Tori Amos—Night of Hunters
Tori Amos—Bösendorfer, vocals
Laura Lucas—flute, alto flute
I love this album, and I have not loved a Tori album since Scarlet's Walk. The songs are built off of classical works, but for the most part I don't recognize them. And I actually love what she does with Satie's "Gnossienne No. 1" in "Battle of Trees." I listen to the album more for the instrumentals (gorgeous strings and especially woodwinds) than the lyrics. The piano work reminds me a lot of Under the Pink (songs like "Bells for Her") and sometimes of Boys for Pele. A couple of songs make me think of Scarlet's Walk. The appearances of Tori's daughter Natashya Hawley and niece Kelsey Dobyns neither bother me nor blow me away; there aren't that many of them and I actually like the way their voices and approaches to singing play off Tori's delivery. Overall this is a beautifully realized album, one you can just listen to and enjoy or really explore. (JoAnn Whetsell)
Thanks to JoAnn Whetsell for work on this entry.
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