Remixed & Reimagined Import
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REMIXED & REIMAGINED consists of 13 tracks. The 13 remixes (13 different songs by 13 different remixers) are from Nina Simone's RCA recordings, originally recorded 1967-1973 (some are remixes of live recordings, none are songs written by Nina Simone). The disc is not packaged in a jewel case; it is cardboard single flap fold-over with a clear plastic disc holder glued inside. There is no booklet, but the inside of the front panel includes original recording dates, which RCA album the song is from, and the remix information. There are no song lyrics, photographs, or additional artwork included.
The biggest problems with this album are that it is (1) hard to find and (2) overpriced. If it was readily available and under ten bucks, I'd be much more enthusiastic about it. Another problem is that the first several tracks are actually much shorter than the times listed ("I Can't See Nobody" is under 3 minutes); they fade-out much too gradually. With that stated, it is an enjoyable collection of both remixed songs and reinterpretations of Nina Simone recordings.Read more ›
Ain't Got No-I Got Life-Groovefinder Remix
To Love Somebody-Chris Coco's Stadium Rocker Remix
O-O-H Child-Nickodemus Remix
Here Comes The Sun-Francois K. Remix
I like to play it during those late night drives through the hills or while I'm cooking. . . but your results may vary.
I gave it "4 stars" because she has some other (way better in my opinion) songs that they should/could have used in this album. . . but hopefully they'll release a follow-up.
Yet, when i listen to her, I really have to prepare myself, because this is going to be one HEAVY experiance: listen to Pirate Jenny or Two sisters, or for that matter, most of her work, and it is an emotional, frightening, almost menacing experiance.`You get the feeling she is pissed enough to reach through the speaker and kill you. This is not a critcism, because the music is so genuine, and the racial gripes very well founded in those days. Yet, even when she is singing a love ballad, that vibrato tinged voice sounds deadly serious.
All of which is what makes this album so great. It focuses on her later work, which is more oriented towards rock and pop. The remixes of, say "what I got" or "to love sombody" remind you of how good a singer she was, even outside the heviness of her era, and outside of the fact that her voice is defiantely an aquired taste.
but for me, the selling point has to be "Funkier Than a Misqito's Tweeter" The riff and her approach to the material almost make this a funky piece of hard rock, and the mix is just incredible, taking the song through all kinds of permutations--drums, tablas, studio chatter--and it just KICKS/ Plus, Nina's vindictive, caustic women scorned attitude on this is FUNNY-even she seems to love the humor of it--is a refreshing side of her i have never heard before. It is as if a firebrand preacher is comming down from the alter, and the two of you are sharing scotch, dirty jokes, and ciggarettes. i wish she did more of this.
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I think I love this record. I recognize one of the songs from a movie soundtrack, but not this remixed version. Read morePublished 15 months ago by Chris bct
I really like the remixed & reimagined albums. This one didn't strike my fancy as much as the Billie Holiday...but of course, I'm more familiar with Billie Holiday anyway. Read morePublished 19 months ago by Kaci J. Bleau
if this cd does'nt get your motor running, You don't have one.Published on May 13, 2013 by Mary A. Shores
OUTSTANDING CREATIVE AND FUN TAKE ON NINA SIMONE. LAST NIGHT SHE MET ME FOR COFFEE ON THE SKI LIFT AND TOLD ME SHE LOVED TODAYS KIDS AND THERE AMAZING TALENT IN REMIXING. Read morePublished on February 9, 2013 by DB