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Music On Vinyl / RCA

Nina Simone ‎– To Love Somebody

$39.00

Music On Vinyl / RCA

Nina Simone ‎– To Love Somebody

$39.00

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No slouch as a songwriter herself, Nina Simone ably picked a variety of compositional classics from the new Rock era for her 1969 LP To Love Somebody.

Opening with a beautiful, introspective version of Leonard Cohen's "Suzanne," Simone shows an obvious affinity for social statements with the Byrds' "Turn! Turn! Turn! (To Everything There Is a Season)" and a trio of Dylan standards: "I Shall Be Released," "Just Like Tom Thumb's Blues," plus a dramatic, meditative "The Times They Are A-Changin'."

The album title is taken from the Bee Gees song "To Love Somebody". Her cover of the song became her second British hit single after "Ain't Got No-I Got Life". Also "I Can't See Nobody" is a song by the Bee Gees. "Revolution" (parts 1 & 2) was Simone's third subsequent single released in the UK, after "Ain't Got No-I Got Life" and "To Love Somebody" both became hits. The song was released around the time of the same titled song by The Beatles and, although it has a similar hook ("Don't you know it's gonna be - all right") and structure, most of the lyrics differ. – Music On Vinyl

 

 

Item description:

Artist:

Nina Simone

Title:

To Love Somebody

Label:

Music On Vinyl / RCA

Format:

Vinyl, LP, Album, Reissue, 180g

Pressing:

Europe

Release Date:

This reissue: 2015 | Original – 1969

Genre:

Jazz, Soul

Style:

Soul-Jazz, Female Vocals

Catalog No:

MOVLP1047

Condition:

New