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Atlantic Records press release
September 26, 2003
AMOS OPENS BACK CATALOG ON FIRST-EVER COMPILATION
"TALES OF A LIBRARIAN" CD/DVD SET ARRIVES NOV. 18TH;
COLLECTION FEATURES "RECONDITIONED" SONGS
PLUS NEW RECORDINGS;
BONUS DVD FEATURES 2003 LIVE RECORDINGS,
PHOTO GALLERIES, SURROUND SOUND AUDIO TRACKS
Atlantic Records has announced the forthcoming release of "TALES OF A LIBRARIAN," the first-ever compilation from Tori Amos. The two-disc, CD/DVD collection - which Amos describes as a musical "autobiography" - was produced by Amos and includes songs chosen by the multiple Grammy Award-nominated artist from her Atlantic career. The set is slated to arrive in stores on November 18th.
The "TALES OF A LIBRARIAN" audio CD features 20 songs that document a career spanning over a decade, among them "Precious Things," "Playboy Mommy," "Spark," "God," "Cornflake Girl," "Baker Baker," "Winter," "Tear In Your Hand," and of course, "Silent All These Years." Amos has personally revisited and "reconditioned" the original material, retooling the multi-track recordings to offer a new perspective on some of her most beloved songs.
In addition, "TALES OF A LIBRARIAN" will include a pair of brand-new songs - "Angels" and "Snow Cherries From France" - as well as newly recorded renditions of two ultra-rare B-sides - "Mary" (originally found on the European "Crucify" CD single) and "Sweet Dreams" (from 1992's limited edition "Winter" CD).
As sequenced by Amos, the songs - which Amos has always considered to be her children - form a unique personal narrative and a breathtaking view of an extraordinary body of work.
The bonus DVD features songs recorded live earlier this month during sound check of the final show of Amos' summer 2003 North American tour. Performances include "Pretty Good Year," "Northern Lad," and "Honey." The DVD also includes audio remixes of "Putting the Damage On" and "Mr. Zebra" - from the album "BOYS FOR PELE" - which, like the three live performance tracks, were specially mixed for the DVD in surround sound. Accompanying the two audio tracks are images that visually chronicle Amos' career.
Unquestionably one of the most acclaimed and influential artists of the modern era, Tori Amos first captured the world's attention in 1992 with her classic solo debut, the RIAA double-platinum certified "LITTLE EARTHQUAKES." Each consecutive Atlantic Records collection of original Amos material that followed has been certified platinum or better by the RIAA - "UNDER THE PINK" (1994), "BOYS FOR PELE" (1996), "FROM THE CHOIRGIRL HOTEL" (1998), and "TO VENUS AND BACK" (1999).
For additional information, please see The Atlantic Group website at www.atlantic-records.com.
Tales of a Librarian promo photo
by Thierry le Goues
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the World of Tori Amos