Fodder on My Wings

Release Date: 4/3/2020
Label: Verve
Catalog Number: B003115802
Style: Vocal, Soul
Number of Discs: 1
Length: 44 Minutes

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Tracks
1. I Sing Just to Know That I'm Alive
1. I Sing Just to Know That I'm Alive
2. Fodder in Her Wings
2. Fodder in Her Wings
3. Vous êtes seuls, mais je désire être avec vous
3. Vous êtes seuls, mais je désire être avec vous
4. Il y a un baume à Gilhead
4. Il y a un baume à Gilhead
5. Liberian Calypso
5. Liberian Calypso
6. Alone Again Naturally
6. Alone Again Naturally
7. I Was Just a Stupid Dog to Them
7. I Was Just a Stupid Dog to Them
8. Color Is a Beautiful Thing
8. Color Is a Beautiful Thing
9. Le Peuple En Suisse
9. Le Peuple En Suisse
10. Heaven Belongs to You
10. Heaven Belongs to You
11. Thandewye
11. Thandewye
12. Stop
12. Stop
13. They Took My Hand
13. They Took My Hand
Notes and Editorial Reviews

Also available on vinyl!

 

Recorded in 1982, not long after she moved to Paris, Fodder On My Wings was one of Nina Simone's favorite albums yet has remained one of her most obscure. Originally recorded for a small French label and only sporadically available since its initial release, this expanded reissue includes three bonus tracks from the recording sessions. A lesser-known but important part of Simone's musical history, Fodder On My Wings contains deeply personal songs, including the effervescent opening track, "I Sing Just To Know That I'm Alive" and "I Was Just A Stupid Dog To Them," as well a searing lyrical improvisation about the death of her father on "Alone Again (Naturally)." Recorded at a time when Simone was feeling rejuvenated by her surroundings and by the African musicians she met in her newly adopted France, Fodder On My Wings is an essential Simone album that is making a long-overdue reappearance.

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