Nina Simone - The Montreux Years 2LP Ltd Edition 180g Turquise & Yellow Vinyl

£24.99
Limited Edition Turquoise/ Yellow & White Splatter Colour Vinyl (2LP Set) 


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 Women 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.

Tracks 

Side: 1

1 Someone to Watch Over Me (Intro) (Live At Casino Montreux, 10th July 1987)
2 Backlash Blues (Live At Casino Montreux, 3rd July 1976)
3 I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel to Be Free (Live - Montreux Jazz Festival 1976)
4 See-Line Woman (Live At Casino Montreux, 13th July 1990)

Side: 2

1 Little Girl Blue, Pt 1 and 2 (Live - Montreux Jazz Festival 1976)
2 Don't Smoke in Bed (Live At Casino Montreux, 13th July 1990)
3 Stars (Live At Casino Montreux, 3rd July 1976)
4 What a Little Moonlight Can Do (Live At Casino Montreux, 13th July 1990)

Side: 3

1 African Mailman (Live At Casino Montreux, 3rd July 1976)
2 Just in Time (Live At Casino Kursaal, 16th June 1968)
3 Four Women (Live - Montreux Jazz Festival 1990)
4 No Woman No Cry (Live At Casino Montreux, 13th July 1990)

Side: 4

1 Liberian Calypso (Live At Casino Montreux, 13th July 1990)
2 Ne Me Quitte Pas (Live At Casino Montreux, 13th July 1990)
3 Montreux Blues (Live At Casino Montreux, 19th July 1981)
4 My Baby Just Cares for Me (Live At Casino Montreux, 13th July 1990)

Label: BMG

Release Date: Feb 2022

Format: Double 180g Heavyweight Vinyl. Ltd. Edition TuTurquoise and Yellow Colour vinyl 

Brand BMG
Condition New
Weight 0.18kg