Every so often the Google Play Store makes previously paid movies, TV shows, and music albums free for a limited time - add them to your account during this window and you can keep them forever. The latest album to get this treatment is Nina Revisited, a compilation of songs honoring pioneering African American singer Nina Simone. Her career spanned five decades, and her style mixed jazz, American standards, pop, and gospel, making her one of the most unique vocalists of her era. She was also a prominent member of the Civil Rights movement.
The album is almost entirely comprised of covers of Simone's songs from contemporary artists like Lauryn Hill, Common, Usher, Mary J. Blige, and the singer's daughter Lisa Simone. Whether you appreciate the revisited versions of songs like "Feeling Good" and "I Put A Spell On You" will probably depend on your personal taste. Even if you don't care for any of the new singers, the album includes the original version of "I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel to Be Free," making it worth grabbing for Nina Simone fans all by itself.
Nina Revisited includes 18 songs and it goes for $10 on other digital stores. It won't be free on Google Play for long, so add it to your account while you can. Keep in mind that this offer may not be available outside the United States.
- Google Play