Let It All Out

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All Music Guide - Richie Unterberger
Let It All Out is one of Nina Simone's more adult pop-oriented mid-'60s albums, with renditions of tunes by Duke Ellington "Mood Indigo", Billie Holiday "Don't Explain", Irving Berlin "This Year's Kisses", and Rodgers & Hart "Little Girl Blue". As ever, Simone ranges wide in her selection: Bob Dylan's "The Ballad of Hollis Brown," a swaggering adaptation of "Chauffeur Blues" credited to her husband of the time, Andy Stroud, the gospel hymn "Nearer Blessed Lord," and Van McCoy's "For Myself." "Images" is an a cappella adaptation of a poem about the beauty of blackness by Waring Cuney. All of Simone's Philips albums are solid, and this is no exception, while it ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Richie Unterberger
Let It All Out is one of Nina Simone's more adult pop-oriented mid-'60s albums, with renditions of tunes by Duke Ellington "Mood Indigo", Billie Holiday "Don't Explain", Irving Berlin "This Year's Kisses", and Rodgers & Hart "Little Girl Blue". As ever, Simone ranges wide in her selection: Bob Dylan's "The Ballad of Hollis Brown," a swaggering adaptation of "Chauffeur Blues" credited to her husband of the time, Andy Stroud, the gospel hymn "Nearer Blessed Lord," and Van McCoy's "For Myself." "Images" is an a cappella adaptation of a poem about the beauty of blackness by Waring Cuney. All of Simone's Philips albums are solid, and this is no exception, while it isn't the best of them. This LP has been combined with the 1965 album Pastel Blues on a single-disc CD reissue.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 2/14/2006
  • Label: Verve
  • UPC: 602498886984
  • Catalog Number: 000600802
  • Sales rank: 139,319

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Mood Indigo (2:30)
  2. 2 The Other Woman (3:05)
  3. 3 Love Me or Leave Me (4:08)
  4. 4 Don't Explain (4:22)
  5. 5 Little Girl Blue (2:35)
  6. 6 Chauffeur (2:51)
  7. 7 For Myself (2:08)
  8. 8 The Ballad of Hollis Brown (4:58)
  9. 9 This Year's Kisses (3:02)
  10. 10 Images (2:54)
  11. 11 Nearer Blessed Lord (4:32)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Nina Simone Primary Artist, Piano, Vocals
Horace Ott Conductor
Al Schackman Guitar
Rudy Stevenson Flute, Guitar
Lisle Atkinson Bass, Upright Bass
Bobby Hamilton Drums
Technical Credits
Irving Berlin Composer
Nina Simone Arranger, Composer
Bob Dylan Composer
Irving Mills Composer
Richard Rodgers Composer
Hal Mooney Producer, Audio Production
Van McCoy Composer
Barney Bigard Composer
Billie Holiday Composer
Walter Donaldson Composer
Duke Ellington Composer
Lorenz Hart Composer
Arthur Herzog Jr. Composer
Gus Kahn Composer
Horace Ott Arranger
Charles Champlin Liner Notes
Don Bronstein Cover Photo
Hollis King Art Direction
Maurice Seymour Cover Photo
Jessie Mae Robinson Composer
Andy Stroud Composer
Jeff Willens Mastering
Waring Cuney Composer
Bryan Koniarz Producer
Ken Druker Executive Producer
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