A” from Entertainment Weekly; and 8.3 out of 10 from Absolute Punk.
It was his first album of all-original, all-new material since 2001’s Three Chord Opera. It was produced by Rick Rubin and is often erroneously cited as the first Diamond album since the Bang Records era to feature the artist playing acoustic guitar; in truth he played guitar on his Uni/MCA output and his Columbia output, possibly uncredited on most, if not all, albums.
After Neil’s tour on “Three Chord Opera,” he began working on this album. He started his work on his new material after retreating to his cabin in Colorado.
- Ranked number 4 in the Billboard 200 album chart
- Certified Gold in Australia, Canada, Ireland, UK and US
- Peaked at number 5 in the UK Albums
Rubin’s influence would extend beyond the recording sessions, as the subsequent tour behind the album found Diamond using tougher-sounding arrangements of his classic songs with his longtime backing band, and playing more guitar onstage than he had done since the Hot August Night era.