Nina Simone Pastel Blues 180g Import LP
Classic Album! 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl Pressing!
Nina Simone was one of the best Blues singers of the 20th century. Only
someone the likes of Billie Holiday and Bessie Smith had the power to lay a soul
bare like she could, as her stripped-down "Be My Husband" shows. Naked like a
field-holler, this song would later capture the imagination of Jeff Buckley and
Also on this record are classics such as "Nobody Knows When You're Down And
Out", originally sung by Bessie Smith and Billie Holiday's signature song
"Strange Fruit", as well as a Nina Simone favorite: "Sinnerman". There are few
songs that capture the Spirit of religion, redemption and the fear of God as
much as this ten-minute race of a song about a man trying to outrun the Devil.
It's no wonder it was used in the key-scene of "The Thomas Crown Affair" and
sampled by the likes of Kanye West, Talib Kweli and Felix da Housecat.
Nina Simone never, ever disappoints. Re-released for the first time on vinyl
since 1965, we hope we do Pastel Blues justice.
• Classic Album
• 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl Pressing
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