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Nina Simone's Finest Hour

Nina Simone

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1.1
Love Me Or Leave Me
Nina Simone
4:04
1.2
Wild Is The Wind (Live In New York/1964)
Nina Simone
6:57
1.3
I Put A Spell On You
Nina Simone; Hal Mooney
2:34
1.4
Work Song
Nina Simone
3:06
1.5
Don't Explain
Nina Simone
4:19
1.6
The Other Woman (Live In New York/1964)
Nina Simone
3:02
1.7
Mississippi Goddam (Live At Carnegie Hall, New York/1964)
Nina Simone
4:52
1.8
Four Women
Nina Simone
4:24
1.9
Pirate Jenny (Live At Carnegie Hall, New York/1964)
Nina Simone
6:39
1.10
I Loves You Porgy (Live At Carnegie Hall, New York/1964)
Nina Simone
2:31
1.11
This Year's Kisses
Nina Simone; Horace Ott
2:58
1.12
Little Girl Blue
Nina Simone
4:18
1.13
Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood
Nina Simone; Horace Ott
2:45
1.14
Ne Me Quitte Pas
Nina Simone
3:35
1.15
Don't Smoke In Bed (Live At Carnegie Hall, New York/1964)
Nina Simone
5:24
Total Playing Time    61:28
Nina Simone communicates with a unique force on this Finest Hour collection, a welling, riveting power that's beyond the range of other singers.

It's there whether the song is romantic or political, whimsical or sentimental, and these recordings from the 1960s demonstrate the range of material that she could make her own, from Gershwin to Jacques Brel, from Screamin' Jay Hawkins to Nat Adderley. With her own civil rights era anthems like "Mississippi Goddam" and the Brecht-Weill "Pirate Jenny," Simone commands our attention with a profoundly brooding, searing rage, while there's potent sensuality in her "Wild Is the Wind" and Willard Robison's "Don't Smoke in Bed."

Whether she's accompanying herself with her spare piano or defying studio orchestras with the intensity of her performance, Simone is a special singer, her art consisting in stripping away the decorative artifice of a song to reveal a molten core beneath.
192 kHz / 24-bit, 96 kHz / 24-bit PCM – Verve Reissues Studio Masters

Track 7 – 48 kHz / 24-bit PCM, mastered in 96 kHz / 24-bit

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