Tori Amos’ Little Earthquakes & Under The Pink
2-CD Deluxe Editions, Out April 14, 2015 via Rhino
Iconic Cover of Nirvana’s “Smells Like Teen Spirit” Revealed Today!
“That voice still startles, moves, and uncovers secrets” – NPR
“Emotionally gripping” – Newsweek
“Ms. Amos said her first album was like a diary; her second, like a painting […] In her songs and her poses, control and abandon strike a fascinating, uneasy truce.” – The New York Times
“Here her voice is a crystal bell with only the ivory guiding her.” – The Los Angeles Times
“Her fiercely personal lyrical candor earned her a face among influential ’90s singer-songwriters …it’s her appreciable mysticism and prodigal chops that carried Amos into something like otherworldliness, and, well, the new millennium.” – The FADER
“..Tori’s still very much the queen of the twisted alt-piano ballad. Now take this as your cue to bow down and genuflect.” – VICE’s Noisey
Tori Amos will release 2-CD deluxe editions of her debut and sophomore solo albums, Little Earthquakes and Under The Pink on April 14th via Rhino. Each record is newly re-mastered and paired with an entire disc of rare B-sides and bonus tracks. The re-mastered versions of both original albums will also be released on 180-gram vinyl on the same date, marking the FIRST time both albums will be available on vinyl in the US.
Revered for her innate ability to reinvent popular songs, Amos has recorded several favorites throughout her career and performed many new ones during the Lizard Lounge on her most recent international tour. Perhaps her most notable reinterpretation is Nirvana’s “Smells Like Teen Spirit,” a masterpiece study in understatement. Tori Amos’ version of “Smells Like Teen Spirit” is found on the Little Earthquakes Bonus Disc 2 and has been revealed here
One of the most successful and influential artists of her generation, Tori Amos is as much a force to be reckoned with today as when she released these records. Eschewing the trends of the time, the prodigious chanteuse touched millions deeply with her arresting melodies, riveting stage presence and personal & honest lyrics.
Originally released in 1992 and 1994 respectively, the songs of Little Earthquakes and Under The Pink continue to live and thrive to this day. As Amos tells it, “Little Earthquakes was an acknowledgement of things that I hadn’t looked at in 15 years, in some cases… After you acknowledge something, you tell everybody, and other people say, ‘I know what that’s like, too.’ There’s this energy charge you get, and liberation from doing that.” She continues to find that the audience response to “Silent All These Years” remains deep and immediate nearly a quarter century later, counting it as her most requested song and one that walks with her every day. It will continue to do so as long as she is playing music.
Tori Amos has sold over 12 million albums, has played over a thousand shows and has had multiple Grammy nominations. A pioneer across multiple platforms, she was the first major label artist to offer a single for download, has had her songs turned into graphic novels a successful musical, and has produced pioneering videos throughout her career. She is renowned for her passionate and broad fan-base, her critically and commercially successful tours, and her ever evolving live show. Ms. Amos is also a noted humanitarian and co-founder of RAINN (Rape, Abuse, and Incest National Network), which is the United States’ largest anti-sexual assault organization.