Aaron Neville's Soulful Christmas

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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Jose F. Promis
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 ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Jose F. Promis
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.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/5/1993
  • Label: A&M
  • UPC: 731454012720
  • Catalog Number: 540127
  • Sales rank: 97,465

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 Jr. Guitar
Jackson Jr. 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 Jr. Contributor
Mort Lindsey String Arrangements
Steve Lindsey Arranger, Producer
Lon Price Contributor
Doug Sax Mastering
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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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Touching Music

    I have never heard a christmas song that has moved me the way "O HOLY NIGHT" has by Aaron Neville.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    must have

    this is truly a must have for the holidays !!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Must-have for Christmas music lovers.

    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.

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