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Since emerging on the scene in 1994 with her debut album, Fiona Apple has developed a loyal fan base that loves her unique mixture of alt-rock and jazz. Following the 2007 release of her third album Extraordinary Machine Apple retreated to her home of Los Angeles. Now she's back with a new album and a new national tour.
As the child of singer Diane McAffee and actor Brandon Maggart, Fiona Apple was exposed to the entertainment biz from a young age. In 1994 she passed a demo tape to a friend and it eventually worked its way up to Sony Music Entertainment executive Andy Slater, who signed Apple to the label. Two years later Apple released her first album Tidal. Eventually reaching 3x platinum, it was made popular by the single "Criminal," which itself won critical acclaim and several awards. A tour in support of the album followed, but was later canceled.
Moving on to the next album, When the Pawn..., Apple established her trademark by giving the work a 400-character-long title consisting of an entire poem. It would hold the record as longest album title for over seven years until the 2008 release of Chumbawumba's The Boy Bands Have Won.... The album largely continued down the path set by Tidal, further exploring the jazz fusion and alt rock style that had come to define Apple's work. Its lead single "Fast As You Can" was her first to break into the Top 40 in the UK.
Following When the Pawn..., Apple went on tour. She then took a hiatus, where she briefly contemplated retiring until she was reportedly convinced otherwise by producer Jon Brion. The two worked together on her third album, Extraordinary Machine. Initially set to be released in late 2002, the album ended up being delayed by nearly three years due to Apple's decision to re-record almost every song after finding the first version of the record not to her liking. The album was finally released in October 2005. However, it met with a significantly more mixed reception than Apple's previous two albums.
After touring to support the Extraordinary Machine throughout 2006 Apple took another hiatus, mostly playing at Los Angeles-area venues and intermittently recording duets or performing for benefit concerts. In 2010 she returned to the recording studio and in early 2012 a new album, The Idler Wheel..., was announced.