The drop in price of CD boxsets can be a crazy thing. I purchased a more comprehensive set of Nina’s RCA albums a few months back (‘The Complete RCA Albums Collection’, with each album in full and a swag of outtakes), for the frankly ludicrous price of 30-something dollars. Given that I bought a similar boxset of the albums from her Phillips era some years back for around $100, I’m not sure whether to be happy about the benefit for my wallet or sad that the value of such music has been driven so low.
Meanwhile, one particular recommendation from Nina’s RCA period: the alternate take of her recording of Suzanne. One of her greatest interpretaions, to my mind….