Nina Simone – Nina Simone Sings the Blues
Vinyl Me, Please Records Of The Month – Vol. 48
Vinyl LP, Club Edition, Blue Wax
1967 (01 Dec 2016 reissue)
Original pressings will always be my favorite. Sometimes, the reissues manage to improve upon that which is already great. In the case of “Nina Simone Sings The Blues”, this VMP pressing is the prettiest and most complete. Extensive liner note booklet, gorgeous original art, and the highest standards of quality on every level. It looks great, sounds better and the package captures every aspect of why, next to live, listening to music on vinyl is the most complete listening experience you’ll ever have. 11 out of 10, far better than my 4 Men With Beards reissue in every aspect. The recording takes over the space of your living room, delivering a robust sound stage and enormous clarity. Prepare to be possessed, the High Priestess of Soul will have her way.
“Do I move you, are you willing
Do I groove you, is it thrilling”
I am and it is. So will you. Go listen to Nina. She is glorious.