Meshell Ndegeocello - Pour une ame souveraine - The Independent
08 October 2012The Independent
Meshell Ndegeocello's tribute to Nina Simone recasts the High Priestess of Soul's repertoire in the bassist's more subtle, reflective manner.
"Please Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood" finds her breathy voice
haunted by hanging mellotron, while the familiar rousing roll of
"Feeling Good" here becomes a more quietly contemplative affair,
refocusing attention on the lyric. The more languid, erotic performances
are balanced by ones on which Deantoni Parks' drums dictate the mood
through their rattling, martial bustle.
Download: Please Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood; Feeling Good; See Line Woman
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