Aaron Neville is one of the only singers alive with a voice soulful, strong, and emotionally pure enough to warrant comparisons to Sam Cooke--easy to understand upon hearing his new gospel-oriented collection, "Devotion." With an intensity you just don't hear enough of, he tackles some of the great songs of the genre, such as "Mary Don't You Weep" and "Banks of the River Jordan." Those songs share space with a few originals, as well as ingeniously sung covers of pop standards such as "I Shall Be Released," "Bridge over Troubled Water," and "Morning Has Broken"--all done in the stirring, tuneful way that only Aaron Neville can achieve. As is the case these days on almost any solo recording by a performer over the age of 20, there are guest stars: able-voiced brother Ivan is on here, while adult contemporary act Avalon and diva wannabe Rachel Lampa attempt, admirably, to hold their own with the great singer. Okay, it's gonna sound clichd, but this record really is as rock solid as its message of faith. --Mike McGonigal
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Record Label Chordant
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 5.55" Width: 4.97" Height: 0.54" Weight: 0.18 lbs.
Release Date Aug 10, 2000
Publisher CHORDANT ACNT# 3707
ISBN 7474082861 ISBN13 9787474082862 UPC 724382028727
You can't listen to this collection of songs without being inspired to be a better person and help make this a better world for others.
24Bit 96Khz is the best ! Aug 28, 2005
Being a BIG music lover, I was Very happy with the quality of this DVD-Audio.
The DVD side offers 5.1 music (So sweet)
I have a High End System set-up in (Denon's Flagship) I use pure silver cables with Merlins Filter and plug all silver too. All my cables are QED. I have a B&W CDM9 and M&K dual Sub, and much more!
* I have SACD which I would rate 9.5/10 for pure quality. * I have DVD-Audio, which I would rate 9.8/10 for pure quality. * I would also rate 2 channel set up correctly as being 9.9/10 for pure quality. * I would rate New Dual Disc music 2/10 for pure quality
You will benefit and enjoy the quality of this album in DVD-Audio music...
Buy SACD or DVD-Audio or both. 10 times better!
Reconnecting to the gospel essence of Soul/ R&B Mar 18, 2004
It seems Aaron Neville gets inside every song he sings on this album, cover or original composition, and sings of higher love. His utter artistic beauty and sincerity will hopefully break down any misgivings people who normally avoid music with religious themes may have. If Neville suppressed this personal expression of his faith for the sake of greater record sales, I believe this world would be poorer for it. Regardless of your beliefs, treat yourself to this beautiful testament of suffering, joy, faith and love.
What a talent! Nov 10, 2003
I originally bought this DVD-A disk for my Mom, who is very religious. I listened to it at her house and immediately knew I had to have a copy. I've always know what a unique and beautiful voice Neville has, but I'm not a huge fan of religious music (other than Christmas music). This is just great music. Period. Some songs are superb and some are merely very good. Not a single bad song in the bunch. The teriffic surround sound makes the album that much more enjoyable. Also check out the Neville DVD-A "Believe," it is just a good as this one, but with completely different songs. What a talented performer!
This IS the One! Jun 6, 2003
If I could have only one CD, this would be the one!