I think this song is one the most beautiful songs of all time. Nina Simone’s cover is so dramatic, she infuses so much emotion into each note as the piano melody sends chills down my spine. I play it over and over and yet I listen to it as if it was for the first time. You may have heard this song most recently in the trailer for Revolutionary Road, which if you have not had a chance to see I would recommend a viewing. At first I was not impressed because I didn’t really cry and this something very odd because I cry at most movies. Now, that I think back to it… I think I was more angry at the characters, which means they must have been doing something right…

mp3: Wild is the Wind

Wild is the Wind 1966 (Verve)


6 Responses to “I hear the sound of mandolins”

  1. Bonnie on April 30th, 2009 2:56 am

    Good stuff! I don’t often comment but I really like this one! Glad you are feeling better. I am also getting better from a horrible cold~

  2. Rachel on April 30th, 2009 3:47 pm

    Why are you such a stranger? Miss you! Call me. :-)

  3. Bonnie on April 30th, 2009 11:22 pm

    I don’t mean to be a stranger =(

  4. t-dub on May 6th, 2009 10:25 am

    oh my gosh this song.
    i havent had a chance to sit and listen to your latest stuff.
    doing that this morning.
    this song is pulling me apart.

  5. Rachel on May 6th, 2009 10:30 am

    I know… It takes my breath away.

  6. acc on July 3rd, 2009 3:32 pm

    this song, is definintely stunning, but check out the Cat Power version too – minimalist, dark and absolutely spine tingling.

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