Nina Simone - Pastel Blues - 180g LP

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Nina Simone - Pastel Blues - 180g LP
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AAA 100% Analogue This LP was Remastered using Pure Analogue Components Only from the Master Tapes through to the Cutting Head

Acoustic Sounds Series  - Philips PHS 600-187 - 180 Gram Virgin Vinyl

AAA 100% Analogue - Mastered by Ryan K. Smith

Limited Edition - Pressed at QRP Quality Record Pressings 

you’ll know you’re hearing a vastly superior edition of the album, both aurally and emotionally. The all analog version's superior three-dimensionality, transparency and attention to the small details produce a "you are there" sensation the digitized versions hide behind a scrim. The originals were never well-mastered or pressed.The sound of both of these records is the best that’s been produced from these tapes and both records are well worth owning.Sound 9/10 Michael Fremer Analogue Planet

Acoustic Sounds Series reissues from Verve/Universal Music Enterprises!

Monthly releases highlighting the world's most historic and best jazz records!

Mastered by Ryan K. Smith at Sterling Sound from the original analog tapes

180-gram LPs pressed at Quality Record Pressings!

Stoughton Printing gatefold old-style tip-on jackets

Seeking to offer definitive audiophile grade versions of some of the most historic and best jazz records ever recorded, Verve Label Group and Universal Music Enterprises' new audiophile Acoustic Sounds vinyl reissue series utilizes the skills of top mastering engineers and the unsurpassed production craft of Quality Record Pressings. All titles are mastered from the original analog tapes, pressed on 180-gram vinyl and packaged by Stoughton Printing Co. in high-quality gatefold sleeves with tip-on jackets.

This is Nina at the piano, joined by a small band as she ignites a set of late-night torch songs: "Nobody Knows You When You're Down and Out," "Strange Fruit," "Trouble in Mind," her stunning version of "Sinner Man," and more. Originally issued in 1965 by Philips.

Pastel Blues features "Be My Husband" and was written by Andrew Stroud, Simone's husband and manager at the time. She sings it a cappella with her handclapping and a hi-hat as her only accompaniment. The song was later retitled as "Be Your Husband" and covered by Jeff Buckley on Live at Sin-é (2003). Fans of the 1999 film thriller remake "The Thomas Crown Affair" starring Pierce Brosnan and Rene Russo will also recognize the timeless Nina performance of "Sinnerman".  The album also features covers of Billie Holiday songs, "Tell Me More and More and Then Some" and "Strange Fruit".

Bass – Lisle Atkinson
Drums – Bobby Hamilton
Flute, Guitar – Rudy Stevenson
Guitar, Harmonica – Al Schackman
 

1. Be My Husband
2. Nobody Knows You When You're Down And Out
3. End Of The Line
4. Trouble In Mind
5. Tell Me More And More And Then Some
6. Chilly Winds Don't Blow
7. Ain't No Use
8. Strange Fruit
9. Sinnerman

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