Album: Neville Brothers, Authorized Bootleg (A&M)

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Remember bootleg LPs? Whatever the reason, A&M has decided to grant a rather belated official release to this two-hour concert recording from San Francisco in 1989, around the time of Yellow Moon.

New Orleans' finest are a belting live band, and one simply can't have too many versions of Aaron Neville dripping honey all over "Tell It Like It Is". The only problem is the date: those cheesy keyboard-voicings make the "Rock'n'Roll Encore Medley" sound like a cruise ship. Then Aaron warbles "Amazing Grace" and you're happy again.

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