Fiona Apple
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Label: Sony
Duration: 51:39
Genre: Alternative

"Tidal" is the debut album by Fiona Apple, a New York singer-songwriter-pianist who was 18 years old at the time of its 1996 release. Apple is obviously talented--she has a dark, smoky alto and a knack for an arresting turn of phrase--but she's still several years away from realizing her potential. For every fresh lyric she writes ("Daddy longlegs, I feel that I'm finally growing weary of waiting to be consumed by you"), she provides two examples of embarrassingly precious schoolgirl poetry ("Adagio breezes fill my skin with sudden red," from the same song, "The First Taste"). She also has yet to refine her moody piano chords into actual melodies, though "Shadowboxer" comes close. "--Geoffrey Himes"

Sleep To Dream4:08
Sullen Girl3:53
Slow Like Honey5:56
The First Taste4:46
Never Is A Promise5:54
The Child Is Gone4:14
Pale September5:50
Original Release: 1996-07-23
Composer: Fiona Apple
Arranged By: Van Dyke Parks
Producer: Andrew Slater
UPC: 74646743928