Aaron Neville's Soulful Christmas

Aaron Neville's Soulful Christmas

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by Aaron Neville
     
 
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

Overview

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.

Product Details

Release Date:
10/05/1993
Label:
A&M
UPC:
0731454012720
catalogNumber:
540127
Rank:
200830

Tracks

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Aaron Neville   Primary Artist,Vocals
Frank Capp   Conductor
Plas Johnson   Saxophone
Alex Brown   Vocals
Jon Clarke   Woodwind
James Cox   Keyboards
Jim Cox   Organ,Keyboards,Hammond Organ
Vince Denham   Horn,Saxophone,Background Vocals
Joey Diggs   Vocals
Kevin Dorsey   Background Vocals
Gary Falcone   Vocals
Dennis Farias   Horn
Jackie Gouche   Vocals
Steve Forman   Percussion,Bells,Vibes
Keith "Bass Drum Shorty" Frazier   Drums,Bass Drums
Jim Gilstrap   Vocals,Background Vocals
Ed Greene   Drums
John Guerin   Drums
Dorian Holley   Vocals,Background Vocals
Brett Hudson   Vocals
Mark Hudson   Vocals
Jim Hughart   Bass
Paul Jackson   Guitar
Jackson   Guitar
Raven Kane   Vocals
Mort Lindsey   Conductor
Lynne Mabrey   Vocals
Ajay Mallery   Drums
Bob Mann   Guitar
Dean Parks   Guitar
Darryl Phinnessee   Background Vocals
Joseph Powell   Vocals
Lon Price   Horn,Saxophone
Andrea Robinson   Vocals
Amy Schulman   Harp
Stephanie Spruill   Vocals
Lee Thornburg   Horn
Tom Timko   Horn,Saxophone
Carmen Twillie   Vocals
Gabe Veltri   Vocals
Fred Washington   Bass
Leland Sklar   Bass
Rick Nelson   Background Vocals
M.B. Gordy   Bells

Technical Credits

Adolphe Adam   Composer
Aaron Neville   Arranger
Mel Tormé   Composer
Franz Gruber   Composer
David Anderle   Executive Producer
Jackson   Contributor
Mort Lindsey   String Arrangements
Steve Lindsey   Arranger,Producer
Lon Price   Contributor
Lee Thornburg   Horn Arrangements
Gabe Veltri   Engineer
Robert Wells   Composer
Chuck Beeson   Art Direction
Joseph Mohr   Composer
Phillip Brooks   Composer
John Sullivan Dwight   Composer
Alfred S. Burt   Composer
Lewis Redner   Composer
William James Cox   Composer
A. Emmett Adams   Composer

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Aaron Neville's Soulful Christmas 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
this is truly a must have for the holidays !!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I have never heard a christmas song that has moved me the way "O HOLY NIGHT" has by Aaron Neville.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Every year, my family (all three boys who are now teenagers) brings out this CD and listens to it at least once a day between Thanksgiving and Christmas. For us it's become a holiday tradition.