- Released: August 27, 1991
- Label: Sbme Special Mkts.
Personnel includes: Neil Diamond (vocals, acoustic guitar); Kim Carnes (vocals); Doug Rhone, Hadley Hockensmith, Andrew Gold (guitar); Dan Dugmore (pedal steel guitar); Benjamin Tench (organ); Alan Lindgren, Tom Hensley, Robbie Buchanan (keyboards); Robby Buchanan (bass, drums); Reinie Press, Lee Sklar (bass); Ron Tutt, Vince Charles, Kenny Aronoff (drums); King Errisson (congas); Peter Asher (tambourine); Linda Press (background vocals).
Producers: Neil Diamond, Don Was, Albert Hammond, Peter Asher.
Something of a concept album about love (although a Neil Diamond album that didn't center on the subject of love wouldn't be much of a Neil Diamond album at all), LOVESCAPE uses a variety of producers, like Diamond's fellow singer-songwriter Albert Hammond, the talented Don Was, and Diamond himself, to craft its multi-faceted message. Love is found ("Someone Who Believes in You"), treasured ("All I Really Need Is You"), and lost ("Hooked on the Memory of You"), over the course of this 15-song cycle. LOVESCAPE features some of Diamond's most impassioned performances on songs like the Was-produced "Wish Everything Was All right," and a sensitively realized version of Stephen Sondheim and Leonard Bernstein's "One Hand, One Heart," from WEST SIDE STORY.