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Boys for Pele

1. Beauty Queen - Horses

Bösendorfer through Leslie Cabinet
and vocal: Tori Amos

2. Blood Roses

Bösendorfer, Harpsichord through Marshall
Harmonium Organ, vocal: Tori Amos
Delgany Church Bells: Marcel van Limbeek

3. Father Lucifer

Bösendorfer and vocals: Tori Amos
Bass: George Porter Jr
Guitar: Steve Caton
Trumpet: James Watson

4. Professional Widow

Harpsichord, Bösendorfer, vocal: Tori Amos
Drum Programming: Alan Friedman
Bass: George Porter Jr
Drums: Manu Katche
Guitar: Steve Caton
Bull: Bull

5. Mr Zebra

Bösendorfer and vocal: Tori Amos
Brass: The Black Dyke Mills Band,
conducted by James Watson
arranged by Goff

6. Marianne

Bösendorfer and vocal: Tori Amos
Strings performed by The Sinfonia of London
Musical Director: Peter Willison
Arranged by John Philip Shenale
Orchestrated and conducted by Scott Smalley

7. Caught a Lite Sneeze

Harpsichord, Bösendorfer, vocals: Tori Amos
Drum programming: Alan Friedman
Bass: George Porter Jr
Swells: Steve Caton

8. Muhammad My Friend

Bösendorfer, Harmonium organ, vocals: Tori Amos
Bass: George Porter Jr
Soprano Sax: Clarence J Johnson III

9. Hey Jupiter

Bösendorfer, Harmonium organ, vocal: Tori Amos
Electric Guitar, mandolin: Steve Caton

10. Way Down

Bösendorfer and vocal: Tori Amos
Gospel Choir: Darryl Lewis, Mark Sterling, Marvin Sterling, Sam Berfect, Jack Trimble, James Crawford Jr, Gus McField Jr

11. Little Amsterdam

Bösendorfer, clavichord, vocals: Tori Amos
Bass: George Porter Jr
Drums: Manu Katche
Guitars: Steve Caton
Effects: Alan Friedman

12. Talula

Harpsichord and vocals: Tori Amos
Bass: George Porter Jr
Drums: Manu Katche
Percussion: Mino Cinelu
Mandolins and all manner of guitars: Steve Caton
Drum Programming: Alan Friedman
Flugelhorn: Tracy Griffin and Brian Graber
Tenor Sax: Clarence J Johnson III
Trombone: Mark Mullins
Sousaphone: Craig Klein
Horns arranged by Mark Mullins

13. Not the Red Baron

Dutch Pilots: R.O.B. and Marcel
Bösendorfer and vocal: Tori Amos

14. Agent Orange

Bösendorfer and vocal: Tori Amos

15. Doughnut Song

Bösendorfer and vocals: Tori Amos
HA HA guitar, Acoustic 12 string : Steve Caton
Bass: George Porter Jr

16. In the Springtime of His Voodoo

Bösendorfer, harpsichord, vocals: Tori Amos
Drums: Manu Katche
Bass: George Porter Jr
Percussion: Mino Cinelu
Guitars: Steve Caton
Organ and programming: Alan Friedman
Additional vocals: Nancy Shanks (Beenie)
Bagpipes: Michael Deegan and Bernard Quinn

17. Putting the Damage On

Bösendorfer and vocal: Tori Amos
Brass: Black Dyke Mills Band
Conducted by James Watson

18. Twinkle

Bösendorfer and vocal: Tori Amos


Recorded by Mark Hawley and Marcel van Limbeek
Assisted by Rob van Tuin

Produced by Tori Amos

All songs written by Tori Amos
Published by Sword and Stone

Mixed by Mark Hawley and Marcel van Limbeek
Assisted by Rob van Tuin

except: Talula, Professional Widow, Caught a Lite Sneeze, Doughnut Song
Mixed by Bob Clearmountain
Assisted by Ryan Freeland

Coda on Professional Widow:
Mixed by Mark Hawley and Marcel van Limbeek

Project Director/Tour Manager: John Witherspoon
Photography: Cindy Palmano
Art Direction: Cindy, Walter and Victor
Graphic Design: Paddy Cramsie at Kono Design and Paul Chessell at east west
Electronic manipulation by Metro Imaging
Production Co-ordination and Pa-Kerri Manuell
Project Co-ordination: Julie Larson

Recorded at a church in Delgany Co Wicklow, and at a wonderfully damp Georgian house in Co Cork, Ireland
Additional Recording at the Egyptian Room and Dinosaur Studio, New Orleans, Louisiana
Assistance: Robinson Mills and Jim Albert

The Sinfonia of London recorded at Air Studios, London Assistance: Rupert Coulson

Mixed at Jacobs Studios, Surrey, England Assistance: Lin Gardiner and Declan O’Regan

Mix This! Studios, Los Angeles, CA

Record One, Los Angeles, CA Assistance Rail Jon Rogut

Mastered by Bob Ludwig at Gateway Mastering, Portland, ME

Harpsichord and Piano Technician: Tania Staite

Delgany
Programming and Utility: Alan Friedman for Yipe!
(Cookie, Viking, Piggy, Pizza)
Carpenter/Drinker and sometime Jesus: Iain Cambell
Chef: Lut De Clerq
Location Assistance: Thea De Ringh
Fantasticness: Andy Muir
Northern Exposure: Black Dyke Mills Band

Cork
Chef: Darren (Unlucky) Staats,
Assisted by Jayne Lewis
Fire Officer: Iain Cambell
Jambalaya: George Porter Jr
Bread Pudding: Ara (Mama) Porter
All Smiles: Steve Caton
Model Connection in Paris: Manu Katche
Domestic Engineering: Claire Griffin
Nancy Shanks : Nancy Shanks
Clear Head & On Line: Peggy Beach
Model Planes: Crashed
University Hospital: Too Many Times
Awesome Babes: Nancy Bennett, Kelly, Jan and Carol
Crew Help: Van Nelle Zware Shag
Miami, FL: 32 dogs, 20 red, 12 hot

New Orleans
Musician Connection: George Porter Jr
Nola’s: David and all the staff
Is That You: Steve Caton
Marching: Tod And The Boys, well you are on tape
Dinner Lady: Ara (Mama again)
Thanks to all in Breaux Bridge, Louisiana

Equipment support:
SSE Hire Ltd: John Penn
Focusrite Audio Engineering.
Hilton Sound.
Sony Digital: Simon Griffett
Microphones: Georg Neumann GMBH

Tori plays:
Bösendorfer pianos
Harpsichord made by: Robert Goble & Son
Harmonium rebuilt by: Tania Staite
Clavichord made by: Adam Swainson

Travel:
Dave Brock at Trinifold Travel, London

Management:
Arthur Spivak
Spivak Entertainment


SPECIAL THANKS:

MOM AND DAD, ARTHUR (A.S.V.N.M.), JOHNNIE, MR GRUMPY AND THE DUTCH PILOTS, GEORGE AND ARA THE REV DAVID MUIR AND ALL AT DELGANY, PEGGY BEACH, BEENIE, IAN STANLEY, PHIL AND MARTA, KAREN BINNS (OWW, STOP, ITOVERFORUS), ANDRE WALKER (IF LOOKS ARE EVENTS), LESLEY CHILKES, CATON - IT'S HARD TO BE YOU, KERRI, MICHAEL WEAVER, TANIA, CINDY PALMANO AND HER CREW: WILL WENTWORTH, PETER (ER) FLEISSIG, NAT RAE, VINCENT COOPER, WALTER CAMPBELL, TOM CARTY, JOHN AND JEAN. SIM, BOB L AND HIS FAERIE DUST, BOB C AND BETTY, HUGS TO MARIE, MIKE AND THEIR FAMILIES, AND THE BIG EIGHT, NEIL GAIMAN, RANTZ, RAB AND FOX, ROBIN HILTON, LEE ELLEN AND PATTI, ELYSE, VICKI AND ALI.
KELLY, SIMON, DANIEL, JOEL, ANDY AND GEOFF, BÖSENDORFER LONDON: COLIN TAYLOR, BÖSENDORFER USA: VINCE COOKE, PAT SAVAGE, SIOBAIN WATERS, PHIL HOLTHOUSE, BILL VUYLSTEKE, SUSAN ZEPKIN, DIANA IN HAWAII, DIANE IN IONA (TWINKLE), THE GRIFFINS, BRIAN AND KEIRAN,
MAX AND ALL AT EAST WEST LONDON
VAL AND ALL AT ATLANTIC AMERICA
WARNER MUSIC IRELAND
MIKE DEWDNEY AT ITB, CAROLE (THE OTHER REDHEAD) KINZEL AT CAA

TO PELE, TO THOSE WHO HAVE BROUGHT ME TO PELE,
TO PERSON (A VERY PARTICULAR FAERIE) AND ALL NON PARTICULAR FAERIES

WITH LOVE
TORI


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