Here Comes the Sun (Nina Simone album)  

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Here Comes the Sun is the thirteenth studio album by American singer Nina Simone, consisting of cover versions of songs by pop and rock musicians, released by RCA in April 1971.

It features songs recorded in the RCA studios with a full orchestra and backing vocals. Although Simone covers songs by Bob Dylan and The Beatles, among others, most of the versions feature arrangements substantially different from the original recordings. This is most clearly in the final song "My Way", which with its fast pacing rhythm deviates significantly from the usual interpretations.

Contents

Track listing

Side one

  1. "Here Comes the Sun" (George Harrison) - 3:37
  2. "Just Like a Woman" (Bob Dylan) - 4:53
  3. "O-o-h Child" (Stan Vincent) - 3:22
  4. "Mr. Bojangles" (Jerry Jeff Walker) - 5:03

Side two

  1. "New World Coming" (Barry Mann, Cynthia Weil) - 4:53
  2. "Angel of the Morning" (Chip Taylor) - 3:36
  3. "How Long Must I Wander" (Weldon Irvine) - 6:31
  4. "My Way" (Paul Anka, Claude François, Jacques Revaux) - 5:48

Personnel

  • Nina Simone - piano, vocals
  • Corky Hale - harp
  • Backing vocals assembled by Howard Roberts
  • Orchestra assembled by Kermit Moore
  • Arranged by Harold Wheeler and Nina Simone
  • Conducted by Harold Wheeler
  • Sam Waymon - production coordination

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