2 Dic 2012, 22:00 de irisvanhoorn
6 Nov 2012, 17:01 de irisvanhoornTori Amos - A Piano: The Collection
Instead of reviewing Tori's new album Gold Dust, I would like to review this amazing box-set first, because it's my most listened Tori album and I never found the time to write a review about it before. I received A Piano: The Collection as a gift from my boyfriend for my 28th birthday (June 2011). I really love the box with the piano keys on it, it looks really great in my opinion. It's just a pity mine got a bit damaged during the transport, but we taped it and now it looks good as new (almost)! I also really love the book that is included. It contains a small biography of Tori and a few pages of 'Album and Track commentary' written by Tori herself about the 5 discs of the box-set and the choices she made to include certain songs. It's really nice to have some insights on the songs, and to be able to understand the songs a little bit better. …
2 Ene 2012, 16:45 de BahkasikaBest albums of 2011:
Originally this section was titled Best album, but I ran into troubles. How can I pick between a band that has influenced my musical taste more than any other, my all-time favourite female vocalists, and a new rising star with three kick-ass albums to her name? And of course, I'm talking about Eppu Normaali's acoustic, two-disc Mutala, Kate Bush's 50 Words for Snow, and Chisu's excellent Kun valaistun. I really can't, so the best album this year is a shared prize. Sorry for being boring...
50 Words for Snow:
One of the albums I bought in physical form in this year. After the first time I listened through this, I was regretting the decision to buy it. Luckily, it took just a few more times and the album started opening up to me. It really is a wonderful journey through snow. The only problem is the length: at one hour and five minutes, it requires some time to listen through. Call me old school, but in the past few years, I've really learned to appreciate shorter albums. …
30 Dic 2011, 20:24 de BahkasikaIn this part, I'll discuss albums and tracks on my top lists.
Most listened albums of 2011
Buffyverse rules in this category. Surprise, surprise: Buffy's Once More, with Feeling soundtrack is on top, for the second year in running. BtVS: The Score is third, with BtVS: The Album fourth and Angel: Live Fast, Die Never sixth. Breaking this group of soundtracks are Tori Amos's five-disc epic box set A Piano: The Collection and Eppu Normaali's Mutala. Some real killer albums are next in line: Lost in Space (Aimee Mann), Kun valaistun (Chisu), last year's best album Seili (Jenni Vartiainen), I'm Not Dead (P!nk) and Mud On The Tires (Brad Paisley). Four out of the next five places are taken by the four recent studio albums by Dixie Chicks, showing just how good each one of those is. Paleface's Helsinki-Shangri-La received a lot of plays early in the year, and it certainly deserves a Top 20 spot. Another large box set to make this list is Iron Maiden's The First Ten Years. …
23 Abr 2011, 17:07 de FrenchBeekeeper
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5 Nov 2008, 16:56 de DeuceMckenzieAs of today my #1 artist is now of Montreal (OM). Goodbye Tori, we've had a good run, but the effect of my obsession with the A Piano: The Collection boxset combined the the release of American Doll Posse has been overcome. It is probably more fitting that OM are top, since they are a part of my musical present, unlike Tori Amos who is solidly rooted in my past.
Of Montreal's push was mostly the result of my listening marathon of each OM album from the beginning to the end. It has been a fascinating journey, probably will make a great journal entry some day...
29 May 2008, 6:36 de ParasitThe Tori Amos album that I feel I would like to change (except for the Beekeeper) is Scarlet's Walk. Great album, but in my opinion it needs some revision. Here is how I should do it. I know it's like a sonic novel so it's strange to rearrange the songs ... but anyhow:
1. Wampum Prayer
2. A Sorta Fairytale
3. Sweet Sangria
6. Taxi Ride
8. Mrs. Jesus
13. I can't see New York
14. Scarlets Walk
15. Gold Dust
1. A Sorta Fairytale
2. A Sorta Fairytale (demo)
2. Your Cloud
Removed songs: Amber Waves, Don't Make Me Come to Vegas, Another Girl's Paradise.
Info: Mountain is a website b-side, and the ASF demo I'm reffering to is the one from A Piano: The Collection. Your cloud would be released as a b-side only.
1 Jul 2007, 11:53 de ParasitSo, this week my summer tour will end. I have seen three Tori Amos shows, and I have "only" two more shows to see this summer. The two shows in London - the 3rd and 4th of July. I'm leaving tomorrow and will spend four days in London. I'm gonna meet up with some people, both friends I know since before, but also a bunch of people from the internet, mostly folks from the Afterglow forum. It's gonna be a great four days.
I thought I could share some of my personal highlights from this tour so far...
At the Meet&Greet in Düsseldorf I requested Marianne. Tori's hand was full of request, but she found a spot on her finger to jot down my wish. And she played it. Even better - it was one of the best versions of the song she has ever done, so emotional.
Caught a lite sneeze has always been a huge favorite of mine, so it was really sweet to finally hear it live.
So far I've been lucky to see a diffrent doll at every show. …