Warm Your Heart

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Warm Your Heart
Studio album by Aaron Neville
Released June 11, 1991
Recorded Mar 1990 – Mar 1991, California
Genre Soul, RnB
Label A&M
Producer Linda Ronstadt
Aaron Neville chronology
The Mickey Mouse March
(1986)The Mickey Mouse March1986
Warm Your Heart
The Grand Tour
(1993)The Grand Tour1993

Warm Your Heart is a 1991 album released by American R&B/soul singer Aaron Neville, (his second album). The album features the singles "Everybody Plays the Fool", "Somewhere, Somebody" and "Close Your Eyes". The "Close Your Eyes" single also featured album producer Linda Ronstadt on guest vocals. The pair had previously collaborated on the songs "Don't Know Much", "All My Life" and "When Something Is Wrong with My Baby".


The album utilises many guest vocalists, musicians and session musicians. Producer Linda Ronstadt sings on four songs on the album and Grammy Award winning Rita Coolidge sings on three. Other guests include slide guitarist Ry Cooder, saxophonist Plas Johnson, Bob Seger, Dr. John, Bob Glaub and Dean Parks.[1]

Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Rolling Stone 4/5 stars[2]
allmusic 3/5 stars[3]

Reception at the time of release was generally good. In their four-star review Rolling Stone magazine said that Neville "must have taken the meaning of the gospel deep into his heart".[4] The New York Times said in their review; "The solo album debut of the great New Orleans soul singer has the year's most sublime pop vocals".[5] The album reached number 44 on the American Billboard 200 album chart, and achieved platinum status. In Canada, the album reached number 25 in the Album Charts and achieved gold status.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Louisiana 1927" Randy Newman 3:04
2. "Everybody Plays the Fool" J.R. Bailey, Rudy Clark, Ken Williams 4:25
3. "It Feels Like Rain" John Hiatt 4:56
4. "Somewhere, Somebody" Max Gronenthal, Andrew Kastner, Larry John McNally 3:01
5. "Don't Go, Please Stay" Burt Bacharach, Bob Hilliard 2:40
6. "With You in Mind" Allen Toussaint 3:32
7. "That's The Way She Loves" Allen Toussaint 4:45
8. "Angola Bound" Aaron Neville, Neville Brothers 4:32
9. "Close Your Eyes" (duet with Linda Ronstadt) Chuck Willis 3:10
10. "La Vie Dansante" Jimmy Buffett, Will Jennings, Michael Utley 3:21
11. "Warm Your Heart" Tom Dowd, Ahmet Ertegün, Jerry Wexler 3:49
12. "I Bid You Goodnight" traditional 4:00
13. "Ave Maria" Franz Schubert 4:41


  1. ^ ""Warm Your Heart" track listing and credits". Discogs. August 9, 1991. Retrieved 2016-03-03. 
  2. ^ Rolling Stone review
  3. ^ allmusic review
  4. ^ "Rolling Stone magazine's four-star review". Rolling Stone Magazine. August 8, 1991. Retrieved 2009-03-28. 
  5. ^ "7Digital's collation of reviews and track listing". New York Times. January 1, 1992. Archived from the original on 2012-07-28. Retrieved 2016-03-03.