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Universal / Verve

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Wild Is the Wind is jazz singer-songwriter and pianist Nina Simone's sixth album for Philips Records. The album was compiled from several recordings that were left over from sessions for previous Philips albums. – Wiki

“Though compiled from recordings initially earmarked for previous Philips outings, Wild Is The Wind remains a cohesive artistic statement whose influence runs deep. Bowie was the obvious devotee, cov-ering the song’s title track 10 years later on his groundbreaking Station To Station album, but Jeff Buckley once again showed his love for Simone when he included a version of ‘Lilac Wine’ on his 1994 album Grace. ‘Four Women’, meanwhile, saw Simone once again in Civil Rights mode, with a song that took an unflinching look at the history of black women in America – so unflinching, in fact, that the New York-based jazz radio station, WLIB, banned it.” – Universal

“Although she largely interpreted other people’s songs, some of the strongest lyrical content in her catalogue comes from her own compositions, particularly “Four Women,” a spare, trenchant character study that manages to capture all the impossible contradictions of black American womanhood in just 16 lines. And the impact of her vocals went beyond her distinctive voice.” – Pitchfork

Item description:


Nina Simone


Wild Is The Wind


Phillips / The Verve Music Group


Vinyl, LP, Album, Reissue, Stereo



Release Date:

This reissue: 2016 | Original – 1966




Soul-Jazz, Female Vocals

Catalog No:

0600753605738, PHS 600-207