FIONA APPLE – ” When The Pawn ” Vinyl Re-Issue

Posted: May 8, 2020 in CLASSIC ALBUMS, MUSIC
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Fiona Apple re-issues her 1999 sophomore LP, “When the Pawn”…is getting its first-ever vinyl release. Available exclusively through subscription service Vinyl Me, Please, the album will be pressed on 180g black vinyl with new album art chosen by Apple herself. Records will start shipping in September. Check out the announcement below and learn more about the pressing and order a copy at Vinyl Me, Please.

Fiona Apple returned last month with her fifth album,Fetch the Bolt Cutters. She also gave a rare TV interview last month discussing the album and the inclusion of indigenous land acknowledgments in its credits.

It’s one of the best albums ever to never make it to vinyl, and today, that changes: Fiona Apple’s powerhouse sophomore album, When the Pawn…is finally available on vinyl. Released exclusively through the Vinyl Me, Please store, it comes on 180-gram black vinyl, and upon her request, worked closely with Fiona and her team to re-imagine the artwork for this album. It’s availablenow in the VMP store here, and sells for $34 for Vinyl Me, Please members, and $40 for non-members.

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Fiona Apple “When The Pawn..”. This release comes on the heels of Fiona’s fifth LP, Fetch the Bolt Cutters dropping on color vinyl last week. When the Pawn originally came out in 1999, after a tumultuous time in the music press/Apple’s life, and its raw, beautiful sound stands in contrast to the other albums in her discography.

If you’re wondering about why the cover is different for this vinyl release, Apple talked about wanting to change the artwork to remove the cover art shot by her ex in a lengthy profile in the New Yorker, and we worked with her on this new cover. This first-ever vinyl edition is mastered under the supervision of Jon Brion. Let’s all listen to When the Pawn until it ships later this summer.

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