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Nina Simone - Fodder on My Wings makes AP: New at home this week

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For a new generation who may have learned about the incomparable Nina Simone in the epic 2015 Netflix documentary " What Happened, Miss Simone?" - here's a chance to discover her talents again in album form. "Fodder on My Wings" was recorded in 1982 not long after Simone moved to Paris. She was said to be lonely and her mental illness worsening while she recorded the album, and the mood is perfectly captured on the title track. There are more gems here: The song "Alone Again (Naturally)" is lyrical improvisation about the death of her father. "Fodder on My Wings" was originally recorded for a small French label but was not made widely available - until Friday. The original album will be expanded with three bonus tracks from the recording sessions from a rare French reissue released in 1988. Simone, who died at age 70 in 2003, was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2018.

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