Nina Simone

The Montreux Years (4050538631241)

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The Montreux Years

Nina Simone



LPS 163849




LP 24,78 €



Nina Simone’s story from the late sixties to the nineties can be told through her legendary performances in Montreux. Taking to the Montreux stage for the first time on 16 June 1968 for the festival’s second edition, Simone built a lasting relationship with Montreux Jazz Festival and its Creator and Director Claude Nobs and this unique trust and electricity can be clearly felt on the recordings.

Simone’s multi-faceted and radical story is laid bare on ‘Nina Simone: The Montreux Years’. From Nina’s glorious and emotional 1968 performance to her fiery and unpredictable concert in 1976, one of the festival’s most remarkable performances ever witnessed, the collection includes recordings from all of her five legendary Montreux concerts – 1968, 1976, 1981, 1987 and 1990.


  • SIDE A
  • A1. Someone to Watch Over Me (Intro) (Casino Montreux, 10th July 1987)
  • A2. Backlash Blues (Casino Montreux, 3rd July 1976)
  • A3. I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel to Be Free (Casino Montreux, 3rd July 1976)
  • A4. See-Line Woman (Casino Montreux, 13th July 1990)
  • SIDE B
  • B1. Little Girl Blue (Pt. 1 and 2) (Casino Montreux, 3rd July 1976)
  • B2. Don’t Smoke in Bed (Casino Montreux, 13th July 1990)
  • B3. Stars (Casino Montreux, 3rd July 1976)
  • B4. What a Little Moonlight Can Do (Casino Montreux, 13th July 1990)
  • SIDE C
  • C1. African Mailman (Casino Montreux, 3rd July 1976)
  • C2. Just in Time (Casino Kursaal, 16th June 1968)
  • C3. Four Women (Casino Montreux, 13th July 1990)
  • C4. No Woman No Cry (Casino Montreux, 13th July 1990)
  • SIDE D
  • D1. Liberian Calypso (Casino Montreux, 13th July 1990)
  • D2. Ne Me Quitte Pas (Casino Montreux, 13th July 1990)
  • D3. Montreux Blues (Casino Montreux, 19th July 1981)
  • D4. My Baby Just Cares for Me (Casino Montreux, 13th July 1990)