1993 Aaron Neville – The Grand Tour

neville-aaron-1993The Grand Tour is the fourth album by Aaron Neville. It was released in 1993.

Aaron Neville (born January 24, 1941, New Orleans, Louisiana, United States) is an American R&B singer and musician. He has had four Platinum-certified albums and four Top 10 hits in the United States, including three that went to #1 on Billboard’s Adult Contemporary chart. His debut single, from 1966, was #1 on the Soul chart for five weeks.

He has also recorded with his brothers Art, Charles and Cyril as The Neville Brothers and is the father of singer/keyboards player Ivan Neville. Of mixed African American and Native American heritage, his music also features Cajun and Creole influences.

Tracks

Don’t Take Away My Heaven (Diane Warren) 4:38
2  I Owe You One (Jon Lind, Phil Galdston, Wendy Waldman) 5:33
3  Don’t Fall Apart On Me Tonight (Bob Dylan) 4:24
4  My Brother, My Brother (Bob Thiele Jr, Davey Faragher, Phil Roy) 4:59
5  Betcha By Golly, Wow (Linda Creed, Thom Bell) 3:56
6  Song Of Bernadette (Bill Elliott, Jennifer Warnes, Leonard Cohen) 4:04
7  You Never Can Tell (Chuck Berry) 2:54
8  The Bells (Anna Gordy Gaye, Elgie Stover, Iris Gordy, Marvin Gaye) 3:22
9  These Foolish Things (Harry Link, Holt Marvell, Jack Strachey) 4:23
10  The Roadie Song (Aaron Neville) 4:41
11  Ain’t No Way (Carolyn Franklin) 5:01
12  The Grand Tour (Carmol Taylor, George Richey, Norris Wilson) 3:22
13  The Lord’s Prayer (Gerry Goffin, Tom Snow) 1:58

Musicians

1 Don’t Take Away My Heaven

BassFred Washington
DrumsEd Greene
Drums (programming)Steve Lindsey
GuitarDean Parks
GuitarFred Tackett
GuitarPaul Jackson Jr
OrganJim Cox
PianoJim Cox
HornGreg Smith
SaxLon Price
TromboneLee Thornburg
PercussionLenny Castro
Background VocalsAlex Brown
Background VocalsBilly Valentine
Background VocalsJacquelyn Gouche
Background VocalsJean McClain
Background VocalsKhris Kellow
VocalsAaron Neville


2 I Owe You One

BassFred Washington
DrumsEd Greene
GuitarDean Parks
GuitarFred Tackett
MandolinDean Parks
PianoJim Cox
PercussionLenny Castro
Background VocalsAlex Brown
Background VocalsJacquelyn Gouche
Background VocalsJean McClain
VocalsAaron Neville


3 Don’t Fall Apart On Me Tonight

BassFred Washington
DrumsEd Greene
Acoustic GuitarDean Parks
Acoustic GuitarFred Tackett
Pedal Steel GuitarJaydee Mannes
OrganJim Cox
PianoJim Cox
HornGreg Smith
SaxLon Price
TromboneLee Thornburg
TromboneNick Lane
PercussionLenny Castro
Background VocalsAlex Brown
Background VocalsCarmen Carter
Background VocalsDee Harvey
Background VocalsJacquelyn Gouche
Background VocalsTony Warren
Background VocalsWill Wheaton


4 My Brother, My Brother

BassFred Washington
DrumsEd Greene
GuitarDean Parks
GuitarPaul Jackson Jr
OrganJim Cox
PianoJim Cox
SaxErnie Watts
Background VocalsAlex Brown
Background VocalsArt Neville
Background VocalsCarmen Carter
Background VocalsCharles Neville
Background VocalsJacquelyn Gouche
Background VocalsJean McClain
VocalsCyril Neville
VocalsAaron Neville


5 Betcha By Golly, Wow

BassFred Washington
DrumsEd Greene
GuitarDean Parks
GuitarPaul Jackson Jr
OrganJim Cox
PianoJim Cox
VibraphoneAlan Estes
PercussionLenny Castro
Background VocalsDee Harvey
Background VocalsDorian Holley
Background VocalsTony Warren
VocalsAaron Neville


6 Song Of Bernadette

GuitarDean Parks
OrganJim Cox
PianoJim Cox
PercussionLenny Castro
VocalsLinda Ronstadt
VocalsAaron Neville


7 You Never Can Tell

BassFred Washington
DrumsEd Greene
GuitarDean Parks
GuitarFred Tackett
PianoJim Cox
HornGreg Smith
SaxLon Price
PercussionLenny Castro
Background VocalsAlex Brown
Background VocalsCarmen Carter
Background VocalsDee Harvey
Background VocalsJacquelyn Gouche
Background VocalsTony Warren
Background VocalsWill Wheaton
VocalsAaron Neville


8 The Bells

BassFred Washington
DrumsEd Greene
GuitarDean Parks
GuitarPaul Jackson Jr
OrganJim Cox
PianoJim Cox
HornGreg Smith
SaxLon Price
TromboneLee Thornburg
TromboneNick Lane
VibraphoneAlan Estes
PercussionLenny Castro
Background VocalsAlfie Silas
Background VocalsEdna Wright
Background VocalsPeggi Blu
VocalsAaron Neville


9 These Foolish Things

BassChuck Berghofer
DrumsJohn Guerin
GuitarDean Parks
OrganJim Cox
PianoJim Cox
SaxPlas Johnson
VocalsAaron Neville


10 The Roadie Song

BassFred Washington
DrumsEd Greene
GuitarDean Parks
GuitarPaul Jackson Jr
OrganArt Neville
SaxCharles Neville
TromboneLee Thornburg
TromboneNick Lane
TubaFreebo
PercussionAjay Mallery
Background VocalsAlfie Silas
Background VocalsArt Neville
Background VocalsCharles Neville
Background VocalsCyril Neville
Background VocalsEdna Wright
Background VocalsPeggi Blu
VocalsAaron Neville


11 Ain’t No Way

BassFred Washington
DrumsEd Greene
GuitarDean Parks
GuitarPaul Jackson Jr
OrganJim Cox
PianoJim Cox
HornGreg Smith
SaxLon Price
TromboneLee Thornburg
TromboneNick Lane
PercussionLenny Castro
Background VocalsAlex Brown
Background VocalsJacquelyn Gouche
Background VocalsJean McClain
VocalsAaron Neville


12 The Grand Tour

BassFred Washington
DrumsEd Greene
Acoustic GuitarDean Parks
Acoustic GuitarFred Tackett
Pedal Steel GuitarJaydee Mannes
OrganJim Cox
PianoJim Cox
Background VocalsAlex Brown
Background VocalsJacquelyn Gouche
Background VocalsJean McClain
VocalsAaron Neville


13 The Lord’s Prayer

PianoJim Cox
Background VocalsAlex Brown
Background VocalsCarmen Carter
Background VocalsJacquelyn Gouche
VocalsAaron Neville

Liner Notes

Producer – Steve Lindsey
Producer (Executive) – David Anderle
Arranged By (Background Vocals) – Khris Kellow (Track 1)
Arranged By (Horns) – Lee Thornburg (Tracks 1, 3, 7, 10, 11)
Arranged By (Strings), Conductor (Strings) – David Campbell (Tracks 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 12)
Arranged By (Strings), Conductor (Strings) – Mort Lindsey (Track 9)
Coordinator (Production) – Julie Larson
Engineer (Assistant) – Dominique Schafer, Enrico De Paoli, Jim Champagne, John Hendrickson
Mastered By – Doug Sax
Mixed By – Bill Schnee
Recorded By – Gabe Veltri

Art Direction – Chuck Beeson
Design – Chuck Beeson, Jean Krikorian
Photography By – Diego Uchitel

Record Company – PolyGram Group Canada Inc.
Distributed By – PolyGram Distribution
Phonographic Copyright (p) – A&M Records, Inc.
Copyright (c) – A&M Records, Inc.
Recorded At – Ocean Way Recording
Recorded At – Saturn Sound
Recorded At – House Of Soul
Recorded At – New Orleans Recording Company
Mixed At – Bill Schnee Studios
Mastered At – The Mastering Lab