Beautiful Noise is the tenth album by Neil Diamond and his third with Columbia Records, 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. It was billed at the time of its release as something of a ˝comeback˝ album for the artist, and did mark a new and highly productive phase of his recording and touring career.
The album produced three singles: ˝If You Know What I Mean˝, ˝Don’t Think... Feel˝, and the title track, ˝Beautiful Noise˝. ˝If You Know What I Mean˝ was a #1 hit on Billboard’s Easy Listening chart and reached #11 on the US Hit Parade. ˝Don’t Think... Feel˝ reached #43 in the U.S. charts, while ˝Beautiful Noise˝ reached #13 on the UK charts.
The album was produced by Robbie Robertson, known for his work with The Band. Robertson also brought Garth Hudson of The Band along to contribute organ to several songs.