Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Tori Amos releases new album

Today sees the release of Tori Amos’ new album Gold Dust. The album is a personally handpicked collection of songs spanning her entire catalogue and was produced by Amos with arrangements by long-time collaborator John Phlip Shenale. The album features reworkings of songs in orchestral settings, which Amos recorded with the renowned Metropole Orchestra, conducted by Jules Buckley. The album has been garnering rave reviews internationally.
In celebration of Gold Dust and the 20th anniversary of her solo career, Amos will play an intimate concert presented by NPR Music in New York City at (Le) Poisson Rouge on Friday October 5, at 7:30 PM EST. The entire show will be available for live streaming at NPR.org/music and in the NPR Music mobile apps, and archived after the show.
What better way than Gold Dust to commemorate the 20-year career of an artist who has sold over 12 million albums, played over a thousand shows, won numerous awards and, more importantly, touched, healed or changed the lives of millions of fans than with a new album paying tribute to her past? Beloved gems like “Silent All These Years” and “Precious Things” take on new life alongside lesser-known treasures such as “Flavor” and a number of tracks underwent significant reworking when adapted for orchestra.

Tori Amos is one of the most successful and influential artists of her generation. Since the release of her debut album Little Earthquakes 20 years ago in 1992, where she pushed boundaries with her confessional style of song-writing, Amos continues to be adored, picking up new fans along the way, romanced by her messages of empowerment, tenderness, acerbic assertiveness, and that utterly unique sound. A pioneer across multiple platforms, she was the first major label artist to offer a single for download, had her songs turned into graphic novels, and produced groundbreaking videos throughout her career.  Ms. Amos is also a noted humanitarian and co-founder of RAINN (Rape, Abuse, and Incest National Network), which is the United States’ largest anti-sexual assault organization.

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