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Pour une ame souveraine (For a sovereign soul) - A dedication to Nina Simone
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I highly recommend getting this album -- you'll find these covers to be unique, yet....very Nina.
The album is a laid-back Soul/Blues/Folk affair with Meshell giving a soft vocal delivery on the songs which she leads on. "Please Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood" is guitar-driven Soul with a haunting mellotron snaking in the background like gently waving drapes. "House Of The Rising Sun" features Toshi Reagon and is a spirited affair. "Feelin' Good" is given a quivery contemplative treatment.
"Nobody's Fault But Mine" is a lovely acoustic ballad with Liz Wright on vocals. Highlight has got the be the quivery Blues treatment of "Black Is The Color Of My True Love's Hair" with Valerie June. Enchanting! "See Line Woman" is given an almost Afrobeat reinvention and features Tracy Wannomae. "Either Way I Lose" is trippy Blues, "To Be Young, Gifted And Black" features Cody ChesnuTT giving a stirring soulful performance to the stripped soundscape. Closing is the ominous and groovy "Four Women" which sounds like what I imagine a mashup of Radiohead and Sade would. Another masterpiece!
There seems to be something of a Nina Simone revival in the air. In addition to an already controversial bio pic featuring the hotly contested Zoe Saldana in the title role, Simone’s material has frequently found its way into commercials and remix dance projects over the last several years. While it probably won’t culminate in a Cirque de Soleil show, it is inspiring to see the Civil Rights activist/advocate and singer/songwriter finally getting her due on this side of the Atlantic, instead of just in Europe, where Simone is considered something near a deity.Read more ›
wonderful tribute album and great renditions of some of Nina Simone's finest.
saw Meshell Ndegeocello concert tour for this album as well in SF
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Buy the old stuff First! This leaves me really wanting for something more like her early records...None of MeSHell's vinyl pressings sound good so just get the CDs.Published 14 months ago by Paid in Full
Oh my, what a gem! Meshell channelled the spirit of Simone in this far too unrecognized cd.Published 16 months ago by Larvester Gaither
Disc meet the expectations for the indication I got.
Several musics that I heard with other musicians were recorded with a very original arrangment
Moving, artful renditions of classic songs memorably performed by Nina Simone. Meshell Ndegeocello again demonstrates her stunning artistry, personal integrity, and class.Published on June 18, 2014 by A Discerning Reader
I really love this album. To bad it doesn't get any air play on radio stations. Meshell is a great artist.Published on October 12, 2013 by Piper 0212
Excellent music that transports the mind to Nina Simone and greets the listener with a fresh wave of today! I will purchase more music by this artist!Published on October 3, 2013 by Gwendolyn Holley
How you gonna make an album dedicated to Nina? Unless you sing opera or something completely different from Nina. Read morePublished on August 22, 2013 by James Bays