Tidal

Tidal

by Fiona Apple
4.7 15

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Overview

Tidal

Fiona Apple demonstrates considerable talent on her debut album, Tidal, but it is unformed, unfocused talent. Her voice is surprisingly rich and supple for a teenager, and her jazzy, sophisticated piano playing also belies her age. Given the right material, such talents could have flourished, but she has concentrated on her own compositions, which are nowhere near as impressive as her musicianship. Most of Tidal is comprised of confessional singer/songwriter material, and while they strive to say something deep and important, much of the lyrics settle for clichés. Apple does have a handful of impressive songs on Tidal, like the haunting "Shadowboxer" and "Sullen Girl," but the gap between her performing talents and songwriting skills is too large to make the album anything more than a promising, and very intriguing, debut.

Product Details

Release Date: 07/23/1996
Label: Sony
UPC: 0074646743928
catalogNumber: 67439

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Fiona Apple   Primary Artist,Piano,Vocals,Optigan
George Black   Drums
Jon Brion   Guitar,Piano,Harp,Marimbas,Vibes,chamberlain,Dulcitone,Optigan,Tack Piano
Matt Chamberlain   Percussion,Drums
Larry Corbett   Cello
Danny Frankel   Drums
Greg Leisz   Pedal Steel Guitar
Claudia Parducci   Violin
Andrew Slater   Optigan
Patrick Warren   Piano,chamberlain
Evan Wilson   Viola
Dan Rothchild   Bass
Rob Laufer   Guitar
Sara Lee   Bass
Greg Richling   Bass
Amber Maggart   Vocals,Vocal Harmony
Ralph Morrison   Violin

Technical Credits

Van Dyke Parks   String Arrangements
George Black   drum programming
Niko Bolas   Engineer
Brian Scheuble   Engineer
Andrew Slater   Producer
Evan Wilson   Contributor,String Arrangements
Jim Wirt   Engineer
Mark Endert   Engineer
Claude "Swifty" Achille   Engineer
Fred Woodward   Art Direction

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Tidal 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 15 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
THE FIRST TIME THAT I HEARD ''SHADOW BOXER'', I THOUGHT IT WAS GOING TO BE THE ONLY GOOD SONG. THEN I HEARD ''SLEEP TO DREAM'', ''CRIMANAL'', AND ''SULLEN GIRL'' AND I KNEW THAT I HAD FOUND A ALBUM THAT WAS TRUE TO ALL OF ITS EXPECTATION. ''SULLEN GIRL'' WAS BEAUTIFUL IN THE SENSE THAT IT TOOK HEART BREAK AND SHOWED HOW THE LOVE AND AFFECTION WAS ALL STILL THERE.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This cd is amazing and soothing! her voice is one of an angel!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Thank god for Fiona. Without the few artists like her, the music world would be overrun with Britney Spears and Christina Aguilera look-a-likes. Fiona's voice is beautiful and soulful, and the songs match her voice perfectly.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Fiona Apple is one of the biggest talent's for years. Whit her dark voice and sad lyrics Fiona shows her true feelings and she also sings about her life, ( Criminal ) about the rape and( Sullen Girl ). This happends to be one of the cd's of the 90.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
I bought this a couple years ago on the strength of ''Criminal''... since then I've grown to love every one of the tracks, each one has its own character and passion. If you like piano, played in the low and middle registers, and even banged out at times, take pleasure in this one like I do.
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