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“Wild Is the Wind” (Dimitri Tiomkin, Ned Washington).
Album: “Wild Is the Wind” (1966).
Nina Simone – vocals.
By far the most moving piece I've ever heard. In tears.
Nina, when I listen to your voice, it is a supernatural experience.
Bad day. Nina, sing it for me. :'(
David Bowie's Version is Better
an excellent song but personally i prefer the bowie version
The more this was covered, the better it became.Johnny Mathis original << this cover < David Bowie cover
I first heard this song on a Movie when watching TV and loved this song ever since…so beautiful
Nina Simone first sang "Wild is The Wind: in 1958“Wild Is the Wind” was written by Russian-born screen composer Dimitri Tiomkin (who also wrote the score for High Noon) and lyricist Ned Washington and is sung over the opening credits of the film by Johnny Mathis. Tiomkin picks up the song’s theme throughout his score for the film; also, cleverly, in one scene when a radio is switched on, a jazzy instrumental version of “Wild Is the Wind” is playing. Mathis’s performance is typically silky; in 1958 he sang it at the Oscars ceremony.
Perhaps Nina Simone was watching, because the song sparked something in her. On her 1959 album At Town Hall, recorded live in New York, she transformed the song into something befitting its title, a swirl of cascading piano, her voice tremulous. Embellishments were added, such as, “Don’t you know . . .” before the line, “You’re life itself”, which have stuck."
I had to go find out what mandolins sound like after this song. Ump this song has captured my heart
Sometimes the feeling of love is so devastating that it can be compared to the wild wind which sweeps everything away .
Revolutionary road trailer brought me here
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