Christmas Prayer

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All Music Guide - Thom Jurek
Aaron Neville is not the type to go on singing Christmas songs like "Santa Claus Is Coming to Town" or "Jingle Bells." The deeply spiritual tone of his mellifluous tenor is here singing carols, beautiful carols that deeply reflect the character of the season. His interpretations of usual favorites like "Joy to the World" with the Blind Boys of Alabama, "O Come All Ye Faithful," "The First Noel," and "Hark the Herald Angels Sing" are complemented by more unexpected choices like "Ava Maria," "Mary's Boy Child," and "Go Tell It on the Mountain." There is one concession to the popular songbook here, in "White Christmas," but it is not only out of place here, but is simply a ...
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All Music Guide - Thom Jurek
Aaron Neville is not the type to go on singing Christmas songs like "Santa Claus Is Coming to Town" or "Jingle Bells." The deeply spiritual tone of his mellifluous tenor is here singing carols, beautiful carols that deeply reflect the character of the season. His interpretations of usual favorites like "Joy to the World" with the Blind Boys of Alabama, "O Come All Ye Faithful," "The First Noel," and "Hark the Herald Angels Sing" are complemented by more unexpected choices like "Ava Maria," "Mary's Boy Child," and "Go Tell It on the Mountain." There is one concession to the popular songbook here, in "White Christmas," but it is not only out of place here, but is simply a negligible version. Neville brings home the Christmas season and its good news origins with a quiet passion, a deep sense of reflection, and elegance.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/4/2005
  • Label: Chordant
  • UPC: 724347363108
  • Catalog Number: 73631
  • Sales rank: 5,265

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Aaron Neville Primary Artist, Vocals, Background Vocals
Art Neville Hammond Organ, Background Vocals
Ivan Neville Hammond Organ, Background Vocals, Bells
Charles Neville Alto Saxophone
Victor Atkins Synthesizer, Piano, Strings, fender rhodes
Mike Brignardello Bass
Milton Davis Bass, Guitar, Percussion, Background Vocals
John Jarvis Organ, Piano, Keyboards
Phillip Manuel Background Vocals
Steve Nathan Piano, Keyboards
Cyril Neville Percussion, Background Vocals
Billy Panda Guitar
Chris Severin Upright Bass
Shane Theriot Guitar
Earl J. Smith Jr. Background Vocals
Don Kerce Bass
Blue Miller Acoustic Guitar
Jason Neville Background Vocals
Jerard Woods Background Vocals
Michael Goods Keyboards
Mark Beckett Percussion, Drums
LeAnne Palmore Background Vocals
Nick Daniels Background Vocals
Ian Neville Guitar
Jovaun Woods Background Vocals
Brian Pruitt Percussion, Drums
Judith Armistead Violin
Technical Credits
Charles Brown Composer
Felix Mendelssohn Composer
Franz Schubert Composer
Irving Berlin Composer
Curtis Mayfield Composer
Aaron Neville Arranger, Composer, Liner Notes, Vocal Arrangements, drum programming
Victor Atkins String Arrangements, Orchestral Arrangements
Greg Barnhill Composer
John Chelew Arranger
John Cuniberti Mastering
Milton Davis Composer, Programming, Engineer, Vocal Arrangements, String Arrangements, drum programming, Orchestral Arrangements
David Farrell Engineer
Erik Flettrich Engineer
Pete Greene Engineer
Jimmy Hoyson Engineer
Phillip Manuel Vocal Arrangements
Charles Wesley Composer
Matthew Beckett Engineer
James Bevelle Programming, Engineer, drum programming, Computer Editing
John Francis Wade Composer
Edmund Hamilton Sears Composer
Jester Hairston Composer
Chris Goldsmith Arranger
Traditional Composer
John Work III Composer
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