Wild Is the Wind

Wild Is the Wind

by Nina Simone

Vinyl LP(Long Playing Record)

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Wild Is the Wind

This album was apparently a bit of a pastiche of leftovers from sessions for Nina Simone's four previous albums on Philips. But you'd never guess from listening; the material is certainly as strong and consistent as it is on her other mid-'60s LPs. As is the case with most of her albums of the time, the selections are almost unnervingly diverse, ranging from jazz ballads to traditional folk tunes ("Black Is the Color of My True Love's Hair") to the near calypso of "Why Keep on Breaking My Heart" to the somber, almost chilling title track. Highlights are two outstanding pop-soul numbers written by the pre-disco Van McCoy ("Either Way I Lose," "Break Down and Let It All Out") and "Four Women," a string of searing vignettes about the hardships of four African-American women that ranks as one of Simone's finest compositions.

Product Details

Release Date: 09/30/2016
Label: Verve
UPC: 0600753605738
catalogNumber: 5360573
Rank: 7085

Tracks

  1. I Love Your Lovin' Ways
  2. Four Women
  3. What More Can I Say?
  4. Lilac Wine
  5. That's All I Ask
  6. Break Down and Let It All Out
  7. Why Keep on Breaking My Heart
  8. Wild Is the Wind
  9. Black Is the Color of My True Love's Hair
  10. If I Should Lose You
  11. Either Way I Lose

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