My attempt to blog all of the entries from the book 1001 Albums to Hear Before You Die
Brief Background: Wild Is the Wind is and album of leftover recordings that were recorded between 1964 and 1965.
What I think: This album was a godsend after eleven straight rock albums. Don’t get me wrong I love the rock, but you’d think nothing else happened in 1966 except rock n’ roll in an increasingly psychedelic manner. Simone’s songs are all great here. She has sort of a soul vocal placed over jazzy instrumentation. My favorites are “Lillac Wine”, “If I should Lose You” and the heartbreaking “Either Way I Lose”.
Do I agree or disagree with the writers as to this being an album you must listen to? I’m actually surprised to see an out-takes album here, especially one that seems to inspire a love/hate relationship between listeners, but I think it belongs. It certainly shows illustrates some variety in its time period.
Rating (Out of 5):4
Amazon Review (Out of 5):3
Is this my first time hearing this album? Yes (60/78)
Percentage of Albums that are new to me: 77%