Tap Root Manuscript is the sixth studio album by Neil Diamond, released in 1970. It was one of the most experimental albums he ever recorded, featuring prominent African sounds and instruments. The album ended up being a commercial success, with a string of top 40 hits. It was one of the most novel experimental recording projects of its time, and the UNI label initially was not sure whether it would be commercially viable. It turned out to be one of Diamond\'s most successful albums up to that point in his career, including one of his three #1 hits in his career, \"Cracklin\' Rosie\".