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TO LOVE SOMEBODY Limited Numbered Purple & Black Marbled 180gram LP

by Nina Simone

Release Date: 08 November 2019

Format: LP Vinyl

Label: Music On Vinyl

£17.99

NINA SIMONE TO LOVE SOMEBODY Limited Numbered Purple & Black Marbled 180gram Audiophile Vinyl LP

Overview:

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.

Available as a limited 50th-anniversary edition of 1500 individually numbered copies on purple & black marbled vinyl.

180 gram audiophile vinyl
1969 album featuring "Suzanne", "Turn! Turn! Turn!” & "Revolution (Part 1 & 2)"
Limited 50th-anniversary edition of 1500 individually numbered copies on purple & black marbled vinyl

Featured Tracks:

SIDE A

1. SUZANNE
2. TURN! TURN! TURN! (TO EVERYTHING THERE IS A SEASON)
3. REVOLUTION (PART I)
4. REVOLUTION (PART II)
5. TO LOVE SOMEBODY

SIDE B

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'

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