The Wall Street Journal Reveals Previously Unreleased Track
From Boys For Pele 20th Anniversary Reissue
Released November 18 From Rhino
“Tori Amos stands in a class of her own” – NYLON
“it was the expansive, raw and wildly experimental Boys For Pele that solidified her reputation as one of the most important songwriters of her generation” – Stereogum
Photo Credit: Cindy Palmano
Tori Amos is one of the most successful and influential artists of her generation. In 1996 she made her debut as producer on her third studio album, Boys for Pele. To celebrate the pivotal album’s 20-year anniversary, Rhino will release a deluxe edition that includes a newly remastered version of the original, along with a selection of B-sides, rare recordings, and four previously unreleased tracks.
Amos was so prolific writing Boys for Pele that a number of songs were left off the album and released as b-sides. Several of those b-sides and four unreleased songs from those sessions can be found among the 21 bonus tracks that appear on Boys For Pele: Deluxe Edition. Among the collection is previously unreleased track “In the Springtime of His Voodoo” (Rookery Ending) premiered with The Wall Street Journal today.
Amos explains why the track didn’t make it onto the original album: With the original version of “In The Springtime Of His Voodoo” I was playing with different endings and this was just an off the cuff performance. When I am tracking, sometimes I experiment with different beginnings and endings of a song, the reason for that is so that I have options when ordering the finished album. On its own I preferred the Rookery ending but I felt that it didn’t set up the beginning of the next track, “Putting The Damage On” as well as the ending that made the final album.
An ambitious and uncompromising collection of songs about mythology (Pele was a Hawaiian volcano goddess), suppression and self-discovery, the record became one of her most successful, debuting at #2 on the album charts in both the U.S. and the U.K. Boys For Pele: Deluxe Edition will be available on November 18 as a 2-CD set ($19.98) and digitally. A 2-LP set ($31.98) of the original album on vinyl will also be available on the same date.