Pour une Âme Souveraine: A Dedication to Nina Simone

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Pour une Âme Souveraine: A Dedication to Nina Simone
Studio album by Meshell Ndegeocello
Released 16 October 2012
Genre Alternative rock
Length 53:37
Label Naïve
Meshell Ndegeocello chronology
Weather
(2011)
Pour une Âme Souveraine: A Dedication to Nina Simone
(2011)
Comet, Come to Me
(2014)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]
Slant Magazine 4/5 stars[2]
PopMatters 5/10 stars[3]

Pour une Âme Souveraine: A Dedication to Nina Simone is the 10th studio album by American singer Meshell Ndegeocello, released in October 2012 on Naïve label.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Please Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood" (Benjamin Bennie Claude, Gloria Caldwell, Marcus Sol) – 4:08
  2. "Suzanne" (Leonard Cohen) – 4:27
  3. "Real Real" (Nina Simone) – 3:08
  4. "House of the Rising Sun" (Josh White, Holmes Libby Reynolds) – 3:36
  5. "Turn Me On" (John D Loudermilk) – 3:08
  6. "Feeling Good" (Anthony George Newley, Leslie Bricusse) – 4:10
  7. "Don't Take All Night" (Benjamin Bennie Claude, Marcus Sol) – 3:28
  8. "Nobody's Fault But Mine" (Nina Simone) – 2:37
  9. "Be My Husband" (Andrew Benjamin Stroud) – 3:31
  10. "Black Is the Color of My True Loves Hair" – 3:53
  11. "See Line Woman" (George Bass, Nina Simone) – 5:51
  12. "Either Way I Lose" (Van Allen Mc Coy) – 3:29
  13. "To Be Young, Gifted and Black" (Nina Simone) – 3:16
  14. "Four Women" (Nina Simone) – 5:02

Personnel[edit]

  • Meshell Ndegeocello – bass
  • Chris Bruce – guitar
  • Jebin Bruni – keyboards, piano
  • Deantoni Parks – drums
  • Toshi Reagon – vocals on "Real Real" and "House of the Rising Sun"
  • Sinéad O'Connor – vocals on "Don't Take All Night"
  • Lizz Wright – vocals on "Nobody's Fault But Mine"
  • Valerie June – vocals on "Be My Husband"
  • Tracy Wannomae – soprano saxophone and flute on "To Be Young, Gifted and Black"
  • Eric Elterman – engineer
  • Pete Min – engineer, mixing, mastering
  • Hilton Als – liner notes
  • Charlie Gross – photpgraphy

References[edit]

  1. ^ Jurek, Thom (2012). "Meshell Ndegeocello: Pour Une Âme Souveraine: A Dedication to Nina Simone". Allmusic. Retrieved 7 June 2014. 
  2. ^ Keefe, Jonathan (8 October 2012). "Meshell Ndegeocello: Pour Une Âme Souveraine: A Dedication to Nina Simone". Slant Magazine. Retrieved 7 June 2014. 
  3. ^ Chiola, Enio (9 October 2012). "Meshell Ndegéocello: Pour une ame souveraine – A dedication to Nina Simone". PopMatters. Retrieved 7 June 2014.