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Atlantic Records press release
November 18, 2003


TALES OF A LIBRARIAN: A TORI AMOS COLLECTION is in stores now! Amos' first-ever compilation arrives in stores this week amidst a flurry of activity.

The two-disc, CD/DVD collection was produced by Amos and includes songs which span her Atlantic career.

Amos is slated for a series of TV appearances heralding the release of TALES OF A LIBRARIAN. On Wednesday, November 26th, she will perform on ABC-TV's LIVE With Regis and Kelly. Monday, December 1st will see Tori appearing on NBC-TV's The Tonight Show With Jay Leno, followed by a Wednesday, December 3rd visit to CBS' The Late Late Show With Craig Kilborn. The next day, Thursday, December 4th, Amos will perform on the nationally syndicated The Sharon Osbourne Show.

Also, on Sunday November 16th, Comcast debuted an exclusive hour-long Tori special, which the cable system will re-air on Saturday, November 22nd at 10:30 pm. Tuesday, November 18th, will see the TRIO cable network devoting six hours of programming to Amos' music. The block - which includes a new episode of TRIO on Tour, entitled 'Tori Amos: Remixed, Remastered, Revealed,' as well as Amos' classic installment of Sessions At West 54th - will then be rebroadcast on Friday, December 5th.

Tori's busy schedule also includes a pair of major in-store appearances. Monday, November 24th will find Amos at New York City's Tower Records' Village store (located at 692 Broadway) for a special record signing appearance. The two-hour event is slated to kick off at 6 pm. On Tuesday evening, December 2nd, Tori will play live at Tower Records' Brea store (220 South Brea Boulevard). Her 30-minute set - which will be open to the public - will be a special 'Star Lounge' session for Los Angeles/Orange County's Star 98.7 FM. Tori's performance will be followed by a private autograph signing for 60 contest winners. Tori fans can qualify for entry two ways, either on Star 98.7 or via ballot at any Tower Records Los Angeles/Orange County locations.

Amos will also be extremely active online. Apple's iTunes is offering two exclusive bonus audio tracks to those who purchase the new album in its entirety. A newly redesigned site is being launched today to coincide with the arrival of TALES OF A LIBRARIAN. In addition, Tori recently performed live in a London studio for America Online's popular Sessions @ AOL series. An airdate for the session will be announced shortly. Tori's new video, for the song 'Mary,' was premiered as an exclusive, high-profile 'See First' promotion that ran on both the MSN and Windows Media websites. Listening party events can be heard this week on AOL, RealOne, and MusicMatch services.

There's also a truly unique promotion kicking off at as of today, where Amos fans can enter to win an exclusive Accoutrements) Librarian Action Figure, personally autographed by Tori herself. The contest will also be promoted at 14 college campuses nationwide, including University of Michigan; University of Pittsburgh; University of California, Los Angeles; University of Colorado, Boulder; San Diego State University; Southern Illinois University; New York University; Five Towns College in Long Island, N.Y.; University of Minnesota, Minneapolis; Seattle University; Columbia College in Chicago; Georgetown University; University of Wisconsin, Madison; and University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. Contest entries will be accepted online through Thursday, December 18th.

Described by Amos as a musical 'autobiography,' TALES OF A LIBRARIAN documents a remarkable career spanning over a decade. The audio CD features 20 classic songs, including '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 1992s 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 worlds 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).

Tales of a Librarian promo photo
by Thierry le Goues

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