To Be Free:nina Simone Story(w/ Bonus DVD) CD (2008)

Artist: Nina Simone

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Specifications

Label RCA Records/sbme
SKU 209059982
UPC 886971100921
UPC 14 00886971100921
Format CD
Release Date 9/30/2008
Links
Author Nina Simone
Compilation Appearance Complete Gershwin Songbooks
Compilation Appearance Big Lebowski
Compilation Appearance Ultimate Collection
Compilation Appearance Thomas Crown Affair
Compilation Appearance Best Of Broadside 1962-88
Compilation Appearance Verve Remixed
Compilation Appearance Verve Remixed 2
Compilation Appearance Black Power: music Of A Revolution
Compilation Appearance Real Folk / Various
Compilation Appearance Verve Unmixed 3
Compilation Appearance Six Feet Under, Volume 2-Everything Ends
Compilation Appearance Complete Verve Remixed (Deluxe Edition) (Bonus Tracks)
Compilation Appearance Paris For Lovers
Compilation Appearance Real R&b:60s
Compilation Appearance L-tunes: Music From & Inspired The L-word / T
Compilation Appearance Jazz Number 1's
Compilation Appearance Musical Celebration
Compilation Appearance Verve Remixed 4
Compilation Appearance Verve Unmixed 4
Compilation Appearance Sex And The City Music From the Original Motion Picture (Soundtrack)
Compilation Appearance For Colored Girls (Ost)
Compilation Appearance All Time Greatest Jazz Vocal Standard
Compilation Appearance Verve Remixed:first Ladies
Compilation Appearance Songs From Scandal:gladiators (Ost)
Compilation Appearance Studio Rio Presents:brazil Connection
Compilation Appearance Brazil Beats The Carnival House & Lat
Compilation Appearance Song One (ost)
Compilation Appearance Nina Revisited:tribute To Nina Simone
Compilation Appearance NOW THAT'S WHAT I CALL HALLOWEEN
Associated Artist/Work Ayissi Chantal
Associated Artist/Work Connor, Chris (Vocals)
Associated Artist/Work DJ Maestro
Associated Artist/Work Fitzgerald, Ella
Associated Artist/Work Groovefinder
Associated Artist/Work Holiday, Billie
Associated Artist/Work NdegeOcello, Me'Shell
Associated Artist/Work Nina Simone Trio (The)
Associated Artist/Work Washington, Dinah
Technical Info
Producer Richard Seidel (Compilation)
CatalogID 88697110092
Lable Name Legacy
Released 09/30/2008
Original Release 2008
Number of Discs 4
SPARE Code n/a
Mono/Stereo Stereo
Studio/Live Studio
UPC 00886971100921
Album Notes and Credits
Personnel: Nina Simone (vocals, piano).
Audio Mixer: Todd Whitelock.
Audio Remasterer: Mark Wilder.
Liner Note Author: David Nathan .
Jazz singer and pianist Nina Simone was such a prodigious talent that even a four-disc box set might seem too small a canvas to fully sketch her genius, but TO BE FREE: THE NINA SIMONE STORY is nonetheless an ideal introduction. The three CDs contain 51 tracks covering Simone's career from 1953 to 1993, from her beginnings as a classically trained supper club artiste through her period of political awakening into her later, idiosyncratic blend of jazz, blues, pop, and rock. The fourth disc is a DVD containing a documentary film with live concert footage that was completed in 1970 but never released until this set. The set also contains eight previously unreleased songs and a book with essays and track-by-track commentary.
Professional Reviews
Mojo (Publisher) (p.122) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "Over the course of 3CDs, we bear witness to a singer who had no equal. Simone carved phrases with that smoky tenor, a natural instrument so regal that her whisper packed more power than the caterwauling of lessers who compensate with overkill."
Blender (Magazine) (p.81) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "She squeezed audiences with a mysterious intensity, and this three-disc set is rightly heavy on the live tracks."
Paste (magazine) (p.66) - "TO BE FREE: THE NINA SIMONE STORY stirringly captures Simone's journey from a reluctant cabaret performer to one of the most powerful voices of the Civil Rights era."
Uncut (magazine) - 5 stars out of 5 -- "The songs Simone wrote or covered in response to the Civil Rights struggle of the 1960s suited her throaty snarl perfectly."
Disc 1
1 Mood Indigo,Mississippi Goddam - (live),No Opportunity Necessary, No Experience Needed
2 I Loves You, Porgy,In the Morning - (previously unreleased, alternate take),Just Like a Woman - (previously unreleased)
3 My Baby Just Cares For Me,Ain'T Got No-I Got Life,Here Comes the Sun - (live)
4 Nobody Knows You When You'Re Down and Out,Do What You Gotta Do,Tanywey - (previously unreleased, live)
5 You Can Have Him - (live),Seems I'M Never Tired Loving You,Funkier Than a Mosquito's Tweeter - (previously unreleased, live)
6 Wild is the Wind - (live),Just Like Tom Thumb'S Blues,My Sweet Lord/Today is a Killer - (live)
7 Trouble In Mind - (live),Times They Are a-Changin', The,Let It Be Me - (previously unreleased, live)
8 When Malindy Sings/Swing Low Sweet Chariot - (previously unreleased, live),Turn! Turn! Turn! (To Everything There is a Season) - (live),Poppies - (live)
9 See-Line Woman - (live),Other Woman, The (Live) - (live),Mr. Bojangles - (previously unreleased, live)
10 Pirate Jenny - (live),I Think It'S Going To Rain Today - (live),I Want a Little Sugar In My Bowl - (previously unreleased, live)
11 Don'T Let Me Be Misunderstood,Save Me - (live),Nina - (previously unreleased, live)
12 I Put a Spell On You,Revolution - (live),Zungo - (previously unreleased, live)
13 Ne Me Quitte Pas,To Be Young, Gifted and Black - (live),Baltimore
14 Feeling Good,Black is the Color of My True Love'S Hair - (live),Single Woman, A
15 Four Women,Westwind - (live)
16 My Man'S Gone Now,Who Knows Where the Time Goes - (previously unreleased, live)
17 I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel To Be Free,Suzanne - (previously unreleased, live)
18 To Love Somebody
19 Sunday In Savannah - (live)
20 Backlash Blues - (live)
Disc 2
1 Mood Indigo,Mississippi Goddam - (live),No Opportunity Necessary, No Experience Needed
2 I Loves You, Porgy,In the Morning - (previously unreleased, alternate take),Just Like a Woman - (previously unreleased)
3 My Baby Just Cares For Me,Ain'T Got No-I Got Life,Here Comes the Sun - (live)
4 Nobody Knows You When You'Re Down and Out,Do What You Gotta Do,Tanywey - (previously unreleased, live)
5 You Can Have Him - (live),Seems I'M Never Tired Loving You,Funkier Than a Mosquito's Tweeter - (previously unreleased, live)
6 Wild is the Wind - (live),Just Like Tom Thumb'S Blues,My Sweet Lord/Today is a Killer - (live)
7 Trouble In Mind - (live),Times They Are a-Changin', The,Let It Be Me - (previously unreleased, live)
8 When Malindy Sings/Swing Low Sweet Chariot - (previously unreleased, live),Turn! Turn! Turn! (To Everything There is a Season) - (live),Poppies - (live)
9 See-Line Woman - (live),Other Woman, The (Live) - (live),Mr. Bojangles - (previously unreleased, live)
10 Pirate Jenny - (live),I Think It'S Going To Rain Today - (live),I Want a Little Sugar In My Bowl - (previously unreleased, live)
11 Don'T Let Me Be Misunderstood,Save Me - (live),Nina - (previously unreleased, live)
12 I Put a Spell On You,Revolution - (live),Zungo - (previously unreleased, live)
13 Ne Me Quitte Pas,To Be Young, Gifted and Black - (live),Baltimore
14 Feeling Good,Black is the Color of My True Love'S Hair - (live),Single Woman, A
15 Four Women,Westwind - (live)
16 My Man'S Gone Now,Who Knows Where the Time Goes - (previously unreleased, live)
17 I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel To Be Free,Suzanne - (previously unreleased, live)
18 To Love Somebody
19 Sunday In Savannah - (live)
20 Backlash Blues - (live)
Disc 3
1 Mood Indigo,Mississippi Goddam - (live),No Opportunity Necessary, No Experience Needed
2 I Loves You, Porgy,In the Morning - (previously unreleased, alternate take),Just Like a Woman - (previously unreleased)
3 My Baby Just Cares For Me,Ain'T Got No-I Got Life,Here Comes the Sun - (live)
4 Nobody Knows You When You'Re Down and Out,Do What You Gotta Do,Tanywey - (previously unreleased, live)
5 You Can Have Him - (live),Seems I'M Never Tired Loving You,Funkier Than a Mosquito's Tweeter - (previously unreleased, live)
6 Wild is the Wind - (live),Just Like Tom Thumb'S Blues,My Sweet Lord/Today is a Killer - (live)
7 Trouble In Mind - (live),Times They Are a-Changin', The,Let It Be Me - (previously unreleased, live)
8 When Malindy Sings/Swing Low Sweet Chariot - (previously unreleased, live),Turn! Turn! Turn! (To Everything There is a Season) - (live),Poppies - (live)
9 See-Line Woman - (live),Other Woman, The (Live) - (live),Mr. Bojangles - (previously unreleased, live)
10 Pirate Jenny - (live),I Think It'S Going To Rain Today - (live),I Want a Little Sugar In My Bowl - (previously unreleased, live)
11 Don'T Let Me Be Misunderstood,Save Me - (live),Nina - (previously unreleased, live)
12 I Put a Spell On You,Revolution - (live),Zungo - (previously unreleased, live)
13 Ne Me Quitte Pas,To Be Young, Gifted and Black - (live),Baltimore
14 Feeling Good,Black is the Color of My True Love'S Hair - (live),Single Woman, A
15 Four Women,Westwind - (live)
16 My Man'S Gone Now,Who Knows Where the Time Goes - (previously unreleased, live)
17 I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel To Be Free,Suzanne - (previously unreleased, live)
18 To Love Somebody
19 Sunday In Savannah - (live)
20 Backlash Blues - (live)
Product Attributes
Artist Simone,Nina
Label Rca Records
Music Format Compact Disc

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