09/19/11

Legacy to Release Nina Simone ‘Complete Album Collection’

Brubeck, Holiday, Desmond, Mahavishnu, Weather Report sets to follow

RCA/Legacy Recordings will release, this Thursday, Nina Simone—The Complete RCA Albums Collection. The nine-CD set, which will retail for $71.99, includes Simone’s albums Nina Simone Sings The Blues (1967), Silk & Soul (1967), ‘Nuff Said (1968), Nina Simone & Piano (1969), To Love Somebody (1969), Black Gold (1970), Here Comes The Sun (1971), Emergency Ward (1972) and It Is Finished (1974).

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On Sept. 27, RCA/Legacy will release Paul Desmond—The Complete RCA Albums Collection. A six-disc set retailing for $44.99, this one includes Desmond Blue (1961), Take Ten (1963), Bossa Antigua (1964), Glad To Be Unhappy (1963-1965), Easy Living (1963-1965) and Two Of A Mind w/ Gerry Mulligan (1962).

Then, on November 22, Columbia/Legacy will release similar packages devoted to the Dave Brubeck Quartet, Billie Holiday, Mahavishnu Orchestra and Weather Report’s Jaco Pastorius years.

The 19-disc Brubeck set, The Complete Columbia Studio Albums Collection, will sell for $149.99 and includes the following titles: Brubeck Time, Jazz Impressions Of The U.S.A., Jazz Impressions Of Eurasia, Dave Digs Disney, Gone With The Wind, Time Out!, Southern Scene, Bernstein Plays Brubeck Plays Bernstein, Time Further Out, Countdown: Time In Outer Space, Bossa Nova U.S.A., Brandenburg Gate: Revisited, Time Changes, Jazz Impressions Of Japan, Jazz Impressions Of New York, Angel Eyes, My Favorite Things, Time In and Plays Cole Porter—Anything Goes! .

The Billie Holiday set, Lady Day: The Complete Billie Holiday on Columbia: 1933-1944, is a reconfiguration of 2001’s 10-CD box set (CXK 85470) with the exact same repertoire). It will sell for $79.99.

Mahavishnu Orchestra—The Complete Columbia Albums Collection is a five-CD collection priced at $ 44.99. It includes The Inner Mounting Flame (1971), Birds Of Fire (1973), The Lost Trident Sessions (1973), Between Nothingness and Eternity (1974) and Bonus Disc: Between Nothingness And Eternity [Disc 2].

Weather Report—The Jaco Years: The Complete Columbia Albums Collection contains six discs and sells for $55.99. Included are Black Market (1976), Heavy Weather (1977), Mr. Gone (1978), 8:30 (1979), Night Passage (1980) and Weather Report (1982).

Previously released in the series were packages devoted to Dexter Gordon, Woody Shaw, Wayne Shorter, Grover Washington Jr., Stan Getz and Return to Forever.

NOTE: These collections will not be available at retail outlets. They can only be purchased online from Complete.Popmarket.Com.

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