good morning! tomorrow my darling tori amos is releasing her very first seasonal album called midwinter graces (her 11th studio album) i’ve been listening to it for a few weeks now and it’s amazing – it’s perfect for people who aren’t so keen on ‘holiday’ music – the songs all emanate a perfectly relaxing warmth! i actually find it to be better than her last album abnormally attracted to sin which i do like but i haven’t really connected with it as much as her previous albums (i still need to spend some more time with it) besides covering classic songs – there’s two brand new tracks penned by ms. amos (pink and glitter and our new year) thanks to imeem – you can listen to the entire album below! there’s a bonus track verison available on itunes plus a deluxe edition which includes a DVD … the holidays came early for us toriphiles! popbytes over & out for now … xoxo
Midwinter Graces is an album that has been in the making for the past 40 years. Raised in the Baltimore area under the watchful eye of her Methodist minister father, Tori grew up playing holiday carols at Sunday services and Christmas Day celebrations in her father’s church. These were the songs that gave a young Tori her first taste of music, and now almost 40 years later Tori gets her own chance to reimagine classics like “What Child, Nowell” and “Star of Wonder.” Tori will also add her own bittersweet bliss to the season with original tracks like “Pink and Glitter” and “Our New Year.”
For Midwinter Graces, Amos has again teamed up with long time collaborators Matt Chamberlain on drums, Jon Evans on bass, and Mac Aladdin on guitars. Tori has enlisted the help of a Big Band and an Orchestra with stunning John Philip Shenale arrangements to create Tori’s new seasonal classics.