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Nina Simone – Nina Simone And Piano ! (Speakers Corner)

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Ships from: Melbourne


Musicians certainly don’t have it easy with record companies. First of all they must struggle to even get a contract. Then, when their debut release has proved a success, they are bandied around from one arranger to another in all the recording studios imaginable. But having been ‘treated’ with such sounds as a snappy combo, meaty bigband, and smoochy string orchestra, there at last comes an opportunity for some artists to be themselves again.

This album wholly concentrates on Nina Simone and demonstrates that she does not need help from anyone else in order to bring her strikingly expressive voice into the limelight. Accompanying her in her songs about loneliness, identity crises, and desires is her faithful friend, the piano, which she masters equally as well as her voice. The piano parts are far more than just casual accompaniments. Varying from number to number, they range from a classical, bluesy sound, to late-Romantic fervour, right up to avantgarde aggression. And yet all these pieces have something in common: filled with bizarre beauty, they portray a complex personality with all its ups and downs.

This Speakers Corner LP was remastered using pure analogue components only, from the master tapes through to the cutting head. More information under All royalties and mechanical rights have been paid.

Recording: 1969 in RCA Victor’s Studio B, New York City, by Ray Hall

Production: Stroud Productions, Inc.

RCA LSP-4102

Format: 1LP 180g 33rpm / standard sleeve

Manufacturer: Speakers Corner

Original label: RCA

Release details

Label: Speakers Corner Records, RCA Victor
Format: LP, Album, Limited Edition, Reissue
Country: Germany
Released: 2005
Genre: Jazz, Pop
Style: Soul-Jazz, Vocal


A1 Seems I'M Never Tired Lovin' You
A2 Nobody'S Fault But Mine
A3 I Think It'S Going To Rain Today
A4 Everyone'S Gone To The Moon
A5 Compensation
B1 Who Am I
B2 Another Spring
B3 The Human Touch
B4 I Get Along Without You Very Well (Except Sometimes)
B5 The Desperate Ones