tori Amos - Gold Dust (CD)

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Categories
RockPopMusic
Category
  1. Performer
  2. Rock & Pop
Number of Items
1
Title
Gold Dust
Media
CD
BarCode
028947794271
Country of Origin
Australia
Label
Naxos
Distributor
Universal Distribution
Mono / Stereo
Stereo
Format
Audio CD
Barcode
028947794271
Previews
Paste (magazine) - "For GOLD DUST, a career-spanning redux of 14 songs, the dervish diva of lush song structure enlists Netherlands' 52-member Metropole Orchestra, a progressive big band/symphony amalgam..."
Tracks
  1. [ Disc 01 Track 01 ] Flavor
  2. [ Disc 01 Track 02 ] Yes, Anastasia
  3. [ Disc 01 Track 03 ] Jackie's Strength
  4. [ Disc 01 Track 04 ] Cloud On My Tongue
  5. [ Disc 01 Track 05 ] Precious Things
  6. [ Disc 01 Track 06 ] Gold Dust
  7. [ Disc 01 Track 07 ] Star Of Wonder
  8. [ Disc 01 Track 08 ] Winter
  9. [ Disc 01 Track 09 ] Flying Dutchman
  10. [ Disc 01 Track 10 ] Programmable Soda
  11. [ Disc 01 Track 11 ] Snow Cherries From France
  12. [ Disc 01 Track 12 ] Marianne
  13. [ Disc 01 Track 13 ] Silent All These Years
  14. [ Disc 01 Track 14 ] Girl Disappearing
Songs / Tracks
  1. [ Disc 01 Track 01 ] Flavor
  2. [ Disc 01 Track 02 ] Yes, Anastasia
  3. [ Disc 01 Track 03 ] Jackie's Strength
  4. [ Disc 01 Track 04 ] Cloud On My Tongue
  5. [ Disc 01 Track 05 ] Precious Things
  6. [ Disc 01 Track 06 ] Gold Dust
  7. [ Disc 01 Track 07 ] Star of Wonder
  8. [ Disc 01 Track 08 ] Winter
  9. [ Disc 01 Track 09 ] Flying Dutchman
  10. [ Disc 01 Track 10 ] Programmable Soda
  11. [ Disc 01 Track 11 ] Snow Cherries From France
  12. [ Disc 01 Track 12 ] Marianne
  13. [ Disc 01 Track 13 ] Silent All These Years
  14. [ Disc 01 Track 14 ] Girl Disappearing
Genre
Pop / Rock
Country
USA
Notes

Personnel: Tori Amos (vocals); Joke Schonewille (harp); Seija Teeuwen, Herman Van Haaren, Lucja Domski, Vera Van Der Bie, Polina Cekov, Arlia de Ruiter, Vera Laporeva, Ruben Margarita, Dennis Koenders, Sarah Koch, Wim Kok, Marijn Rombout, Pauline Terlouw, Casper Donker, Elizabeth Liefkes-Cats, Pauline Marieke Koning, Marianne Van De Huevel, Feyona Van Lersel (violin); Isabella Petersen, Mieke Honingh, Norman Jansen, Iris Schut, Julia Jowett (viola); Annie Tangberg, Jascha Albracht, Jos Teeken, Maarten Jansen, Emile Visser, Wim Grin (cello); Mari‰l Van Den Bos, Janine Abbas, Marie-C‚cile de Wit (flute); Marc Scholten, Paul van der Feen, Leo Janssen, Max Boeree, Jos Beeren (clarinet, saxophone); Martin De Ruiter, Willem Luijt (oboe); Martijn DeLaat, Ray Bruinsma, Ruud Breuls (trumpet); Roel Koster, Pieter Hunfeld (French horn); Bert Pfeiffer, Jan Oosting, Bart Van Lier (trombone); Martin van den Berg, Julianne Gralle (bass trombone); Jasper Soffers, Hans Vroomans (keyboards); Frank Wardenier, Eddy Koopman, Murk Jiskoot (percussion).
Audio Mixers: Marcel VanLimbeek; Mark Hawley.
Liner Note Author: Tori Amos.
Recording information: Martian Engineering, Cornwall, UK; MCO Studio 3, Hilversum, NL.
Photographers: Dennis Martin; Sean Mosher-Smith; Danielle Levitt.
The release of Gold Dust was inevitable, and was recorded to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the release of Little Earthquakes, the album that established Tori Amos as one of, if not the, singer/songwriters of her generation. Here she revisits songs from her catalog backed by the famed Metropole Orchestra conducted by Jules Buckley. Amos recorded live with the orchestra in the Netherlands, making it a greatest-hits comp with a twist. It works. The songs keep their inherent melodies and basic arrangements, and the Metropole Orchestra underscores the inherent drama in them without overwhelming them (no easy feat). While everyone will have her favorites -- or be disappointed about those that have been left out -- the arc of the album works quite well. Songs like "Marianne" and "Yes Anastasia" are as direct and compelling as ever. The title track, with its elegiac intro, is more elaborate, yet never gives in to excess. "Precious Things" is, if anything, more militant, even as it proclaims "let these precious things be." The gospel feel in the chords that introduce "Snow Cherries from France" are quickly supplanted by a near-theatrical feel. The set closes with "Girl Disappearing" from American Doll Posse. In this arrangement, subtler shades of meaning are coaxed from the lyric by the orchestra and by more elaborate piano flourishes from Amos. Gold Dust is another of Amos' dreams realized -- to record live with an orchestra -- and it is most certainly for her dedicated fans, who will no doubt find elements in these new versions to enjoy. [The deluxe version contains a bonus DVD which features a video for "Flavor," a documentary of its creation, and a video for the title track.] ~ Thom Jurek

Duration
61m 8s
Audio Format
PCM Audio
Studio / Live
Studio
Performer
Tori Amos
Producer
Tori Amos
Artists
  1. Amos, Tori
Date Released
2012-07-01
Engineer
Marcel Van Limbeek; Mark Hawley
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