Nina Simone A Very Rare Evening LP

Nina Simone

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One Of The Most Sought After Nina Simone Albums Reissued On Vinyl LP!
European Recordings From 1969 Featuring Weldon Irvine!

Tidal Waves Music proudly presents the re-issue for Nina Simone's A Very Rare Evening. Originally released on PM records in 1979, featuring Weldon Irvine on organ, Don Alias on drums and Jazz legend Gene Perla on bass. Included on these rare European sessions from 1969 you'll find Nina classics and rare versions of recordings written by Aretha Franklin, Barry Gibb, Randy Newman and Pete Seeger.

One of the most sought after Nina Simone albums is now back available as a deluxe limited vinyl edition. Produced by Gene Perla, officially licensed from PM Records and featuring the original artwork created by A.M. Schnider.

It's her first LP in years, but was taped back in 1969 in Europe with a confident, impressive organ and rhythm section backup band. Simone is an acquired taste. But, for those who appreciate her singing, these eight tracks will prove welcome
Anything by this lady of song is welcome, especially when she's in front of an adoring audience, as she is in these decade-old, never-released sides. Simone covers all bases from Barry Gibb's 'In The Morning,' to Pete Seeger's adaptation from the Book of Ecclesiastes, 'Turn! Turn! Turn!' She gives special meaning to such tunes as the poignant The Other Woman,' the gospel-inflected "Save Me,' and 'I Think It's Going To Rain Today.' But the highlight is her own tune, composed with keyboardist Weldon Irvine, 'Revolution.'
-Cash Box Magazine
Though the Simone catalog overflows with live recordings, this 1969 German concert outranks all others. Focusing almost exclusively on then-contemporary material...Simone is at her most assuredly earthy and intrepidly regal.
-The Jazz Times


  • Limited Edition
  • Vinyl LP
  • Original artwork by Jazz designer Anne Maria Schnider
  • Made in Canada


Nina Simone vocals, piano
Weldon Irvine organ
Al Schackman guitar
Gene Perla bass
Don Alias drums
Gina Rothchlid vocals
Doris Willingham vocals


Side One:

  1. In The Morning
  2. Turn! Turn! Turn! (To Everything There Is A Season)
  3. To Love Somebody
  4. Ain't Got No / I Got Life (From the Musical "HAIR")

Side Two:

  1. The Other Woman
  2. I Think It's Going To Rain Today
  3. Save Me
  4. Revolution

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