apple02.jpgAfter an abnormally long hiatus (due to varying factors) Fiona Apple's new album Extraordinary Machine is finally being released.

Thanks to an internet leak, the world got a taste of Fiona's latest work in the form of eleven tracks, which drew the interest of fans and critics. The album will have reworked versions of the leaked tracks as well as a new song.

In a short statement that was released yesterday (Monday) Ms. Apple said

“Now that my album is finally finished, I am very, very excited to have people hear what we did. I am so proud of it, and all of us who worked on it,”

She is however refusing all interviews.

Many fans have already heard the majority of the album. Though no one is sure who leaked the songs on to the internet, they certainly made an impact. Many listeners posted MP3 links on their websites. Others released the whole album. One Seattle woman even burned CDs and sent them out to fans who would pay for the postage.

Still for those of us who have not heard the album, the release of Extraordinary Machine is extremely exciting.

The release date has been set for October 4th.