Remixed and Reimagined Nina Simone's singing was often so introverted that her tremulous, searching delivery — which seldom heeded the rhythms of the band — could teeter on… Remixed and Reimagined Nina Simone's singing was often so introverted that her tremulous, searching delivery — which seldom heeded the rhythms of the band — could teeter on… 2006-10-31 Nina Simone Electronic
Music Review

Remixed and Reimagined (2006)

EW's GRADE
B

Details Release Date: Oct 31, 2006; Lead Performance: Nina Simone; Genre: Electronic

Nina Simone's singing was often so introverted that her tremulous, searching delivery — which seldom heeded the rhythms of the band — could teeter on soliloquy. A few of those remixing the 11 tracks on Remixed and Reimagined, (including Coldcut and Tony Humphries,) work against Simone's transformative powers of interpretation, blithely grafting house rhythms onto even her subtlest vocals. But those who stay appropriately low-key — or bolster her rare workouts with more than big beats — amplify her regal power.

Originally posted Oct 27, 2006 Published in issue #905 Nov 03, 2006 Order article reprints