℗ 2021 Montreux Sounds and Montreux Media Ventures under exclusive license to BMG Rights Management (UK)
Released June 25, 2021
Duration 2h 31m 06s
Record Label BMG Rights Management (UK) Ltd
Genre Pop (Soul)
 

The Montreux Years (Live)

Nina Simone

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1.1
Someone to Watch Over Me (Intro / Live – Montreux Jazz Festival 1987)
Nina Simone
2:30
1.2
Backlash Blues (Live – Montreux Jazz Festival 1976)
Nina Simone
7:24
1.3
I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel to Be Free (Live – Montreux Jazz Festival 1976)
Nina Simone
6:07
1.4
See-Line Woman (Live – Montreux Jazz Festival 1990)
Nina Simone
4:14
1.5
Little Girl Blue, Pt. 1 and 2 (Live – Montreux Jazz Festival 1976)
Nina Simone
6:43
1.6
Don't Smoke in Bed (Live – Montreux Jazz Festival 1990)
Nina Simone
4:46
1.7
Stars (Live – Montreux Jazz Festival 1976)
Nina Simone
6:37
1.8
What a Little Moonlight Can Do (Live – Montreux Jazz Festival 1990)
Nina Simone
4:26
1.9
African Mailman (Live – Montreux Jazz Festival 1976)
Nina Simone
6:53
1.10
Four Women (Live – Montreux Jazz Festival 1990)
Nina Simone
5:30
1.11
No Woman No Cry (Live – Montreux Jazz Festival 1990)
Nina Simone
3:57
1.12
Liberian Calypso (Live – Montreux Jazz Festival 1990)
Nina Simone
6:41
1.13
Ne Me Quitte Pas (Live – Montreux Jazz Festival 1990)
Nina Simone
5:05
1.14
Montreux Blues (Live – Montreux Jazz Festival 1981)
Nina Simone
3:27
1.15
My Baby Just Cares for Me (Live – Montreux Jazz Festival 1990)
Nina Simone
3:57
1.16
Intro (Live – Montreux Jazz Festival 1968)
Nina Simone
0:23
1.17
Go to Hell (Live – Montreux Jazz Festival 1968)
Nina Simone
3:29
1.18
Just in Time (Live – Montreux Jazz Festival 1968)
Nina Simone
4:40
1.19
When I Was a Young Girl (Live – Montreux Jazz Festival 1968)
Nina Simone
4:42
1.20
Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood (Live – Montreux Jazz Festival 1968)
Nina Simone
4:42
1.21
Ne Me Quitte Pas (Live – Montreux Jazz Festival 1968)
Nina Simone
5:05
1.22
To Love Somebody (Live – Montreux Jazz Festival 1968)
Nina Simone
4:21
1.23
Backlash Blues (Live – Montreux Jazz Festival 1968)
Nina Simone
3:54
1.24
The House of the Rising Sun (Live – Montreux Jazz Festival 1968)
Nina Simone
7:26
1.25
See-Line Woman (Live – Montreux Jazz Festival 1968)
Nina Simone
4:43
1.26
Please Read Me (Live – Montreux Jazz Festival 1968)
Nina Simone
3:21
1.27
Ain't Got No, I Got Life (Live – Montreux Jazz Festival 1968)
Nina Simone
10:56
1.28
Gin House Blues (Live – Montreux Jazz Festival 1968)
Nina Simone
6:25
1.29
I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel to Be Free (Live – Montreux Jazz Festival 1968)
Nina Simone
8:42
Nina Simone: The Montreux Years is released as part of a brand new Montreux Jazz Festival and BMG collection series “The Montreux Years”. The collections will uncover legendary performances by the world’s most iconic artists alongside rare and never-before-released recordings from the festival’s rich 55-year history, remastered in superlative audio. Each collection will be accompanied by exclusive liner notes and previously unseen photography. Nina Simone’s story from the late sixties to the nineties can be told through her legendary performances in Montreux. Taking to the Montreux stage for the first time on 16 June 1968 for the festival’s second edition, Simone built a lasting relationship with Montreux Jazz Festival and its Creator and Founder Claude Nobs, which uniqueness, trust and electricity can be clearly felt on the recordings. Simone’s multi-faceted and radical story is laid bare on Nina Simone: The Montreux Years. From Nina’s glorious and emotional 1968 performance to her fiery and unpredictable concert in 1976, one of the festival’s most remarkable performances ever witnessed, the collection includes recordings from all of her five legendary Montreux concerts – 1968, 1976, 1981, 1987 and 1990. Featuring rare and previously unreleased material from Claude Nobs’ private collection, Nina Simone devotees worldwide will be thrilled by the inclusion of the powerful "I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel To Be Free", poignant and fearless "Four Women" and Simone’s hauntingly beautiful performance of "Ne Me Quitte Pas". A spine-tingling version of Janis Ian’s searing and potent "Stars", which Simone covered for the very first time during her 1976 Montreux performance, sits alongside her bold and electrifying re imagine of Bob Marley’s ballad "No Woman No Cry" in 1990. The collection closes with the encore of Nina Simone’s final Montreux Jazz Festival concert and one of Simone’s most-loved and best-known recordings, the exuberant "My Baby Just Cares For Me", showcasing the deep and multidimensional facets of Simone’s life and music.
44.1 kHz / 24-bit PCM – BMG Rights Management (UK) Ltd Studio Masters

Tracks 1-29 – contains high-resolution digital transfers of material originating from an analogue master source
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-4.81 to 0.00
-17.98
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11
7 to 14
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Someone to Watch Over Me (Intro / Live – Montreux Jazz Festival 1987)
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Backlash Blues (Live – Montreux Jazz Festival 1976)
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I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel to Be Free (Live – Montreux Jazz Festival 1976)
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See-Line Woman (Live – Montreux Jazz Festival 1990)
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Little Girl Blue, Pt. 1 and 2 (Live – Montreux Jazz Festival 1976)
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6
Don't Smoke in Bed (Live – Montreux Jazz Festival 1990)
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7
Stars (Live – Montreux Jazz Festival 1976)
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8
What a Little Moonlight Can Do (Live – Montreux Jazz Festival 1990)
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9
African Mailman (Live – Montreux Jazz Festival 1976)
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10
Four Women (Live – Montreux Jazz Festival 1990)
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11
No Woman No Cry (Live – Montreux Jazz Festival 1990)
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12
Liberian Calypso (Live – Montreux Jazz Festival 1990)
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13
Ne Me Quitte Pas (Live – Montreux Jazz Festival 1990)
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14
Montreux Blues (Live – Montreux Jazz Festival 1981)
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15
My Baby Just Cares for Me (Live – Montreux Jazz Festival 1990)
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16
Intro (Live – Montreux Jazz Festival 1968)
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17
Go to Hell (Live – Montreux Jazz Festival 1968)
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18
Just in Time (Live – Montreux Jazz Festival 1968)
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19
When I Was a Young Girl (Live – Montreux Jazz Festival 1968)
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20
Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood (Live – Montreux Jazz Festival 1968)
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21
Ne Me Quitte Pas (Live – Montreux Jazz Festival 1968)
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22
To Love Somebody (Live – Montreux Jazz Festival 1968)
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23
Backlash Blues (Live – Montreux Jazz Festival 1968)
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24
The House of the Rising Sun (Live – Montreux Jazz Festival 1968)
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25
See-Line Woman (Live – Montreux Jazz Festival 1968)
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26
Please Read Me (Live – Montreux Jazz Festival 1968)
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27
Ain't Got No, I Got Life (Live – Montreux Jazz Festival 1968)
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28
Gin House Blues (Live – Montreux Jazz Festival 1968)
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29
I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel to Be Free (Live – Montreux Jazz Festival 1968)
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