She sounds INCREDIBLE! I'll admit that I was a tad bit nervous about how her voice would sound in the recorded context, but this recording has put any doubts I had all the way to rest! I can't wait for the full album!
WOW! That song has been done to death and it's a little breathier than I would have liked, but she sounds killer! That imposing voice and presence breathes new life into a classic standard. My only qualm is that I would have liked more Lalah Hathaway on the tracklist. That woman has quite possibly the best voice in the game right now and it's quite reminiscent of Nina's, i'm sure her song sounds great.
Like Wendy, I also felt it was a little more breathier, than I would have liked. However, Ms. Hill still has it vocally! Surfing the net, this song has gotten awesome reviews from many music publications. Even on Twitter, and in the comment sections of many music sites etc people are loving it.
Lauryn did a great job. Even though I wished "I Got Life" was released first lol
1. My Mama Could Sing (Intro) (1:15) 2. Feeling Good (4:03) 3. I've Got Life (4:00) 4. Ne Me Quitte Pas (3:45) 5. Baltimore (5:03) 6. Love Me or Leave Me (4:31) 7. My Baby Just Cares for Me (3:59) 8. Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood (4:17) 9. Sinnerman (6:03) 10. We are Young Gifted & Black (3:24) 11. I Put a Spell on You (6:40) 12. I Want a Little Sugar In My Bowl (2:56) 13. Black is the Color of My True Love's Hair (7:15) 14. Wild is the Wind (6:45) 15. African Mailman [Instrumental] (5:14) 16. I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel to Be Free (3:09)
I love the way she extended the ending! I always hated that the sickness of the main riff (the horns) always felt like it ended waaay to soon! You get to hear it more here! And as I me tioned, that guitar solo....*sigh* Yep. Anyone who knows me knows I love Nina Simone. Almost named my only daughter after her. Lauryn singing this song so wonderfully is a special kind of heaven for me!