- When the Pawn
Infobox Album | Name = 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 before 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
November 9 1999(U.S.)
Piano rock Alternative rock
Length = 42:39
Label = Clean Slate/Work
AllmusicRating|4.5|5 [http://www.allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&sql=10:6ad4vwnia9yk~T1 link]
Rolling StoneRating|3.5|5 [http://www.rollingstone.com/artists/fionaapple/albums/album/114500/review/19548362/when_the_pawn_hits_the_conflicts_he_thinks_like_a_king link]
Entertainment Weekly(A) [http://www.ew.com/ew/article/0,,271594,00.html link]
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Last album = "Tidal"
This album = "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 before 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"
Next album = "
"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 before 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" (or simply, "When the Pawn") is the second
albumby American singer-songwriter Fiona Apple, released by Epic Recordsin the United Stateson November 9 1999. The full album title contains over 400 characters of text.
The album came in special packaging that contained sheer red paper around the inserts. The title was written as a poem over Apple's face on the cover. She wrote the poem after reading a bad review of her debut album "Tidal". The album's long title has become a source of trivia, and when it was released held the world record for longest album title. However, in October 2007
Soulwaxreleased their remix album Most of the Remixes, which has 100 characters more in its title and might be the new record holder. However, Apple's album still holds the record for longest title for a studio LP.
The first single, "
Fast as You Can", was fairly popular and received moderate radio and video airplay. It charted within the top twenty on the U.S. Billboard Modern Rock Trackschart and became Apple's first top forty hit on the UK Singles Chart. The follow-up singles, "Limp" and especially "Paper Bag", were less successful. Apple's boyfriend at the time, filmmaker Paul Thomas Anderson, directed videos for all three singles.
All songs written by Fiona Apple.
#"On the Bound" – 5:23
#"To Your Love" – 3:40
#"Limp" – 3:31
#"Love Ridden" – 3:22
#"Paper Bag" – 3:40
#"A Mistake" – 4:58
Fast as You Can" – 4:40
#"The Way Things Are" – 4:18
#"Get Gone" – 4:10
#"I Know" – 4:57
#"Across The Universe (Bonus track on Japanese edition only)"
#"Sleep To Dream (Bonus track on Japanese edition only)"
Fiona Apple- piano, Vocals
*John Bainbridge - orchestration
Robert Becker- viola
Charlie Bisharat- violin
Mike Breaux- woodwind
Denyse Buffman- viola
Jonathan "Butch" Norton- drums, percussion
Eve Butler- violin
Matt Chamberlain- percussion, drums
Susan Chatman- violin
Greg Cohen- bass
Larry Corbett- cello
Mike Elizondo- bass
Armen Garabedian- violin
Berj Garabedian- violin
Scott Haupert- viola
Suzie Katayama- cello
Wendell Kelly- horn
Jim Keltner- drums
*Peter Kent - violin
*Brain Leonard - violin
Maria Newman- viola
*Rober Peterson - violin
Michele Richards- violin
Edmund Stein- violin
Patrick Warren- Chamberlin, Wurlitzer
*John Wittenberg - violin
Tom Banghart, Rob Brill, Greg Collins, Bryan Jackson, Steve Mixdorf, John Tyree
Jon Brion, Rich Costey
*Arranger: John Bainbridge
*Cover art concept:
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