Label: MCA U.K. - MUPS 382 • Format: Vinyl LP, Album • Country: UK • Genre: Rock • Style: Soft Rock, Pop Rock
Released as a single in earlyit hit number 22 on the U. The song tells the story of Brother Love, an evangelist who travels from town to town preaching. In the middle of the song, Diamond gives a sermon in typical evangelical style. Some evangelical groups in the American South encouraged the boycotting of this song and of Diamond as they Neil Diamond - Brother Loves Travelling Salvation Show that this song denigrated and insulted evangelists and the evangelical movement.
When Diamond explained in an interview that it was, contrary to their understanding of it, a celebration of Gospel music and the evangelical style of preaching and worship, the controversy subsided.
The original 45 mix of the title cut differs from the album version. Aside from being in mono, extra reverb is used throughout the whole song. Neil Diamond's voice was overdubbed onto the Madness And Death - Various - The Bat Bites Back vocal, creating a harmony.
A tubular bell part were added following the phrase "Take my hand in yours The fade-out of the song is longer, with a louder horn section and a rattling tambourine part. All of Diamond's CD compilations have used the album mix. Dolly Parton has performed the song on numerous occasions, including on her variety showas during her concert at London's Dominion Theatrewhich was later broadcast as the TV special Dolly in London.
Inthe song was used in the trailer for the film Once Upon a Time in Hollywoodas well as in the film itself. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. History [ edit ] The Neil Diamond - Brother Loves Travelling Salvation Show tells the story of Brother Love, an evangelist who travels from town to town preaching. Retrieved Neil Diamond. Book Category. Hidden categories: Articles with hAudio microformats All articles with unsourced statements Articles with unsourced statements from February Namespaces Article Talk.
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