Album artwork for Nina Simone - The Complete Philips Albums by Nina Simone

'Nina Simone: The Philips Years' is a collection of seven albums released during her time with the label. 'Nina Simone in Concert' was Simone's first album for Philips and was made up of three live recordings in Carnegie Hall, New York City in March and April 1964. This album marks the beginning of "Nina Simone, the Civil Rights singer" in her recording career. Included on the album are politically laden songs, most notably the self-written 'Mississippi Goddam', released as a single at the time. But also 'Old Jim Crow', 'Go Limp' and the haunting 'Pirate Jenny' contributed to the message in a covert or metaphorical way. In contrast to her first Philips album which was politically laden with civil rights motifs, 'Broadway-Blues-Ballads' is more playful. 'I Put a Spell on You' is the 1965 album by Nina Simone, and features some of her best known songs. 'Pastel Blues' features covers of Billie Holiday songs. 'Let It All Out' features 'Images', an a cappella performance by Simone, based on a poem by Waring Cuney. 'Wild Is the Wind' was compiled from several recordings that were left over from sessions for previous Philips albums. 'High Priestess of Soul' is the last album Simone released under Philips Records. The songs are accompanied by a large band directed by Hal Mooney. After this album title - an attempt to broaden her appeal by management execs - Nina Simone was sometimes referred to as "the high priestess of soul".

Nina Simone

Nina Simone - The Complete Philips Albums

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Album artwork for Nina Simone - The Complete Philips Albums by Nina Simone
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Released 23/06/2016Catalogue Number

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Nina Simone

Nina Simone - The Complete Philips Albums

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Album artwork for Nina Simone - The Complete Philips Albums by Nina Simone
LPx7

£119.99

Released 23/06/2016Catalogue Number

5360567

'Nina Simone: The Philips Years' is a collection of seven albums released during her time with the label. 'Nina Simone in Concert' was Simone's first album for Philips and was made up of three live recordings in Carnegie Hall, New York City in March and April 1964. This album marks the beginning of "Nina Simone, the Civil Rights singer" in her recording career. Included on the album are politically laden songs, most notably the self-written 'Mississippi Goddam', released as a single at the time. But also 'Old Jim Crow', 'Go Limp' and the haunting 'Pirate Jenny' contributed to the message in a covert or metaphorical way. In contrast to her first Philips album which was politically laden with civil rights motifs, 'Broadway-Blues-Ballads' is more playful. 'I Put a Spell on You' is the 1965 album by Nina Simone, and features some of her best known songs. 'Pastel Blues' features covers of Billie Holiday songs. 'Let It All Out' features 'Images', an a cappella performance by Simone, based on a poem by Waring Cuney. 'Wild Is the Wind' was compiled from several recordings that were left over from sessions for previous Philips albums. 'High Priestess of Soul' is the last album Simone released under Philips Records. The songs are accompanied by a large band directed by Hal Mooney. After this album title - an attempt to broaden her appeal by management execs - Nina Simone was sometimes referred to as "the high priestess of soul".