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 Post subject: Re: Tori Amos
PostPosted: Fri May 13, 2011 10:21 pm 
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I'd rather go myself than be sitting with someone who isnt enjoying it.

It doesnt bother me at all. Sometimes i prefer it. :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: Tori Amos
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I'm sure you guys have seen this...http://www.theartistsden.com/2011/

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 Post subject: Re: Tori Amos
PostPosted: Tue May 24, 2011 12:14 pm 
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I already have the DVD, thanks Sherry :mrg:

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 Post subject: Re: Tori Amos
PostPosted: Fri Jun 03, 2011 8:22 am 
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Nat wrote:
I'd rather go myself than be sitting with someone who isnt enjoying it.

It doesnt bother me at all. Sometimes i prefer it. :lol:



With you there Nat... :smt023

ANDY B... :smt023

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 Post subject: Re: Tori Amos
PostPosted: Fri Aug 26, 2011 12:04 pm 
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Just realised that Tori has turned 48 :shock:

And that I've been a faithful fan for 17 years now. WOW.

Ok, who's a bit excited about the new album?! :mrg:

Looks like there's going to be a lot of classical instruments, so this should sound lovely, yet traditionnal and possibly not as bold as some previous albums...

We'll soon see! :D

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 Post subject: Re: Tori Amos
PostPosted: Fri Aug 26, 2011 12:27 pm 
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Love this Song "Shattering Sea" off it... Very Much a Kate Bush Type Thing .. But Classy Anyway..

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wcsWjwIC ... r_embedded

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 Post subject: Re: Tori Amos
PostPosted: Fri Sep 02, 2011 11:52 am 
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The epic style of it kind of reminds me of Yes Anastacia! Like it a lot :)

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 Post subject: Re: Tori Amos
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URGH. I can't afford to buy this album when it comes out. DISASTER.

I did no club shifts this weekend and wont get paid till next thursday.

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Nat wrote:
URGH. I can't afford to buy this album when it comes out. DISASTER.

I did no club shifts this weekend and wont get paid till next thursday.
Demand an early autumnal equinox present from a loved one.
I hope I like this album.

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 Post subject: Re: Tori Amos
PostPosted: Tue Sep 13, 2011 6:47 am 
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Theres a link around somewhere on facebook where you can listen to the whole album for free.. haven't had chance myself yet.

http://www.npr.org/2011/09/11/140261371 ... =mh_frimg1

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Bought my deluxe edition yesterday, the day of its release here in France.

I've listened to it twice already.

This won't become my favourite album and you must be warned that it's very like classical music.
And since I'm not a huge fan of this type of music, my enthousiasm is being slowed down.

But the whole concept of bringing to the 21st centyry songs by classical masters like Bach, Satie, Chopin, is bold and interesting.

The quality of the instruments and orchestration is great (label Deutsche Grammophon) but I guess the fact I know it's not 100% Tori material (EVERY song is an adaptation of a classical song) makes it less special to my ears.

The rather surprising input on this record is Tash singing in FOUR songs. Her voice is quite unusual and surprisingly good and soulful I think.

The way the songs are written is based on classical music and not pop, you won't therefore find "ear-catching" tunes

But it's very peaceful, and most of the time beautiful, almost out of time... Tori's voice sounds excellent as usual. The lyrics are VERY intriguing (especially for me Frenchy).

I need to listen to it more... A couple of songs are already making a difference but I didn't get the same gosebumps and OHMYGAWD impression as when I first listened to Boys For Pele or Scarletts Walk...

I read Tori will be touring with a quartet, so this should be interesting esp when playing the "old" songs!!

Whatever your opinion on this record, you've got to admit that once again Tori looked for a new way to rediscover herself, her music and inspiration and she didn't play it "simple".

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 Post subject: Re: Tori Amos
PostPosted: Tue Sep 20, 2011 6:44 pm 
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Only Twice !! You have to put this album on Repeat and let it work its Magic... Probably will be a Regarded a Masterpiece in a Few Years.. I ignored the fact the Daughter Sings on it.. Its a Complete Piece .. No Pop Album for Sure.. Maybe Jobs Coffin is the Poppiest thing on it... Deff one of those Slow Burner Albums.. I keep hearing New things on every Listen.. Outstanding..Where She Sings "On the Other Side of the Mountain" on Star Whisperer.. a Class Piece of Work... :D

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 Post subject: Re: Tori Amos
PostPosted: Wed Sep 21, 2011 6:33 pm 
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I 'acquired' the album.

Only listened to a couple of songs but I'm really distracted by how much Tash is on there.

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I listened to it in full for the first time yesterday. I've got the deluxe edition which is a really nice little hardback book.
I like how Tash and Kelsey add to things. Although it's a bit like child labour, hmm.
And I really appreciate Tori personally thanking me in the liner notes. She's welcome!

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 Post subject: Re: Tori Amos
PostPosted: Mon Oct 10, 2011 2:51 pm 
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So I've been to the Paris Gig...

Setlist

Shattering Sea
Way Down
Suede
Snow Cherries From France
Fearlessness
“Microphone” improv
Crucify (solo)
Garlands
Mr. Zebra (solo)
“I Forgot To Let The Fantastic Four Tune” improv
Cloud On My Tongue
Girl Disappearing
Star Whisperer
River (Joni Mitchell cover)
Bells For Her (solo)
Programmable Soda (solo)
Cruel
Nautical Twilight
Siren
Carry
First Encore
A Multitude Of Shades (Quartett piece)
Your Ghost
Second Encore
“Whoopsie” improv
Jeanette, Isabella (solo)
Holly, Ivy and Rose (solo)
Winter

And the little review I wrote:
What an AMAZING show!!! :D

I’ve seen all of Tori’s shows in Paris since 94 (not counting but that makes approx 10) and this one was probably the best and my favorite one.
Venue (Grand Rex) is very good (not too big, not too small), great comfy seats with space for your legs and a very good sound (plus I was lucky to be at the 4th row).
Show lasted 2 hours.

The quartet’s presence is such an incredible added value, revisiting surprisingly some songs of the back catalogue, giving a new sound, a new energy. I was totally blown away by the result, and the combination of Tori’s piano and the quartet gives a lot of depth to the songs, another dimension.
Tori herself looked stunning, in great shape and energy, solid voice, and as usual, passionate, fiercely inspired, very comfortable, cheeky sometimes, sensual most of the other times, and happy to be here.
I felt she was closer to the audience than the previous shows I saw.

It was really nice to get the “short” songs as mini interludes that we don’t usually get live (Mr Zebra, Way Down, Programmable Soda)
We were lucky enough to get 3 funny improvs: first one because her microphone sucked, second one because she forgot to tune with the quartet, and the last one because when she pressed the synth, it was the wrong program and therefore delivered a mystery sound (last program was for Cruel). I’m always mesmerized by how quickly she can improv and turn the situation into something funny, original and in tune!

She explained Garlands was written for a few people from France (artists). Before River (amazing cover she did) she said it was the most requested song for tonight and seeing that audience didn’t seem to recognize it she said cheekily “but it was the most requested!”. She said “bonsoiiiir” to us (we love it when she speaks French).
My personal favorite highlights were: – Suede and Cloud on my Tongue because I’m normally not a big fan of them, but listening to them with the quartet made me totally fall for them! – Snow Cherries from France sounds really beautiful with quartet. – It was so nice to hear Bells for Her played with both piano and synth. – Cruel was a strong moment, almost devil at some point, the quartet were banging their instrument, Tori was moving as if possessed on her stool… Intense. – And Winter, with the violins and the cello was just… it gave me goosebumps.

If only she could play Gold Dust with the quartet. That would be totally amazing.

I’ve had a wonderful, powerful and intense night thanks to Tori and the Fantastic Four. After all these years, she still manages to surprise us and to be so present, sincere, passionate and charismatic.

That was a hell of a show. I really wish I could attend another gig. I would for sure had I not been pregnant. This tour is really worth being attended! 8)

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