Good, but missing a nice track
one4kev | Penn's Woods | 05/21/2000
(3 out of 5 stars)
"With some terrific covers, the ommission of Stan Vincent's "Ooh Child" (which appeared on Nina's original "Here Comes the Sun" release in 1971) to me makes this LP a disappointment."
If you only buy one Simone album, make sure it is this one!
Gavin Dimmock (firstname.lastname@example.org. | Melbourne, Australia | 05/09/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Few artists manage to stir the emotions like Nina Simone can. After saying this however, occasionally it all goes terribly wrong, and unfortunately Nina has a habit of destroying a good tune by simple overindulgence. Memorable songs include Mr Bojangles, My Way and the brilliantly engineered Just Like A Woman. There certainly is something for everyone, with a wide variety of musical styles covered. Definately a must have album."
Not what it could have been
one4kev | 11/28/2002
(2 out of 5 stars)
"Nina Simone is one of my favorite singers.She has a powerful voice that is deeply expressive.Usually her arrangements complement the meaning of the song.I think of 'Wild is the Wind' with her passionate, swirling piano playing.(Not on the CD under review.)"Here Comes the Sun" should have been a great CD. It has many excellent songs on it. But for some reason Nina is not at her best.Her singing just does not get across the emotion she is capable of. Many of the songs have a 'pop' accompaniment with vocal backing, which takes the punch out of them.'My Way' has a frantic beat throughout, which to me just does not sound right.Only 'I Loves You Porgy' and 'My Baby Just Cares for Me' showcase the real Nina Simone, and these tracks are available on other CDs. Thankfully there are many other Nina Simone CDs around which present this great artist in her true colors."