Gold

Gold

by Neville Brothers
     
 
This two-disc set does a wonderful job of presenting the nearly 50-year recording history of Art, Charles, Aaron, and Cyril Neville -- the Neville Brothers -- without sacrificing the pacing that makes for a good and varied listening

Overview

This two-disc set does a wonderful job of presenting the nearly 50-year recording history of Art, Charles, Aaron, and Cyril Neville -- the Neville Brothers -- without sacrificing the pacing that makes for a good and varied listening experience. Opening with "Mardi Gras Mambo" from 1954 by Art's first group, the Hawketts, then picking up on a couple of Aaron's early singles, the Allen Toussaint-produced "Over You" and Aaron's unofficial theme song, "Tell It Like It Is," before moving on to the bayou funk of the Meters for "Cissy Strut" and "Look-Ka Py Py," Gold gets things exactly right. All four brothers actually didn't appear on record together until 1976's marvelous The Wild Tchoupitoulas album, which is represented here by "Brother John" and "Meet de Boys on the Battlefront." They officially became known as the Neville Brothers a year later, and their hybrid mix of funk, soul, gospel, rock, country, and New Orleans street music is both inspired and fun, with tracks like "Fire on the Bayou" and "Hey Pocky Way" quickly becoming Louisiana classics. Other highlights on this fine collection include a scorching live take of "Voodoo" from 1994's Live on Planet Earth release, an impassioned version of the Melodians' Jamaican hymn "Rivers of Babylon," and the 21st century psychedelic funk of "Walkin' in the Shadow of Life" from the 2004 album of the same title. Until a box set comes along, this two-disc compilation stands as the best overall introduction to the long history of the Neville Brothers, who show no signs of slowing down anytime soon.

Product Details

Release Date:
11/22/2005
Label:
Hip-O Records
UPC:
0602498813638
catalogNumber:
000453902

Tracks

Disc 1

  1. Mardi Gras Mambo
  2. Cha Dooky-Do
  3. Over You
  4. All These Things
  5. Tell It Like It Is
  6. Where Is My Baby
  7. Cissy Strut
  8. Look-Ka Py Py
  9. Hercules
  10. They All Ask'd for You
  11. Meet de Boys on the Battlefront
  12. Brother John
  13. Dancing Jones
  14. Washable Ink
  15. Sitting in Limbo
  16. Mona Lisa
  17. Fire on the Bayou

Disc 2

  1. Hey Pocky Way
  2. Fear, Hate, Envy, Jealousy
  3. Yellow Moon
  4. A Change Is Gonna Come
  5. Sister Rosa
  6. With God on Our Side
  7. River of Life
  8. Brother Blood
  9. Fly Like an Eagle
  10. On the Other Side of Paradise
  11. Voodoo
  12. Let My People Go/Get Up Stand Up
  13. Ain't No Sunshine
  14. Rivers of Babylon
  15. Walkin' in the Shadow of Life

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Neville Brothers   Primary Artist
George Davis   Conductor

Technical Credits

Jimmy Cliff   Composer
Bob Marley   Composer
Sam Cooke   Composer
Bob Dylan   Composer
John Hiatt   Composer
Aaron Neville   Composer,Executive Producer
Art Neville   Composer,Producer
Ivan Neville   Composer,Producer
Bill Withers   Composer
Ron Cuccia   Composer
Charles Neville   Composer
Brenton Dowe   Composer
Jack Nitzsche   Producer
George Davis   Arranger,Composer
Harold Battiste   Producer
Gully Bright   Composer
Malcolm Burn   Producer
Milton Davis   Composer,Producer
Joel Dorn   Producer
Ken Elliot   Producer
Frank Farian   Composer
Hammond Scott   Producer
Daniel Lanois   Producer
David Leonard   Producer
Jay Livingston   Composer
Peter Tosh   Composer
Ziggy Modeliste   Composer
Cyril Neville   Composer
Leo Nocentelli   Composer
George Porter   Composer
Phil Roy   Composer
James Stroud   Producer
Allen Toussaint   Composer,Producer
Billy Valentine   Composer
David Ritz   Liner Notes
Brian Stoltz   Composer
Hawk Wolinski   Producer
Eric Kolb   Composer
Trevor McNaughton   Composer
Vartan   Art Direction
Bob Thiele   Composer
Jason Neville   Composer
Lee Diamond   Composer
George Landry   Composer
Naomi Neville   Composer
Mike Leiber   Composer
Mae Vince   Composer
Allen Orange   Composer
Arthur "Red" Neville   Composer
Steve Jordan   Producer
Pat Lawrence   Executive Producer
Ian Neville   Composer
Ryan Null   Photo Coordination
Daryl Johnson   Composer
Kent Sorrell   Executive Producer
George Reyam   Composer

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