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I Put a Spell on You [LP]
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Album: I Put a Spell on You [LP]
# Song Title   Time
1)    I Put a Spell On You More Info... 0:02
2)    Tomorrow Is My Turn More Info... 0:03
3)    Ne Me Quitte Pas More Info... 0:03
4)    Marriage Is for Old Folks More Info... 0:03
5)    July Tree More Info... 0:02
6)    Gimme Some More Info... 0:03
7)    Feeling Good More Info... 0:03
8)    One September Day More Info... 0:03
9)    Blues On Purpose More Info... 0:03
10)    Beautiful Land More Info... 0:02
11)    You've Got to Learn More Info... 0:02
12)    Take Care of Business More Info... 0:02
 

Album: I Put a Spell on You [LP]
# Song Title   Time
1)    I Put a Spell On You More Info... 0:02
2)    Tomorrow Is My Turn More Info... 0:03
3)    Ne Me Quitte Pas More Info... 0:03
4)    Marriage Is for Old Folks More Info... 0:03
5)    July Tree More Info... 0:02
6)    Gimme Some More Info... 0:03
7)    Feeling Good More Info... 0:03
8)    One September Day More Info... 0:03
9)    Blues On Purpose More Info... 0:03
10)    Beautiful Land More Info... 0:02
11)    You've Got to Learn More Info... 0:02
12)    Take Care of Business More Info... 0:02
 
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  • Available with IN CONCERT on 1 CD.
  • One of her most pop-oriented albums, but also one of her best and most consistent. Most of the songs feature dramatic, swinging large-band orchestration, with the accent on the brass and strings. Simone didn't write any of the material, turning to popular European songsmiths Charles Aznavour, Jacques Brel, and Anthony Newley, as well as her husband, Andy Stroud, and her guitarist, Rudy Stevenson, for bluesier fare. There are really fine tunes and interpretations, on which Simone gives an edge to the potentially fey pop songs, taking a sudden (but not uncharacteristic) break for a straight jazz instrumental with "Blues on Purpose." The title track, a jazzy string ballad version of the Screamin' Jay Hawkins classic, gave the Beatles the inspiration for the phrasing on the bridge of "Michelle." ~ Richie Unterberger
Professional Reviews
No Depression (p.113) - "[O]n the surface, it's her most accessible, even intimate. It includes her glowering interpretation of the Screaming Jay Hawkins title tune..."
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