Posted by Play.com Reviewer, 15/06/2009 22:11:46
Simply beautiful. An album that touches you deeply. This album will engulf and caress you for its duration.
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music thats creeps into the soul
Posted by Play.com Reviewer, 29/03/2009 21:01:23
An astonishing work truly a masterpiece, and as a Tori Amos fan I must say personally I feel this is her best work. I defy any music fan or person interested in songwriting or composition to listen to the song 'winter' and not be moved by its beautifully crafted piano piece and vocal melody. Interesting musically, poigniant and brutally honest lyrically, and incredibly haunting vocally. A wide and varied album as wide and as deep as the soul.
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A red-head girl and a piano
Posted by Play.com Reviewer, 06/10/2007 15:18:11
It was 1992 when the first Tori Amos's album spread worlwide giving a new view of what a piano could do, taking it out of the classic clichès that saw it enclosed only in certain genres such as jazz, classical and melodic pop music.
With "Little Earthquakes" the piano becomes a rock voice and Tori melts all her musical influences in it, sometimes sounding more "classic", other more "jazzy", but ever underlying the energy of rock music.
The sincopated rythm of "Precious Things", the somewhat spooky "Girl", the melancholic "Winter", the funny "Happy Phantom", the rageous and hopeful "Crucify", the rebellious "Silent All These Years", the confessional a cappella "Me And A Gun", all of them, with every song in the album, build up one of the best pieces of work of all times modern music together with the two marvellous followers "Under The Pink" and "Boys For Pele".
By concept point of view, it is a sort of personal diary, a melting between confession, redemption, katarsys, for both the singer-songwriter and the listener.
The astonishing piano skills of Tori are excellently married with her beautiful and razor sharp efficient lyrics that flow together with the music as they were born together, as one whole being.
One of the most important things is that none of the songs lacks of imprevedibility giving only a little preview of what could be like seeing her live performances.
Astonishing music, crystalline voice, deep lyrics.
Definately a MUST HAVE for every music lover, none excluded.
Best in trio with "Under The Pink" and "Boys For Pele", music masterpieces that should be in every musical collection.
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