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Here Comes the Sun (album)

Here Comes the Sun is an album by jazz singer-pianist Nina Simone, consisting of cover versions of songs by pop and rock musicians.

Here Comes the Sun
Studio album by Nina Simone
Released 1971
Recorded February 9, 12, 17, 1971
Studio RCA Victor's Studio B New York City
Genre Jazz, blues, African folk
Label RCA Victor
Producer Harold Wheeler, Nat Shapiro
Nina Simone chronology
Black Gold
(1970)Black Gold1970
Here Comes the Sun
Emergency Ward!
(1972)Emergency Ward!1972
Professional ratings
Review scores
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Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]

It features songs recorded in the RCA studios with a full orchestra and backing vocals. Although Simone covers songs by Bob Dylan and The Beatles, among others, most of the versions feature arrangements substantially different from the original recordings. This is most clearly in the final song "My Way", which with its fast pacing rhythm deviates significantly from the usual interpretations.


Track listingEdit

Side oneEdit

  1. "Here Comes the Sun" (George Harrison) - 3:37
  2. "Just Like a Woman" (Bob Dylan) - 4:53
  3. "O-o-h Child" (Stan Vincent) - 3:22
  4. "Mr. Bojangles" (Jerry Jeff Walker) - 5:03

Side twoEdit

  1. "New World Coming" (Barry Mann, Cynthia Weil) - 4:53
  2. "Angel of the Morning" (Chip Taylor) - 3:36
  3. "How Long Must I Wander" (Weldon Irvine) - 6:31
  4. "My Way" (Paul Anka, Claude François, Jacques Revaux) - 5:48


  • Nina Simone - piano, vocals
  • Corky Hale - harp
  • Backing vocals assembled by Howard Roberts
  • Orchestra assembled by Kermit Moore
  • Arranged by Harold Wheeler and Nina Simone
  • Conducted by Harold Wheeler
  • Sam Waymon - production coordination