Nina Simone - A Very Rare Evening


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Out of print on vinyl since 1979

One of the most sought after Nina Simone albums!

European recordings from 1969 featuring Weldon Irvine

Featuring the original artwork by Jazz designer Anne Maria Schnider

Tidal Waves Music proudly presents the re-issue for Nina Simone's A Very Rare Evening. Originally released on PM records in 1979, featuring Weldon Irvine on organ, Don Allias on drums and jazz legend Gene Perla on bass. Included on these European sessions from 1969 you'll find Nina classics and rare versions of recordings written by Aretha Franklin, Barry Gibb, Randy Newman and Pete Seeger.

This is one of the most sought after Nina Simone albums, now available as a deluxe limited vinyl edition for the first time since 1979. Produced by Gene Perla, officially licensed from PM Records and featuring the original artwork created by A.M. Schnider.

"It's her first LP in years, but was taped back in 1969 in Europe with a confident, impressive organ and rhythm section backup band. Simone is an acquired taste. But, for those who appreciate her singing, these eight tracks will prove welcome." — Billboard

"Anything by this lady of song is welcome, especially when she's in front of an adoring audience, as she is in these decade-old, never-released sides. Simone covers all bases from Barry Gibb's 'In The Morning,' to Pete Seeger's adaptation from the Book of Ecclesiastes, 'Turn! Turn! Turn!' She gives special meaning to such tunes as the poignant 'The Other Woman,' the gospel inflected 'Save Me,' and 'I Think It's Going To Rain Today.' But the highlight is her own tune, composed with keyboardist Weldon Irvine, Revolution." — Cash Box Magazine

"Though the Simone catalog overflows with live recordings, this 1969 German concert outranks all others. Focusing almost exclusively on then-contemporary material-the Gibb brothers' 'In the Morning' and 'To Love Somebody,' Randy Newman's 'I Think It's Going to Rain Today,' Aretha Franklin's 'Save Me,' the Byrds' 'Turn! Turn! Turn!' — Simone is at her most assuredly earthy and intrepidly regal." — The Jazz Times



Side 1
In The Morning
Turn! Turn! Turn!
To Love Somebody
Ain't Got No / I Got Life

Side 2
The Other Woman
I Think It's Going To Rain Today
Save Me

Customer Reviews (1.00 Stars) 1 person(s) rated this product.

A waste of $

posted on 03/24/2018
1 Stars
Reviewer: Phil Dade
Poor sound quality beause it sounds muffled but tinny, not open and clear. The song selection is weak and does nothing to really show off her great voice. No wonder is is a very rare evening. I just opened it, played it and will not waste my time again. I am a big Nina fan.

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