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The Very Best Of Aaron Neville
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Is it possible that there's never been a comprehensive Aaron Neville collection? Yup-so A&M filled that void with this 18-track anthology, including the big hits Tell It Like It Is; Don't Know Much (with Linda Ronstadt); Everybody Plays the Fool , and Over You plus Stardust (with Rob Wasserman); A Change Is Gonna Come (Neville Brothers); Angola Bound; Use Me; The Bells , and more!
Possessor of one of contemporary music's most instantly recognizable voices, Aaron Neville has a recording career that spans nearly 40 years. While he started out as a bona fide purveyor of New Orleans-flavored R&B in the '60s, Neville has added his distinctive styling to pop fare in more recent years. Miraculously, even though he's recorded a diverse range of material--from Hoagy Carmichael's "Stardust" to a cover of the Originals' classic "The Bells"--Neville has lost none of his innate soulfulness. At last, there's a complete compilation that is a glorious testament to his skills as a vocal master. Thankfully, the original version of "Tell It Like It Is," Neville's 1967 R&B standard, is included here alongside his very first charted hit, 1960's "Over You." Neville's smash duet with Linda Ronstadt, "Don't Know Much" (1989), is naturally a standout, but equally impressive are tracks culled from the vocal stylist's four non-Christmas albums for A&M: "Don't Take Away My Heaven," a Louisiana workout of Chuck Berry's "You Never Can Tell"; the infectious "Angola Bound"; a beautiful reading of the Stylistics' "Betcha By Golly Wow"; and, as a bonus, a brilliant reading of Sam Cooke's "A Change Is Gonna Come," recorded with his brothers for the 1989 "Yellow Moon." An essential collection and a reminder of Neville's undeniable artistry. --David Nathan
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Everything on this CD is a classic example of the many voices and styles that Aaron Neville does. He doesn't need the music, and as they say in music....the voice is the instrument!
It takes a special performer to sing with Aaron Neville, and Linda Ronstadt does just that!! She duets on "Close Your Eyes" and "Don't Know Much." And as always, the greatest combination of voices is with the Neville Brothers on "A Change Is Gonna Come".
What is NOT here, but locate it on another CD is "The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face". It is mesmerizing.
Relax and enjoy a wonderful collection! ....Rizzo
I am so glad that the song he did with Linda Ronstadt "I Don't Know Much" was on the CD.....so sad that she cannot sing anymore, because of the complications of her illness. She is a strong warrior and i hope that God gives her voice back....the CD was in perfect condiition. My aim is to get all the CD's that I have now in tape (just the ones I like, because I have hundreds of them. Thank you for making my quest to have CD's possible.