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11 Jan 2014, 23:10 by tlukes123
1 Jan 2013, 00:48 by PulledToBitsPeríodo: 27-12-2011 - 31-12-2012
Número de execuções: 21690
Primeira faixa executada: Suzanne & I - Anna Calvi
Primeiro álbum executado: PJ Harvey - Let England Shake
Última Faixa Executada: The Beekeeper - Tori Amos
Último Álbum Executado: To Venus and Back - Tori Amos
Lista de vencedores:
1ª Categoria: Artistas Mais Executados de 2012:
1º - PJ Harvey - 3057 Execuções
2º - Tori Amos - 2321 Execuções
3º - Siouxsie and the Banshees - 1839 Execuções
4º - Kate Bush 1369 Execuções
5º - The Smashing Pumpkins - 1329 Execuções
6º - Björk - 1035 Execuções
2 Dec 2012, 22:00 by irisvanhoorn
29 Nov 2012, 20:45 by irisvanhoornIt's almost 2 months ago now, but I really would like to write something about the Tori Amos concert in De Doelen in Rotterdam on 1 October 2012 . It was the third time I visited a live concert of Tori Amos and again it was great. She was playing together with the Dutch Metropole Orchestra, so the show was a bit similar to the first one I went to (on 8 October 2010), which was the first time she played with this orchestra. They performed all songs of Tori's new album Gold Dust, together with some other songs. The sound of the songs was much more powerful and emotional during the live performance than on the album. They also had pretty long instrumental introductions performed by the orchestra, which were quite nice, because you couldn't hear immediately which song would follow.
She started the show with Flying Dutchman, which didn't go exactly according to plan as you can see on the video below. This moment was actually quite cute and funny…
29 Nov 2012, 16:07 by irisvanhoornTori Amos - Gold Dust
This is Tori Amos most recent studio album, which was officially released on the 1st of October 2012. I pre-ordered it and received it already on the 29th of September. The album is a collection of 14 songs from Tori's 20 year spanning career. All songs were rearranged and rerecorded in a full orchestral setting with the Dutch Metropole Orchestra. She personally picked the songs for this project, on which she gives the following comment:
"My relationship with all of these songs has changed over the years and they have changed my life. So it wasn't just about capturing the past it was about realizing that the songs had a new narrative now - 10 or 20 years later than they did when I originally recorded them." Unfortunately this 'new narrative' did not become very clear on the album. Most of the orchestral arrangements are very beautiful, but not really adding something new or original to the songs. …
9 Aug 2012, 14:17 by HiroakiP
1 Jul 2012, 23:09 by OrpheusBathory
4 Nov 2011, 19:39 by irisvanhoornSince the release of Night of Hunters about a month ago, also my ranking list of Tori Amos albums needed an update. And I discovered that it was more than just adding a new album to the list. Some albums grew on me while others became less important to me, or maybe I over-listened them a bit. So this is my new ranking list, starting with the best one on top:
1. Little Earthquakes (1992)
Her very strong debut album and my number 2 for a long time. I just realized that it became my most favourite album, because it contains some of the best songs she has ever made. It is a very personal and emotional album, dealing with heavy subjects like rape and guilt. I think this album has the best composition and really forms a whole.
Best tracks: Crucify, Silent All These Years, Precious Things, Winter, Happy Phantom, Leather, Me and a Gun
2. From the Choirgirl Hotel (1998)
3 Nov 2011, 20:34 by irisvanhoornAlthough it's already more than 2 weeks ago I would still like to tell you something about my experience during the latest Tori Amos concert in Amsterdam Carré on 17 October 2011. It was amazing, breathtaking and beautiful. I have laughed and cried, although I had this kind of stupid smile on my face the whole time! Come on... who needs drugs when we have Tori Amos?! Together with four amazing string-players who were playing like their lives were depending on it. Yes it was amazing, such a lot of songs. I've never experienced anything that can compare to this, so I hope she will visit The Netherlands again some day soon.
Opener was Shattering Sea from her new album Night of Hunters which was her opening track for all of her concerts during this tour. I really liked the wildness and the kind of anger in her performance. Also the string arrangements were somewhat different from the album version and very great.