Aaron Neville Reveals His Devotion to DVD-Audio
Clearly pleased to be treading new ground, Neville says that he is "very honored and excited to have Devotion released as one of the first DVD-Audio discs. Surround sound is amazing—it's unlike anything you've ever heard before!" This is not Devotion's actual debut, however; the CD version of the album first appeared on retailers' shelves September 26.
In addition to Neville's 14 musical performances (including two "bonus" tracks), Silverline says that the DVD-A also contains in-depth interview footage with Neville at his home in New Orleans, interviews with friends and family, and a documentary of his performance at the Angola State Penitentiary. The label says that both the interview and documentary sections were produced especially for the DVD, as was the never-before-seen photo gallery of the Neville family and Aaron's comments on each of the album's songs.
Silverline's John Trickett says that "Devotion is a deeply spiritual album in which the magic of Aaron connects with people on a level that works even beyond the beauty of his voice. This is particularly so in the DVD format, where art becomes a direct experience as the listener is surrounded by wonder and immersed in Aaron's song, his life, and his message."