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Here Comes the Sun (Nina Simone album)

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Here Comes the Sun
Studio album by
ReleasedApril 1971
RecordedFebruary 1971
StudioRCA Victor's Studio B New York City
GenreJazz, blues, African folk
LabelRCA Victor
ProducerHarold Wheeler, Nat Shapiro
Nina Simone chronology
Black Gold
Here Comes the Sun
Emergency Ward!
Professional ratings
Review scores
Rolling Stonefavorable[2]

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 clear in the final song "My Way", which with its fast pacing rhythm deviates significantly from the usual interpretations.

Track listing[edit]

Side one[edit]

  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[edit]

  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




Region Certification Certified units/sales
Australia (ARIA)[3] Gold 35,000^

^ Shipments figures based on certification alone.


  1. ^ Allmusic Review
  2. ^ "Here Comes the Sun". Rolling Stone. 5 August 1971.
  3. ^ "ARIA Charts – Accreditations – 2005 Albums" (PDF). Australian Recording Industry Association. Retrieved September 6, 2021.