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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.
The way I see it, everybody I deal with who tries to tell me what to do gets fired. So if someone’s trying to tell me what to do, I say, ‘Well you’re gonna be gone soon anyway.’ And I start whistling “Dixie.” — Tori Amos
This article is from the November, 2006, issue of Record Collector, in which Tori discusses working on A Piano, her relationship with her father, and yes … her Saab. It even includes a list of the Top 20 Tori collectibles. Many thanks to menju56 for transcribing this for us!
Tales of the Bee Mistress
Tori Amos has ‘restored’ her back catalogue for a new box set. James R Blandford talked to her about the project and discovered that you can’t make A Piano without a few bees.
The November 2006 issue (No. 329) of Record Collector (with Bruce Springsteen on the cover) features a major interview with Tori, in which she talks “in depth about her remastered catalogue”. The article is not available online. This magazine is a UK publication. If you can’t find the issue in a store near you, single issues can be purchased directly from the magazine.
UPDATE: A transcript is now available.
To me glamour isn’t about being sparkly. We are the real canvases, what’s inside us; clothes are just our watercolours.—Tori Amos
Tori Amos reveals her style secrets
“Without giving anything away, I have my high heels on. I like the way that feels.”—Tori Amos
This article, in which Tori drops some clues about the release date of the next album, was posted to the AOL Music News Blog on September 18, 2006 by Jessica Robertson. Thanks to angrysnatch for letting us know!
Tori Amos Straps on Her High Heels
“Music isn’t a nine to five job—it’s something that is in you, a state of being.”—Tori Amos
The following interview appears in the September 2006 issue of Clash. The interview is not available on their website but you can find information for subscribing or ordering back issues there if you’re interested in a print copy. Thanks to ordbok from @forumz for transcribing and posting.
“I’m not one to give the record company my blessing and do what [they] think is best. I don’t think that anybody knows what’s best except the composer or the midwives of the songs themselves.” —Tori Amos
The following article appears on AOL Music on September 11, 2006. Much thanks to Leah and Gregg for telling us about this.
Tori Amos Seizes Her ‘Piano’ With Both Hands
“WHEN IT COMES TO VICES…I firmly believe that anything can be a vice no matter how self-disciplined you believe you are. I have no illusions, I can be seduced.” —Tori Amos
The following article appears in the October, 2006, issue of Mojo magazine, the one with Elton John on the cover. Much thanks to Anni for transcribing this for us!
Tori Amos: THE PIANO-PLAYING KOOKSTRESS. BY HER OWN HAND AND IN HER OWN WORDS.
Toriphile Matthew Richards wrote an article for the New Jersey-based Home News Tribune’s Teen Scene section called 25 Most Influential Albums, featuring Tori’s Boys for Pele at No. 24. She’s in pretty good company: the list includes Tapestry by Carole King, Ladies of the Canyon by Joni Mitchell, Nevermind by Nirvana, and Thriller by Michael Jackson.
Of Boys for Pele, Matt writes:
One of the most notable CDs in my list is Tori Amos’ “Boys For Pele.” I am obsessed with Tori, so picking only one CD by her was certainly the most difficult part of this undertaking. I decided on “Boys For Pele” because it is her most complex, intricate work, with beautifully woven songs around the concept of a breakup.
Thanks for letting us know about the article, Matt!
Tori received a mention in Inspired by the Unthinkable, a sidebar to the cover story of the August 7, 2006 issue of Newsweek which samples some of the art created in response to the September 11th terrorist attacks:
October 28, 2002
Tori Amos releases Scarlet’s Walk, her compelling statement on America, post-9/11: “It’s easy to say ‘these evildoers,’ and yet our own country was founded in the same way,” she says. “Talk to the Cherokee nation.”
Newsweek has posted a multimedia version of this sidebar on their website with clips of the artists they singled out. Tori’s is a still shot of her performing live while “I Can’t See New York” plays.
Thanks to kaycee and Rachel for letting us know about this!
Thanks to Sweet Shiseido for letting us know about this post on AOL’s Music News Blog which addresses recent activity from the Tori camp. Jessica Robertson covers the forthcoming release of A Piano: The Collection and the new album, mentioning a Spring 2007 release, and includes a new quote from Tori about her current song-writing:
“It’s a real challenge, allowing myself to not have any kind of subject limits [this time] because I was trying to protect my child,” she said of her new album. “But that’s not the only reason I’ve written what I’ve written and done what I’ve done the last five years. Now that I’ve addressed things coming from the mother, the minister’s daughter and a sexual creature, it’s time to do something else energetically. I’m not quite sure how to put it in words yet and I think it’s better to let the music speak for itself.”