Fiona Apple’s second album ‘When the Pawn…’ gets its first vinyl release

Fiona Apple fans have even further cause to celebrate following the release of her acclaimed fifth LP, Fetch The Bolt Cutters. Her 1999 sophomore album When the Pawn… is coming to vinyl for the very first time.

Vinyl Me, Please have partnered with Apple for an exclusive, 180g pressing. Moreover, When the Pawn… will be fashioned with brand new album art, chosen by Apple herself.


Fiona Apple’s sophomore album When the Pawn… is receiving its first-ever vinyl release. Vinyl Me, Please will begin shipping copies in September.

“While Tidal introduced us to Apple, the awkward and sullen girl, When the Pawn… had her shooting back with a fiery vengeance at a time when Tori Amos and Alanis Morissette were making anger feminine and more mainstream than their punk predecessors,” the Vinyl Me, Please description reads.

“On the record, Apple sings with a gnarly gruffness. She begins most songs with a deceptive sweetness, building to an angsty climax, wielding her voice as a weapon against ex-boyfriends and bullies.”

Copies of When the Pawn… will begin shipping in September and are available for preorder on the Vinyl Me, Please website.


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♟ At long last… ‘When the Pawn’ is here on 180g black vinyl for the first time ever. With a new cover picked by Fiona Apple herself, and a special price for VMP members.

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