Nina Simone’s rare 1982 album, Fodder On My Wings, to be reissued

Until now, the album's commercial availability has been sporadic at best

Nina Simone
Nina Simone, photo via Verve

Nina Simone’s 1982 album, Fodder On My Wings, is being reissued in a variety of formats including CD and vinyl, as well as widely available digitally for the first time.

Fodder On My Wings was recorded following Simone’s move to France in 1982 during a time of particular solitude and as her mental health worsened. In the studio, she was joined by a horn and rhythm section composed of African French musicians, as well as backing singers and an organist. Simone produced the album entirely herself.

The album was originally recorded for a small French record label and has only been available sporadically since its initial release. The forthcoming reissue, due out on April 3rd via Verve/UMe, contains three bonus tracks from the original recording sessions.

Below, you can hear the opening track, “I Sing Just To Know That I’m Alive”. The artwork and 13-song tracklist follow.

Fodder On My Wings Artwork:

Nina Simone Fodder on My Wings

Fodder On My Wings Tracklist:
01. I Sing Just To Know That I’m Alive
02. Fodder In Her Wings
03. Vous êtes seuls, mais je désire être avec vous
04 Il y a un baume à Gilhead
05. Liberian Calypso
06. Alone Again (Naturally)
07. I Was Just A Stupid Dog To Them
08. Color Is A Beautiful Thing
09. Le Peuple en Suisse
10. Heaven Belongs To You
11. Thandewye
12. Stop
13. They Took My Hand