The Neville Brothers, Yellow Moon (1989)
This is the album that introduced me to The Neville Brothers. My parents, shortly after we acquired our first CD player, purchased this – it was, in fact, I’m sure, the very first CD they paid full-price for; $35, something like that. And it was new to the whole family; presumably my folks knew some Nevilles or had heard some of this material – but I loved it. Instantly. And I always went back to it – I never owned it myself (apart from a tapped copy of the CD at one point). But whenever I returned home from university during holidays I would find this and give it a whirl. So many good songs, great covers and originals, a showcase for all of the brothers and their collective style – it sent me to The Meters and Aaron’s solo stuff; it made me remember the name Daniel Lanois which I then realised was a name linked to so many albums I loved – and I would go on to dig his solo records too. In fact this album came back into view for me after reading Lanois’ book last year. So when I stumbled on to this at the shop just recently – vinyl, good nick – I had to have it. It came back to me straight away even though it had been years since I last heard it. It’s in my blood.
Sample Track: My Blood
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