Tori Amos performing in 1996 on her Dew Drop Inn Tour.
|Birth name||Myra Ellen Amos|
|Born||August 22, 1963 |
Newton, North Carolina, United States
|Occupation(s)||Musician, songwriter, producer|
|Instrument(s)||Piano, harpsichord, clavichord, Hammond organ, harmonium, Fender Rhodes, Wurlitzer, Kurzweil, clavinet, vocals|
|Years active||1990 – present (solo career)|
|Label(s)||Atlantic, Epic, Rhino|
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Amos was at the forefront of a number of female singer-songwriters in the early 1990s and was noteworthy early in her career as one of the few alternative rock performers to use a piano as her primary instrument. Alternative rock (also called alternative music, alt-rock or simply alternative; known primarily in the UK as indie) is a genre of The piano is a Musical instrument played by means of a keyboard that produces sound by striking steel strings with Felt covered hammers She is known for emotionally intense songs that cover a wide range of subjects including sexuality, religion and personal tragedy. Generally speaking human sexuality is how people experience and express themselves as sexual beings A religion is a set of Tenets and practices often centered upon specific Supernatural and moral claims about Reality, the Cosmos Some of her charting singles include "Crucify", "Silent All These Years", "Cornflake Girl", "Caught a Lite Sneeze", "Professional Widow", "Spark", and "A Sorta Fairytale". " Crucify " is a song written and performed by American singer-songwriter Tori Amos that appears on her album Little Earthquakes " Silent All These Years " is a single by Singer / Songwriter Tori Amos from her first solo album Little Earthquakes. " Cornflake Girl " is a song by American Singer-songwriter Tori Amos. " Caught a Lite Sneeze " is a song by Tori Amos, released as the first single from her 1996 album Boys For Pele. " Professional Widow " is a 1996 song written by Singer-songwriter Tori Amos. " A Sorta Fairytale " is a song written by singer-songwriter Tori Amos.
Amos had sold 12+ million records worldwide as of 2005 and has also enjoyed a large cult following. A cult following is a group of fans devoted to a specific area of Pop culture. Having a history of making eccentric and at times ribald comments during concerts and interviews, she has earned a reputation for being highly idiosyncratic. Idiosyncrasy, from Greek ιδιοσυγκρασία idiosunkrasia, "a peculiar temperament" "habit of body" ( idios "one's own" As a social commentator and sometimes activist, some of the topics she has been most vocal about include feminism, religion, and sexuality.
Amos was the third child of Rev. Dr. Edison and Mary Ellen Amos, born at the Old Catawba Hospital in Newton, North Carolina, during a trip from their home in Georgetown, Washington, D.C.. Newton is a city located in Catawba County North Carolina. As of the 2000 census the city had a total population of 12560 North Carolina ( is a state located on the Atlantic Seaboard in the southeastern United States Georgetown is a Neighborhood located in the Northwest quadrant of Washington D Her maternal grandparents were of mixed European and Eastern Cherokee ancestry; of particular importance to her as a child was her grandfather, Calvin Clinton Copeland, who was a great source of inspiration and guidance to her as a young child, offering a more pantheistic spiritual alternative to her father and paternal grandmother's traditional Christianity. The Cherokee (ᎠᏂᏴᏫᏯ a-ni-yv-wi-ya, in the Cherokee language) are a people native to North America, who at the time of European contact Pantheism ( Greek: πάν ( 'pan') = all and θεός ( 'theos') = God it literally means " God is All Christianity ( Greek Χριστιανισμός from the word Xριστός ( Christ)is a monotheistic Religion centered on the life and teachings  When Amos was 2, her family moved to Baltimore, Maryland, where she began to play the piano. By age five, she had begun composing instrumental pieces on piano and at nine started to add lyrics to her pieces.
In 1968, while living in Rockville, Maryland, she won a full scholarship to the Peabody Conservatory of Music. Rockville is the County seat of Montgomery County Maryland, United States. The Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University is a conservatory and preparatory school located in the Mount Vernon neighborhood At age five, she was the youngest person ever to attend the school. Her scholarship was discontinued at age 11 and she was asked to leave. Amos has asserted that she lost the scholarship because of her interest in rock and popular music coupled with her dislike for reading from sheet music. Rock music is a genre of Popular music often though not necessarily employing Electric guitar, Bass guitar, and Drums. Two years later, she began studying at Montgomery College and began playing at piano bars, chaperoned by her father, who was sending tapes of songs she had written to record companies. Montgomery College is public open access Community college located in Montgomery County Maryland, just outside Washington D A piano bar (also known as a piano lounge) consists of a Piano or Electronic keyboard played by a professional Musician, located in In the Music industry, a record label can be a Brand and a Trademark associated with the Marketing of music recordings and Music
She first came to local notice by winning a county Teen Talent contest in 1977, singing a song called "More Than Just a Friend". As a senior at Richard Montgomery High School, she co-wrote "Baltimore" with her brother Mike Amos for a competition involving the Baltimore Orioles. Richard Montgomery High School (#201 is a secondary public school located in Rockville Maryland. Baltimore is the name of the very first single released by a pre-fame Tori Amos. The Baltimore Orioles are a professional baseball team based in Baltimore, Maryland. The song won the contest and became her first single, released as a 7" single pressed locally for family and friends during 1980 with another Amos-penned composition as a B-side, "Walking With You". A gramophone Prior to this period she performed under her middle name, Ellen, but permanently adopted Tori after a friend's boyfriend told her it suited her. 
At age 21, Amos moved to Los Angeles to pursue her music career after several years performing on the piano bar circuit of the East Coast. Los Angeles (lɑˈsændʒələs los ˈaŋxeles in Spanish) is the largest City in the state of California and the American West The East Coast of the United States, also known as the "Eastern Seaboard" or "Atlantic Seaboard" refers to the easternmost coastal states in the central and northern While there she managed to get several acting jobs, including a Kellogg's Just Right cereal commercial. Kellogg Company (often referred to as simply Kellogg or Kellogg's, or even more formally Kellogg's of Battle Creek) is an American multinational In 1985, after playing in a bar one night, she gave a ride home to a regular customer at the establishment who raped her, an experience that would later be revisited in her song "Me and a Gun". Rape, also referred to as Sexual assault, is an Assault by a person involving Sexual intercourse with or Sexual penetration of another person "Me and a Gun" was the first single released from the Tori Amos LP Little Earthquakes, released on October 21 1991 in the United Kingdom
That same year, Amos formed a music group, Y Kant Tori Read, the name of which was a reference to her days at the Peabody conservatory, where she was able to play songs on her piano simply after hearing them once, but was never able to get the hang of reading and playing from sheet music. Y Kant Tori Read was a 1980s Synthpop band fronted by then unknown (and brown-haired singer-songwriter Tori Amos.  Besides Amos, the group was composed of Steve Caton (who would later play guitars on her albums), drummer Matt Sorum, bass player Brad Cobb and, for a short time, keyboardist Jim Tauber. Steve Caton is a professional Guitarist / Singer, Song writer, producer, and Visual artist, whose career has spanned almost three Matthew William Sorum (born November 19, 1960, in Mission Viejo California) is an American Hard rock Drummer and A year later, Atlantic Records gave Amos a six-record contract. Atlantic Records ( Atlantic Recording Corporation) is an American Record label best known for its many recordings of Rhythm & blues, Rock In 1987 she appeared in the courtroom soap opera Trial by Jury as a female defendant. This article is about the comic opera For the legal institution see Jury trial.  In July 1988, the band's debut album Y Kant Tori Read was released and was not received well, leaving Amos dejected and humiliated. Y Kant Tori Read is the name of the 1980s Synthpop band (and their self-titled debut album formed by now-famous Singer and Songwriter After the flop, Amos began working with other artists (including Stan Ridgway, Sandra Bernhard, and Al Stewart) as a backup vocalist. Stan Ridgway born April 5, 1954 in Barstow California, is a Multi-instrumentalist Singer-songwriter, and was the original Sandra Bernhard (born June 6 1955) is a Jewish Comedian, Singer, Actress and Author. Al Stewart (born Alastair Ian Stewart, 5 September 1945 in Glasgow) is a British Singer-songwriter and folk rock Musician. She also recorded a song called "Distant Storm" for the film China O'Brien; in the credits, the song is attributed to a band called Tess Makes Good. China O'Brien was the first in a series of low-budget atypical 1980s Martial arts Films ("China O'Brien 2" etc  It was the only song recorded by the band, and its only commercial release was in the film.
Although Amos often voices embarrassment concerning Y Kant Tori Read, she has performed various songs from the album live in concert. The album is now out of print, and Amos has expressed no interest in reissuing it. 
Despite the disappointing reaction to Y Kant Tori Read, Amos still had to comply with her six-record contract with Atlantic Records, who in 1989 wanted a new record by March 1990. When she presented them with her initial recordings, they were rejected on the grounds that such piano-based music would not sell in an early-'90s market of grunge, rock, rap, and dance music. Rock music is a genre of Popular music often though not necessarily employing Electric guitar, Bass guitar, and Drums. Hip hop music, also referred to as rap music, is a Music genre typically consisting of a rhythmic vocal style called rap which is accompanied with This article is about music for dancing in general You may also be looking for Electronic dance music. Extensively reworked and expanded with the help of Steve Caton, Eric Rosse, Will MacGregor, Carlo Nuccio, and Dan Nebenzal, the record ended up full of raw, emotive songs recounting her religious upbringing, sexual awakening, struggle to establish her identity, and her sexual assault. Steve Caton is a professional Guitarist / Singer, Song writer, producer, and Visual artist, whose career has spanned almost three Eric Rosse is a Record producer who has a penchant for producing work by talented and often unknown female Singer-songwriters He is best known for his involvement The Atlantic executives changed their minds upon hearing the updated version, with the plan to promote her as an heir to Joni Mitchell and Laura Nyro, or alternatively as a female version of Elton John. Joni Mitchell, CC (born Roberta Joan Anderson on November 7 1943) is a Canadian Musician, Songwriter, and Laura Nyro (born Laura Nigro) ( October 18, 1947 – April 8, 1997) was an American Composer, Lyricist Sir Elton Hercules John CBE (born Reginald Kenneth Dwight on 25 March 1947 is an English pop / rock Singer, Composer Expecting the traditionally more open-minded UK market to warm to Amos and to create a "buzz" with which to return to the US, Atlantic relocated Amos to England in early 1991 to play small clubs in preparation for the launch of the new album, which was released under the title Little Earthquakes. Little Earthquakes (1992 was the solo debut album of singer Tori Amos, featuring the singles "Winter" "China" " Silent All These
During this period, Amos befriended author Neil Gaiman, who became a fan after she referenced him in the song "Tear In Your Hand" and also in print interviews. Neil Richard Gaiman (ˈgeɪmən (born November 10, 1960) is an English author of Science fiction and Fantasy short stories and Although created before the two met, the character Delirium from Gaiman's The Sandman series (or even her sister Death) is inspired by Amos; Gaiman has stated that "they steal shamelessly from each other". Delirium is one of The Endless, Fictional characters from Neil Gaiman 's Comic book series The Sandman. The Sandman is a Comic book series written by Neil Gaiman and published in the United States by the DC Comics imprint Vertigo Death is a Fictional character from the DC Comic book series The Sandman (1988 - 1996 Gaiman would go on to become a long-time friend and collaborator. His 2006 tribute album from Ferret Records has an Amos lyric for its title (Where's Neil When You Need Him?) and contains the Amos track "Sister Named Desire". Where's Neil When You Need Him? is a tribute CD to writer Neil Gaiman consisting of seventeen tracks performed by various artists who are fans Amos would also write the introduction to the trade paperback collection of Gaiman's Death: The High Cost of Living. Death The High Cost of Living is an American Comic book Miniseries, written by Neil Gaiman with art by Chris Bachalo and
After touring throughout 1992 in support of Little Earthquakes, Amos traveled to New Mexico with personal and professional partner Eric Rosse in 1993 to write and largely record her second solo record, Under the Pink. New Mexico ( is a state located in the southwestern region of the United States of America. Eric Rosse is a Record producer who has a penchant for producing work by talented and often unknown female Singer-songwriters He is best known for his involvement Under the Pink is the second solo album by Singer-songwriter Tori Amos. Amos continued to write about the events in her own life on her second album, while also drawing inspiration elsewhere from the works of Georgia O'Keeffe and Salvador Dalí, the literature of Alice Walker, and the Russian princess Anastasia Romanov. Georgia Totto O'Keeffe (November 15 1887—March 6 1986 was an American Artist She is associated with the American Southwest where she found artistic inspiration Salvador Domingo Felipe Jacinto Dalí i Domènech 1st Marquis of Púbol (May 11 1904 &ndash January 23 1989 was a Spanish Catalan Surrealist Literature is the Art of written works Literally translated the word means "acquaintance with letters" (from Latin littera letter Alice Malsenior Walker (born February 9 1944 is an American Author, self-declared Feminist and Womanist - the latter a term she herself Russia (Россия Rossiya) or the Russian Federation ( Rossiyskaya Federatsiya) is a transcontinental Country extending Grand Duchess Anastasia of Russia ( Anastasia Nikolaevna Romanova) (Великая Княжна Анастасия Николаевна Романова ( – Musically, Amos drew from the style of classical composers she had studied during her childhood, and put more focus on her solo piano rather than band instrumentation. The musical complexity drawn from her classical background is particularly evident in such tracks as "Icicle" and the sweeping, nine-and-a-half minute, "Yes, Anastasia". Under the Pink features the contribution of vocals to one track by Trent Reznor of Nine Inch Nails. Trent Reznor (born Michael Trent Reznor on May 17 1965 is an American Musician, singer producer, and Multi-instrumentalist.
In June 1994, Amos co-founded RAINN, The Rape Abuse and Incest National Network, a toll-free help line in the US connecting callers with their local rape crisis center. The Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network ( RAINN) is the largest anti-sexual assault organization in the United States of America Amos, herself a victim of sexual assault, was seen as unlocking the silence of her assault through her music; thus "Unlock the Silence" went on to become a year-long campaign for RAINN when Amos became a national spokesperson for the organization. By the summer of 2006, RAINN had received its one millionth caller and the organization's success has led to it ranking in "America’s 100 Best Charities" by Worth, and one of the "Top 10 Best Charities" by Marie Claire. Worth is a personal finance and luxury lifestyle Magazine in the United States. Marie Claire is a monthly women's Magazine conceived in France but also distributed in other countries with editions specific to them and in their languages  RAINN has played an active role in urging Congress to fund programs relating to sexual assault, including getting legislation passed for requiring sex offender registries in all states, and most recently to calling on Congress to investigate allegations of misconduct by contractors in Iraq. 
While Amos was achieving success in different aspects of her career, her personal and professional relationship with Eric Rosse ended during this time, which served as the stimulus for her third solo album, Boys for Pele. Boys for Pele is the third studio album by American Singer and Song-writer Tori Amos. The album was recorded in an Irish church, in Delgany, County Wicklow, Ireland, with Amos taking advantage of the church recording setting to create an album ripe with baroque influences, lending it a darker sound and style. Delgany ( is a small picturesque village in County Wicklow on the R762 between Greystones and the N11 at the Glen of the Downs. Wicklow ( is the County seat of County Wicklow in Ireland. Located south of the capital Dublin on the east coast of the island it has a population Ireland ( Irish: Éire, ˈeːrʲə is a country in north-western Europe. Baroque art redirects here Please disambiguate such links to Baroque painting, Baroque sculpture, etc She added harpsichord, harmonium, and clavichord to her keyboard repertoire, and also included such anomalies as a gospel choir, bagpipes, church bells, and drum programming. A harpsichord is a Musical instrument played by means of a keyboard. A harmonium is a free-standing musical keyboard instrument similar to a Reed Organ or Pipe Organ The clavichord is a European stringed Keyboard instrument known from the late Medieval, through the Renaissance, Baroque and Classical This article is about the canonical books of the New Testament For the musical composition see Chorale. A choir, chorale, or chorus is a Musical ensemble of Singers Bagpipes are a class of Musical instrument, Aerophones using enclosed reeds fed from a constant reservoir of air in the form of a bag
The album garnered mixed reviews upon its release in January 1996, with some critics praising its intensity and uniqueness while others bemoaned its comparative impenetrability. Despite the album's erratic lyrical content and instrumentation, the latter of which kept it away from mainstream audiences, Boys for Pele is Amos' most successful simultaneous transatlantic release, reaching # 2 on both the Billboard 200 and the UK Top 40 upon its release at the height of her fame. 
Later in 1996, Amos began her own vanity label called Igloo, internal to Atlantic Records. A vanity label is a Record label founded as a wholly or partially owned subsidiary of another larger and better established (at least at the time of the vanity label's founding Atlantic Records ( Atlantic Recording Corporation) is an American Record label best known for its many recordings of Rhythm & blues, Rock Her first signing was the band Pet, headed by lead singer Lisa Papineau. Lisa Papineau is a Vocalist from Vermont who now resides in Paris, France Their self-titled debut album, for which Amos served as executive producer, included the song "Lil' Boots," which was also featured on the soundtrack for The Crow: City of Angels. The Crow City of Angels is a 1996 Action film and a Sequel to the Cult film The Crow. Record sales were meager and the subsidiary label was quickly dissolved.
Amos and her sound engineer Mark Hawley began a relationship while touring to promote Boys for Pele, and as the year-long tour drew to a close, Amos discovered she was pregnant. She initially planned to take the next year away from the limelight and the recording studio in order to focus on her pregnancy and motherhood, however, Amos miscarried two days before Christmas 1996 at three months, plunging her into new emotional depths. Miscarriage or spontaneous abortion is the natural or spontaneous end of a Pregnancy at a stage where the embryo or fetus is incapable of surviving generally defined In early 1997, shortly after the miscarriage, Amos performed a televised concert called "The Concert for RAINN", which coincided with "National RAINN Day" as well as introduced a year-long campaign in collaboration with Calvin Klein eye wear, the proceeds of which were collected for RAINN. Tori Amos Live from New York is a benefit concert performed by American Singer and Song-writer Tori Amos on January 23 Calvin Klein Inc is an American fashion brand founded in 1968 by Calvin Klein. During the concert many cable and network television stations aired Amos' public service announcement about the organization. A television network is a distribution network for Television content whereby a central operation provides programming for many Television stations A public service announcement (PSA or community service announcement (CSA is a non-commercial advertisement broadcast on radio or television ostensibly for the Public Another noteworthy aspect of this concert is that it includes a duet with Amos' friend Maynard James Keenan of the band Tool. Maynard James Keenan (born James Herbert Keenan on April 17 1964 When Keenan was 11 his mother suffered a paralyzing Cerebral aneurysm, which would later serve as Tool is an American rock band that was formed in 1990 in Los Angeles, California.
Although Amos had planned to take time off from writing and recording in preparation for her pregnancy, she unexpectedly began writing new material while recovering from her miscarriage at her second home in Florida. Florida ( is a state located in the southeastern region of the United States, bordering Alabama to the northwest and Georgia to the She suffered a second miscarriage in May 1997, this time earlier in the pregnancy, before returning to Cornwall, England, where she settled with Hawley. Cornwall ( Kernow ˈkɛɹnɔʊ is the most southwesterly county of England, on the Peninsula that lies to the west of the River Tamar Fueled by Amos' desire to have her own recording studio, they converted the barn of their new home into a state-of-the-art recording studio, Martian Engineering Studios. With a roster of new songs written and a studio at her immediate disposal, Amos spent the latter part of the year recording new songs that would become her fourth solo album, From the Choirgirl Hotel, the studio's inaugural recording. From the Choirgirl Hotel is the fourth studio album by American Singer and Songwriter Tori Amos.
Following Amos and Hawley's marriage on February 22, 1998, Atlantic released From the Choirgirl Hotel, in May 1998. Events 1495 - King Charles VIII of France enters Naples to claim the city's throne Year 1998 ( MCMXCVIII) was a Common year starting on Thursday (link will display full 1998 Gregorian calendar) The underlying theme of the album deals with her miscarriages, interspersed with elements of her marriage and other personal events. Musically, the acoustic piano-based music found on her previous three albums is largely replaced with arrangements that include elements of electronica, jazz and some styles of dance music, the latter of which possibly stemming from the worldwide success of the "Professional Widow" (1996) remix. Electronica includes a wide range of contemporary Electronic music designed for a wide range Jazz is an American Musical art form which originated in the beginning of the 20th century in African American communities in the Southern United States Album reviews were mostly favourable and praising of Amos' continued artistic originality (it was voted among the best albums of the year by Q magazine) and the album, while not her highest chart debut, is Amos' best-selling debut, selling 153,000 copies in its first week. Q is a Music Magazine published monthly in the United Kingdom, with a circulation of 130179 as of June 2007 
Following the successful tour, her first with a full band, Amos decided to make her next project a double album comprising live material recorded on tour as well as b-sides, bolstered by two to three new unreleased compositions. Surprisingly to Amos, she found herself creating entirely new songs; thus, the project mutated into a set including new songs instead of a collection of b-sides. This mixed collection of live and new studio material was released in a two-disc format in September 1999 under the title To Venus and Back. To Venus and Back, the fifth album released by Singer and Songwriter Tori Amos, is a two-disc album set including a studio album
The album was supported by a short tour, the "Five and a Half Weeks Tour", which Amos co-headlined with Alanis Morissette beginning a month prior to the release of To Venus and Back. Alanis Nadine Morissette (born June 1 1974 is a Canadian-born Singer-songwriter, Record producer, and Actress. Amos and the band continued on with the To Dallas and Back tour, which was followed by a short solo tour, but promotional plans were cut when Amos suffered her third miscarriage, again at three months, on November 11, 1999. Events 308 - The Congress of Carnuntum: Attempting to keep peace within the Roman Empire, the leaders of the Tetrarchy declare Year 1999 ( MCMXCIX) was a Common year starting on Friday (link will display full 1999 Gregorian calendar) Amos would later reveal that Atlantic allowed her only two days to recuperate before pushing her back into a promotional schedule, one reason that caused her eventual split from the record label in 2002.
After releasing two albums and embarking on two tours in rapid succession, Amos took a break from both touring and recording in 2000 to devote to another pregnancy. Amos became a mother, giving birth to her daughter, Natashya, in September 2000. Inspired by the songs she heard on the radio while looking after her daughter at her second home in Florida, Amos hatched the idea to produce a covers album, recording songs written by men about women and turning them around to suit the female perspective. Florida ( is a state located in the southeastern region of the United States, bordering Alabama to the northwest and Georgia to the That idea grew into the covers album Strange Little Girls, which was released in September 2001. Strange Little Girls is a Concept album released by Singer-songwriter Tori Amos in 2001 The unique album garnered substantial press attention, as did the artwork featuring Amos photographed in character of the women portrayed in each song. Amos would later reveal in Piece by Piece that a stimulus for the album was to end her contract with Atlantic Records without giving them new original songs; Amos felt that since 1998, the label had not been properly promoting her and had trapped her in a contract that required her to deliver three more albums and a hits collection. After the double album To Venus and Back, the covers album satisfied her contractual obligations with Atlantic before a hits package release. To Venus and Back, the fifth album released by Singer and Songwriter Tori Amos, is a two-disc album set including a studio album
With her Atlantic contract fulfilled after a 15-year stint, Amos signed to another major label, Sony/Epic in early 2002. is a multinational conglomerate corporation headquartered in Minato Tokyo, Japan, and one of the world's largest Media conglomerates with Epic Records is an American Record label. It is owned and operated by Sony Music Entertainment. In October, Amos released Scarlet's Walk, her first album under the new label. Scarlet's Walk is the seventh album released in Singer-songwriter Tori Amos ' solo career Described as a "sonic novel", the 18-track album proved to be a landmark for a variety of reasons. A novel (from Italian novella, Spanish novela, French nouvelle for "new" "news" or "short story Stylistically, Amos put drums and bass guitar at the forefront, using her piano playing as an accent rather than a highlight. Thematically, the album explores Amos' alter ego, Scarlet, and her cross-country trip in 2001 following 9/11. An alter ego ( Latin, "the other I" is a second self, a second Personality or Persona within a Person Through the songs, Amos explores the history of America, American people, Native American history, pornography, masochism, homophobia and misogyny, but the political nature of the album is often tempered by the classic production and songwriting style, recalling the likes of Fleetwood Mac. Native Americans in the United States are the indigenous peoples from the regions of North America now encompassed by the continental United States Pornography or porn is the explicit depiction of Sexual subject matter with the sole intention of sexually exciting the viewer Sadism refers to Sexual or non-sexual gratification in the infliction of Pain or humiliation upon or by another person BenPhelpsJPG|thumb|right|Westboro Baptist Church picket signs with Ben Phelps grandson of Fred Phelps Misogyny (mɪˈsɒdʒɪni is hatred (or contemptof women Misogyny is parallel to Misandry — the hatred of men Fleetwood Mac are a British / American
Following her Epic debut, Scarlet's Walk, Amos still owed Atlantic a retrospective hits package. Given the option to be involved in the project, Amos elected to take a central role in the production of the collection. In November 2003 Tales of a Librarian was released, which Amos described as a "sonic autobiography", a title derived from her dislike of the term "greatest hits". Tales of a Librarian (complete title A Tori Amos Collection Tales of a Librarian) is the first greatest hits compilation album by singer/songwriter Tori An autobiography, from the Greek αὐτός autos "self" βίος bios "life" and γράφειν graphein "to write"  Amos revisited the mixing of many of her own favorite songs from her career, focusing on those she thought were not fully realized in their original recordings and those that she felt explained her life story. Recording under the premise that a librarian is a "chronicler", Amos pieced together the album, adding two new songs and two re-recorded b-sides. The songs were arranged in accordance with the Dewey Decimal System, extending the librarian theme of the album. The Dewey Decimal Classification ( DDC, also called the Dewey Decimal System) is a Proprietary system of Library classification developed
Under her new contract with Epic, Amos made her first film appearance in Mona Lisa Smile as a big-band singer and contributed two songs to the film's soundtrack. Mona Lisa Smile is a 2003 American Film that was produced by Revolution Studios and Columbia Pictures, directed by Though not long after Amos was ensconced with her new label, she received unsettling news when Polly Anthony resigned as president of Epic Records in 2003. Anthony had been one of the primary reasons Amos signed with the label and as a result of her resignation, Amos formed the Bridge Entertainment Group, a company devoted to helping musicians in various ways during a time when the music industry is changing.  Further trouble for Amos occurred the following year when her label, Epic/Sony Music Entertainment, merged with BMG Entertainment as a result of the industry's decline.  Amos would later hint in interviews that during the creation of her next album, those in charge at the label following the aforementioned merger were interested "only in making money", the effects of which on the album have not been disclosed.
Amos' next album, The Beekeeper, was conceptually influenced by the ancient art of beekeeping, which she considered a source of female inspiration and empowerment. The Beekeeper is the eighth studio Album by Singer-songwriter Tori Amos. Beekeeping (or apiculture, from Latin apis, Bee) is the maintenance of Honey bee colonies commonly in Hives Through extensive study, Amos also wove in the stories of the Gnostic gospels and the removal of women from a position of power within the Christian church to create an album based largely on religion and politics. Gnosticism (γνώσις gnōsis, Knowledge) refers to a diverse Syncretistic Religious movement consisting of various Belief systems This article is about the canonical books of the New Testament A Christian is a person who adheres to Christianity, a monotheistic Religion centered on the life and teachings of Jesus of Nazareth A religion is a set of Tenets and practices often centered upon specific Supernatural and moral claims about Reality, the Cosmos Politics Politics is the process by which groups of people make decisions Many fans and critics, however, have argued that the concept is unclear and confusing. The album's debut at # 5 on the Billboard 200 in February 2005 is a milestone for Amos, placing her in an elite group of women to have secured five or more US Top 10 album debuts.
In conjunction with the album, Amos released an autobiography co-authored by rock music journalist Ann Powers entitled Piece by Piece in February 2005. Ann Powers (born 4 February, 1964) has been writing about popular music and society since the early 1980s Piece by Piece is an autobiographical book by singer/songwriter Tori Amos and co-authored by rock music journalist Ann Powers. It delves deeply into Amos' interest in mythology and religion and explores her songwriting process as well as telling the story of her progression into fame. In response to fans paying for low-quality bootlegs, later in the year Amos released a series of live "official bootlegs" recorded during her promotional tours in support of The Beekeeper.  A website was established at toriamosbootlegs.com where hard copies of the releases were made exclusively available. In December, all six two-disc sets were issued as a 12-disc box set entitled The Original Bootlegs. The Original Bootlegs is a series of six Tori Amos Live albums recorded during the Original Sinsuality and Summer of Sin tours
During 2005, Amos negotiated a contract with the Warner Bros. reissue imprint Rhino to release reissues and compilations. The first release of the deal was the two-disc DVD set Fade To Red: The Video Collection in February 2006, which contained most of Amos' solo music videos as well as behind-the-scenes footage and commentary. Tori Amos - The Video Collection Fade To Red is a 2-DVD set featuring music videos released (1992-2005 from artist Tori Amos. The contract continued in September 2006 with the release of the five-disc box set A Piano: The Collection, celebrating Amos' 15-year solo career. A Piano The Collection is a five-disc box set spanning the first 15 years of the solo career of American Singer and Song-writer Tori The set includes various album songs, singles, remixes, alternate mixes, demos and a string of unreleased songs from album recording sessions. The collection is packaged to resemble a piano keyboard with extensive liner notes (including Amos' commentary) and a hardcover book. While the contents of the box set are extensive, many B-sides and rarities do not appear in this collection.
In several interviews while promoting A Piano, Amos revealed details about her ninth studio album.  The thematic nature of and the concepts behind the next album were revealed in an interview early in 2007, with Amos stating she was "jumping ship" from her previous work and that A Piano was the summation of her previous work and the end of an era.  The album, recorded with new microphones, pianos, and a Yamaha CS80 synth keyboard, was released under the title American Doll Posse on May 1, 2007 in the US. American Doll Posse is the ninth studio album by Singer-songwriter Tori Amos. Events 305 - Diocletian and Maximian retire from the office of Roman Emperor. Year 2007 ( MMVII) was a Common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century.  The "Posse", a group of girls who are used as a theme of alter-egos in the album, consisted of Amos in five guises. In conjunction with the tour, Amos released the Legs & Boots series, complete shows from the North American leg of her American Doll Posse tour available for download. Legs and Boots is a series of Tori Amos Live albums recorded during the North American leg of the American Doll Posse Tour  A total of 27 shows were recorded as part of the Legs & Boots series.
In May 2008, it was announced that after working with major record labels for over two decades, Amos would be operating independently for her future work and that a "project of music and visuals" is expected to be released in spring 2009. MAY ( also known as: Mei メイ 메이 is a Korean singer well known in South Korea for singing the song "Miracle" 2008 ( MMVIII) is the current year in accordance with the Gregorian calendar, a Leap year that started on Tuesday of the Common  A concurrent project, Amos writing the music for Samuel Adamson's musical adaptation of the George MacDonald story The Light Princess for the Royal National Theatre, is expected to debut around the autumn of 2009. George MacDonald ( 10 December 1824 &mdash 18 September 1905) was a Scottish author poet and Christian minister The Light Princess is a Fairy tale by George MacDonald. It was published in 1864. The Royal National Theatre, located on the South Bank in the London Borough of Lambeth, England. 
Early in her career Amos garnered a reputation for releasing an extensive catalogue of CD singles in conjunction with her albums. Tori Amos is an American pianist and Singer-songwriter whose musical career began in 1980 at the age of seventeen when she and her brother co-wrote the song " A CD single (abbreviated to CDS) is a music single in the form of a standard size Compact disc, not to be confused with the 3-inch CD single This catalogue of music collectables is so vast that a book was published in 1997 entitled "Tori Amos Collectibles" which served as a thorough (to that date) photographic journal detailing the variety of world-wide releases, test pressings and bootlegs. One of Amos' best selling early releases is the five-track Crucify EP, which was sold slightly below regular album prices. " Crucify " is a song written and performed by American singer-songwriter Tori Amos that appears on her album Little Earthquakes An extended play ( EP) is a Vinyl record, CD, or Music download which contains more music than a single, but is too short to qualify Amos' penchant for including non-album B-sides on each of her singles played a major factor in her initial popularity, particularly her cover of the Nirvana song "Smells Like Teen Spirit" from the aforementioned EP, which garnered significant press attention and critical lauds. Nirvana was an American rock band that was formed by singer/guitarist Kurt Cobain and bassist Krist Novoselic in Aberdeen Washington. " Smells Like Teen Spirit " is a song by the American rock band Nirvana. Many of Amos' B-sides are featured on the box set A Piano: The Collection (2006). The production of CD singles became less common in the music business around the turn of the century. As a result, B-sides for Scarlet's Walk were released through the internet and on an EP titled Scarlet's Hidden Treasures (2004), the sole B-side for The Beekeeper was released as a part of the deluxe packaging's DVD, and B-sides for American Doll Posse were distributed depending on packaging and place of purchase. Scarlet's Hidden Treasures is an EP that accompanied the Welcome to Sunny Florida live DVD set released by Singer / Songwriter
Amos has contributed to numerous film soundtracks, including Toys, Higher Learning, Mission: Impossible II, Great Expectations, Mona Lisa Smile and Don Juan DeMarco(the latter is a duet with singer Michael Stipe of the band R.E.M. that has never been released) as well as to compilation projects and projects by other artists, including Al Stewart, Tom Jones, Sandra Bernhard, Leonard Cohen and Led Zeppelin (the latter is a duet with Robert Plant). Toys is a 1992 surreal black comedy film directed by Barry Levinson and starring Robin Williams, Michael Gambon, Higher Learning is a 1995 Drama film, starring an Ensemble cast. Mission Impossible II, or MI-2 as it is also known is a 2000 film directed by John Woo and starring Tom Cruise, Great Expectations is a 1998 contemporary Film adaptation of the Charles Dickens novel of the same name, directed by Alfonso Cuarón Mona Lisa Smile is a 2003 American Film that was produced by Revolution Studios and Columbia Pictures, directed by Don Juan DeMarco is a 1995 film starring Johnny Depp as John R John Michael Stipe (born January 4 1960 in Decatur Georgia) is an American singer who is the lead vocalist for the Alternative rock band R REM is an American rock band formed in Athens, Georgia, in 1980 by Michael Stipe ( lead vocals) Peter Buck ( Guitar Al Stewart (born Alastair Ian Stewart, 5 September 1945 in Glasgow) is a British Singer-songwriter and folk rock Musician. Sir Thomas John Woodward, (born 7 June 1940 known by his stage name Tom Jones, is a Welsh pop music singer particularly noted for his powerful voice Sandra Bernhard (born June 6 1955) is a Jewish Comedian, Singer, Actress and Author. Leonard Norman Cohen CC GOQ (born September 21, 1934 in Westmount, Quebec) is a Canadian Singer-songwriter Led Zeppelin were Robert Anthony Plant (born 20 August 1948 West Bromwich, England) is an English rock singer and songwriter famous for his membership in the
|1992||Little Earthquakes||WEA/Atlantic Records||VHS||A compilation of music videos up until the release date, live performances and television performances. Little Earthquakes is a VHS video released by singer/songwriter Tori Amos in 1992 which serves as Amos' first video release Warner Music Group (WMG is the third-largest of the "big four" major record labels, the others being Sony BMG, EMI, and Universal Atlantic Records ( Atlantic Recording Corporation) is an American Record label best known for its many recordings of Rhythm & blues, Rock A music video is a Short film or video that accompanies a complete piece of music most commonly a Song with lyrics Interspersed with interview snippets.|
|March 17, 1998||Tori Amos: Live from NY||PID Video||VHS||A live benefit concert for RAINN (The Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network). Events 45 BC - In his last victory Julius Caesar defeats the Pompeian forces of Titus Labienus and Pompey the Younger Year 1998 ( MCMXCVIII) was a Common year starting on Thursday (link will display full 1998 Gregorian calendar) Tori Amos Live from New York is a benefit concert performed by American Singer and Song-writer Tori Amos on January 23 A benefit concert is a Concert, show or gala featuring musicians comedians or other performers that is held for a charitable purpose often directed at a specific The Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network ( RAINN) is the largest anti-sexual assault organization in the United States of America Originally aired on Lifetime television.|
|November 17, 1998||Tori Amos: Complete Videos 1991-1998||Atlantic Records/WEA||VHS||A compilation of music videos released up until that date. Events 284 - Diocletian is proclaimed emperor by his soldiers Year 1998 ( MCMXCVIII) was a Common year starting on Thursday (link will display full 1998 Gregorian calendar) Atlantic Records ( Atlantic Recording Corporation) is an American Record label best known for its many recordings of Rhythm & blues, Rock Warner Music Group (WMG is the third-largest of the "big four" major record labels, the others being Sony BMG, EMI, and Universal|
|April 8, 2003||a sorta fairytale (DVD single)||Sony Music Video||DVD (jewel or DVD case)|
|May 18, 2004||Welcome to Sunny Florida||Sony Music Video||DVD/CD set (jewel or DVD case)||A live concert performance with hours of interview footage|
|February 14, 2006||Fade to Red: Video Collection (1992-2005)||Rhino||DVD (DVD case)||All but three ("Glory of the 80's", "Strange Little Girl", "Mary") of Amos' solo music videos released to date, with commentary and behind-the-scenes footage|
Amos, who has been performing in bars and clubs from as early as 1976, and under her professional name as early as 1991, remains one of the most active touring artists in the world, having performed more than 1,000 shows since her first world tour in 1992. Events 217 - Roman Emperor Caracalla is Assassinated (and succeeded by his Praetorian Year 2003 ( MMIII) was a Common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. " A Sorta Fairytale " is a song written by singer-songwriter Tori Amos. Sony Music Entertainment is a major global Record label controlled by the Sony Corporation of America, being one of the "big four" record companies Events 1152 - Henry II of England marries Eleanor of Aquitaine. "MMIV" redirects here For the Modest Mouse album see " Baron von Bullshit Rides Again " Welcome to Sunny Florida is the name of a DVD and CD set released by Singer / Songwriter Tori Amos in 2004. Sony Music Entertainment is a major global Record label controlled by the Sony Corporation of America, being one of the "big four" record companies Events 842 - Charles the Bald and Louis the German swear the Oaths of Strasbourg in the French and German Year 2006 ( MMVI) was a Common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. Tori Amos - The Video Collection Fade To Red is a 2-DVD set featuring music videos released (1992-2005 from artist Tori Amos. In 2003, Amos was voted fifth best touring act by the readers of Rolling Stone magazine. Rolling Stone is a United States -based Magazine devoted to Music, Politics, and Popular culture that is published Her concerts are notable for their changing set lists from night to night.
|NAME||Amos, Myra Ellen|
|ALTERNATIVE NAMES||Tori Amos|
|SHORT DESCRIPTION||American singer|
|DATE OF BIRTH||August 22, 1963|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||Newton, North Carolina|
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