oh i knew today would be a good day when i heard tori amos on the radio this morning – it’s quite rare to hear tori on the radio…it was a pleasant few minutes listening to cornflake girl on STAR 98.7! now i hear about this news…so cool…ms. amos is going to be releasing a 5 disc box set that contains 86 tracks of demos, mixes, unreleased b-sides, and live performances! i am so excited she is releasing something like this – what a treat for obsessed fans like myself! A PIANO: THE COLLECTION is due to be released sept 26th but for now have a listen to one of my favorite tori tracks tear in your hand off her recent bootleg albums…popbytes over & out for now…xxoo!
» listen to tori amos sing tear in your hand live from boston 8/21/05 (.mp3 13mb)
At the time of her debut in 1992, Tori Amos’ captivating storytelling and quirky yet sublime mix of piano, pop, rock and classical music were as conspicuous as her flaming-red ringlets among the dark-haired pop divas who ruled the charts. Since then, Amos’ uncompromising studio albums and cathartic concerts have earned her recognition as one of the most influential artists of the past two decades while inspiring a legion of devoted fans. Rhino Records brings together Amos’ classics, rarities, remixes and previously unreleased music for A PIANO: THE COLLECTION.
Produced by Amos, the career-spanning collection highlights selections from her studio albums as well as b-sides and songs that debuted on Tales of a Librarian, a recent Best of compilation. Featuring numerous unreleased songs, the box set contains a total of 86 tracks that combine well-known studio versions with rare alternative mixes, including several songs Amos remixed for this project. A PIANO: THE COLLECTION also offers a revealing and extensive track-by-track commentary penned by Amos, who discusses the inspiration behind the songs and albums and explains why they were chosen for this box set. READ MORE & VIEW TRACKLISTING