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Tori will be touring in 2014 to support the release of Unrepentant Geraldines. The European legs runs from May through June and the North American legs spans July and August. We do not know if additional dates elsewhere will be added.
It’s heee-eeere. This image of the final album cover comes directly from Epic. Click to see the big (and we do mean BIIIG) picture.
Note that there is no text; we assume that’s yet to be added. Also note that the image is very wide; will this image wrap on both the front and back covers? Our fantasy is that the album will come in a hyperdigipack that has FOUR dimensions, where the girls will pop out, explain the songs, and then vacuum your house!
The April 2, 2007 of US Weekly has a piece revealing the five characters that Tori developed for American Doll Posse. They are named Santa, Clyde, Isabelle, Tori, and Pip. In the brief accompanying article, Tori talks a little about how the five women’s stories factor into the album as a whole. (You know the routine by now: click on the thumbnail for a larger image.)
The text reads:
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Tori Amos is into role-playing. For American Doll Posse, her first album in more than to two years, due on May 1, the piano-playing alt-rocker, 43, developed five female characters (insert) around the record’s 20 tracks. “The album is a collection of stories,” Amos (who lives in Cornwall, England, with husband Mark Hawley and daughter Natashya, 6), tells Us. “Each story is a chapter from one of the women.”
ALL IN THE FAMILY – Hawley, a sound engineer, worked on the album too. “There are moments when it can be really sexy and moments when you really disagree,” Amos tells Us of working with him. “That can be tricky when you go back to the same room ant the end of a long day!”
Thanks to Beebles for the scan and to WinterWitch and Fabz for stirring me from my workday torpor and getting my attention back to the work that matters!
Barnes & Noble has added a listing for the special edition of American Doll Posse that explicitly specifies this version of the album will include a bonus DVD. Their track list for the special edition is currently identical to that of the regular edition though, so we still have no information about what the special edition will include.
Additionally, German retailer Bücher has added a listing for a vinyl release of American Doll Posse! We also have confirmation of the vinyl release from a trusted source who indicates that it will be a double-LP. It’s not clear at this time if the vinyl will be released in Europe only or not though. Regardless, fellow afficiandos of the wax, rejoice with me!
Thanks to Ellen and Darrell for these tips!
Fabz hooks us up with some news from Down Under. Perhaps not super specific or definite, but at least it’s something.
(You can also see the “not really the album cover, but maybe it is, but it’s not official, so maybe it’s not, but it COULD be, but maybe not” pic at that same link.)
Finnish Toriphile Tommi reports:
I had the huge honour of being able to hear American Doll Posse today at Sonybmg headquaters in Finland and I thought I shared the experience with you.
The album in simply put excellent! I can’t say anything bad of it honestly. Its like sitting on a rollercoaster ride and it starts easy and suddenly it goes to more rock oriented sounds. I think Tori managed to combine elements of all her previous albums and add some of her favourite artists influence in the mix (Glam rock, Led Zeppelin infulences can be heard). There is also one track that reminded me of 60’s pop and other that came close to modern country. There are more guitars here than ever before and partially the sound is more American than before, which isn’t a bad thing.
Also added in the mix are horns and a harp (I think). So it is much more varied than Beekeeper or Scarlet’s Walk. Gone is also time of being too political and back is warrior woman. I can honestly say, that this is much better than 2 previous albums. It has some short interludes so the way it’s been put together is in the same style as Boys For Pele.
In other words, this is an album worth of waiting!!!
Eagle-eyed Darrin spotted a special edition of American Doll Posse being listed on Amazon.com. It has the same release date as the album’s regular edition but a special bonus price of $24.98 (at least for the time being — no doubt the price will come down as the release date nears). Unfortunately, no other details are included in the listing, but one would assume that this the CD/DVD version of the album which is referenced on the Polish Sony BMG website.
Preferred Seating, an Australian ticket reseller, has added a waitlist for Tori to their website. While this is no guarantee that there are any plans for Tori to play in Australia on this tour, it does bode well for her to return to Oz. Thanks to Marissa and Phoebe for letting us know!
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Two new American Doll Posse promotional photos have surfaced:
We don’t know any details about these photos, such as where they came from or how they fit into the themes of the record, but … click on the thumbnails for higher quality copies of the images! Woo!