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Unrepentant Geraldines (album, 2014)
Release Dates:
May 9 - Germany/Netherlands
May 12 - UK/France
May 13 - North America
May 16 - Australia

Night of Hunters

Tracks

  1. Shattering Sea (5:44)
  2. Snowblind (3:19)
  3. Battle Of Trees (8:49)
  4. Fearlessness (6:37)
  5. Cactus Practice (4:32)
  6. Star Whisperer (9:57)
  7. Job’s Coffin (3:36)
  8. Nautical Twilight (3:23)
  9. Your Ghost (5:44)
  10. Edge Of The Moon (4:57)
  11. The Chase (3:06)
  12. Night Of Hunters (5:37)
  13. Seven Sisters (2:49)
  14. Carry (4:07)

Deluxe Edition DVD:

  1. Documentary – Night of Hunters – Tori Amos
  2. Carry – Tori Amos (view on YouTube)
  3. Nautical Twilight – Tori Amos

Musicians

Bosendorfer & Vocals: Tori Amos
String quartet: Apollon Musagète
Woodwind: Andreas Ottensamer (Clarinet), Nigel Shore (Oboe/English Horn), Laura Lucas (Flute), Peter Whelan (Bassoon) and Luke Whitehead (Contra Bassoon)
Additional Vocals: Natashya Hawley as Anabelle and Kelsey Dobyns as The Fire Muse

Strings and Woodwind arranged by John Philip Shenale

Release Dates

EU: September 16th
UK/Australia: September 19th
North America: September 20th

Special Editions

No official details have been announced about the DVD in the deluxe edition but retail sites are all indicating that it will include a documentary about the making the record and videos for “Carry” and “Nautical Twilight,” the former of which was posted on Youtube in late August to kick off the online promotion of the album.

Photos

Promotional

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Press Release

For Immediate Release

TORI AMOS MAKES HER DEUTSCHE GRAMMOPHON DEBUT WITH NIGHT OF HUNTERS

NEW ALBUM SET FOR SEPTEMBER 2011 RELEASE

21ST CENTURY SONG CYCLE INSPIRED BY CLASSICAL MUSIC THEMES SPANNING OVER 400 YEARS

May 5, 2011 – (New York, NY) – Tori Amos marks her debut album for Deutsche Grammophon, the world’s most celebrated classical music record label with Night of Hunters, set for release this September. The iconic, platinum-selling singer-songwriter continues her legacy of ground-breaking recordings with this 21st century song cycle inspired by select classical pieces spanning the last 400 years.

With Night of Hunters, Amos carries on the classical tradition of variations on a theme: taking inspiration from classical forms to create a bold new work while paying tribute to the mastery of the original compositions.

On Night of Hunters, which she wrote and produced, Amos comments “I have used the structure of a classical song cycle to tell an ongoing, modern story. The protagonist is a woman who finds herself in the dying embers of a relationship. In the course of one night she goes through an initiation of sorts that leads her to reinvent herself allowing the listener to follow her on a journey to explore complex musical and emotional subject matter.”

“One of the main themes explored on this album is the hunter and the hunted and how both exist within us,” the singer explains.
The release of Night of Hunters will be supported by a tour in Europe and the U.S. starting in Helsinki, Finland on September 28th.

With more than 12 million albums sold and multiple Grammy nominations, Tori Amos is one of the most successful and influential artists of her generation. A pioneer across multiple platforms, she was the first major label artist to offer a single for download, has had her songs turned into graphic novels, and has produced pioneering videos throughout her career. She is renowned for her passionate and broad fan-base, her critically and commercially successful tours, and her ever evolving live show. Ms. Amos is also a noted humanitarian and co-founder of RAINN (Rape, Abuse, and Incest National Network), which is the United States’ largest anti-sexual assault organization.

For more details visit:
toriamos.com
www.twitter.com/therealtoriamos
www.facebook.com/toriamos

NIGHT OF HUNTERS

An Introduction track by track

Night of Hunters is a song cycle that begins with a shattering of a relationship as the sun begins to slowly disappear and dusk moves in.
Alone in an old Georgian House on the river Bandon on the outskirts of Kinsale Co Cork Ireland, tori begins to piece together what has just happened in *Shattering Sea*.
The “him” in tori’s life we learn carries the force of tide and wave as she carries the force of fire.

She soon meets a shapeshifting creature named Anabelle who appears firstly to tori as a fox and explains to her that only with the night and darkness can we truly begin to see with our inner eyes.
Anabelle suggests that a missing fragment in the couple’s story lies back in ancient Ireland. She encourages tori to allow herself to cross time and space and go back in time mentally to where this couple walked these same hills but in Ireland’s mythic past.

With Anabelle’s ability to see the past tori reclaims a key fragment of her past with “him” in Battle of Trees. This epic battle took place possibly around 3,000 years ago. The battle was not only for those with physical weapons but always included poets on both sides who used the ancient tree alphabet The Beth-Luis-Nion (Birch-Rowan-Ash) to fight each other.
The power of the poet in ancient Ireland was unlike anything in our modern world.
But a poet’s wrath, if skillfully turned on a ruler of an opposing army, could shame them to such an extent that a psychological advantage could be achieved for the poet’s army.

Eventually in ancient Ireland, as invasions grew steadily on the island, the respect for the White Goddess was supplanted by those who worshipped the Thunder God in all his many forms.
Our couple fought on the same side as poets against these invaders.
We all know that the goddess worshipping culture was subjecated by the Thunder God and then Christianity suppressed any inkling of the goddess culture even further.

In Fearlessness, tori collects another memory of her recent past with “him”.
Doubt and Blame seem to have come between the couple.
Here their life on the sea comes to life.
On their recent Atlantic Crossing on his sailboat from the new world to the old world Outside Forces begin to pull them apart so that by the end of the song we hear: “Then that was when the Blame began, what were once two forces joined in Fearlessness.”

Anabelle then shares her view of the couple and makes tori aware that “Every couple has a version of what they call the truth.”
Anabelle tells tori to call all that lies beneath both stories back to her own fire and to embrace the truth of what she finds. Anabelle has turned into her goose shape.
Anabelle offers tori an elixir of cactus to open up tori’s vision and her heart so that she can actually claim her part in this shattering separation from “Him”.
As with any elixir, it’s job is to take the participant to a depth of feeling and understanding that they have not been able to achieve in the cold light of day.

Star Whisperer is where tori begins to sing directly to his soul. She refers to “him” as you for the first time in our song cycle.
“He” begins to have a voice and perspective as he speaks to her through different instruments.
The elixir Anabelle has given tori has taken her into the dimension of Star Whisperer which is over 9 minutes in length and becomes an emotional discovery whereby tori realizes that, “you saw a me I didn’t want to see” as well as, “I saw a you I didn’t want to see”.

Next, Anabelle, as fox, asks tori about the day she abandoned her force of fire. She also warns us that “There is a grid of disempowerment” and that, “All forces are being called to dismantle this”. As the constellation Job’s Coffin looks down on Earth, we learn that Anabelle is here to call all forces, “back on line”.
She explains that looming in our present reality, “There exists a power of old who wanted Earth to be controlled”.

In Nautical Twilight, tori reveals when she turned her back on her own force of fire – “I abandoned it rupturing a delicate balance when I left my world for his”. She now sees what this has done to imbalance their relationship.
She expands on the idea Anabelle planted in Job’s Coffin about “a power of old who wanted earth to be controlled”. The consequence of any force turning their back on their own power is no different than using it for destructive purposes. tori realizes she must make the choice to reactivate her inner life force.

Your Ghost is tori singing to “him” after having met his ghost.
“Your Ghost has shown me our primroses could survive the frost if a gentle rivulet of flame is sustained tenderly.”
She acknowledges she created a forest of glass and that she understands now that he was also wounded in the shattering of their relationship.
She also tells him that both of their forces have the power to “heal what was cut and bruised”.

Edge of the Moon reveals a vow that “he” made to tori. She begins to remember what their relationship was like before the two of them allowed outside forces to pull them apart.
In both Your Ghost and Edge of the Moon, we hear that there is a depth of feeling that still exists between the couple. The blame and the anger each had towards the other is transmuting itself into a place where the depth of their love for each other is stronger than the damage that was done to their relationship.

With that understanding of how she really feels, during The Chase, Anabelle announces she must go and leaves tori with the Fire Muse.
The Fire Muse reveals herself through an actual flaming life-size fire that Anabelle dances around getting tori to show the Fire Muse the riddle she has been taught. Anabelle explains that she, in her fox/goose form, is the hunter and the hunted which carries the force of duality and neutrality.
Although a different kind of hunter/predator force seems to be closing in around them, Anabelle must continue on her mission of calling all forces to wake and to use their powers to out-create the forces who have chosen to use their power for destructive purposes.
The riddle Anabelle has taught tori is old magic and is teaching her the skill of shapeshifting from the hunted to the hunter, Anabelle’s power. She warns tori that “out there”, in order to survive the predators, she must out think them, out create them, and apply everything Anabelle has taught her, or she could literally lose her head.

The Fire Muse begins her message to tori with,“rose so red this night of hunters, find love instead of their blood by your thorn.”
The Fire Muse acknowledges that some of the dark forces gathering hunt for power, others, to invade children’s dream.
tori’s first instinct is to for revenge against these dark forces.
The Fire Muse explains that the children’s dreams must be reclaimed. With the assistance of the Seven Sisters, a frequency is put in place to watch over the children’s dreams and guard them against the dark forces that would invade these children.

The Seven Sisters bring tori to the force Love and for the first time she has gratitude for the people that have come into her life and even though they may leave, for whatever reason, they are not truly gone.

With the dawn comes Carry, and the sentiment,
“you will not ever be forgotten by me
in the precession of the might stars
your name is sung and tattooed now on my heart
here I willcarry carry carry you forever.”

Tori Amos
July 2011

News

Monday, October 15, 2012
The ECHO Klassik Awards
Posted by woj | Cherries
Wednesday, July 11, 2012
Night Of Hunters Earns An Echo Klassik
Posted by woj | Cherries
Tuesday, December 13, 2011
Sin Palabras Released Today
Posted by woj | Releases
Saturday, December 10, 2011
Los Angeles Times Interview (December 11, 2011)
Posted by woj | Articles
Friday, December 09, 2011
Chicago Tribune Interview (December 8, 2011)
Posted by woj | Articles
Wednesday, December 07, 2011
Globe And Mail Interview (December 5, 2001)
Posted by woj | Articles
Sunday, December 04, 2011
Listen to Sin Palabras Clips On Amazon
Posted by woj | Releases
Thursday, December 01, 2011
Introducing...Sin Palabras!
Posted by woj | Releases
Friday, October 07, 2011
The CNN Interview (October 5, 2011)
Posted by Beth | Articles,Releases
Tuesday, October 04, 2011
The Pride Source Interview
Posted by Beth | Articles,Releases
Saturday, October 01, 2011
Tori on NTV
Posted by woj | TV/Radio/Web
Friday, September 30, 2011
No Fear From The PS22 Chorus!
Posted by woj | Cherries
Thursday, September 29, 2011
Perez Hilton Interview (September 28, 2011)
Posted by woj | Articles,Video
Wednesday, September 28, 2011
Don't Look Now! It's The Night Of Hunters Tour!
Posted by woj | Touring
Monday, September 26, 2011
The Daily Interview (September 26, 2011)
Posted by Beth | Articles,Reviews
Sunday, September 25, 2011
Connecting With Tori on KCSN
Posted by woj | TV/Radio/Web
Saturday, September 24, 2011
The Guardian's Music Weekly Welcomes Tori
Posted by woj | TV/Radio/Web
Friday, September 23, 2011
Tori on CD'Aujourd'hui
Posted by woj | TV/Radio/Web,Video
Wednesday, September 21, 2011
Spinner Interview (September 20, 2011)
Posted by woj | Articles
Tuesday, September 20, 2011
Salon Interview (September 20, 2011)
Posted by woj | Articles
Sunday, September 18, 2011
La Vanguardia Interview (September 18, 2011)
Posted by woj | Articles
Saturday, September 17, 2011
Rolling Stone Sits Down With Tori
Posted by woj | TV/Radio/Web,Video
Friday, September 16, 2011
The Guardian Reviews Night of Hunters
Posted by woj | Reviews
Monday, September 12, 2011
Through The Flint Glass: The Apollon Musagete Quartett
Posted by Beth | Releases,Them
Friday, September 09, 2011
Glide Magazine Reviews Night of Hunters
Posted by woj | Reviews
Tuesday, September 06, 2011
Gramophone Features and Interviews Tori
Posted by woj | TV/Radio/Web
Monday, September 05, 2011
The Skinny's Night of Hunters Review
Posted by woj | Reviews
Friday, September 02, 2011
Mountain Music Discovers Night of Hunters
Posted by woj | TV/Radio/Web
Sunday, August 28, 2011
Je Ne Sais Pop Review of NOH
Posted by Beth | Releases,Reviews
Thursday, August 25, 2011
Decca Releases the EPK For Night of Hunters!
Posted by woj | Releases
Tuesday, August 23, 2011
Wears The Trousers Reviews Night Of Hunters
Posted by woj | Reviews
Saturday, August 20, 2011
Shiny And New Night of Hunters Review
Posted by woj | Reviews
Wednesday, August 17, 2011
Deluxe Details?
Posted by woj | Releases
Sunday, August 14, 2011
I Heart Berlin Hearts Night Of Hunters
Posted by Beth | Releases,Reviews
Friday, August 12, 2011
Night of Hunters Vinyl Release
Posted by woj | Releases
Thursday, August 11, 2011
Tori Comes "Out" On Night of Hunters
Posted by Beth | Releases,TV/Radio/Web
Wednesday, August 03, 2011
New NOH Details, Photos, Title Track Radio Debut
Posted by Beth | Releases,TV/Radio/Web
Tuesday, August 02, 2011
New Night of Hunters Promo Photo
Posted by woj | Releases
Monday, July 11, 2011
More NOH Details
Posted by Beth | Releases
Sunday, July 10, 2011
Tori To Judge Lomography Contest
Posted by Beth | Cherries,Releases,Touring
Thursday, July 07, 2011
Night Of Hunters Tracklist?
Posted by Beth | Releases