Fiona Apple - Tidal - 1996 Analog Audiophile Indie Rock - Sealed 180 Grm 2LP

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Fiona Apple – Tidal

Label:    Clean Slate – 19439874241, Epic – 19439874241
Format:    2 x Vinyl, 12", 45 RPM, Album, Reissue, Remastered, Repress, 180g
Mastered At – GZ Media – 154373M
Pressed By – Memphis Record Pressing – MRP0677
Gatefold sleeve. Comes with lyric booklet.
Remastered from the
Original analog tapes
180g, 45 RPM audiophile pressing
12 page lyric booklet
Barcode (Scanned): 194398742410
Country:    US
Released:    Dec 8, 2023
Genre:    Rock, Pop
Style:    Soft Rock, Pop Rock


A1        Sleep To Dream
A2        Sullen Girl
A3        Shadowboxer

B1        Criminal
B2        Slow Like Honey


C1        The First Taste
C2        Never Is A Promise
C3        The Child Is Gone

D1        Pale September
D2        Carrion



"Hers are rigorous pop songs because writing was survival. “I didn’t think of it as a fun thing to do,” she told The New York Times in January of 1997. “I thought it was the only thing I could do.” The songs collectively unpack the pain that hardens young women to the world—revealing Fiona’s thick skin and what she endured to build it; fight songs, and why she fights. It is often merciless. “Carrion” has an unusual tinge of optimism for a song that hangs on a hook of “My feel for you boy is decaying right in front of me like the carrion of a murdered prey.”

“Sleep to Dream” and “Shadowboxer” are the bones of the persona Fiona would come to project: skeptical, sensitive, and very smart; a lone young person betrayed by the ways of the world, summoning a colossal rage to match them. On these songs, she is a woman of herculean strength with her fists out, gloves on, building muscle to chip back at whoever has played her. “Once my lover/Now my friend/What a cruel thing to pretend,” Fiona sings on the latter. “What a cunning way to condescend.” One of the great wonders of pop music: that something so common could inspire a song so spectacular. She once said “Shadowboxer” is about “angry desperation”—“when your mind is fighting with your heart, when you know something isn’t good for you but you want it anyway, you’re trying really hard to do the right thing for yourself, but then finally you’re like, ‘I’m gonna do what I wanna do, I gotta do what my heart wants me to do, otherwise I won’t learn anything.’”

“Slow Like Honey” actualizes Tidal’s more glacial notes, its reveries that hang thick in the air with the accompaniment of Jon Brion’s vibraphone: “When I’m high like heaven/When I’m strong like music/’Cause I’m slow like honey/And heavy with mood.” In its florid verses, “Pale September” is her most classically romantic Tidal track, as she sings of “autumn days swung soft around me like cotton on my skin.” You might not include these on a mixtape of Fiona’s defining songs, but they turn Tidal into its own suspended universe nonetheless. You get why Solange, with her defiance and intellect and grace, deemed herself the president of the Fiona fan club—and why Perfume Genius once proclaimed that he should like to cover his body in tattoos of Fiona’s lyrics." (Pitchfork)

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Format 2LP
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