A Single Woman

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A Single Woman
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Studio album by Nina Simone
Released 1993 (1993)
Recorded Hollywood, Los Angeles, California
Studio Oceanway Studios, Mad Hatter Studio
Genre Vocal, soul, jazz, pop
Label Elektra
Producer André Fischer
Nina Simone chronology
Live at Ronnie Scott's
(1987)Live at Ronnie Scott's1987
A Single Woman
(1993)

A Single Woman is the final studio album by singer Nina Simone.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "A Single Woman" Rod McKuen 3:33
2. "Lonesome Cities" Rod 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" Rod 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 4:29
9. "The More I See You" Mack Gordon, Harry Warren 2:42
10. "Marry Me" Nina Simone 2:51
Expanded version (2008)
No. Title Writer(s) Length
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 (song)" Prince 5:37

Personnel[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]
Robert Christgau (dud)[2]
Clash (favorable)[3]
Rolling Stone 2/5 stars[4]
  • Nina Simone – vocals, piano
  • John Chiodini, Al Schackman – guitar
  • John Clayton, Buell Neidlinger, Christopher Hanulik, David Young, Jim Hughart, John Peña, Margaret Storer, Steve Edelman, Susan Ranney – bass
  • Mike Melvoin – piano
  • Jeff Hamilton, Paul Robinson, Andre Fischer – drums
  • Bill Summers, Larry Bunker, Darryl Munyungo Jackson – percussion
  • Gerald Albright – tenor saxophone
  • Jack Sheldon – trumpet
  • Frank Marocco – accordion
  • Ann Stockton, Carol Robbins – harp
  • Assa Drori, Connie Kupka, Gina Kronstadt, Gordon Marron, Henry Ferber, Irving Geller, Isabelle Daskoff, Israel Baker, Jay Rosen, Joel Derouin, Kathleen Lenski, Mari Tsumura, Mark Cargill, Shari Zippert, Yvette Devereaux – violin
  • Evan Wilson, Herschel Wise, Margot MacLaine, Marilyn Baker, Rollice Dale – viola
  • David Speltz, Frederick Seykora, Igor Horoshevsky, Marie Fera, Melissa Hasin, Suzie Katayama – cello
  • Bob Tricarico, Earl Dumler, Gary Foster, Jack Nimitz, Jeff Clayton, Jon Kip, Valerie King – woodwind, reeds
  • Brad Warnaar, Jeff DeRosa, Marilyn Johnson, Richard Todd – French horn
  • Gerald Vinci – concertmaster, violin
  • Jeremy Lubbock, John Clayton, Richard Evans, Nina Simone, Andre Fischer – arrangements

Technical

  • Andre Fischer - Producer
  • Al Schmitt - mixing, recording
  • Michael Alago - executive producer
  • Carol Friedman - photography

References[edit]

  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.