Neil Diamond – “The Last Picasso” Live
Oh, We Can Sigh!
Unlike his other hits, “Play Me” and “Soolaimon” to name a few, “The Last Picasso” wasn’t that popular but still well-loved. I especially like the slow and sweet melody which makes everything just about Neil’s soulful baritone. It’s part of “Serenade” which was Neil’s second album released under Columbia Records. It was recorded and released in 1974. It was also lifted as a single.
The album was also issued as a quadraphonic LP with some songs as alternate takes.
Along with seven other tracks, Neil Diamond composed every song in the album. With this, he has once again proven how extremely brilliant he is as a songwriter. This particular piece resonates well with the Sixties and listening to it seems to take you back to that decade. What a talent Neil has!