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Wild Is the Wind

Wild Is the Wind

by Nina SimoneNina Simone

CD(German Import)

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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.

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Product Details

Release Date: 02/14/2006
Label: Imports
UPC: 0602498887011
catalogNumber: 5003155
Rank: 34662


  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

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Nina Simone   Primary Artist,Piano,Vocals
Horace Ott   Conductor
Rudy Stevenson   Flute,Guitar
Lisle Atkinson   Bass,Upright Bass
Bobby Hamilton   Drums

Technical Credits

Dimitri Tiomkin   Composer
Nina Simone   Arranger,Composer
Hal Mooney   Producer,Audio Production
Van McCoy   Composer
Bennie Benjamin   Composer
Horace Ott   Arranger,Composer
Ralph Rainger   Composer
Leo Robin   Composer
Ned Washington   Composer
James Alan Shelton   Composer
Hollis King   Art Direction
Sol Marcus   Composer
Bryan Koniarz   Producer
Traditional   Composer
Sid Mark   Liner Notes
Ken Druker   Executive Producer
Wade Jr. Brown   Composer

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