The Tattooed Heart

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Alex Henderson
Aaron Neville is an unlikely example of a '60s soul hero who managed to reinvent himself as a '90s pop star without compromising his integrity. Drawing on pop as well as the type of New Orleans soul that put him on the map, Neville proved that he could once again be quite marketable. Like Warm Your Heart, The Tattooed Heart isn't on a par with Neville's early efforts, but nonetheless has a lot going for it. Though not breathtaking, material ranging from the soul ballad "Show Some Emotion" to the earthy rock number "Down Into Muddy Water" and the reggae-influenced hit "Can't Stop My Heart from Loving You The Rain Song" is honest and enjoyable. Another high point of this ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Alex Henderson
Aaron Neville is an unlikely example of a '60s soul hero who managed to reinvent himself as a '90s pop star without compromising his integrity. Drawing on pop as well as the type of New Orleans soul that put him on the map, Neville proved that he could once again be quite marketable. Like Warm Your Heart, The Tattooed Heart isn't on a par with Neville's early efforts, but nonetheless has a lot going for it. Though not breathtaking, material ranging from the soul ballad "Show Some Emotion" to the earthy rock number "Down Into Muddy Water" and the reggae-influenced hit "Can't Stop My Heart from Loving You The Rain Song" is honest and enjoyable. Another high point of this CD is an inspired remake of Bill Withers' "Use Me." Because an urban contemporary approach didn't interest him, the "new" Neville received little support from Black radio -- but on pop stations, he'd become a high priority.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 4/18/1995
  • Label: A&M
  • UPC: 731454034944
  • Catalog Number: 540349

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Aaron Neville Primary Artist, Primary Artist, Primary Artist, Vocals
Steve Cropper Guitar, Electric Guitar
Art Neville Synthesizer
Charles Neville Saxophone
Sid Page Violin
Mickey Raphael Harmonica
Eddie Bayers Drums
Barry Beckett Organ
Alex Brown Vocals, Background Vocals
David Campbell Conductor
Matt Chamberlain Drums
Luis Conte Percussion
Jim Cox Organ, Piano, Accordion, Wurlitzer
Kevin Dorsey Background Vocals
Stuart Duncan Fiddle
Alan Estes Vibes
Jackie Gouche Background Vocals
Paul Franklin Pedal Steel Guitar
Claude Gaudette Strings
Jim Gilstrap Background Vocals
Ed Greene Drums
Dorian Holley Background Vocals
Phillip Ingram Background Vocals
Khris Kellow Background Vocals
Nick Lane Horn
Mort Lindsey Conductor
Steve Lindsey Organ
Brent Mason Electric Guitar
Cyril Neville Background Vocals
Dean Parks Acoustic Guitar, Guitar, Electric Guitar
Darryl Phinnessee Background Vocals
Lon Price Horn
Hargus "Pig" Robbins Piano
John "J.R." Robinson Drums
Greg Smith Horn
Gary Stockdale Background Vocals
John Willis Acoustic Guitar
Glenn Worf Bass
Monalisa Young Background Vocals
Waddy Wachtel Guitar
Lee Thornberg Horn
Freddie "Ready Freddie" Washington Bass
William Frank "Bill" Reichenbach Jr. Trombone
Bill Churchville Horn
Billy Velentine Background Vocals
Sharon Robinson Background Vocals
Technical Credits
Kelly Willis Contributor
Kieran Kane Composer
David Anderle Executive Producer
David Campbell String Arrangements
John Kelton Engineer
Mort Lindsey String Arrangements
Steve Lindsey Producer
Doug Sax Mastering
Sander Selover Programming
Keith Stegall Producer
Gabe Veltri Engineer
Chuck Beeson Art Direction
James Paul O'Hara Composer
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