Tori Amos—Little Earthquakes
1991, 1992—East West, Atlantic—7567-82358-2
Will McGregor, Mathew Seligman, Jef Scott, Ed Green, Carlo Nuccio, Chris Hughes, Paulinho DaCosta, John Chamberlain, Eric Williams, Nancy Shanks (Beene), Tina Gullickson, Eric Rosse, Steve Caton, Philly, Jake Freeze, Phil Shenale, David Rhodes, Stewart Gordon, Will Gregory. Orchestra arranged and conducted by Nick DeCaro. String arrangement by David Lord.
Davitt Sigerson, Ian Stanley, Tori Amos, Eric Rosse
Tori is one of those amazing songwriters who can take you right into her own experience. Music and lyrics are both interesting—and hold up well to repeated play over the years. Almost the whole album is a classic and appears on many people's lifetime top ten. The kind of songs that shake you up. I can vaguely remember how it affected me when I first got it—I thought the songs were intriguing and I liked her voice, but I found her breathiness irritating. Later those same gasps for breath seemed integral parts of the songs. That's how Tori's music grows into you. People criticize her for being over the top and emotional and (gasp) confessional but to my mind (and ears) these are strengths not detriments to her art. This album is a true groundbreaker—exploring real emotions, honestly, and creating beauty and strength from them. (Neile)
Thanks to Art Liestman for work on this entry.
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