Nina Simone’s Montreux Jazz Festival performances collected on 2xLP

Written by on April 13, 2021

Featuring renditions of ‘Four Women’, ‘See-Line Woman’, ‘Don’t Smoke in Bed’ and more.

Nina Simone’s Montreux Jazz Festival performances are being released on a new album, titled Nina Simone: The Montreux Years, via BMG this May.

The live album captures her career-spanning performances at Montreux Jazz Festival during 1976, 1981, 1986 and 1990.

The Montreux Years features live renditions of ‘Four Women’, ‘See-Line Woman’, ‘Little Girl Blue’, ‘My Baby Just Cares for Me’, and ‘Don’t Smoke in Bed’.

It follows the reissue of Simone’s I Put A Spell On You and Pastel Blues albums, in 2020.

Check out the artwork and tracklist below.

Tracklist:

Side A

1. Someone To Watch Over Me (Intro) (Live At Casino Montreux, 10th July 1987)
2. Backlash Blues (Live At Casino Montreux, 3rd July 1976)
3. I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel to Be Free (Live At Casino Montreux, 3rd July 1976)
4. See-Line Woman (Live At Casino Montreux, 13th July 1990)

Side B

1. Little Girl Blue (Pt. 1 and 2) (Live At Casino Montreux, 3rd July 1976)
2. Don’t Smoke in Bed (Live At Casino Montreux, 13th July 1990)
3. Stars (Live At Casino Montreux, 3rd July 1976)
4. What A Little Moonlight Can Do (Live At Casino Montreux, 13th July 1990)

Side C

1. African Mailman (Live At Casino Montreux, 3rd July 1976)
2. Just In Time (Live At Casino Kursaal, 16th June 1968)
3. Four Women (Live At Casino Montreux, 13th July 1990)
4. No Woman No Cry (Live At Casino Montreux, 13th July 1990)

Side D

1. Liberian Calypso (Live At Casino Montreux, 13th July 1990)
2. Ne Me Quitte Pas (Live At Casino Montreux, 13th July 1990)
3. Montreux Blues (Live At Casino Montreux, 19th July 1981)
4. My Baby Just Cares for Me (Live At Casino Montreux, 13th July 1990)


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