Nina Simone Remastered

Can anyone attest to the sound quality of any of these remastered cds? Thank you.

Which titles/labels are you referring to? There must be over 50 titles available, many of which are different repackagings and collections that overlap. Nina herself recorded some material on multiple occasions, and then there are sometimes live and studio versions, etc. But I'm afraid I can't answer you myself anyway, because the only Nina I have so far is on original LPs and I'm just beginning to scratch the surface of her catalog...
Re Nina, I don't suppose anyone can point me to that wonderful song "Baltimore", and any of the others on the LP of that name, in a version that was (unlike the "Baltimore" album) not horribly smushed by being recorded with the Aphex Aural Exciter?

Zaikesman, I hope those scratches are so light as to be inaudible... ;o)
Funny, I thought the wonderful song was 'SinnerMan'?
Tobias: If Nina's recorded catalog makes a big noise, I can assure you it's not due to carelessness on my part ;^)
If you could buy one disc to get someone into Nina Simone, what would it be?
If you have a tuntable I'd search out LPs. Of the many recordings and compilations available, I own relatively little. I'd start with her 60's Philips recordings, specifically "Wild Is The Wind". "Raw" is the word I'd use to describe many of these songs. Her rendition of "Lilac Wine" is phenonmenal. "Nina Simone Sings the Blues" put out by RCA is another one. I also have a much later "Baltimore" LP, much of which I like.

If you don't have a turntable I'd be reluctant to buy anything on CD that hasn't been remastered. If you go to you'll find what's available remastered as well as overviews of many of her recordings.

Good luck.
Jeff Buckley's version of Lilac Wine (which was inspired by Nina's) Is actually what got me to finally go out and get some Nina Simone. Beautiful song. I'll hit my local vinyl pusher this afternoon.