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Format: CD
Sku: 209059982
UPC: 886971100921
UPC 14: 00886971100921
Release Date: 9/30/2008
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Song Listing

Disc 1
Song Title
1. Mood Indigo ~ Nina Simone
2. I Loves You, Porgy ~ Nina Simone
3. My Baby Just Cares For Me ~ Nina Simone
4. Nobody Knows You When You'Re Down and Out ~ Nina Simone
5. You Can Have Him - (live) ~ Nina Simone
6. Wild is the Wind - (live) ~ Nina Simone
7. Trouble In Mind - (live) ~ Nina Simone
8. When Malindy Sings/Swing Low Sweet Chariot - (previously unreleased, live) ~ Nina Simone
9. See-Line Woman - (live) ~ Nina Simone
10. Pirate Jenny - (live) ~ Nina Simone
11. Don'T Let Me Be Misunderstood ~ Nina Simone
12. I Put a Spell On You ~ Nina Simone
13. Ne Me Quitte Pas ~ Nina Simone
14. Feeling Good ~ Nina Simone
15. Four Women ~ Nina Simone
16. My Man'S Gone Now ~ Nina Simone
17. I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel To Be Free ~ Nina Simone
18. To Love Somebody ~ Nina Simone
19. Sunday In Savannah - (live) ~ Nina Simone
20. Backlash Blues - (live) ~ Nina Simone
Disc 2
Song Title
1. Mississippi Goddam - (live) ~ Nina Simone
2. In the Morning - (previously unreleased, alternate take) ~ Nina Simone
3. Ain'T Got No-I Got Life ~ Nina Simone
4. Do What You Gotta Do ~ Nina Simone
5. Seems I'M Never Tired Loving You ~ Nina Simone
6. Just Like Tom Thumb'S Blues ~ Nina Simone
7. Times They Are a-Changin', The ~ Nina Simone
8. Turn! Turn! Turn! (To Everything There is a Season) - (live) ~ Nina Simone
9. Other Woman, The (Live) - (live) ~ Nina Simone
10. I Think It'S Going To Rain Today - (live) ~ Nina Simone
11. Save Me - (live) ~ Nina Simone
12. Revolution - (live) ~ Nina Simone
13. To Be Young, Gifted and Black - (live) ~ Nina Simone
14. Black is the Color of My True Love'S Hair - (live) ~ Nina Simone
15. Westwind - (live) ~ Nina Simone
16. Who Knows Where the Time Goes - (previously unreleased, live) ~ Nina Simone
17. Suzanne - (previously unreleased, live) ~ Nina Simone
Disc 3
Song Title
1. No Opportunity Necessary, No Experience Needed ~ Nina Simone
2. Just Like a Woman - (previously unreleased) ~ Nina Simone
3. Here Comes the Sun - (live) ~ Nina Simone
4. Tanywey - (previously unreleased, live) ~ Nina Simone
5. Funkier Than a Mosquito's Tweeter - (previously unreleased, live) ~ Nina Simone
6. My Sweet Lord/Today is a Killer - (live) ~ Nina Simone
7. Let It Be Me - (previously unreleased, live) ~ Nina Simone
8. Poppies - (live) ~ Nina Simone
9. Mr. Bojangles - (previously unreleased, live) ~ Nina Simone
10. I Want a Little Sugar In My Bowl - (previously unreleased, live) ~ Nina Simone
11. Nina - (previously unreleased, live) ~ Nina Simone
12. Zungo - (previously unreleased, live) ~ Nina Simone
13. Baltimore ~ Nina Simone
14. Single Woman, A ~ Nina Simone

Album Notes and Credits

Notes & Personnel Info
Muze PNote Personnel: Nina Simone (vocals, piano).
Muze PNote Audio Mixer: Todd Whitelock.
Muze PNote Audio Remasterer: Mark Wilder.
Muze PNote Liner Note Author: David Nathan .
Muze PNote 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.

Producer: Richard Seidel (Compilation)

Compilation Appearances

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Muze Music Compilations Real Folk / Various
Muze Music Compilations Verve Unmixed 3
Muze Music Compilations Six Feet Under, Volume 2-Everything Ends
Muze Music Compilations Complete Verve Remixed (Deluxe Edition) (Bonus Tracks)
Muze Music Compilations Paris For Lovers
Muze Music Compilations Real R&b:60s
Muze Music Compilations L-tunes: Music From & Inspired The L-word / T
Muze Music Compilations Jazz Number 1's
Muze Music Compilations Musical Celebration
Muze Music Compilations Verve Remixed 4
Muze Music Compilations Verve Unmixed 4
Muze Music Compilations Sex And The City Music From the Original Motion Picture (Soundtrack)
Muze Music Compilations For Colored Girls (Ost)
Muze Music Compilations All Time Greatest Jazz Vocal Standard
Muze Music Compilations Verve Remixed:first Ladies
Muze Music Compilations Songs From Scandal:gladiators (Ost)
Muze Music Compilations Slow Grind Fever Volume 1 & 2
Muze Music Compilations Studio Rio Presents:brazil Connection
Muze Music Compilations Brazil Beats The Carnival House & Lat
Muze Music Compilations Song One (ost)
Muze Music Compilations Nina Revisited:tribute To Nina Simone

Associated Artists and Works

Ayissi Chantal
Connor, Chris (Vocals)
DJ Maestro
Fitzgerald, Ella
Holiday, Billie
NdegeOcello, Me'Shell
Nina Simone Trio (The)
Washington, Dinah

Technical Info

Music Release Date Release Date : 09/30/2008
Music Original Release Date Original Release Date : 2008
Music CatalogId Catalog ID : 88697110092
Music Label Name Label : Legacy
Music Number of Discs Number of Discs : 4
Music Studio or Live Studio/Live : Studio
Music Mono or Stereo Mono/Stereo : Stereo
Music SPAR code SPAR Code : n/a
Music UPC UPC : 00886971100921

Professional Reviews

Mojo (Publisher)
- 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)
- 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)
- "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."

Product Attributes

Product attributeArtist:   Simone,Nina
Product attributeLabel:   Rca Records
Product attributeMusic Format:   Compact Disc
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