I just spilled this in a comment here.
I really dig Neil Diamond. Been a fan since I was a wee tyke. My mom had a bunch of his records. Know the words to most of the damn songs still.
I'm listening to "Solitary Man" right now. I love the low brass in it. The snappy little hip-snap beat. The acoustic guitar over the horns. The melancholy.
The man writes some fantastic songs.