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Home Before Dark

This article is about the 2008 album by Neil Diamond. For the 1958 movie, see Home Before Dark (film).
Home Before Dark
Neil Diamond
Released May 5, 2008 (2008-05-05)
Recorded 2007–2008
Genre Country rock
Length 63:01
Label American/Columbia
Producer Rick Rubin
Neil Diamond chronology

Classic – The Universal Masters Collection
Home Before Dark
The Best of Neil Diamond
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]
Now 4/5 stars[2]
OMM 4/5 stars[3]
Rolling Stone 3/5 stars[4]
The Times 2/5 stars[5]

Home Before Dark is the twenty-seventh studio album by American singer-songwriter Neil Diamond. Released on May 5, 2008; it was the artists second album for American Recordings.

Home Before Dark received generally positive reviews from critics upon its release and topped the national albums charts in the United States,[6] the United Kingdom,[7] and New Zealand.[8] It has since been accredited with album certifications in several regions.

In May 2008, at the age of 67, Neil Diamond was the oldest performer to have a number one record. This mark was previously held by Bob Dylan in 2006 with his Modern Times album, released when he was 65. However, Bob Dylan's recent album, Together Through Life, earned Dylan that position again since Dylan released his most recent work at 67 years and 11 months unlike Diamond releasing Home Before Dark at 67 years and 3 months.

The album is Diamond's second to be produced by Rick Rubin, a producer of hip-hop and heavy metal music, who had discovered a talent for re-invigorating the careers of musicians when he produced Aerosmith and a string of albums with Johnny Cash. After Cash's death, Diamond became the next artist to find his career given a shot in the arm, via Rubin's production on his 2005 album 12 Songs. The album consists of original works and some remakes, and was mixed by Dana Nielsen.[9][10]

Track listing

All songs were written by Neil Diamond, except where noted.

  1. "If I Don't See You Again" – 7:13
  2. "Pretty Amazing Grace" – 4:53
  3. "Don't Go There" – 6:04
  4. "Another Day (That Time Forgot)" (feat. Natalie Maines) – 6:12
  5. "One More Bite of the Apple" – 6:39
  6. "Forgotten" – 4:22
  7. "Act Like a Man" – 4:04
  8. "Whose Hands Are These" – 3:12
  9. "No Words" – 4:49
  10. "The Power of Two" – 4:35
  11. "Slow It Down" – 4:56
  12. "Home Before Dark" – 6:00
  13. "Without Her" (Harry Nilsson) – 4:22
    • Deluxe Edition Bonus Track
  14. "Make You Feel My Love" (Bob Dylan) – 4:38
    • Deluxe Edition Bonus Track

Deluxe Edition Bonus DVD

  1. "Pretty Amazing Grace"
  2. "If I Don't See You Again"
  3. "Forgotten"
  4. "The Boxer" (Paul Simon)


Chart (2008) Peak



Preceded by
Jumping All Over the World by Scooter
UK Album Chart number-one album
May 18, 2008
Succeeded by
We Started Nothing by The Ting Tings
Preceded by
Hard Candy by Madonna
Billboard 200 number-one album
May 18, 2008 – May 24, 2008
Succeeded by
Narrow Stairs by Death Cab for Cutie
Preceded by
Rockferry by Duffy
New Zealand RIANZ Album Chart number-one album
May 26, 2008 – June 2, 2008
Succeeded by
Indestructible by Disturbed
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