Fiona Apple McAfee-Maggart (born September 13, 1977) is an American singer-songwriter and pianist. Classically trained on piano as a child, Apple began composing her own songs when she was eight years old. Her debut album, Tidal, written when Apple was 17, was released in 1996 and received a Grammy Award for Best Female Rock Vocal Performance for the single "Criminal"
The discography of American singer-songwriter and pianist Fiona Apple consists of four studio albums, one compilation album, 17 singles and 15 music videos. In 1994, Apple signed a record deal with The Work Group and Columbia Records, and began recording material for her debut album Tidal. The album contained elements of alternative rock, baroque pop and jazz. It became a commercial success, being certified three-times platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA).
Tidal is the debut studio album by American singer-songwriter Fiona Apple, released on July 23, 1996 by Work Records and Columbia Records (Sony Music). Tidal produced six singles: "Shadowboxer", "Slow Like Honey", "Sleep to Dream", "The First Taste", "Criminal" and "Never Is a Promise". Criminal", the album's most popular single, won a Grammy Award for "Best Female Rock Vocal Performance" in 1998. In 2017, Tidal got its first vinyl run as a 'Vinyl Me, Please' exclusive "Record of the Month.
Fiona Apple’s debut album, released when she was 19 years old. The album spawned six singles, including Criminal, a top-40 hit in the United States. Apple later won a Grammy for the song. The video for Sleep to Dream won an MTV Video Music Award, where Fiona made her famous This world is bullshit acceptance speech. The album’s name, Tidal, is a play on how similar it sounds to the word Title.
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Fiona Apple demonstrates considerable talent on her debut album, Tidal, but it is unformed, unfocused talent. Her voice is surprisingly rich and supple for a teenager, and her jazzy, sophisticated piano playing also belies her age. Given the right material, such talents could have flourished, but she has concentrated on her own compositions, which are nowhere near as impressive as her musicianship. Most of Tidal is comprised of confessional singer/songwriter material, and while they strive to say something deep and important, much of the lyrics settle for clichés
Fiona Apple, Kevin Hart & More Join Judd Apatow at Intimate . On the Andrew Slater-produced album, solitude, depression, anger, betrayal and the pursuit of misconduct tempts as much as it tortures. On the album’s opener, Sleep to a Dream, Apple lashes out at a former lover. While some critics passed Tidal off as pretentious or messy, its sales said otherwise. Today, the album has sold . million copies in the . a number that eclipses her critically acclaimed (and similarly unhinged) follow-up albums When the Paw. Extraordinary Machine, and The Idler Whee. .Although the singer-songwriter’s releases and appearances have grown fewer and farther between over the years, she has stayed true to the fitful, unconventional nature that makes her music timeless.
The second track on Fiona Apple’s debut album, released in 1996 when she was 18 years old, is a ballad about trauma. She describes the paralysis of depression: how the hurt stalks below the surface; how emotions rage and contort out of view. And there’s too much going on/But it’s calm under the waves/In the blue of my oblivion, she sings, as if facing a brewing wind, her voice a beacon of dignity, soul, and resolve. Tidal went platinum within one year and yet, Fiona’s best work was still to come. The pleasure and poetry and purpose of Tidal, though, only calcifies with time. So much of it seems to say: You could never feel the pain I feel because only I have felt it.
Fiona Apple offered a wellspring of intimate adolescent confessionals on her 1996 debut, Tidal, as her husky vocals, stark explorations of female sensuality, and cascading, jazz-flecked melodies belied the New Yorker's tender age. Sullen Girl -a wrenching piano ballad examining the wounds of her early sexual assault-is simultaneously full of malaise and hope, while the proud lead single Criminal puts Apple wholly in charge. The self-confessed bad, bad girl drew a heartwrenchingly relatable portrait of teenage turbulence. Listen on Apple Music.
|1||Sleep To Dream
Bass – Dan RothchildDrums, Percussion – Matt ChamberlainGuitar, Vibraphone, Piano [Tack] – Jon BrionPiano, Organ [Chamberlain] – Patrick WarrenVocals, Piano – Fiona Apple
Bass – Greg RichlingDrums – Matt ChamberlainGuitar [Pedal Steel] – Greg LeiszGuitar, Vibraphone, Performer [Dulcitone], Marimba – Jon BrionOrgan [Chamberlain] – Patrick WarrenVocals, Piano, Organ [Optigan] – Fiona Apple
Bass – Greg RichlingDrums – Danny FrankelOrgan [Chamberlain] – Patrick WarrenVibraphone, Piano [Tack] – Jon BrionVocals, Piano – Fiona Apple
Bass – Dan RothchildDrums – Matt ChamberlainGuitar – Rob LauferOrgan [Chamberlain] – Jon BrionPiano – Patrick WarrenVocals – Fiona Apple
|5||Slow Like Honey
Bass – Greg RichlingDrums – Danny FrankelOrgan [Chamberlain] – Patrick WarrenVibraphone – Jon BrionVocals, Piano – Fiona Apple
|6||The First Taste
Bass – Sara LeeDrum Programming – George BlackDrums, Percussion – Matt ChamberlainGuitar, Vibraphone, Piano [Tack], Marimba – Jon BrionOrgan [Chamberlain] – Patrick WarrenPercussion – Danny FrankelVocals, Piano – Fiona Apple
|7||Never Is A Promise
Arranged By [Strings] – Van Dyke ParksCello – Larry CorbettViola – Evan WilsonViolin [1st] – Ralph MorrissonViolin [2nd] – Claudia ParducciVocals, Piano – Fiona Apple
|8||The Child Is Gone
Bass – Dan RothchildDrums – Matt ChamberlainGuitar [Pedal Steel] – Greg LeiszHarp – Jon BrionHarp, Organ [Optigan] – Jon BrionOrgan [Chamberlain] – Patrick WarrenVocals, Piano – Fiona Apple
Bass – Sara LeeDrums – Matt ChamberlainOrgan [Chamberlain] – Patrick WarrenVibraphone, Piano [Tack] – Jon BrionVocals [Harmony] – Amber MaggartVocals, Piano – Fiona Apple
Bass – Dan RothchildDrums, Percussion – Matt ChamberlainGuitar, Vibraphone, Organ [Chamberlain], Harp – Jon BrionOrgan [Chamberlain] – Patrick WarrenVocals – Fiona Apple
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