On September Morn, Neil Diamond began to push the borders of easy listening, concentrating more on immaculately polished studiocraft than songcraft. The songs are quite inconsistent, and even the best songs -- "Dancing in the Street," "The Sun Ain't Gonna Shine Anymore," "Stagger Lee" -- are given inappropriately stiff and colorless arrangements. The title track nearly reaches the adult contemporary heights of "You Don't Bring Me Flowers," but overall the record demonstrates little personality.
September Morn Review
by Stephen Thomas Erlewine