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TORI AMOS

Crossover Prog • United States


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Vocalist, musician, songwriter and record producer Tori Amos was born in North Carolina USA in 1963. She has actively been making music from 1986 to the present day. Often unfairly compared to Kate Bush or as a Kate Bush clone, Tori Amos has her own unique style of pop infected, piano led music with a very distinct vocal style.Her career commenced with the much lauded highly personal Little Earthquakes release in 1992. Many followers of her works often refer to this work as a great starting point for determining strong progressive song structures. Yet she evolved musically and further challenged boundaries with highly prolific releases, making even her most lukewarm followers respecting of her extraordinary ability to adapt different styles and release albums regularly.

Tori Amos concentrated the latter part of the 90's based in the UK. Full of baroque influences, the conceptually strong Boys for Pele was released. Amos set up her studio in Cornwall, UK and subsequent releases ensued. To Venus & Back released in 1999 combines gothic elements, with layered keyboards and strong musicianship throughout, not least Amos's haunting vocals. In 2001 Amos left the Atlantic fold and signed up with Epic Records which was a culmination of more pop crossover sounding albums, especially The Beekeeper released in 2005. Crossover with a great concept album as well.

Tori Amos continues to release further works. Her collaborations with numerous artists over the years stand testimony to her pedigree as a musician and a welcome addition to any progressive reference site. She is currently contracted to Universal Republic, her latest album Midwinter Graces released in 2009.

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Unrepentant Geraldines (Deluxe Edition)Unrepentant Geraldines (Deluxe Edition)
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Little EarthquakesLittle Earthquakes
Atlantic / WEA 1992
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Gold DustGold Dust
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Deutsche Grammophon 2012
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Night of HuntersNight of Hunters
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Deutsche Grammophon 2011
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Under the PinkUnder the Pink
Atlantic / WEA 1994
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Scarlet's WalkScarlet's Walk
SBME SPECIAL MKTS. 2002
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Boys for PeleBoys for Pele
Atlantic 1996
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Abnormally Attracted to SinAbnormally Attracted to Sin
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Universal Republic 2009
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To Venus & BackTo Venus & Back
Atlantic 1999
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From the Choirgirl HotelFrom the Choirgirl Hotel
Atlantic 1998
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TORI AMOS shows & tickets


  • Unrepentant Geraldines Tour on 5 May 2014
  • Unrepentant Geraldines Tour on 7 May 2014
  • Unrepentant Geraldines Tour on 8 May 2014
  • Tori Amos at O2 Academy Glasgow, Glasgow on 10 May 2014
  • Tori Amos on 11 May 2014
  • Tori Amos at Symphony Hall, Birmingham on 12 May 2014
  • Tori Amos at Royal Concert Hall, Nottingham on 14 May 2014
  • Tori Amos at Royal Albert Hall, London on 15 May 2014
  • The Unrepentant Geraldines Tour on 17 May 2014
  • Tori Amos at Jahrhunderthalle, Frankfurt am Main on 19 May 2014
  • Tori Amos at Tempodrom, Berlin on 20 May 2014
  • Tori Amos at Sentrum Scene, Oslo on 22 May 2014
  • Tori Amos at Koncerthuset, Koncertsalen, København C on 24 May 2014
  • Tori Amos at Laeiszhalle, Hamburg on 25 May 2014
  • Tori Amos at De Doelen, Rotterdam on 26 May 2014
  • Tori Amos + Trevor Moss & Hannah-Lou at Cirque Royal / Koninklijk Circus, Brussels on 28 May 2014
  • Tori Amos at Concertgebouw, Amsterdam on 29 May 2014
  • Tori Amos at Volkshaus, Zürich on 31 May 2014
  • Tori Amos at Auditorium Parco della Musica, Roma on 2 Jun 2014
  • Tori Amos at Barclays Teatro Nazionale, Milano on 3 Jun 2014
  • Tori Amos at Gran Teatro GEOX, Padova on 4 Jun 2014
  • Tori Amos at Wiener Konzerthaus, Wien on 6 Jun 2014
  • Tori Amos at Brucknerhaus, Linz on 7 Jun 2014
  • Tori Amos at Liederhalle, Stuttgart on 9 Jun 2014
  • Tori Amos at Philharmonie im Gasteig, München, Bayern on 10 Jun 2014
  • Tori Amos at Kongresové Centrum, Praha on 11 Jun 2014
  • Tori Amos + Trevor Moss & Hannah-Lou at Sala Kongresowa, Warszawa on 12 Jun 2014
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  • Tori Amos at Crocus City Hall on 15 Jun 2014
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TORI AMOS discography


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TORI AMOS top albums (CD, LP, MC, SACD, DVD-A, Digital Media Download)

3.72 | 57 ratings
Little Earthquakes
1992
3.04 | 40 ratings
Under The Pink
1994
3.30 | 35 ratings
Boys For Pele
1996
3.80 | 39 ratings
From The Choirgirl Hotel
1998
3.46 | 24 ratings
To Venus And Back
1999
2.89 | 17 ratings
Strange Little Girls
2001
3.43 | 31 ratings
Scarlet's Walk
2002
2.99 | 26 ratings
The Beekeeper
2005
2.74 | 26 ratings
American Doll Posse
2007
3.74 | 24 ratings
Abnormally Attracted To Sin
2009
3.82 | 29 ratings
Night of Hunters
2011
3.82 | 11 ratings
Gold Dust
2012

TORI AMOS Live Albums (CD, LP, MC, SACD, DVD-A, Digital Media Download)

TORI AMOS Videos (DVD, Blu-ray, VHS etc)

4.00 | 4 ratings
Little Earthquakes
1992
2.80 | 5 ratings
Fade To Red
2005
2.96 | 5 ratings
Welcome To Sunny Florida
2005
3.96 | 5 ratings
Live At Montreux 1991/1992
2008
4.00 | 3 ratings
Live From The Artist's Den
2010

TORI AMOS Boxset & Compilations (CD, LP, MC, SACD, DVD-A, Digital Media Download)

3.79 | 14 ratings
Tales Of A Librarian
2003
3.89 | 8 ratings
Midwinter Graces
2009

TORI AMOS Official Singles, EPs, Fan Club & Promo (CD, EP/LP, MC, Digital Media Download)

3.17 | 4 ratings
Winter
1991
3.13 | 5 ratings
Crucify
1992
2.17 | 4 ratings
God
1994
2.22 | 4 ratings
Pretty Good Year
1994
3.00 | 1 ratings
God (Remixes)
1994
3.67 | 3 ratings
Cornflake Girl
1994
2.09 | 4 ratings
Hey Jupiter
1996
2.14 | 3 ratings
Caught A Lite Sneeze
1996
2.00 | 1 ratings
Talula
1996
2.00 | 1 ratings
Jackie's Strength
1998

TORI AMOS Reviews


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 From The Choirgirl Hotel by AMOS, TORI album cover Studio Album, 1998
3.80 | 39 ratings

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Tori Amos Crossover Prog

Review by admireArt

4 stars Prog related entirely; if not precisely in style it has everything in terms of composition (transgressor/crossover) This composer/performer is the kind of people so greatly needed in the Prog-World right now! Nice addition to this page. "From the Choirgirl Hotel" is one of her most transgressor works; back then and today. A catharsis within a catharsis; considering her first record the first. The deserving 4 stars here as I mentioned; have to do with her carryng on this kind of effort into very intimate sensual places and also the ones we all hide; the ones we never mention; both as composer and performer. Yes! Tori Amos can ripp off the keys of her piano as if it was her heart. But mainly; because she is a hell of a piano player. A composer who has set her own standards of language and composition in the music world; and shares this excellent effort in the form of this cd. Well yes! I will pass it on; Nice addition to your collection If progger this is the perfect place to start. The rest is up to you 4 STARS

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 To Venus And Back by AMOS, TORI album cover Studio Album, 1999
3.46 | 24 ratings

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Tori Amos Crossover Prog

Review by admireArt

4 stars After my "Choir Hotel" stop; next step was what turn to be my favorite Tori Amos album: "To Venus and Back"; nice name by the way. Stripped down after the "hotel" experience; chaos mellows down lyrically but her composition skills expand to new horizons. As if "purified". The opening cut "Bliss" is one of my favorite Tori songs; but as good is the next and so on and on. A perfectly threaded musical work; where no element could exist without the other. As a result we have a glimpse of how Tori Amos´s soul looks after the fire ...Anger still cuts but so does beauty. The Tori kind... 4 Stars....As mentioned my favorite Tori Amos record.

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 Little Earthquakes by AMOS, TORI album cover Studio Album, 1992
3.72 | 57 ratings

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Tori Amos Crossover Prog

Review by rogerthat

3 stars Tori Amos may not be readily accepted as a prog artist (at least partly because of her popularity as a pop artist!) by many including this reviewer but that is not a consideration for me when it comes to reviewing the album. I am more interested in the merits of what is essentially a "piano-cum-singer-songwriter" album with some art rock ambitions.

Yes, there is some art rock in this 12-track album but you have to dig it out from amongst mostly American pop music. Tori Amos is often compared to Kate Bush with some insisting she is just a 90s clone of Kate, but it is difficult to understand this comparison. There are some melodies of Tori that might bring to mind Kate Bush but other than that, the only similarities to me are that they are female and they play piano (duh!).

Kate's work is far more colourful and edgier than at least whatever's on offer on Little Earthquakes. Whether in the Andrew Powell days or the albums she produced herself, she used a wider array of sounds and appeared to absorb more diverse influences. She also relied much more on discord. It is well advised not to make this comparison because Tori's music sounds pretty safe and staid by comparison.

Which, mind you, is not necessarily a bad thing at all. Because she is also very earnest, almost too much so at times, and this quality elevates tracks like Girl. I can safely say that had said track not resonated with me, I might never have got this album. The arrangements are restrained, subtle and sensitive on this album and work beautifully in combination with her soft mezzo voice more reminiscent of Madonna than Kate Bush.

But not all of her piano ballads are nearly as captivating and some tracks can evoke a generic late 80s/early 90s pop sound. Not so much in terms of the arrangements or the piano work, both of which are tasteful, but the melodies. I am afraid melodies like China don't hold my attention much and as I progress further through this album, it gets more and more difficult to stay the course.

Perhaps to break the monotony, she introduces some light piano rockers like Happy Phantom and Leather. But this brings in its wake two problems. One, a song with a seductive mood like Leather doesn't gel with the strident feminist pathos of the rest of the album. Two, Tori's singing is not bold enough on such songs. She tends to stick to a mumbling croon which works up to a point on the ballads but can't open up on the rockers. Her singing style is somewhat at odds with the emotions she is trying to express, as if trying to make it sound more acceptable from a mainstream perspective. Why Kant Tori make up her mind whether she wants to make pop or art rock.

Until the end, notwithstanding the impressive title track, this dilemma remains unresolved. This is the work of a talented and ambitious musician who is just a bit mindful of making her ambitions palatable for a large audience. In the process, she perhaps eschews the opportunity to say much more with the music than she actually does. 3 stars for a good album with some standout moments (also Crucify apart from the ones already mentioned) but which is not quite essential.

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 Little Earthquakes by AMOS, TORI album cover Studio Album, 1992
3.72 | 57 ratings

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Tori Amos Crossover Prog

Review by bonestorm

4 stars Just for something a little different, it's a Tori Amos review! I'm delving into this one as it's an album I love, even if the prog credentials are a little shaky.

There is an exquisite atmosphere on this album, crafted by Tori's haunting lyrics and the accompanying melodies. I've never been a rape victim, or a girl trying to reconnect with her mother, or any of the other scenarios presented by the 12 tracks on this album. But thanks to Amos' masterful delivery of these songs, I'm able to step into these roles for just a few moments and experience what it might be like. That's how powerfully the ideas are conveyed on this album.

Track 5, "Winter", is one of the saddest songs I've ever heard. It achieves this through sincerity and a sense of being genuine, rather than the typically contrived methods employed in your average pop song. "Winter" never fails to elicit a response from me when I hear it. It is told from the perspective of a young girl who lacks belief in herself and a father who is trying to instil it within her. It is beautifully phrased with an unforgettable piano melody, without doubt the album highlight.

There are many other great tracks on the album but I'll single out "Me and a Gun" for special mention. The only instrument used is Amos' voice. Set against the confronting lyrical idea of a woman's desperate thoughts as she is being raped, this is certainly a song that sticks in the memory.

As far as I am concerned this album is the pinnacle of Tori Amos' career, and I still enjoy listening to it 20 years later.

8.5/10

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 Night of Hunters by AMOS, TORI album cover Studio Album, 2011
3.82 | 29 ratings

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Tori Amos Crossover Prog

Review by Menswear
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4 stars The Queen is Dead?

No, I'm not stating Morrissey and the Smiths for the sake of it, it's true. Well, she's not completely flatline and this time, Deutsh Gramophon, defebrillo pads in hands, is shouting 'CLEAR!' over this record.

To me, this record is the best in a long time, a change of pace, a breath of fresh air in her claustrophobic world. She is joined by her daughter on many tracks, and surprisingly, I'm not bothered at all by it. Nastashya Hawksley is bringing a new dimension to the story, playing characters and singing the best she can , not trying to copy mommy (which is quite okay).

The orchestration behind falls a bit short in grandeur, the whole music is somewhat put in the back row because Mrs. Amos' voice is, again, up and front. And it's one of my few negative comments on this record, the music could've been a tad higher in volume. A bit more crazy moments would've been nice. A shame since American Dull..pardon Doll Posse was filled with arrogance and rawness.

I think that what brings me to this record is the homogenic blend of her piano skills and the feel of a simple orchestration behind. We don't experience that often in prog rock, and even less often in general rock. So if you don't have an anti-guitar album, this one is thick and juicy piece of vegan chamber rock.

The whole thing feels lushious green and charcoal grey, it's a great match!

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 Little Earthquakes by AMOS, TORI album cover Studio Album, 1992
3.72 | 57 ratings

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Little Earthquakes
Tori Amos Crossover Prog

Review by Frankie Flowers

4 stars Little Earthquakes was such an excellent debut album for Tori Amos. It's quite an emotionally intense album. She delivers such distinctive, sensual, haunting, dark music and melodies. She can often be cheerful, humourous and uplifting too. As a whole this album is quite a ride. This artist really has a lot of qualities. It's easy to compare her with Kate Bush and I'd say some touches of Joni Mitchell, for she sings, plays the piano, has a talent for writing great poetic lyrics etc. However, there is still something different about her sound, approach as well as her own brand of wide-ranging vocals and dabbles in many musical styles. Best songs for me are "Precious Things", "Winter" and "Silent All These Years". Highly recommended!

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 Boys For Pele by AMOS, TORI album cover Studio Album, 1996
3.30 | 35 ratings

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Boys For Pele
Tori Amos Crossover Prog

Review by mohaveman

3 stars Not the best of the Tori Amos albums, in my mind, but certainly one of the weirdest and most progressive she has released. Contains great tracks like "Father Lucifer", "Caught a Light Sneeze", "Muhammed my Friend", and "Not the Red Baron". However, most of the rest of the album is not as good and some I would even regard as filler. I won't mention the photo contained herein of Tori and the piglet. My girlfriend HATES that picture! Pretty weird. A good album but not her best by any means. Any Tori fan should, however, already own this anyways but it might be too strange for newbies to her music.

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3.72 | 57 ratings

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Tori Amos Crossover Prog

Review by mohaveman

3 stars An early album from 1982 by Tori AMos and a pretty good effort. Not my favorite of hers but still good. A little more mainstream than some she has done and a little more prog than her later work of the last 10 years or so. Contains "Me and a Gun", "Crucify", and "Silent all these Years", all well-known Tori Amos numbers. I am sure most of her fans already own this one. The problem with Tori's music is that on each album I really love about 40% of the tunes and the rest I rarely listen to. Not sure why. I think I put 3 songs here on my Tori AMos Ipod playlist. 3 stars

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 To Venus And Back by AMOS, TORI album cover Studio Album, 1999
3.46 | 24 ratings

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To Venus And Back
Tori Amos Crossover Prog

Review by mohaveman

3 stars From Tori Amos in 1999, TO VENUS AND BACK is a double cd release with a studio album and a disc of live songs. The live tracks are by far much better than the regular studio disc. Only a few songs on the studio disc such as "Bliss" and "Glory of the 80's" do that much for me. The rest I can pass up with no problems. The live bonus disc features good workouts of classics such as "Mr Zebra", "Cruel", and "Cornflake Girl". Overall a 2 star averaging with a 4 star for the live gives 3 stars. Really for true Tori AMos fans only

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 Little Earthquakes by AMOS, TORI album cover Studio Album, 1992
3.72 | 57 ratings

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Little Earthquakes
Tori Amos Crossover Prog

Review by Warthur
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3 stars I've got to say, though her career would later take a different tangent, Tori Amos' debut solo album Little Earthquakes shows a great deal of influence from Kate Bush, from the instrumental backing to Tori's vocal delivery. That isn't necessarily such a bad thing - Bush fans will find this very listen able - but aside from Me and a Gun, which is far more sparse and stripped-down a song than any Kate had attempted up to this point, there isn't much to distinguish Tori from Kate aside from a difference in presentation; Kate is classic rock with a touch of prog, concept albums and cultural references, Tori is indie rock, coffee shops and agonising rape survivor stories. In other words, Little Earthquakes takes the Kate Bush approach and recontextualises it, which I guess is innovative enough not to be a rip-off.

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