It may very well be, as Newsweek suggest, Neil Diamond's best album in thirty years.
The stripped down, intimate recording of Neil actually playing his own guitar while singing his own songs, all new compositions, was Rick Rubin's idea.
And while this model has worked for Rubin before, I have to say, to my ear, it just proves that Neil Diamond is no Johnny Cash.
Oh, and the link? It's to Neil's MySpace page.
I reserve the right to change my mind. I've only heard 8 tracks, and Neil's batting .250 right now.