Fodder on My Wings

Format: CD
Release Date: 11/22/2019
Label: Verve
Style(s): Soul
$13.95
Overview

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.

Tracks
1. I Sing Just to Know That I'm Alive
Length: 02:21
2. Fodder in Her Wings
Length: 05:32
3. Vous êtes seuls, mais je désire être avec vous
Length: 04:27
4. Il y a un baume à Gilhead
Length: 02:19
5. Liberian Calypso
Length: 02:57
6. Alone Again Naturally
Length: 06:24
7. I Was Just a Stupid Dog to Them
Length: 02:23
8. Color Is a Beautiful Thing
Length: 01:01
9. Le Peuple En Suisse
Length: 04:56
10. Heaven Belongs to You
Length: 03:36
11. Thandewye
Length: 05:29
12. Stop
Length: 02:17
13. They Took My Hand
Length: 00:33
Album Details
Disc Count: 1
Total Length: 44:15
UPC: 602508273810