Walkin' in the Shadow of Life

Walkin' in the Shadow of Life

by Neville Brothers
     
 
Walkin' in the Shadow of Life is the first studio effort by the Neville Brothers since 1999's Valence Street. The Neville Brothers are sporting a new label (Back Porch), and with it a rejuvenation of their combined strengths. Calling Walkin' in the Shadow of Life a concept album might be a stretch, but at the

Overview

Walkin' in the Shadow of Life is the first studio effort by the Neville Brothers since 1999's Valence Street. The Neville Brothers are sporting a new label (Back Porch), and with it a rejuvenation of their combined strengths. Calling Walkin' in the Shadow of Life a concept album might be a stretch, but at the very least it is a song cycle. These 13 tracks blend contemporary funk with socially aware lyrics, particularly on "Streets Are Callin',''" "Your Life (Fallen Soldiers)," "Carry the Torch," "Can't Stop the Funk," and one of the finest moments on this disc, a reworking of the Temptations' 1970 Motown hit "Ball of Confusion." The set is truly a family affair, with Aaron's son Ivan playing keyboards and Art's son Ian on guitar. Walkin' in the Shadow of Life finds the Neville Brothers reaching back into their distant past to extend a universal message of peace and hope while developing this fully realized album in the process.

Product Details

Release Date:
10/19/2004
Label:
Chordant
UPC:
0724357098922
catalogNumber:
70989

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Neville Brothers   Primary Artist
Aaron Neville   Vocals
Art Neville   Keyboards,Hammond Organ,Vocals,Hammond B3
Ivan Neville   Bass,Guitar,Drums,Keyboards,Vocals,Clavinet,fender rhodes
Charles Neville   Flute,Alto Saxophone,Soprano Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone
Milton Davis   Bass,Guitar
Cyril Neville   Percussion,Drums,Vocals
B.G.   Rap
David Ryan Harris   Guitar
Jason Neville   Rap
Ian Neville   Guitar
Infinite J.   Turntables
Troy "Trombone Shorty" Andrews   Trumpet
Troy Andews   Trumpet
Aaron "Fred" Neville   Drums,Vocals

Technical Credits

Aaron Neville   Composer,Executive Producer,drum programming
Art Neville   Composer
Neville Brothers   Producer,Audio Production
Ivan Neville   Composer,Producer,Audio Production
Charles Neville   Composer
Brenton Dowe   Composer
Barrett Strong   Composer
Bono   Composer
Milton Davis   Composer,Programming,Producer,Audio Production
Frank Farian   Composer
Cyril Neville   Composer
Norman Whitfield   Composer
Trevor McNaughton   Composer
Jason Neville   Composer
James Bevelle   Composer,Engineer,drum programming
Norman Caesar   Composer
Omari Neville   Composer,drum programming
Ian Neville   Composer
Kent Sorrell   Executive Producer
George Reyam   Composer
Aaron "Fred" Neville   Programming
Omari   drum programming

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