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For all fans who’ve been wondering, the publisher has confirmed for us that Pretty Good Years is not an officially authorized biography.
It appears that the release date for the new Tori Amos biography, Pretty Good Years by Jay S. Jacobs, has been pushed back to June 30th.
Thanks to Mary Katherine for letting us know about this.
(Please note that the change of release date has been confirmed by the publisher.)
The Tori Store has started taking pre-orders for “Where’s Neil When You Need Him?”, the Neil Gaiman tribute album. While the official release date is July 18th, they indicate that they will start shipping the tribute on July 5th.
Thanks for Saar and Beverly for the heads up on this!
We are working on a Links section for Undented. Head over to the Links form to submit your site for inclusion. (For the time being, we ask that you allow site owners to submit their own websites. This will avoid multiple entries for each site and allow us to get them up more quickly. PLEASE NOTE: “Focus” is what you perceive the primary focus of your site to be. It doesn’t have to be the only focus — we will list your site under all relevant categories when we review it.)
Martian Engineering has redesigned their website. It now includes more details, sections, and photos, including two artist renderings of the new residential facility block. Lots of other nifty stuff there as well. You can buy a Martian mug and pick up a used Tascam DA-88 8-Channel Digital Recorder while you’re at it. Sweet! (Go Bude Blues!)
(Thanks to Saar for sending this in.)
Matt Chamberlain has posted that recording on Tori’s next album will be starting as soon as next week!
In his June 2nd news update, Matt writes:
Just packed up and and shipped a bunch of drums to be sent out to Cornwall England for next week when I start recording the new Tori Amos record—lots of recording and learning going on…...
Thanks to Robert Schrader for bring this to our attention.
And, just to recap the little we know about the new record (as all of this predates Undented), the first whiff of a new album came up in June 2005 when Tori played a new song durng the soundcheck of the Bonn stop on the Original Sinsuality tour. A couple months later, she confirmed in an In Newsweekly interview that she was working on new material but that the earliest it would be released would be 2007. Tori divulged more on XM Artist Confidential saying that the “warrior woman” inside her would come out more on the next record. Finally, in an interview Rolling Stone posted at the end of March, she talked a little about how the next record appeared to be a different new chapter and that we “hadn’t felt this Tori in a while.”
A reliable source has informed Undented that there is a Tori Amos “Rarities Box” slated to be released this autumn. At this point, details are sketchy at best, but we are told that it appears on Warner Music Group’s digital release schedule and that the current release date is September 26th. Beyond that, neither our source nor we have any information about what its contents might include or if this will have a corresponding physical release as well.
One would hope for a comprehensive, multi-CD b-side and miscellaneous non-album track collection, packaged in a lovely hand-carved wooden box with copious liner notes and commentary, featuring several oft-mentioned but previously-unreleased songs to entice all but the most curmudgeonly of Tori fans to fork over their hard-earned dosh. However, that might be the ayuhuasca talking….
Whatever it turns out to be though, this is quite exciting news about something that many of us have hoped for for quite a while. And if anyone happens to have contacts or sources within the music industry, additional information about this would be quite welcome!
Following up on a previous story, KROQ has posted the results of their 500 Most Requested Songs of All-Time. Despite having four songs on the ballot, only one of Tori’s tunes made the list: “Cornflake Girl” coming in at #269. (Interestingly, Nirvana’s “Smells Like Teen Spirit”, covered notably by our heroine, placed second—wouldn’t it have been intriguing if her cover had somehow managed to make the list!)
Tori is one of the many celebrities featured in David LaChapelle’s new book, Artists and Prostitutes, due out on June 15th. Once described as “the Fellini of photography” by New York Magazine, LaChapelle was the photographer for Tori’s cover story in the June 25th, 1998 issue of Rolling Stone.
This 698-page super-sized volume is being printed in a limited edition of only 2,500 numbered and signed copies. It retails for a steep US$ 1,750.00. No, we didn’t put the decimal point in the wrong spot … that’s EUR 1500,00 | GBP 1200.00 | JPY 270000.00. However, if you order the book directly from Taschen before May 31st, you can purchase it for a mere US$ 1,250.00.
Still, this is definitely a talented artist and you don’t REALLY need to eat this month, do you?
While the shot of Tori chosen for this collection is arguably not the most intriguing of the photos LaChapelle has taken of her, many of the pics of the other celebs are absolutely priceless. Don’t miss Drew Barrymore, Alan Cumming, Leonardo DiCaprio, Kirsten Dunst, Rose McGowan, Ryan Phillipe, Christina Ricci, Smashing Pumpkins, or Justin Timberlake (yes, that really is Justin). The non-celeb photos are pretty spectacular as well.
Nice book, if you can get it.
(Much thanks to Jophiel for telling us about this.)
Tori has four songs on the ballot for KROQ’s 500 Most Requested Songs Of All-Time which listeners can vote for on their website. The four songs are “Cornflake Girl,” “God,” “Crucify,” and “A Sorta Fairytale” though, if one prefers to throw their vote away on a less popular song, you can write-in selections as well. KROQ will be counting down the 500 songs on Memorial Day weekend. If you can’t listen on your FM dial in the Los Angeles area, KROQ Street Team members can listen to their stream online to hear the voting results and see where Tori places.
Thanks to Brendan for telling us about this!