Nina Simone - I Put a Spell on You: 2020 180g Vinyl LP
Nina Simone I Put a Spell on You: 2020 180g Vinyl LP
All-Analog 180g Vinyl LP of Nina Simone's I Put a Spell on You Remastered from the Original Analog Tapes, Pressed at QRP, and Housed in Stoughton Gatefold Jacket
In 1964, Nina Simone embarked on new stage of her career. Her rejection by the Philadelphia-based Curtis Institute Of Music; time spent as a pianist in an Atlantic City nightclub; her jazz, gospel, pop and classical influences – all these had fused to make her one of the most complex, fascinating and talented artists of the decade.
Simone released her debut album in 1958, but when she signed to Philips, in 1964, her creative output was about to dovetail with the Civil Rights movement – notably coinciding with the Civil Rights Act Of 1964, which outlawed discrimination based on race, color, gender, religious affiliation or nationality.
In Simone's hands, "Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood" was as much a demand as it was a plea, and on 1965's I Put A Spell On You she continued to record songs with a deep personal resonance. Her version of the title track remains as mesmerizing as its name suggests, while covers of Charles Aznavour's "Tomorrow Is My Turn" and Jacques Brel's "Ne Me Quitte Pas" are equally strong declarations.
Meanwhile, Simone once again turned to musical theatre for "Feeling Good" (lifted from the 1964 stage show The Roar Of The Greasepaint – The Smell Of The Crowd), instantly owning the song with her definitive version. Artists as varied as Billy Paul, Muse and Michael Bublé have since covered it, but none with as much dedication – and spine-tingling effect – as Simone.
This all-analog 180g vinyl LP reissue was mastered from the original analog tapes by Ryan K. Smith at Sterling Sound, pressed at QRP, and comes housed in a Stoughton tip-on gatefold jacket.
• All-analog 180g vinyl LP
• Acoustic Sounds Series reissues from Verve/Universal Music Enterprises
• Two monthly releases highlighting Verve's historic and best jazz records
• Mastered by Ryan K. Smith at Sterling Sound from the original analog tapes
• Pressed at Quality Record Pressings
• Stoughton Printing gatefold old-style tip-on jacket
Nina Simone I Put a Spell on You: 2020 Track Listing:
1. I Put A Spell On You
2. Tomorrow Is My Turn
3. Ne Me Quitte Pas
4. Marriage Is For Old Folks
5. July Tree
6. Gimme Some
7. Feeling Good
8. One September Day
9. Blues On Purpose
10. Beautiful Land
11. You've Got To Learn
12. Take Care Of Business
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