Hoping to reinvent himself, Diamond teams up with producer Rick Rubin and puts out an album very different than his previous efforts.
Believe the hype, says Allison Stewart in The Washington Post. Producer Rick Rubin has done it again. Before Rubin (who was initially famous for working with the Beastie Boys and Run DMC) got his hands on Johnny Cash, the Man in Black was wandering aimlessly through Nashville waiting for someone to remake his sound. For Neil Diamond, Rubin has again dusted off his old-man-revival tool kit, using Diamond