|Music On Vinyl
Release Date: 19 January 2015
Format: LP Vinyl
|NINA SIMONE TO LOVE SOMEBODY Limited 180gram Audiophile Vinyl LP
No slouch as a songwriter herself, Nina Simone ably picked a variety of compositional classics from the new Rock era for her 1969 LP To Love Somebody. Opening with a beautiful, introspective version of Leonard Cohen's "Suzanne," Simone shows an obvious affinity for social statements with the Byrds' "Turn! Turn! Turn! (To Everything There Is a Season)" and a trio of Dylan standards: "I Shall Be Released," "Just Like Tom Thumb's Blues," plus a dramatic, meditative "The Times They Are A-Changin'."
The album title is taken from the Bee Gees song "To Love Somebody". Her cover of the song became her second British hit single after "Ain't Got No-I Got Life". Also "I Can't See Nobody" is a song by the Bee Gees. "Revolution" (parts 1 & 2) was Simone's third subsequent single released in the UK, after "Ain't Got No-I Got Life" and "To Love Somebody" both became hits. The song was released around the time of the same titled song by The Beatles and, although it has a similar hook ("Don't you know it's gonna be - all right") and structure, most of the lyrics differ.
180 gram audiophile vinyl
2. TURN! TURN! TURN! (TO EVERYTHING THERE IS A SEASON)
3. REVOLUTION (PART I)
4. REVOLUTION (PART II)
5. TO LOVE SOMEBODY
1. I SHALL BE RELEASED
2. I CAN’T SEE NOBODY
3. JUST LIKE TOM THUMB’S BLUES
4. THE TIMES THEY ARE A-CHANGIN’