TORI AMOS UNVEILS A PIANO: THE COLLECTION THIS FALL A Piano Reveals Amos' Classics, Rarities, B-Sides, and Unreleased Tracks for a Five-Disc, Career-Spanning Boxed Set
Tori Amos' classics, rarities, remixes, and previously unreleased music finally come together for A PIANO: THE COLLECTION. Presented in deluxe packaging that resembles Tori's beloved Boesendorfer piano keyboard, this five-disc boxed set will be available September 26 at regular retail outlets.
Produced by Amos, the career-spanning collection highlights selections from her studio albums as well as B-sides and numerous unreleased songs, combining well-known studio versions with rare alternate mixes, including several songs Amos recently remixed for this project. Tracks included will also feature material from the Sony years with music from Scarlet’s Walk as well as The Beekeeper. A PIANO: THE COLLECTION also offers a revealing and extensive track-by-track commentary penned by Amos, who discusses the inspiration behind the songs and albums and explains why they were chosen for this boxed set.
For what could be the most intriguing addition to the collection, Amos invites listeners into her artistic process with a medley of demos for the songs "Fire-Eater's Wife/Beauty Queen," "Playboy Mommy" and "A Sorta Fairytale." Amos explains in the liner notes: "I'm usually pretty reticent to expose the musical development process . . . The demo medley was a choice I made so that other songwriters can feel an affinity with the idea that songwriters have to push themselves and not just accept the first incarnation that you are presented with. Each of these three songs are presented here in their completed form somewhere within the box set so you can see conception to development."
As you probably know, RAINN (the Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network) is an organization that is very near and dear to Tori. Over the past 13 years, she has dedicated time and energy to RAINN’s work and the fight against sexual assault.
Many of you have helped her by supporting RAINN. She sincerely appreciates all that you have done and wants to invite you to join with her, once again, to raise awareness and funds for RAINN.
This summer, Tori will celebrate her 43rd birthday and RAINN will celebrate it’s 12th. As a fun way to mark these events and raise awareness, RAINN is organizing several special ways to celebrate. We hope that you’ll take part in one, or all, of these great ways to raise awareness and funds for RAINN.
- Art & Poetry Contest Tori will be judging the first ever RAINN Art & Poetry Contest. You can submit your original artwork or poem (lyrics work too) and she will choose a winner from each category to be featured on a special edition T-shirt. We can’t wait to see all of your creative entries.
- Birthday Parties Help Tori celebrate her birthday (and RAINN’s birthday) with a party in your community. RAINN has tons of ideas and tips to make it easy to throw a party and raise money to support the fight against sexual assault.
- Give a Birthday Gift You can make a gift to RAINN in honor of Tori’s birthday. Whether a gift of $43 in honor of each year Tori’s been on this great planet, or another amount that suits you, you can be sure that your gift will go to a great cause. For information on how to take part in any or all of these special birthday celebrations, visit www.rainn.org .
As always, visit The Tori Store for all the official Tori Amos merchandise. Recent additions to the store include the new 2007 RAINN Calendar as well as the Neil Gaiman tribute album – Where’s Neil When You Need Him? - which includes the Tori track, “Sister Named Desire.” Go to www.thetoristore.com for more information.
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