Gold

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All Music Guide - Steve Leggett
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...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Steve Leggett
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.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/22/2005
  • Label: Hip-O Records
  • UPC: 602498813638
  • Catalog Number: 000453902

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Mardi Gras Mambo (2:13)
  2. 2 Cha Dooky-Do - Art Neville (2:38)
  3. 3 Over You (2:18)
  4. 4 All These Things - Art Neville (3:14)
  5. 5 Tell It Like It Is (2:42)
  6. 6 Where Is My Baby (3:58)
  7. 7 Cissy Strut (3:04)
  8. 8 Look-Ka Py Py (3:16)
  9. 9 Hercules (3:41)
  10. 10 They All Ask'd for You (4:08)
  11. 11 Meet de Boys on the Battlefront (3:23)
  12. 12 Brother John (3:33)
  13. 13 Dancing Jones (3:14)
  14. 14 Washable Ink (4:01)
  15. 15 Sitting in Limbo (4:12)
  16. 16 Mona Lisa (3:46)
  17. 17 Fire on the Bayou (5:16)
Disc 2
  1. 1 Hey Pocky Way (4:14)
  2. 2 Fear, Hate, Envy, Jealousy (4:27)
  3. 3 Yellow Moon (4:02)
  4. 4 A Change Is Gonna Come (3:42)
  5. 5 Sister Rosa (3:29)
  6. 6 With God on Our Side (6:35)
  7. 7 River of Life (5:20)
  8. 8 Brother Blood (4:33)
  9. 9 Fly Like an Eagle (4:46)
  10. 10 On the Other Side of Paradise (3:47)
  11. 11 Voodoo (4:21)
  12. 12 Let My People Go/Get Up Stand Up (6:29)
  13. 13 Ain't No Sunshine (3:44)
  14. 14 Rivers of Babylon (4:04)
  15. 15 Walkin' in the Shadow of Life (4:17)
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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 Jr. 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 Jr. 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 Jr. 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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