NINA SIMONE - EMERGENCY WARD

NINA SIMONE

EMERGENCY WARD

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Emergency Ward! (1972) is Nina Simone's statement on the Vietnam War, and by dealing with matters more spiritual than political, this album aptly reflect the events of the day.

  • 180 gram audiophile vinyl
  • Insert
  • Remastered audio
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Catalog # : MOVLP1027Format : 1 LP, 180 gramReleasedate : 2014-06-30
Barcode : 8718469535231Sleeve : 3mmOriginal Release : 1972 

Side A

1. My Sweet Lord
2. Today Is A Killer

Side B

1. Poppies
2. Isn't It A Pity

Emergency Ward! (1972) is Nina Simone's statement on the Vietnam War, and by dealing with matters more spiritual than political, this album aptly reflect the events of the day.

The entire first side consists of a 18-minute medley of George Harrison's "My Sweet Lord" and a poem by David Nelson called "Today Is a Killer," set to music by Simone. This is a very strong, gospel-like performance, sometimes resembling the Capitols' "Cool Jerk" with a call-and-response vocal arrangement - one of Simone's finest moments. It was performed together with the Bethany Baptist Church Junior Choir of South Jamaica, New York.

Side two consists of the Lennie Bleecher−Jeremy Wind song "Poppies" and George Harrison's "Isn't It A Pity". Tracks 1 and 4 were recorded november 18, 1971 at Fort Dix, and tracks 2-3 were recorded at the RCA Studio in New York City.

  • 180 gram audiophile vinyl
  • Insert
  • Remastered audio