Friday, September 13, 2013

September 13: Singer-songwriter Fiona Apple - The Idler Wheel ... is 36-years-old.


Born in New York City, Fiona Apple McAfee Maggart gained popularity through her 1996 debut album Tidal, especially with the Grammy Award-winning single "Criminal." Her music is influenced by early jazz, pop, to alt-rock. It is also characterized by Apple's candid personal lyrics and imaginative productions, often featuring idiosyncratic arrangements with instruments as varied as the French horn and optigan.

In 1994, Apple gave a demo tape of 3 songs to the babysitter of music publicist Kathryn Schenker. Schenker then passed the tape along to a Sony Music executive. Her voice, piano skills and lyrics captured his attention, and She was signed to a record deal.

Apple's debut album, Tidal, went platinum three times, with 2.7 million copies sold. The single "Criminal" from the album became Apple's breakthrough hit. The song reached the top forty on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100.

Fiona Apple's first album in seven years ( fourth overall) - The Idler Wheel Is Wiser Than the Driver of the Screw and Whipping Cords Will Serve You More Than Ropes Will Ever Do- is receiving very positive reviews. The album - simply called The Idler Wheel ... - was released in mid-June 2012.


For more about Fiona, visit her Website at -

(Press an album cover below for direct link to the entire Amazon Website):

Fiona Apple: Extraordinary MachineTidal


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