Fiona Apple’s brilliant second record When the Pawn… will be finally released on vinyl for the first time ever later on this year.
The record will be exclusively available through VinylMePlease who have partnered up with the one of a kind artist to create an exclusive pressing, a 180-gram LP on black vinyl with a new cover that is set to be chosen by Apple herself.
The album’s full title is When the Pawn Hits the Conflicts He Thinks Like a King What He Knows Throws the Blows When He Goes to the Fight and He’ll Win the Whole Thing ‘fore He Enters the Ring There’s No Body to Batter When Your Mind Is Your Might So When You Go Solo, You Hold Your Own Hand and Remember That Depth Is the Greatest of Heights and If You Know Where You Stand, Then You Know Where to Land and If You Fall It Won’t Matter, Cuz You’ll Know That You’re Right but understandably the VinylMePlease have opted to use the shortened name instead.
Speaking about the release, the vinyl company said: While Tidal introduced us to Apple, the awkward and sullen girl, When the Pawn… had her shooting back with a fiery vengeance at a time when Tori Amos and Alanis Morissette were making anger feminine and more mainstream than their punk predecessors.”
It continues: “On the record, Apple sings with a gnarly gruffness. She begins most songs with a deceptive sweetness, building to an angsty climax, wielding her voice as a weapon against ex-boyfriends and bullies.”
When the Pawn… was arguably Apple’s best album until she dropped her all-time masterpiece Fetch the Bolt Cutters this year.
“With hits like ‘Fast As You Can’ and ‘Paper Bag’ that showcased her singular songwriting, the 1999 record made a strong case for making Apple cannon for those who hadn’t already realized she was a lasting, influential music figure.”
We can’t wait to finally spin this one, pre-order your copy over at here.