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Nina Simone offers deeply personal trademarks via 'Fodder On My Wings' / GINA loves JAZZ

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Nina Simone‘s "Fodder On My Wings" was recorded in 1982 for the French Carrere label and has now been released on hi-res audio on LP and CD on Verve. The album was re-released in 1988 on the French Cy label and included three additional tracks, also included here. Nina had already moved to Paris and was known to be extremely lonely, with her mental health deteriorating. But still, she felt rejuvenated by the newly found African musicians she met while living in France. The songs on offer are deeply personal, sometimes with a weariness that is hard to bare, but sometimes with a sarcastic tone mixed with anger, which had become one of her trademarks by then. By the way, there is one song from the original 1982 release which is not included in this reissue: "There Is No Returning" has been omitted, for whatever reason.

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