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1969 January 8-27: New York RCA Manhattan B
Anxious to cash in on such activity [success in the UK of singles "Ain't Got Not / I Got Life" and "To Love Somebody"], Andy (by now acknowledged as producer on all of Nina's albums) set up another RCA session in January 1969, covering three dates and a total of seven songs, to become the album, To Love Somebody. While that may have been the idea, Ms Simone must have had some other ideas! Rather than finding a suitable follow-up to her British hits, Nina focused on material written by contemporary songwriters and artists of note, such as Bob Dylan, Leonard Cohen and Pete Seeger.
-David Nathan Break Down and Let It All Out
Stroud Productions, production
Nina Simone piano, vocal - Gene Perla bass - Al Schackman guitar - Weldon Irvine organ - Don Alias drums - Doris Willingham vocal - Virdia Crawford vocal
8 January 1969
Turn! Turn! Turn! Pete Seeger alternate track
2006 [2:26] CD 7 Forever Young, Gifted & Black RCA Victor (US)
2011 [2:18] CD 5-11 The Complete RCA Albums Collection Legacy Recordings 886979 38902 (US) bonus track originally released on Forever Young
I Shall Be Released Bob Dylan
1969 [4:00] LP 6 To Love Somebody RCA Victor LSP 4152 (US)
1970 [3:51] LP 2 The Best of RCA Victor LSP 4373 (US)
1970 [4:00] LP 6 Così ti amo RCA Victor LSP 34033 (IT)
1976 [3:55] LP 4 Songs of the Poets RCA Victor APL1-1788 (UK)
1982 [4:00] LP 2 The Artistry of RCA International INTS 5193 (DE)
1988 [3:57] CD 5 Reflections: Nina Simone RCA CD 90226 (UK)
1989 [3:57] CD 5 Ariola Express Ariola 295055 (DE)
1989 [3:58] CD 13 Laser Plus 22: Nina Simone RCA ND 90324 (DE)
1989 [3:54] CD 2 The Best of RCA ND90376 (DE)
1991 [3:58] CD 13 The * Collection RCA ND 90566 (DE)
1991 [3:51] CD 16 The Blues RCA Novus 3101-2-N (US)
1992 [3:26] CD 4 Songs of the Poets Edsel EDCD 347
1993 [4:19] CD 11 The Essential RCA 07863-66307-2 (US)
1994 [4:00] CD 12 Ne Me Quitte Pas RCA 74321-19658-2 (FR)
1997 [3:58] CD 13 Collection RCA 74321460862 (FR)
1998 [4:00] CD 2-7 Sugar in My Bowl 1967-1972 RCA 07863-67635-2 (US)
1998 [3:54] CD 7 I Got Life RCA 74321-56383-2 (NL)
1998 [3:55] CD 6 To Love Somebody + Here Comes the Sun Raven RVCD-71 (AU)
2002 [4:00] CD 6 To Love Somebody RCA 11583 (US)
2007 [3:53] CD 7 Just Like a Woman Sony Legacy (US)
2011 [4:00] CD 5-6 The Complete RCA Albums Collection Legacy Recordings 886979 38902 (US)
Just Like Tom Thumb's Blues Bob Dylan
1969 [4:48] LP 8 To Love Somebody RCA Victor LSP 4152 (US)
1970 [4:48] LP 8 Così ti amo RCA Victor LSP 34033 (IT)
1976 [4:48] LP 3 Songs of the Poets RCA Victor APL1-1788 (UK)
1988 [4:56] CD 6 Reflections: Nina Simone RCA CD 90226 (UK)
1989 [4:56] CD 6 Ariola Express Ariola 295055 (DE)
1992 [4:15] CD 3 Songs of the Poets Edsel EDCD 347
1993 [4:50] CD 4 The Essential RCA 07863-66307-2 (US)
1998 [4:53] CD 8 To Love Somebody + Here Comes the Sun Raven RVCD-71 (AU)
1998 [4:49] CD 2-9 Sugar in My Bowl 1967-1972 RCA 07863-67635-2 (US)
2002 [4:48] CD 8 To Love Somebody RCA 11583 (US)
2005 [4:50] CD 13 The Soul of RCA/Legacy 82876 71973 2 (US)
2007 [4:49] CD 11 Just Like a Woman Sony Legacy (US)
2008 [4:49] CD 2-6 To Be Free Legacy Recodings 88697 38192 2 (US)
2011 [4:48] CD 5-8 The Complete RCA Albums Collection Legacy Recordings 886979 38902 (US)
Revolution Weldon Irvine jr, Nina Simone
1969 [4:36] single 1 Revolution + Love O Love RCA Victor 49.589 (FR) remixed version of Revolution part 1 and part 2
1969 [4:36] single 1 Revolution + Love O Love RCA Victor 1805 (UK) remixed version of Revolution part 1 and part 2
1994 [4:37] CD 8 Ne Me Quitte Pas RCA 74321-19658-2 (FR) remixed version of Revolution part 1 and part 2
1994 [5:08] CD 7 The Essential, vol. 2 RCA 07863-66307-2 (US) remixed version of Revolution part 1 and part 2
1998 [5:07] CD 14 I Got Life RCA 74321-56383-2 (NL) remixed version of Revolution part 1 and part 2
2003 [4:42] CD 2-9 Anthology RCA (US) remixed version of Revolution part 1 and part 2
2006 [4:35] CD 6 Forever Young, Gifted & Black RCA Victor (US) remixed version of Revolution part 1 and part 2
Revolution (part 1) Weldon Irvine jr, Nina Simone
1969 [2:48] single 1 Revolution (Part I) + Revolution (Part II) RCA Victor 47-9730 (DE)
1969 [2:48] single 1 Revolution (Part I) + Revolution (Part II) RCA Victor 49.586 (FR)
1969 [2:48] LP 3 To Love Somebody RCA Victor LSP 4152 (US)
1970 [2:48] LP 3 Così ti amo RCA Victor LSP 34033 (IT)
1978 [2:48] LP 9 Pure Gold RCA Victor FNL7250 (FR)
1982 [2:48] LP 9 Music vol. 8 RCA Records NL-43377 (FR)
1998 [2:53] CD 3 To Love Somebody + Here Comes the Sun Raven RVCD-71 (AU)
2002 [2:48] CD 3 To Love Somebody RCA 11583 (US)
2011 [2:48] CD 5-3 The Complete RCA Albums Collection Legacy Recordings 886979 38902 (US)
Revolution (part 2) Weldon Irvine jr, Nina Simone
1969 [1:48] single 2 Revolution (Part I) + Revolution (Part II) RCA Victor 47-9730 (DE)
1969 [1:48] single 2 Revolution (Part I) + Revolution (Part II) RCA Victor 49.586 (FR)
1969 [1:48] LP 4 To Love Somebody RCA Victor LSP 4152 (US)
1970 [1:48] LP 4 Così ti amo RCA Victor LSP 34033 (IT)
1977 [1:49] LP 10 Black Soul RCA Victor CL 42220 (DE)
1978 [1:48] LP 10 Pure Gold RCA Victor FNL7250 (FR)
1982 [1:48] LP 10 Music vol. 8 RCA Records NL-43377 (FR)
1998 [1:55] CD 4 To Love Somebody + Here Comes the Sun Raven RVCD-71 (AU)
2002 [1:48] CD 4 To Love Somebody RCA 11583 (US)
2011 [1:48] CD 5-4 The Complete RCA Albums Collection Legacy Recordings 886979 38902 (US)
Suzanne Leonard Cohen alternate track
1998 [5:12] CD 2-10 Sugar in My Bowl 1967-1972 RCA 07863-67635-2 (US) first release
2008 [5:13] CD 1-5 Tell It Like It Is Sony BMG (UK)
2011 [5:12] CD 5-10 The Complete RCA Albums Collection Legacy Recordings 886979 38902 (US) bonus track originally released on Sugar
13 January 1969
The Times They Are A-Changing Bob Dylan
1969 [5:59] LP 9 To Love Somebody RCA Victor LSP 4152 (US)
1970 [5:59] LP 9 Così ti amo RCA Victor LSP 34033 (IT)
1976 [5:53] LP 6 Songs of the Poets RCA Victor APL1-1788 (UK)
1978 [5:59] LP 13 Pure Gold RCA Victor FNL7250 (FR)
1982 [5:59] LP 13 Music vol. 8 RCA Records NL-43377 (FR)
1988 [6:05] CD 7 Reflections: Nina Simone RCA CD 90226 (UK)
1989 [6:05] CD 7 Ariola Express Ariola 295055 (DE)
1989 [6:00] CD 10 Laser Plus 22: Nina Simone RCA ND 90324 (DE)
1991 [6:00] CD 10 The * Collection RCA ND 90566 (DE)
1992 [5:56] CD 6 Songs of the Poets Edsel EDCD 347
1994 [5:59] CD 11 Ne Me Quitte Pas RCA 74321-19658-2 (FR)
1997 [6:00] CD 10 Collection RCA 74321460862 (FR)
1998 [6:01] CD 9 To Love Somebody + Here Comes the Sun Raven RVCD-71 (AU)
2002 [5:59] CD 9 To Love Somebody RCA 11583 (US)
2006 [5:56] CD 10 Forever Young, Gifted & Black RCA Victor (US)
2008 [5:54] CD 2-7 To Be Free Legacy Recodings 88697 38192 2 (US)
2011 [5:59] CD 5-9 The Complete RCA Albums Collection Legacy Recordings 886979 38902 (US)
27 January 1969
Turn! Turn! Turn! Pete Seeger