Claude's interview with Bart Ebisch is now online at www.altcountry.nl/diamond.html.
FIVE STAR CD REVIEW: "This album is as young and as cool as roots country gets..Claude's songwriting is exciting and his storytelling is unique. Some songwriters just have an inner gift for writing interesting songs and Claude has this gift for sure." ROOTS MUSIC REPORT
FOUR STAR CD REVIEW: "What a great album this is. Claude Diamond tells dramatic stories,but keeps them always funny in a very original way..hope is always aroung the edge. Very soon this Diamond is bigger in Europe than in America." BART EBISCH..WWW.ALTCOUNTRY.NL
FOUR STAR CD REVIEW: "This album is a real country gem. A true original country classic."
CD REVIEW: "Diamond Dust is a delightful disc full of clever and mostly light hearted songs."
COUNTRY ROOTS MUSIC
CD REVIEW: "Claude is without a doubt country to the bone and the stylistic diversity used to frame his first-rate wongwriting insures there's never a dull moment from start to finish. Claude Diamond is one of those hidden treasures assuredly worth seeking out and DIAMOND DUST is a true gem.
AnnMarie Harrington www.takecountryback.com
Diamond Dust was selected by www.altcountry.nl as a top album of the year for 2004.
Diamond Dust was picked by Take Country Back, AnnMarie Harrington, as #12 on the list of notable albums for 2004.
"Diamond Dust is vintage Claude Diamond, a true master of the trade..American Tonight
"There's not a dud in the bunch" Bill Wence Promotions
"If you are going to listen to the CD DIAMOND DUST be sure you can't do anything else for about 40 minutes. Each story holds you in a grip you can't escape. I have decided to make DIAMOND DUST the CD of the month.
George Backer...Country Special...
"So you retire and start a new career? You do if you're Claude Diamond. The amazing thing is that this is really good! Who knew?" The Bear..WQBR..www.bear999.com
Claude's "Half My Doublewide" won first place in the country category of the Dallas Songwriters Association 2003 songwriting contest. "Edge of the World" won the winter 2004 lyric writing competition. Both songs are on Diamond Dust.
Diamond Dust met the criteria for soundtrack material with TransMedia Corporation.
Diamond Dust has made the recommended list for American Music for 2004 at www.americanmusicbelgium.homestead.com
"Real songs people can relate to sung by someone who wrote and understood the life's lessons he sings about".
Mr. Wonderful-WJJC Music Director & host of Americana 441/ Commerce, Georgia
"I've enjoyed listening to your great music and songs and I will give it regular airplay on our radio show...
Raymond-Radio Atl "Roots Revival" / Bree Belgium
When I looked in the mirrow this morning I saw a bad imitation of me...LAST MAN ON EARTH
She left Louisiana mud on my soul and in my blood...
LAND OF ZYDECO
I opened the front door could not believe my eyes that girl had drove off with half my doublewide...HALF MY DOUBLEWIDE
Girl it's hard to reach for the stars working under hoods of old worn out cars...LAND ON THE MOON
She told me when Hell freezes over she'd give me a call well I'm still in Key Largo waiting for snow flakes to fall... I HOPE HELL FREEZES OVER
I fear the sands of time have buried everything I love north of exit ten...NORTH OF EXIT TEN
When my life is on the downside I can't afford a shrink I play me some Haggard and Jones...I DROP QUARTERS
He lay down on a park bench between the sports and social news...EDGE OF THE WORLD
All I need is that girl of mine and a big ol' glass of mad dog wine...THE GIRL I LOVE
Check out the artist's website:
1. Last Man On Earth
2. Land of Zydeco
3. Half My Doublewide
4. Land On the Moon
5. I Hope Hell Freezes Over
6. North of Exit Ten
7. I Drop Quarters
8. Edge of the World
9. The Girl I Love
10. The Phone Call