Cyril Neville. When you hear his voice you start to visualize the beating of the drums. You start to hear the rhythm of the guitar. You start to feel the bass. His lyrics – the words and their flow – embody both the ancestral struggle of African-Americans and a joyous celebration of their strength. The essence of his music is in the combination of this spirit and a powerful connection to his African roots. His performances bring you to that place where your soul can breathe and your mind and body can truly live the emotion of the music. Close your eyes, and let Cyril and the Endangered Species Catalog take you on a journey through ‘The Essential Recordings’, a finely distilled 1-disc compilation of Cyril’s music.