Neil Diamond – Solitary Man Cover By Mike Masse and Jeff Hall
It All Begins With The Unforgettable Lyrics And The Sweet Melody…
Imagine going to a Pizzeria and hearing an acoustic version of Neil Diamond’s “Solitary Man.” I mean, wouldn’t that be an amazing surprise? And these guys sound amazing! I love that it sounds raw yet awesome all the same. It’s the best cover I’ve heard so far and I especially love the rich velvety voice which is a lot like Neil’s!
As his first Bang single, “Solitary Man” defined Diamond’s persona via an introspective and personal lyric which anticipated the singer/songwriter movement.
This was Neil’s breakthrough hit and it became a turning point in his career which is what made this track extra memorable to his fans. Though the melody is undeniably beautiful, it’s the lyrics that have moved his listeners. And this version was great, it’s a wonderful tribute to one of the greatest singer-songwriters in the pop genre.
The melody was instantly memorable and the arrangement just a touch dangerous, with the guitar-and-brass combination adding a potent edge.
“Solitary Man” will always be among Neil’s most loved songs and it’s unsurprising that several musicians play their own versions of this timeless track. But Mike Masse and Jeff Hall did a lovely rendition with every element in the song different in a beautiful kind of way.