Diamond Mine (Blue Rodeo album)

Diamond Mine is the second album by Blue Rodeo, released in 1989. It includes several instrumental interludes by Bob Wiseman between songs. It was recorded in 1989 at Kingsway Studio in New Orleans.[1]:13 It is the last Blue Rodeo album to feature original drummer Cleave Anderson.

Diamond Mine
Studio album by
ReleasedMarch 20, 1989
Recorded1989
StudioKingsway Studio
GenreCountry rock
Length57:05
LabelRisque Disque
ProducerMalcolm Burn and Blue Rodeo
Blue Rodeo chronology
Outskirts
(1987)
Diamond Mine
(1989)
Casino
(1990)

Track listing

All songs by Greg Keelor and Jim Cuddy except as noted.

  1. "Swells" (Bob Wiseman)
  2. "God and Country" – 3:32
  3. "How Long" – 3:59
  4. "Blues Piano" (Bob Wiseman)
  5. "Love and Understanding" – 4:46
  6. "Girl of Mine" – 4:34
  7. "Diamond Mine" – 8:18
  8. "Now and Forever – 3:04
  9. "Percussive Piano" (Bob Wiseman)
  10. "House of Dreams" – 4:39
  11. "Nice Try" – 6:51
  12. "Fall in Line" – 3:21
  13. "One Day" – 3:17
  14. "Florida" – 3:40
  15. "Fuse" – 3:40
  16. "The Ballad of the Dime Store Greaser and the Blonde Mona Lisa" – 3:24
Professional ratings
Review scores
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Some versions of this CD have just 13 tracks, excluding the three Bob Wiseman instrumental interludes.[2] [3]

  1. "God and Country" – 3:32
  2. "How Long" – 3:59
  3. "Love and Understanding" – 4:46
  4. "Girl of Mine" – 4:34
  5. "Diamond Mine" – 8:18
  6. "Now and Forever – 3:04
  7. "House of Dreams" – 4:39
  8. "Nice Try" – 6:51
  9. "Fall in Line" – 3:21
  10. "One Day" – 3:17
  11. "Florida" – 3:40
  12. "Fuse" – 3:40
  13. "The Ballad of the Dime Store Greaser and the Blonde Mona Lisa" – 3:24

There are also many CDs that have the 13 track listing on the back, but 16 tracks on the actual CD.[4]

Chart performance

Chart (1989) Peak
position
Canadian RPM Country Albums 2
Canadian RPM Top Albums 4

Certifications

Region Certification
Canada (Music Canada)[5] 3× Platinum

References

  1. Bessman, Jim (9 December 2000). "Canada's Blue Rodeo is self-releasing latest set stateside". Billboard. Vol. 112 no. 50. ISSN 0006-2510.
  2. "www.freedb.org/freedb/rock/af0dac0d". FreeDB. Retrieved 18 January 2017.
  3. "Diamond Mine - Blue Rodeo". AllMusic. Retrieved 18 January 2017.
  4. "Diamond Mine by Blue Rodeo". Musicbrainz.org. Retrieved 18 January 2017.
  5. "Canadian album certifications – Blue Rodeo – Diamond Mine". Music Canada.


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