I Put a Spell on You (180g LP)

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Nina Simone
I Put a Spell on You (180g LP)

[ Verve Music Group / LP ]

Release Date: Friday 30 September 2016

One of her most pop-oriented albums, but also one of her best and most consistent. Most of the songs feature dramatic, swinging large-band orchestration, with the accent on the brass and strings. Simone didn't write any of the material, turning to popular European songsmiths Charles Aznavour, Jacques Brel, and Anthony Newley, as well as her husband, Andy Stroud, and her guitarist, Rudy Stevenson, for bluesier fare.

There are really fine tunes and interpretations, on which Simone gives an edge to the potentially fey pop songs, taking a sudden (but not uncharacteristic) break for a straight jazz instrumental with "Blues on Purpose." The title track, a jazzy string ballad version of the Screamin' Jay Hawkins classic, gave the Beatles the inspiration for the phrasing on the bridge of "Michelle."
All Music Guide


I Put A Spell On You 2:33
Tomorrow Is My Turn 2:43
Ne Me Quitte Pas 3:27
Marriage Is For Old Folks 3:22
July Tree 2:40
Gimme Some 2:58
Feeling Good 2:52
One September Day 2:47
Blues On Purpose 3:18
Beautiful Land 1:55
You've Got To Learn 2:40
Take Care Of Business 2:04