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Nina Simone Silk & Soul 2LP 45rpm 180g Vinyl Original Recordings Group Numbered Limited Edition ORG USA

Artist: Nina Simone
Title: Silk And Soul
Catalog Number: ORG 140 / LSP-3837
Label: RCA Victor
Reissued by: ORG Original Recordings Group
Barcode: 858492002404
Original release year: 1967
Reissue year: 2013
Number of discs: 2
Revolutions per minute: 45 rpm
Disc size: 12"
Vinyl Weight Grade: 180gr
Limited Edition: Yes
Numbered Edition: Yes
Total Item Weight: 688gr
Pressing country: USA
For Market Release in: USA
Added to catalog on: July 28, 2014
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Unit Price: 58,04 €

Reference: ORG45140GF

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Originally released in 1967, Silk & Soul was nominated for a Grammy for Best Female R&B Vocal Performance in 1968 for the song "You'll Go To Hell". This album contains the classics "I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel To Be Free", which would become a Civil Rights anthem. Definitive audiophile treatment mastered by Bernie Grundman from the Original Master Tapes and pressed on 180 grams vinyl.

 

 

  • Numbered Limited Edition
  • Pressing Limited to 2500 Units Worldwide
  • Deluxe Laminated Gatefold Cover
  • Double LP Audiophile 180 grams Vinyl Pressed at RTI
  • Mastered by Bernie Grundman
  • Mastered from the Original Analog Master Tapes



Originally released in 1967, Silk & Soul was nominated for a Grammy for Best Female R&B Vocal Performance in 1968 for the song "You'll Go To Hell". This album contains the classics "I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel To Be Free", which would become a Civil Rights anthem and "It Be's That Way Sometimes", written by her brother Sam Waymon. Besides the Grammy nominated tune, the album includes Simone's version of Bacharach's "The Look of Love" which was written for the 1967 movie Casino Royale.

Nina Simone was an American singer, songwriter, pianist, arranger, and civil rights activist widely associated with jazz music. Simone aspired to become a classical pianist while working in a broad range of styles including classical, jazz, blues, folk, R&B, gospel, and pop.

Born the sixth child of a preacher's family in North Carolina, Simone aspired to be a concert pianist. Her musical path changed direction after she was denied a scholarship to the prestigious Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia, despite a well-received audition. Simone was later told by someone working at Curtis that she was rejected because she was black. When she began playing in a small club in Philadelphia to fund her continuing musical education and become a classical pianist she was required to sing as well. She was approached for a recording by Bethlehem Records, and her rendering of "I Loves You, Porgy" was a hit in the United States in 1958. Over the length of her career Simone recorded more than 40 albums, mostly between 1958 - when she made her debut with Little Girl Blue - and 1974.

Her musical style arose from a fusion of gospel and pop songs with classical music, in particular with influences from her first inspiration, Johann Sebastian Bach, and accompanied with her expressive jazz-like singing in her characteristic contralto. She injected as much of her classical background into her music as possible to give it more depth and quality, as she felt that pop music was inferior to classical. Her intuitive grasp on the audience–performer relationship was gained from a unique background of playing piano accompaniment for church revivals and sermons regularly from the early age of six years old.

 

 

Track Listing:

LP 1 Side A
1. It Be's That Way Sometime
2. The Look Of Love
3. Go To Hell

LP 1 Side B
1. Love o' Love
2. Cherish

LP 2 Side C
1. I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel To Be Free
2. Turn Me On
3. Turning Point

LP 2 Side D
1. Some Say
2. Consummation

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