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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Like fine red wine.......
Aaron Neville's voice is like smooth chocolate, fine wine and silk. And the more you listen to this album, the more you'll love it. Soulful, passionate and perfect for those romantic evenings.
Published on 9 May 2010 by sg perry

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars recording issues
Having recently purchased this C.D. I was shocked at the rendition of Tell Them Like It Is, If you listen to this sung on The Big Easy It is full of emotion,attack,and atmosphere. It has been deystroyed by either the recording Engineer,or the studio recording process. Other than that a pretty good C.D.

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Published on 13 Sep 2010 by Frank


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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Like fine red wine......., 9 May 2010
This review is from: The Very Best of Aaron Neville (Audio CD)
Aaron Neville's voice is like smooth chocolate, fine wine and silk. And the more you listen to this album, the more you'll love it. Soulful, passionate and perfect for those romantic evenings.
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16 of 18 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Angels blessed this man's voice!!, 17 Sep 2007
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When Aaron Neville sings you'll get goose bumps. This man has been truly blessed with such a powerful and beautiful voice. Every song captures you. He sings to perfection.

Alot of singers just make a noise....Aaron Neville SINGS !!!

His beautiful voice is outstanding. The song 'Tell it like it is',
is so moving and sang with such excellence. This album is one of my all time favourite albums.

Angels touched Aaron Neville's vocal chords when he was born. There are so many good songs on this album. Aaron Neville could never sing a bad song.

Thank you for the wonderful songs. Only the 'Elite' have voices like Aaron. The Elite Club, as I call it would include Aretha Franklin. Her voice comes from somewhere else. Aaron and Aretha have voices that are 'BLESSED'.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars recording issues, 13 Sep 2010
This review is from: The Very Best of Aaron Neville (Audio CD)
Having recently purchased this C.D. I was shocked at the rendition of Tell Them Like It Is, If you listen to this sung on The Big Easy It is full of emotion,attack,and atmosphere. It has been deystroyed by either the recording Engineer,or the studio recording process. Other than that a pretty good C.D.

The Big Easy
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Angelic Voice, Earthy New Orleans Funk, 9 Jun 2012
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Stephanie De Pue (Wilmington, NC USA) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: The Very Best of Aaron Neville (Audio CD)
Aaron Neville, of New Orleans, he of the extraordinary, angelic voice, and the equally extraordinary five decade long career, is still making heavenly sounds today. His first big hit (and still his biggest), 1966's "Tell It Like It Is," reached Number 2 on the American national charts. The strain of trying to distribute it bankrupted his tiny Louisiana label, Par Lo. He received his first Grammies, the recording industry's highest honor, for his 1989 duets with Linda Ronstadt. He's gotten 16 Grammy nominations since. He reacted to Hurricane Katrina's recent massive, tragic destruction of his home town by revving up his career again, giving numerous, world-wide benefit concerts.

Neville, of mixed black and American Indian heritage, was influenced by the Cajun music native to Louisiana. He also credits his famous vibrato to Gene Autry's yodeling; then cites several 1950's doowop groups, and various gospel groups for helping to form his sound. He was blessed, for sure, with his ethereal voice; also with three talented brothers, known as the Neville Brothers. And then with various talented nieces, nephews, and sons, all raring to go. I was once lucky enough to see him perform live,with the family, in New York's Central Park dressed for summer. He was evidently happy to have his family and young relatives around to lean on; the Brothers' earthy, funky sound worked to bring his voice down from the churchy ether to the world where we mere mortals can catch our breath.

"The Very Best of Aaron Neville" mostly delivers on its promises, the sound is good, and it's a substantial introduction to, or summary of, the singer's work. On it, you'll find his first hit, "Over You." Diane Warren's melancholy yet jaunty "Don't Take Away My Heaven." Two Drifters hits, "Warm Your Heart," here given a barrelhouse piano barroom sound, and "Don't Go, Please Stay," a Ronstadt duet,that, as arranged by her and backed by the Grace Episcopal Choir, sounds just heavenly. Also a second duet with Ronstadt,"Close Your Eyes," a 1955 hit for the Five Keys. And a third Ronstadt duet, the Grammy-award winning "Don't Know Much," written by several Brill Building luminaries. A reggie-tinged version of "Everybody Plays The Fool," Main Ingredient's 1972 hit. Chuck Berry's Cajun-flavored "You Never Can Tell." George Jones's 1974 country hit, "Grand Tour." "Use Me," a Bill Withers tune, jazzier, funkier and sexier than the original. Two classic R & B ballads,"The Bells," co-written by Marvin Gaye, a 1970 hit for the Originals, and "Betcha By Golly, Wow," a 1972 hit for the Stylistics. Hoagy Carmichael's melodic evergreen "Stardust."

Then there's "Tell It Like It Is," of course, one of the great Southern soul classics, a torch song with pride, intelligence, and attitude. Neville and his brother Charles wrote "Angola Bound," traditional chain gang rhythm, modern treatment. Neville brother Cyril, and Aaron's son Jason play on the track, as do Bob Seger and Dr. John. Sam Cooke's yearning classic, "A Change Is Gonna Come," as backed by the Neville brothers, an anthem brought down to earth. Finally, there's Randy Newman's almost unbearably poignant "Louisiana 1927;" it will probably always speak for Katrina's recent victims.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars For One Track Only, 9 Aug 2013
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I once saw Aaron Neville on TV when he was a lot younger , it was probably in the 70s and I have been searching for it ever since. I just love Aaron's voice, it is so different.
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5.0 out of 5 stars On Time, 10 Sep 2013
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A brilliant cd and I would recommend it to everyone, also price good compared to other sites I have been on.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars, 15 Dec 2014
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very good cd by a man with a very unusual voice.I thoughly enjoyed it.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, 13 Dec 2014
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Great value delivery good
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars SORRY, 2 Oct 2013
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Great Voice
The type of music is not for me.
I have played the album a few times just can not get into it.
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