1976 Neil Diamond – Don’t Think… Feel (US:#43)
“Don’t Think… Feel” is a 1976 song by Neil Diamond from the album Beautiful Noise. It was released as a single in October 1976 and reached #43 in the US Hit Parade. The B-side was “Home is a Wounded Heart”.
The “Caribbean-flavored track” features Dr. John on Hammond organ and Jerome Richardson on flute. The song was a take on hippie philosophy with the words “Don’t think, feel. Ain’t no big deal. Make it real. And don’t think, feel.”
The title and message of the song attracted comment both positive and negative.
Beautiful Noise is the third album by Neil Diamond on Columbia Records (tenth studio album overall), released in 1976. “Dry Your Eyes” was performed with The Band at their farewell show and is featured in Martin Scorsese’s The Last Waltz. Beautiful Noise marked a radical departure in production, style, arrangements and compositional diversity for Diamond. […]
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