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Title: Nina Simone - To Be Free (The Story, 2008)
Number of Discs: 4 Artist: Nina Simone
EAN: 0886973819227 Record Label: RCA
Sub-Genre: Soul Genre: Pop Vocal
Format: Box Set Release Year: 2,008

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Track Listing
1. Mood Indigo
2. I Loves You Porgy
3. My Baby Just Cares For Me
4. Nobody Knows You When You're Down And Out
5. You Can Have Him
6. Wild Is The Wind
7. Trouble In Mind
8. When Malindy Sings/Swing Low Sweet Chariot
9. See Line Woman
10. Pirate Jenny
11. Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood
12. I Put A Spell On You
13. Ne Me Quitte Pas
14. Feeling Good
15. Four Women
16. My Man's Gone Now
17. I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel To Be Free
18. To Love Somebody
19. Sunday In Savannah
20. Backlash Blues

1. Mississippi Goddam
2. In The Morning
3. Ain't Got No... I Got Life
4. Do What You Gotta Do
5. Seems I'm Never Tired Of Loving You
6. Just Like Tom Thumb's Blues
7. Times They Are A Changin'
8. Turn Turn Turn (To Everything There Is A Season)
9. Other Woman
10. I Think It's Going To Rain Today
11. Save Me
12. Revolution
13. To Be Young Gifted And Black
14. Black Is The Color Of My True Love's Hair
15. Westwind
16. Who Knows Where The Time Goes
17. Suzanne

1. No Opportunity Necessary No Experience Needed
2. Just Like A Woman
3. Here Comes The Sun
4. Tanywey
5. Funkier Than A Mosquito's Tweeter
6. My Sweet Lord/Today Is A Killer
7. Let It Be Me
8. Poppies
9. Mr Bojangles
10. I Want A Little Sugar In My Bowl
11. Nina
12. Zungo
13. Baltimore
14. Single Woman

1. Ain't Got No... I Got Life
2. Pirate Jenny
3. Don't You Pay Them No Mind
4. Milestones
5. Go To Hell
6. Backlash Blues
7. Percussion/Drums/Clapping/Dancing
8. I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel To Be Free
9. Precious Lord

Number of CDs:4
Recording Type:Studio

Album Notes
There's no question that Nina Simone is richly deserving of a three-CD (plus one DVD), 51-song box set such as To Be Free. From the late '50s until her death, she was one of the great unclassifiable pop singers of the 20th century, and if her voluminous recording career was erratic, the first 15 years at any rate had many highlights. Any complaint about this particular package has more to do with the balance of eras represented than the quality of the contents, which is generally very good. If one is to criticize, however, it's that it does seem heavily weighted toward her 1967-1973 recordings for RCA, which take up about two-thirds of the three audio discs. Perhaps that's because it's on the RCA/Legacy label, but certainly a good case could be made that her pre-1967 recordings for a variety of other companies (most often Philips) were worthy of greater representation. To focus on the positives, however, most of disc one does include strong pre-RCA tracks from the first decade of her recording career, including some of her best-known classics of the time, like "My Baby Just Cares for Me," "Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood," "See-Line Woman," "I Put a Spell on You," and "Four Women." While the RCA era arguably saw her move too much into pop-oriented production on occasion and too many covers of pop/rock hits, the selections from that era are chosen with intelligence, including a good number of live tracks. The two post-1973 cuts -- one from 1978 and one from her final proper album, 1993's A Single Woman -- seem like afterthoughts to ensure that most of her career was covered in some way, but that's justifiable considering that the last three decades of her life saw little in the way of noteworthy recordings.Though there's not much in the way of rarities, the set also does contain half a dozen previously unreleased live tracks of merit; four songs from the hard-to-find album A Very Rare Evening, recorded live in Germany in April 1969; and a couple (a live cover of Leonard Cohen's "Suzanne" and an alternate version of "Ain't Got No -- I Got Life") that make their first U.S. appearance. The most tantalizing item for serious Simone fans is the DVD of a 1970 television special, though it turns out to be a little less exciting than one might have hoped. Lasting just 23 minutes, it intersperses scenes of her recording in the studio and performing on-stage (most of the songs being fragments, highlighted by a complete live version of "Go to Hell") with interview snippets in which Simone offers basic comments on the rewards and difficulties of being a creative musician. Still, in all this is a very good box set illustrating Simone's facility at jumping between and blending numerous genres, including soul, pop, rock, jazz, Broadway, classical, and even (on the previously unissued 1973 live performance "Nina") world fusion music of sorts with backing by sitar and kalimba. Just don't necessarily take it as a summation of all her greatest work, with much more from the pre-1967 period in particular thankfully available to investigate on other CDs. ~ Richie Unterberger

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