The Grand Tour

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All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Although Steve Lindsey tries a little too hard to make The Grand Tour appeal to everyone, Aaron Neville manages to make the album another solid addition to his latter-day catalog. Lindsey keeps the sound of the album strictly in the mainstream, piling on layers of keyboards, vocalists, and drum machines which neuter any rootsy elements in the music. This is particularly unfortunate, since the selection of songs is interesting, ranging from George Jones and Chuck Berry to Bob Dylan and Leonard Cohen. Nevertheless, Neville rises to the material, not the production, giving the music an emotional core. Not every teaming works, but enough songs hit the target to make...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Although Steve Lindsey tries a little too hard to make The Grand Tour appeal to everyone, Aaron Neville manages to make the album another solid addition to his latter-day catalog. Lindsey keeps the sound of the album strictly in the mainstream, piling on layers of keyboards, vocalists, and drum machines which neuter any rootsy elements in the music. This is particularly unfortunate, since the selection of songs is interesting, ranging from George Jones and Chuck Berry to Bob Dylan and Leonard Cohen. Nevertheless, Neville rises to the material, not the production, giving the music an emotional core. Not every teaming works, but enough songs hit the target to make The Grand Tour worthwhile for dedicated fans.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 4/20/1993
  • Label: A&M
  • UPC: 731454008624
  • Catalog Number: 540086
  • Sales rank: 54,830

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Aaron Neville Primary Artist, Primary Artist, Vocals
Art Neville Organ, Background Vocals
Linda Ronstadt Vocals, Track Performer
Plas Johnson Saxophone
Greg & Bev Smith Horn
Charles Neville Saxophone, Background Vocals
Peggi Blu Background Vocals
Tony Warren Background Vocals
Edna Wright Background Vocals
Chuck Berghofer Bass
Alex Brown Background Vocals
Carmen Carter Background Vocals
Lenny Castro Percussion
Jim Cox Organ, Piano, Wurlitzer
Jackie Gouche Background Vocals
Freebo Tuba
Ed Greene Drums
John Guerin Drums
D. Harvey Background Vocals
Dorian Holley Background Vocals
Paul Jackson Jr. Guitar
Khris Kellow Background Vocals
Nick Lane Horn
Ajay Mallery Snare Drums
JayDee Mannes Pedal Steel Guitar
Jean McClain Background Vocals
Cyril Neville Vocals, Background Vocals
Dean Parks Acoustic Guitar, Guitar, Mandolin, Electric Guitar
Lon Price Horn
Alfie Silas Background Vocals
Fred Tackett Acoustic Guitar, Guitar, Electric Guitar
Billy Valentine Background Vocals
Ernie Watts Saxophone
Wil Wheaton Background Vocals
Lee Thronburg Horn
Freddie "Ready Freddie" Washington Bass
M.B. Gordy Bells
Technical Credits
David Anderle Executive Producer
David Campbell String Arrangements
Khris Kellow Vocal Arrangements
Mort Lindsey String Arrangements
Steve Lindsey Producer, drum programming
Doug Sax Mastering
Gabe Veltri Engineer
Billy Graham Director
Lee Thronburg Horn Arrangements
Chuck Beeson Art Direction
Bob Thiele Jr. Composer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Great soulful sound

    I thoroughly enjoyed the music. Some of it was upbeat and some was bluesy.

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