Yellow Moon

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Yellow Moon
Yellow Moon (The Neville Brothers album) cover art.jpg
Studio album by
Released1989
RecordedNew Orleans. In a hired room rather than a studio.
GenreNew Orleans R&B, soul, funk
Length52:40
LabelA&M
ProducerDaniel Lanois
The Neville Brothers chronology
Uptown
(1987)
Yellow Moon
(1989)
Brother's Keeper
(1990)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic4/5 stars[1]
Q5/5 stars[2]
Rolling Stone4/5 stars[3]

Yellow Moon is a 1989 album by The Neville Brothers. Lou Reed selected it as one of his 'picks of 1989'.[4] The track "Healing Chant" won best pop instrumental performance of the 32nd (1989) Grammy Awards.[5]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "My Blood" (Daryl Johnson, Cyril Neville, Willie Green, Charles Moore) – 4:11
  2. "Yellow Moon" (Aaron Neville) – 4:04
  3. "Fire and Brimstone" (Link Wray) – 3:57
  4. "A Change Is Gonna Come" (Sam Cooke) – 3:43
  5. "Sister Rosa" (Daryl Johnson, Cyril Neville, Charles Moore) – 3:29
  6. "With God on Our Side" (Bob Dylan) – 6:37
  7. "Wake Up" (Cyril Neville, Brian Stoltz, Willie Green) – 3:21
  8. "Voodoo" (Aaron Neville, Daryl Johnson, Cyril Neville, Brian Stoltz, Willie Green) – 4:26
  9. "The Ballad of Hollis Brown" (Bob Dylan) – 5:45
  10. "Will the Circle Be Unbroken" (A. P. Carter) – 5:16
  11. "Healing Chant" (Aaron Neville, Tony Hall, Cyril Neville, Brian Stoltz, Willie Green) – 4:34
  12. "Wild Injuns" (Aaron Neville, Tony Hall, Cyril Neville, Brian Stoltz, Willie Green) – 3:17

Personnel[edit]

  • Aaron Neville – vocals, keyboards, percussion
  • Art Neville – vocals, keyboards
  • Charles Neville – saxophones, percussion, backing vocals
  • Cyril Neville – vocals, hand drums, percussion
  • Brian Stoltz – guitar
  • Tony Hall – bass, percussion, backing vocals
  • Willie Green – drums
  • Brian Eno – keyboards, sound effects, vocals on "A Change Is Gonna Come"
  • Daniel Lanois – guitar, keyboards, backing vocals
  • Malcolm Burn – keyboards, guitar
  • The Dirty Dozen Brass Band – horns
  • Eric Kolb – keyboard programming
  • Kenyatta Simon and Kufaru Mouton – percussion on "My Blood"
  • Aashid Himmons and Terry Manual – keyboards on "Sista Rosa"

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ Gill, Andy. "Heavenly" [Yellow Moon review]. Q. May 1989.
  3. ^ Rolling Stone review
  4. ^ Rolling Stone, March 8, 1990
  5. ^ "32nd Annual GRAMMY Awards (1989)". Grammy.com. Recording Academy. 2018. Retrieved 2018-04-28.