Personnel includes: Neil Diamond, Linda Press (vocals); Richard Bennett, Doug Rhone (guitar); Tom Hensley (piano, keyboards); Alan Lindgren (piano, synthesizers); Burt Bacharach (piano); David Foster (keyboards); Robbie Buchanan (synthesizers); Reinie Press, Neil Steubenhaus (bass); Ron Tutt, John Robinson (drums); King Errisson, Paulinho Da Costa, Vince Charles (percussion).
Producers: Denny Diante, Neil Diamond, Richard Bennett, Richard Perry.
Engineers: Allen Sides, George Massenburg, Jeremy Smith.
PRIMITIVE blends smooth ballads like "Turn Around" with more uptempo material like "Brooklyn on a Saturday Night" and the title track in an impeccably performed collection of sophisticated mid-1980s pop. It's a confident, optimistic-sounding record, where disco-influenced tracks like "Crazy" sit side-by-side with songs like the beautifully understated "My Time With You" and the romantic "You Make It Feel Like Christmas," and Diamond's reined-in vocals give the album a direct, personal feel.