quarta-feira, julho 29, 2009

1066. Nina Simone - The Essential Nina Simone

Another greatest hits disc that I received as a gift - and despite my lack of enthusiasm for the compilation format I must confess this is a good introduction to the singer songwriter. Mixing live tracks and outtakes with classic material Nina's voice is so distinct and powerful that soul takes a back seat to urgency and reason. Great stuff.

8 out of 10