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Tori Amos

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Newton, North Carolina, United States (1988 – present)

Tori Amos (born Myra Ellen Amos on 22 August 1963 in Newton, North Carolina, United States) is an American pianist and singer-songwriter.

Having already begun composing instrumental pieces on piano, Amos won a full scholarship to the Peabody Institute at Johns Hopkins University, the youngest person ever to have been admitted, at age five. She was expelled at age eleven for, in her own words, insisting on playing by ear and because of her interest in popular rock music.

Amos was at the forefront of a number of female singer-songwriters in the early 1990’s and was noteworthy early in her career as one of the few alternative rock performers to use a piano as her primary instrument. She is known for her emotionally intense songs that cover a wide range of subjects including sexuality, religion and personal tragedy. Some of her charting singles include Crucify, Silent All These Years, Cornflake Girl, Caught a Lite Sneeze, Professional Widow, Spark and A Sorta Fairytale, her most commercially successful single in the U.S.

As of 2005, Amos had sold 12 million records worldwide. Having a history of making eccentric and at times ribald comments during concerts and interviews, she has earned a reputation for being highly idiosyncratic. As a social commentator and sometimes activist, some of the topics she has been most vocal about include feminism, religion, gay rights and sexuality.

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  • TASpark658

    Need this to leak like a drunk piss. :)

    Yesterday 2:33pm Reply
  • Rington

    That solo version is way better than the studio version - far more sinister! I'm excited for the tour.

    Yesterday 1:21pm Reply
  • tanya_90

    Trouble's Lament live and solo on french radio today: http://torifiles.tumblr.com/post/83510275325/troubles-lament-live-on-radio-france-inter

    Yesterday 12:28pm Reply
  • tanya_90

    17 days, actually. It's out o the 9th in Germany and some other countries.

    Yesterday 9:44am Reply
  • perou7

    21 days until official premiere ! Where is the leak ?! Stream ?! Spotify ??? Video ? Something new in Tori store ?! Anything ... Please.

    Yesterday 6:58am Reply
  • deadgrandma

    And so they should, Trouble's Lament doesn't deserve to be in their company

    Yesterday 5:47am Reply
  • gloryofze80s

    Cornflake Girl and A Sorta Fairytale have taken the throne back again.

    Yesterday 4:04am Reply
  • Furashubakku

    I hate it when record companies release various editions of the same album.

    20 Apr 11:50pm Reply
  • perou7

    I wanna hear unrepentant geraldines (the album)!!! [2] The wait is killing me :(

    19 Apr 8:00am Reply
  • MovieStar2000

    I wanna hear unrepentant geraldines (the album)!!!

    19 Apr 7:44am Reply
  • Chris99x

    Yesss, I'm excited for 16 Shades...really love all three songs we've heard so far.

    18 Apr 8:22pm Reply
  • yinxianghecheng

    I want to hear 16 shades of blue and the title track!

    18 Apr 11:04am Reply
  • Chris99x

    I want to hear Giant's Rolling Pin after all this negative chatter about it.

    18 Apr 3:27am Reply
  • deadgrandma

    v im.... Ok with UG so far, it's not fake ass poser classical NoH snoozefest so far at least

    18 Apr 1:40am Reply
  • Ite_Missa_Est

    There's a fine line between simple & beautiful and simple & cheesy. Selkie, with that brilliantly composed chorus and its story hits home. Her vocals reminded me of Scarlet era, double vocals? hell she can pull off triple hehe the beauty of polyphony!

    17 Apr 5:30pm Reply
  • autorretratos

    When I read ASOIAF. I always pictured Melisandre as Tori.

    17 Apr 10:35am Reply
  • benbalik

    Yeah i mean i really like it,maybe as you guys said ill get used to the doubled vocals.Here is hoping.

    16 Apr 5:35pm Reply
  • kajo_93

    What tanya_90 said, only after a couple of listens it hit me. And I'm usually against the doubled vocals like she did on GD for example, but here they really work. Gorgeous song, don't dismiss it just yet.

    16 Apr 11:31am Reply
  • benbalik

    Selkie is nice but needs a time to grow for me now.Though i must add i agree with deadgrandma,i dont like the doubling her voice too

    16 Apr 11:10am Reply
  • tanya_90

    I find the voice doubling actually adds to this song. I was listening to it on headphones the first time and wow. Plus, they didn't edit out the breaths and pedal noise, so the production is reminiscent of everything pre-Scarlet. And if you think it's uninspired, listen again, and really listen to the lyrics. It damn near broke my heart, but it took about three listens to sink in. Read up on the Selkie myth.

    16 Apr 10:17am Reply
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