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All-Music Guide (C) 1994 by Matrix Software, Big Rapids, MI 49307 Please submit corrections or additional albums for this artist (also bios, sidemen, tracks, ratings, and reviews) at Internet Address: AMG@ALLMUSIC.FERRIS.EDU All-Music Guidelines in file: ALLMUSICHELP -------------------------------------------------------------------- Artist : Tori Amos Genre : Rock Style : Dance, Popular Rating : importance (2) popularity (2) Birthdate & Place : North Carolina AMG Artist ID # : P000022040 Chronological Album List |Date| Label | Number |R S T|Rating --------------------------------+----+----------+--------+-----+------ Winter |1992|Atlantic |85799 | | Little Earthquakes Video |1992|A*Vision |50335 |R | Crucify |1992|Atlantic |82399 |R | Good Little Earthquakes |1991|Atlantic |82358 |R S T|+BestA All-Music Guide Album Details (Alphabetical Order) ----------------------- All-Music Guide Album ------------------------ Album : Crucify Artist : Tori Amos Rating : Good Genre : Rock Time : 21:24 min Date : 1992 (release) AMG ID : R000054219 (album inprint) --------- Album Releases --------- CD Atlantic 82399 EPD Atlantic 82399-2 ------- AMG Album Reviews ------- CRUCIFY is a five-song EP that builds upon the success of Amos's LITTLE EARTHQUAKE. Most notable among the songs is her voice and piano reading of Nirvana's "Smells Like Teen Spirit," which proves what a fine songwriter Kurt Cobain is; the title song (the sole new Amos number) and her versions of the Rolling Stones' "Angie" and Led Zeppelin's "Thank You" are equally noteworthy. ~ All-Music Guide ----------------------- All-Music Guide Album ------------------------ Album : Little Earthquakes Artist : Tori Amos Rating : Best-of-Artist (First Pick) Charts : Billboard #054, entered Apr 4 , 1992, on charts 035 weeks Genre : Rock Time : 56:54 min Date : 1991 (release) AMG ID : R000078770 (album inprint) --------- Album Releases --------- CD Atlantic 82358-2 CS Atlantic 7 82358-4 CS Atlantic 82358-4 1992 Atlantic 82358 CD Atlantic ATL82358 Atlantic 82358-2 1991 CS Atlantic 7 82358-4 CD Atlantic 82358 ------- AMG Album Reviews ------- The album just screams Kate Bush, from the cover shot on in. But once past that, we discover plenty of rewards. Amos engages us like few ever attempted. Her lyrical directness and the sparce production draw us almost uncomfortably close to the artist. An album as challenging as it is beautiful, LITTLE EARTHQUAKES stands as a major work. ~ Steve Aldrich Tori possesses only Kate Bush's best qualities, and none of her worst ones. The lyrics are intelligent and literary, the arrangements are lightly layered, her acoustic piano rivals Kate's in sheer beauty and melody, and her voice is slightly fuller and not given to heavenward histrionics ... OK, OK, enough comparisons. Songs include the pop tune "Leather," the poetic ballad "Mother," plus the acappella "Me and a Gun," a haunting narrative of a rape ("yes I wore a slinky red thing/does that mean I should spread for you, your friends, your father..."). Highly recommended. ~ Ladyslipper Since rock & roll stormed out of the pop-music fort, there have been singers liberated enough to treat each listener as best friend, clergyman, therapist. That's certainly the attitude behind LITTLE EARTHQUAKES, the debut album by Tori Amos. Amos tells us the awful, the painful, the exhilarating stories of her life - and they hit us like body blows. As with any pop singer who wears her life on her sleeve, the resemblences to Joni Mitchell are obvious, both in the way she pushes her voice and her lyrics to extremes. Of course, Amos sometimes goes too far -- LITTLE EARTHQUAKES wouldn't be so good if she didn't. But she almost always redeems her excesses with her voice, which can move from a whisper to a howl to a sigh. The music behind her is carefully calculated to put the capital "R" back in Romantic: lurid strings, depth-charge backbeats, layers of her own overdubbed back-up vocals. Obviously not an album for the squemish. ~ Ron Givens, Stereo Review, June 1992 ------- Album Personnel/Sidemen ------- Tori Amos - v/p/k/pro/prd Steve Caton - g/b/vcb John Chamberlin - Mandolin Paulinho DaCosta - Percussion Nick DeCaro - Arranger, Conductor John Freeze Stuart Gordon - Violin Ed Green - Drums Will Gregory - Oboe Tina Gullickson - vbc Chris Hughes - Drums David Lord - Arranger Will McGregor - Bass Carlos Nuccio - Drums David Rhodes - Guitar Eric Rosse - vcb/per/pro/prd/eng Jef Scott - Guitar Matthew Seligman - Bass Nancy Shanks - vbc John Philip Shenale - Programming Eric Williams - Dulcimer, Ukulele -------- Album Tracks -------- Crucify Girl Silent All These Years Precious Things Winter Happy Phantom China Leather Mother Tear In Your Hand Me and A Gun Little Earthquakes Crucify Girl Silent All These Years Precious Things Winter Happy Phantom China Leather Mother Tear In Your Hand Me and A Gun Little Earthquakes ----------------------- All-Music Guide Album ------------------------ Album : Little Earthquakes Video Artist : Tori Amos Rating : not rated yet Genre : Rock Type : video Date : 1992 (release) AMG ID : R000130893 (album inprint) --------- Album Releases --------- VHS A*Vision AVN50335 ------- AMG Album Reviews ------- 55 minutes including 4 clips, live performance footage, and an in-depth interview with Tori (who by the way sang supporting vocals on Ferron's PHANTOM CENTER album). Songs include "Silent All These Years," "Leather" (live), "Crucify," "Me and a Gun" (live TV), "Little Earthquakes, "Winter," lots more. ~ Ladyslipper ----------------------- All-Music Guide Album ------------------------ Album : Winter Artist : Tori Amos Rating : not rated yet Genre : Rock Date : 1992 (approx.) AMG ID : R000174364 (album inprint) --------- Album Releases --------- CD Atlantic 85799 <1994 1 28> Thank you for using All-Music Guide. .

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