Wednesday, 2 July 2008

Neil Diamond He Ain't Heavy He's My Brother

This is another Neil Diamond song that's more usually associated with someone else, in this case as far as I'm concerned with the Hollies, though it's been covered all over the shop as many ND songs have.

The Hollies sang it in multi-part harmony, as has become the tradition, but ND sings it here totally alone, and needless to say it's exactly right. All right, he's not the best singer in the world, but the song is a song sung by one man about another, and that's what he had in mind, and that's what he did.

Isn't in amazing how young he is? Judging by the big hair, he's probably a good deal younger than many of us are now. Obviously candidates -- Jeff, nn -- excepted. Of course. I was referring to the grown-ups.