Nina Simone - To Love Somebody LP (MOVLP1047)-Orchard Records

Nina Simone - To Love Somebody (MOVLP1047) LP

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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

1. Suzanne
2. Turn! Turn! Turn!
3. Revolution Part One
4. Revolution Part Two
5. To Love Somebody
6. I Shall Be Released
7. I Can't See Nobody
8. Just Like Tom Thumb's Blues
9. The Times They Are A-Changing