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Nina Simone's 1982 rare album Fodder on My Wings reedited for the first time

Nina Simone‘s Fodder On My Wings commercial availability has been irregular during years. Its being reissued on vinyl this April via Verve/UMe.

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, Fodder On My Wings will be reissued in a variety of formats including CD and LP, as well as widely available digitally for the first time. The album was originally recorded for a small French record label and has only been available sporadically since its initial release. Listen below to the opening track, “I Sing Just To Know That I’m Alive”.

Fodder On My Wings follows Simone’s 1978 album Baltimore, and draws on rhythms picked up following a stay in Trinidad and Tobago. The original album will be expanded with three bonus tracks from the recording sessions from a rare French reissue released in 1988.

Fodder On My Wings’ forthcoming reissue due out on April 3rd via Verve/UMe. Discover the artwork below and pre-order it now here.

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