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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".

Warm Your Heart
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Studio album by
ReleasedJune 11, 1991
RecordedMar 1990 – Mar 1991, California
GenreSoul, RnB
LabelA&M
ProducerLinda Ronstadt
Aaron Neville chronology
The Mickey Mouse March
(1986)
''Warm Your Heart''
(1991)
The Grand Tour
(1993)

MusiciansEdit

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 receptionEdit

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Rolling Stone     [2]
allmusic     [3]

Reception at the time of release was generally good. In their four-star review Rolling Stone 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 listingEdit

No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Louisiana 1927"Randy Newman3:04
2."Everybody Plays the Fool"J.R. Bailey, Rudy Clark, Ken Williams4:25
3."It Feels Like Rain"John Hiatt4:56
4."Somewhere, Somebody"Max Gronenthal, Andrew Kastner, Larry John McNally3:01
5."Don't Go, Please Stay"Burt Bacharach, Bob Hilliard2:40
6."With You in Mind"Allen Toussaint3:32
7."That's The Way She Loves"Allen Toussaint4:45
8."Angola Bound"Aaron Neville, Neville Brothers4:32
9."Close Your Eyes" (duet with Linda Ronstadt)Chuck Willis3:10
10."La Vie Dansante"Jimmy Buffett, Will Jennings, Michael Utley3:21
11."Warm Your Heart"Tom Dowd, Ahmet Ertegün, Jerry Wexler3:49
12."I Bid You Goodnight"traditional4:00
13."Ave Maria"Franz Schubert4:41

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ ""Warm Your Heart" track listing and credits". Discogs.com. August 9, 1991. Retrieved March 3, 2016.
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on May 29, 2009. Retrieved September 18, 2017. Cite uses deprecated parameter |dead-url= (help)CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  3. ^ "Warm Your Heart - Aaron Neville - Songs, Reviews, Credits". AllMusic. Retrieved April 28, 2019.
  4. ^ "Rolling Stone magazine's four-star review". Rolling Stone. August 8, 1991. Retrieved March 28, 2009.
  5. ^ "7Digital's collation of reviews and track listing". New York Times. January 1, 1992. Archived from the original on July 28, 2012. Retrieved March 3, 2016. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)