Also available in a CD 3-pack with CLASSICS: THE EARLY YEARS (1966-1967) and THE JAZZ SINGER.
Personnel includes: Neil Diamond (vocals, acoustic & electric guitars, dobro); Robbie Robertson (electric guitar); Tom Scott (tenor saxophone); Bob Findley (trumpet); Bob James (Fender Rhodes piano); James Newton Howard (ARP synthesizer); Bob Boucher (bass); Dennis St. John (drums); Joe Lala (percussion); Oma Drake, Venetta Fields, Carolyn Willis (background vocals).
Engineers include: Nat Jeffreys, Neil Brody, Ed Anderson.
All tracks have been digitally remastered.
Produced by the Band's former leader Robbie Robertson, 1976's BEAUTIFUL NOISE features the cream of L.A. sessionhood, as well as New Orleans pianist Dr. John and Robertson's ex-Band mate Garth Hudson, in a set which, though it hews closely to Diamond's Tin Pan Alley roots, was the rawest the singer had sounded on record since the days of "Cracklin' Rosie." Songs like the gospel-tinged "Surviving the Life" and the jazzy "Street Life" conjure Diamond's gritty Coney Island roots, while the title track is one of the most appealing of his '70s hits.