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Nina Simone - Fodder on My Wings makes this month's JAZZIZ 'Vinyl Watch'

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Vinyl is back! Each month on "Vinyl Watch," we list some of the most noteworthy new vinyl releases - including new albums, reissues, special-edition box sets and more. At JAZZIZ, we share the vinyl community's appreciation of the experience of collecting and playing vinyl records. As an increasing number of music fans discover the joy of vinyl, we hope these lists will serve as a starting point for new musical discoveries. This month includes; Nina Simone, Fodder On My Wings (Verve/UMe)

Nina Simone considered her 1982 Fodder On My Wings, recorded shortly after her move to Paris, one of her best recordings. Despite this, it has remained relatively obscure within her universally celebrated oeuvre.

Now, Verve/UMe has given it the long-overdue reissue it deserves. In addition to making it available on digital platforms for the first time, Fodder On My Wings was released on CD and vinyl. Along with such painfully personal songs as "I Sing Just To Know That I'm Alive" the new version is expanded with three bonus tracks culled from the original recording session previously released on a 1988 French reissue. These include a heartfelt take on Gilbert O'Sullivan's hit song "Alone Again (Naturally)."