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A worthy swansong,
This review is from: A Single Woman [Expanded] (International) (Audio CD)
Nina Simone produced many better albums than this - her last studio album - but for the fan it still has plenty of tracks which show off the old Nina magic. An overly lush MOR production detracts at times but songs such as The Folks Who Live on the Hill, Just Say I Love Him and If I Should Lose You are given the full benefit of Nina's deepening but ever soulful voice.
The bonus tracks are a fascinating mix of oddities and obscurities, some of which should probably have never seen the light of day - but at the same time, you're half pleased they did. A cover of No Woman, No Cry is not great. And Nina's version of Prince's Sign O the Times is truly one of the most curious and ill-advised covers I've ever come across - you can't quite believe what you're hearing. But full respect to her for having a go. And despite this, I believe she remains the greatest interpreter of other people's songs of all time.