|Single by Fiona Apple|
|from the album Extraordinary Machine|
|Released||August 16, 2005 (U.S.)|
|Recorded||Phantom Studios, LA and Stanley Recordings, Venice, CA|
|Writer(s)||Fiona Apple (lyricist and composer)|
|Producer(s)||Mike Elizondo, Brian Kehew|
|Fiona Apple singles chronology|
"O' Sailor" is a song written by American singer Fiona Apple and recorded for her third album Extraordinary Machine (2005). On August 15, 2005 (see 2005 in music), ahead of the album's release in early October, Epic Records made available for streaming both "Parting Gift" and "O' Sailor" on Apple's official website. The following day, the songs were released for digital download at the online iTunes Music Store.
The single's video, directed by Floria Sigismondi, was filmed aboard the RMS Queen Mary and premiered on VH1 on November 7. It was nominated for eight Music Video Production Company Awards — in the categories of "Direction of a Female Artist", "Director of the Year", "Art Direction", "Cinematography", "Choreography", "Styling", "Hair" and "Make-Up" — and won two: "Direction of a Female Artist" and "Hair".
Formats and track listing
Acetate promo CD single:
1. O' Sailor (Radio Edit) (4:39)
2. O' Sailor (Album Version) (5:36)
- Piano by Fiona Apple
- Drums by Abe Laboriel Jr.
- Bass by Mike Elizondo
- Tack piano, pump organ, vibes, clavinet, Chamberlin, Farfisa and arp string ensemble by Zac Rae
- Yamaha Portasound and 360 Systems by Jebin Bruni
- Flute by Glenn Berger
- Perez, Rodrigo. "Fiona Apple's Long-Delayed LP Slotted For October 4 Release". MTV News. August 15, 2005. Retrieved August 31, 2005.
- Cohen, Jonathan. "Fiona Apple fashions a different 'Machine'". Billboard. August 15, 2005. Retrieved August 28, 2005.
- Add on Triple A Chart . Triple A September 15, 2005.
- Extraordinary Machine press release from Epic Records — August 15, 2005
- Lyrics of this song at MetroLyrics
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