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Third Time Ricky: Diamond In LP Talks With Rubin
Alex Denney , November 20th, 2008 09:23

Rick Rubin will be Diamond's geezer again on third collaboration

Neil Diamond

Neil Diamond is to team up with producer Rick Rubin again to work on a successor to this year's well-received Home After Dark LP.

The pair are reported to have arranged a meeting on January 12th to discuss the concept of the album.

Diamond told Billboard: "I told (Rubin) I want to start writing on the 12th. He said, 'Why don't you not start writing and let's sit down and talk about what the concept is and what we're gonna do.' I said, 'Good idea,' so we'll meet on the 12th and go from there."

You can see it on Neil's kitchen calendar can't you? Jan 12: 'write album'. Call him a hack if you will, but the guy sure is clinical.

Diamond also revealed that he and Rubin would be adopting a different approach to the album than with Home Before Dark and first joint venture 12 Songs.

A DVD of his current 'Home After Dark' tour is slated for release next year.

"I'm very pleased with it," Diamond said. "I've always felt you could never really replicate the experience of being at a concert, but this film comes as close to replicating it as anything I've ever seen."

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