Diamond Cut (Bonnie Tyler album)

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Diamond Cut
Bonnie Tyler - Diamond Cut album artwork.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedFebruary 1979
Studio RAK Studios, London
Genre Country, pop rock [1]
Label RCA
Bonnie Tyler chronology
Natural Force
Diamond Cut
Goodbye to the Island
Singles from Diamond Cut
  1. "My Guns Are Loaded"
    Released: November 1978
  2. "Louisiana Rain"
    Released: December 1978
  3. "What a Way to Treat My Heart"
    Released: March 1979
  4. "Too Good to Last"
    Released: 1979

Diamond Cut is the third studio album by Welsh singer Bonnie Tyler. It was released in February 1979 by RCA Records.


Critical reception

Chuck Pratt of The Pittsburgh Press described the album as "a charmer", but stated that none of the songs were "blockbuster", like "It's a Heartache" from her previous album. He highlighted "The Eyes of a Fool", "What a Way to Treat My Heart" and "Louisiana Rain" as the best tracks. [2]

Track listing

All tracks are written by Ronnie Scott and Steve Wolfe, except where noted.

Diamond Cut Standard edition
1."If You Ever Need Me Again"3:32
2."Too Good to Last"3:46
3."What a Way to Treat My Heart"3:34
4."The Eyes of a Fool"3:18
5."Bye Bye Now My Sweet Love" (Alan Tarney)3:01
6."Louisiana Rain" (Tom Petty)4:29
7."Baby I Just Love You"3:01
8."Words Can Change Your Life"3:45
9."My Guns Are Loaded"3:45
10."I'm a Fool"3:21
Total length:35:32
Diamond Cut 2009 re-release
11."(The World is Full of) Married Men" (Dominic Bugatti, Frank Musker)3:51
12."My Guns Are Loaded" (Country single version)3:30
Total length:42:53




Chart (1979)Peak
Australia (Kent Music Report) [3] 95
Norwegian Albums (VG-lista) [4] 14
Swedish Albums (Sverigetopplistan) [5] 14
US Billboard 200 [6] 145
US Billboard Top Country Albums [7] 42
US Country Albums Record World [8] 34
US Top 200 Albums Record World [9] 196

Year–end charts

Chart (1979)Position
Denmark (Glamrocker) [10] 48

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