Aaron Neville Soulful Christmas
|SUPER SAVINGS:||$9.89 Limited Time Only|
|You Save:||$1.10 (10% Off)|
Available: Usually ships in 1-3 business days
- Released: October 5, 1993
- Originally Released: 1993
- Label: A&M
Entertainment Weekly - 11/12/93, p.59"...Aaron Neville truly does sing like an angel..." - Rating: B
Vibe - 12/93-1/94, p.154"...SOULFUL CHRISTMAS is a delicious cross between wonderfully sung, non-religion-specific traditionals and the God jams...a groovy collection for all..."
Song previews provided courtesy of iTunes
Personnel includes: Aaron Neville (vocals); Dean Parks, Paul Jackson, Jr., Bob Mann (guitars); Amy Schulman (harp); Jon Clarke (woodwinds); Plas Johnson (saxophone); Jim Cox (piano, organ, keyboards); Lee Sklar, Freddie Washington, Jim Hughart (bass); Ed Greene, John Guerin (drums).
Personnel: Aaron Neville (vocals); Dorian Holley, Jim Gilstrap (vocals, background vocals); Andrea Robinson, Gabe Veltri, Gary Falcone, Jackie Gouch‚, Brett Hudson, Lynne Mabrey, Joey Diggs, Joseph Powell, Alex Brown, Mark Hudson, Raven Kane, Stephanie Spruill, Carmen Twillie (vocals); Dean Parks, Jackson Jr., Paul Jackson, Jr. , Bob Mann (guitar); Amy Schulman (harp); Jon Clarke (woodwinds); Vince Denham (saxophone, horns, background vocals); Lon Price, Tom Timko (saxophone, horns); Plas Johnson (saxophone); Lee Thornburg, Dennis Farias (horns); Jim Cox (organ, keyboards); James Cox (keyboards); Steve Forman (vibraphone, percussion, bells); Keith "Bass Drum Shorty" Frazier (drums, bass drum); Ed Greene, John Guerin, Ajay Mallery (drums); M.B. Gordy (bells); Darryl Phinnessee, Rick Nelson, Kevin Dorsey (background vocals).
Audio Mixer: Bill Schnee.
Recording information: Capitol Studios, Hollywood, CA; New Orleans Recording Company.
Unknown Contributor Roles: Jackson Jr.; Lon Price.
Arrangers: Aaron Neville; Steve Lindsey.
Aaron Neville's Soulful Christmas is at once familiar yet progressive, traditional, prayerful, heartfelt, fun, and sexy. Neville lends his angelic voice to timeless holiday standards, resulting in one of the more compelling American holiday albums of the 1990s. Neville's treatment of classics such as "O Holy Night," "Silent Night," and "O Little Town of Bethlehem" is absolutely stirring, and he infuses these lullabies with so much warmth and sincerity that they can even touch the hardest, most cynical audiences. Neville also covers more contemporary tunes, such as "Please Come Home for Christmas," and augments his warm renditions of "The Christmas Song" and "White Christmas" with classic pop arrangements, filled with lush strings, piano, and even saxophone. The real gems, however, include the irresistibly swingin' "Such a Night," which should become mandatory for any Christmas party, and the equally intoxicating, hand clapping "Louisiana Christmas Day." The album ends on a spiritual tone with the tender "Star Carol" and the moving, organ-accompanied "The Bells of St. Mary's." Neville wholly succeeds in crafting a fun, Cajun-spiced yet traditional Christmas album, which manages to capture all of the joy, passion, spirituality ,and nostalgia which goes along with the holiday season. ~ Jose F. Promis
Ultimate Rock & Roll Time Capsule, Volume 4 - Disc 6 (CD)
99¢ Super Savings
Ultimate Rock & Roll Time Capsule, Volume 4 (6-CD Box Set)
$14.98 Super Savings
The Ultimate Collection - The Groovy Sixties, Volume 1... (CD)
$14.99 Super Savings
Question Mark & The Mysterians (New Stereo Recordings) (CD)
$11.03 Super Savings
The Best of the 1910 Fruitgum Company: Simon Says (CD)
Music Lovers' Ratings & Reviews:
Be the first Music Lover to write an online review of this product!
- Sales Rank: 4,240
- UPC: 731454012720
- Shipping Weight: 0.25/lbs (approx)
- International Shipping: 1 item
Rock & Pop: Christmas Music Categories:
Academy of St. Martins in the Field Christmas With the Academy (CD) ~
$15.28 Super Savings
Beegie Adair Quiet Christmas: Solo Piano (CD) ~
$8.99 Super Savings
Air Supply Christmas Album (CD) ~
$5.97 Super Savings
The Albion Christmas Band Magic Touch (CD) ~
$14.81 Super Savings
All-4-One An All-4-One Christmas (CD) ~
$13.25 Super Savings
Academy of St. Martins in the Field Tchaikovsky: Nutcracker Suite (CD) ~
$16.57 Super Savings
Todd Agnew Do You See What I See? (CD) ~
$7.19 Super Savings
The Albion Christmas Band Traditional (CD) ~
$13.58 Super Savings
Tuck Andress Hymns,carols And Songs About Snow (CD-R) ~
$11.98 Super Savings
Joan Baez Noel (Remastered Edition with Bonus Tracks) (CD) ~
$20.75 Super Savings