A Single Woman

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This article is about the Nina Simone recording. For other uses, see A Single Woman (disambiguation).
A Single Woman
Studio album by Nina Simone
Released 1993
Recorded Hollywood, Los Angeles, California
Genre Vocal, soul, jazz, pop
Label Elektra
Producer André Fischer
Nina Simone chronology
Live At Ronnie Scott's
A Single Woman
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]
Robert Christgau (dud)[2]
Clash (favorable)[3]
Rolling Stone 2/5 stars[4]

A Single Woman is the last studio album by singer/pianist/songwriter Nina Simone.

Information about songs on this album[edit]

About the Cover[edit]

  • The dress Nina is wearing on the cover is designed by Christian Dior and the earrings were custom-made by André A. Jackson.
  • The picture of Nina inside the jewel case booklet was used for many of her obituaries when she died in 2003, age 70. It shows Nina in wearing a golden turban, sitting on a chair and with the pink-red Dior-dress spread out around her.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "A Single Woman" (Rod McKuen) – 3:33
  2. "Lonesome Cities" (McKuen) – 3:08
  3. "If I Should Lose You" (Ralph Rainger, Leo Robin) – 3:59
  4. "The Folks Who Live On the Hill" (Oscar Hammerstein II, Jerome Kern) – 3:39
  5. "Love's Been Good to Me" (McKuen) – 3:57
  6. "Papa, Can You Hear Me?" (Alan Bergman, Marilyn Bergman, Michel Legrand) – 4:22
  7. "Il n'y A Pas d'Amour Heureux" (Louis Aragon, Georges Brassens) – 6:26
  8. "Just Say I Love Him" (Jimmy Dale, Martin Kalmanoff, Jack Val, Sam Ward[disambiguation needed]) – 4:29
  9. "The More I See You" (Mack Gordon, Harry Warren) – 2:42
  10. "Marry Me" (Nina Simone) – 2:51

2008 Expanded Version bonus tracks[edit]

11. "The Long and Winding Road" (John Lennon, Paul McCartney) – 3.32
12. "I'm Gonna Sit Right Down And Write Myself A Letter" (Fred E. Ahlert, Joe Young) – 2.30
13. "Baseball Boogie" (Nina Simone) – 0.55
14. "No Woman, No Cry" (Bob Marley) – 3.13
15. "Do I Move You" (Nina Simone) – 3.16
16. "The Times They Are A-Changin'" (Bob Dylan) – 0.56
17. "Sign 'O' The Times" (Prince) – 5.37


  1. ^ A Single Woman at AllMusic
  2. ^ Christgau, Robert. "CG: Nina Simone". robertchristgau.com. Retrieved August 19, 2015. 
  3. ^ Clash
  4. ^ Berger, Arion (November 11, 1993). "Nina Simone A Single Woman Album Review". Rolling Stone. Retrieved August 19, 2015. 
  5. ^ Simone, Nina; Cleary, Stephen. I Put A Spell On You, 1992 (Da Capo Press), ISBN 978-0-306-81327-6