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Many of you are wondering, “How exclusive is ‘exclusive’?”
We’re sorry to have to report … very.
Yes, it’s true, we have definitive confirmation that the 6-disc version will only be sold by Barnes and Noble. Period. We know that folks in other regions will be very disappointed, but have no doubt that resourcefulness will enable most of you to find some way to view this, whether on multi-region players or DVD-rom drives or what have you.
[Note: if you previously ordered the 5-disc version from B&N and would rather have the 6-disc version, you need to contact them. It’s not safe to assume they’re automatically going to send you the 6-disc version instead, because they’re two separate items with different prices and codes.]
[UPDATE: If you prefer to buy this in-store, B&N suggests you call your local store to verify whether they will be carrying it. In order to get the 20% discount, however, you should buy online. To the best of our knowledge, B&N will only be selling the 6-disc version … from here on out, anyway. They also confirm that all DVDs they sell, both online and in-store, are Region 1.]
Barnes and Noble is offering an EXCLUSIVE 6-disc version of A Piano: The Collection. The online non-member price of $59.98 reflects a 20% discount off the list price of $74.98. (B&N members pay $53.98, which is a further 10% discount.)
UPDATE, September 11: B&N has raised their non-member price to $67.48, which now reflects a 10% discount. Members pay $60.73.
B&N’s website says:
”...our exclusive edition of A Piano includes a 27-minute DVD interview with Tori, shot at her home studio, in which she discusses her career and the making of this one-of-a-kind set. The entirely remastered box features rarities such as: an entirely resequenced version of the Little Earthquakes album, a 22-track disc of B-sides, and the previously Internet-only track “Merman.” There’s track-by-track notation by Tori herself, scads of rare photos, and amazing packaging—the collection is housed in a replica piano box with full-sized keys!”
This sounds pretty sweet.
Also note that this mentions that the entire set has been remastered, which we presume is true of the 5-disc version as well.
(Thanks to Darrell and axeslade for letting us know about this.)
Syrus the Talking Dreadlock interviews Tori. Mayhem ensues.
Warning: No sense of humor, no clicky.
A: Under The Pink in a blender.
That’s right, folks. Perhaps the world’s first Tori Amos joke right there.
BMac points out that Bücher’s listing for A Piano: The Collection includes track timings for all the songs on all five discs of the box set. Times for the previously unreleased tracks are:
Read on for the times for all of the tracks.
“Professional Widow” has been included on yet another dance compilation. This time it’s Back 2 The Dance, a three disc collection released in France in June 2006. It’s not clear which version of “Professional Widow” is included here as none of the track listings specify which mix. However, since the length of the track is stated as 3:47 on several websites, one guesses that it’s probably the “Just Da Funk Dub” mix from the Professional Widow single, which clocks in at 3:44. Or as Dan points out, it could be the radio edit of Armand’s Star Trunk Funkin’ Mix which is 3:45 in length. There is a 30 second clip of the track at FNAC’s listing of the compilation, but the quality is poor and it’s hard to tell either way. If anyone happens to buy this collection, please let us know which version of the song is used!
Thanks to Stephan for bring this to our attention!
Barnes and Noble has updated their listing for A Piano: The Collection with a new photo showing the contents of the box: a wide-booklet and the five CDs which are packaged in digipacks with (surprise!) piano-themed cover artwork. Looks lovely…but it’s still not going to fit on my CD shelf!
Thanks to Darrell for tipping us off.
DJ Darren DeVivo of radio station 90.7 (WFUV) in New York did a four-song tribute for Tori’s birthday around noon on the 22nd. He gave Tori’s rarer recordings some air time:
A Case Of You
Heart Of Gold
We’re very impressed!
[Addendum: A lot of you have wondered, “Why all covers? Couldn’t they have included at least one of Tori’s originals?” Turns out it was billed as a collection of Tori covers during the broadcast. View the entire playlist for the August 22nd program.]
Tori turns 43 today! We hope that she (and you) are doing something delicious to celebrate.
For instance, if you happen to be in the Nashville area, we recommend your delicious activity be attending the Nashville RAINN Benefit concert at 3rd and Lindsley on Thursday, August 24th. The evening will feature performances by The Gabe Dixon Band, Garrison Starr, Rachael Sage, Sandra McCracken and Tyler James and promises to be a fun way to help raise some money and awareness for RAINN!
According to Emily Saliers, Matt Chamberlain is taking his sticks on the road with the Indigo Girls this fall. Emily had some kind words about Matt, who is new to their fanbase but no stranger to Toriphiles:
We’re also fortunate to have Clare Kenny on bass, Carol Isaacs on keys, and for the first time, Matt Chamberlain on drums. He played on “Despite Our Differences.” You’re going to love him.
This, of course, means Matt won’t be in the studio or touring with Tori during these months. But we can share him, right?
Thanks to Matthew for the heads-up!