Sep 20 2011

Tori Amos Night of hunter score

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Mar 28 2009

‘Abnormally Attracted To Sin’ lyrics

Posted by The Afterglow Staff on March 28, 2009 at 7:14 AM

Afterglow member ‘starrykitten’ was sweet enough to share some of the lyrics from ‘Abnormally Attracted To Sin’ with us. Click on ‘continue reading’ to read the lyrics to the following songs:

Welcome To England
Strong Black Vine
Not Dying Today
Maybe California
Police Me
Fast Horse

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Mar 14 2009

John Philip Shenale comments on ‘Abnormally Attracted to Sin’

Posted by The Afterglow Staff on March 14, 2009 at 1:00 PM

Sparked by an e-mail sent to him from Afterglow member potentialsinner, John Philip Shenale updated his MySpace page with an entry about his work on Tori Amos’ new record, Abnormally Attracted To Sin :

source : JPS’s MySpace

I wanted to xpand alittle on an email i received, asking about Tori’s new record “Abnormally Attracted To Sin” and my involvement .
I worked on 4 songs for the record.
All 4 of Tori’s creations , consumed me for the last 3 months of 08.
We used an octet for the string section on 2 songs ( 4 violins, 2 violas 2 celli.
Various synths, samplers, processes, Hammonds (A100 and solovox) and Wurly were used at times, played by Tori and me.
Tori played Bosy on 3.
Matt and Jon played on all 4.
One song i arranged the rythym section, keys and strings around Tori .
Then Matt and Jon added there magic later.
This process finished in Cornwall in December.
The ending of a wonderful record and an emotional year for me.
Well thats it for now.
I will put up more text and pics after the release.

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Mar 11 2009

Tori’s official websites revamped

Posted by The Afterglow Staff on March 11, 2009 at 12:00 PM

Tori’s official website, her official MySpace page and her official Facebook page all got updated today with a brand new ‘Abnormally Attracted To Sin’ look.

Mar 10 2009

Tori Amos to release ‘Abnormally Attracted To Sin’ on May 19

Posted by The Afterglow Staff on March 10, 2009 at 5:12 PM

Abnormally Attracted to Sin coverTori Amos will release her Universal Republic debut album, Abnormally Attracted To Sin, on May 19, 2009. AOL Music’s will premiere today, Tuesday, March 10 the album’s cover art and tracklisting, as well as an interview where Tori discusses the record.

Tori will offer a sneak-peek at some of the songs from Abnormally Attracted To Sin at this year’s South By Southwest Music Conference in Austin, TX when she will headline the Universal Republic Records Showcase. The showcase, one of the most anticipated events in the conference’s two decade-plus history, is on Thursday, March 19, and will be held at the historic club La Zona Rosa.

A DVD of corresponding ‘visualettes’ for each track will accompany the deluxe version of Abnormally Attracted To Sin. These interlocking episodic films bring to life the narrative arc of the album. The footage was captured over the past year and shot with a noir twist in HD and Super 8.

The album was produced by Tori and features longtime contributors Matt Chamberlain on drums, Jon Evans on bass, and Mac Aladdin on guitars. Once again Tori is joined in the studio by Mark Hawley and Marcel Van Limbeek who recorded and mixed the album at Martian Engineering in Cornwall, England. Abnormally Attracted To Sin is the singer’s tenth studio album, and is sure to be regarded by fans and critics as another innovative chapter in the artist’s trailblazing career.

For nearly two decades, Tori Amos’ stark lyrical flourishes and inspired musicianship have shaped the musical landscape.  She is also considered one of the most emotionally powerful live artists in music today.  Her most recent world tour, launched in the summer of 2007, with media platforms such as the BBC who lauded both her live show and album as ‘returning Tori Amos back to the forefront of a genre she defined…still pushing her own boundaries.’


Mar 10 2009

Tori Amos Reveals Sinful Cover Art, Tracklisting

Posted by The Afterglow Staff on at 6:26 AM

toriamos_aatts1Tori Amos is in a good mood when she phones Spinner from her Cornwall, England studio. She owes her glee, in part, to a white chocolate chip cookie, which she informs us her 8-year-old daughter, Natashya, baked for her. “Husband didn’t marry me for my baking,” she laughs.

It’s just weeks away from Amos’ scheduled performance at SXSW, where she’ll unveil new tunes from her tenth studio album, ‘Abnormally Attracted to Sin,’ due May 19. In addition to debuting the album cover and tracklist with Spinner, Amos discussed her new work, how to divvy up the Democrats and Republicans, and what she considers to be the greatest sin of all.

What was the impetus behind this new collection?
I’m drawn to questioning what traditional authorities have defined sin to be. As a minister’s daughter, I’ve been exposed to the traditional belief system. [Sin] has been used to shame and control people. If you’re controlled by a religious structure, then you’re going to have a very different outlook on life and what you’re open to than if you’re not controlled by these old, crumbling concepts.
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Mar 10 2009

‘Abnormally Attracted To Sin’ cover art & tracklist revealed by

Posted by The Afterglow Staff on at 6:17 AM


01. Give
02. Welcome To England
03. Strong Black Vine
04. Flavor
05. Not Dying Today
06. Maybe California
07. Curtain Call
08. Fire To Your Plain
09. Police Me
10. That Guy
11. Abnormally Attracted To Sin
12. 500 Miles
13. Mary Jane
14. Starling
15. Fast Horse
16. Ophelia
17. Lady In Blue

Feb 17 2009

‘Abnormally Attracted To Sin’ official press release

Posted by The Afterglow Staff on February 17, 2009 at 10:00 AM

aats_pressreleaseTori Amos to headline Universal Republic showcase at South By Southwest Music Conference on March 19. New cd, Abnormally Attracted To Sin, due Spring 2009.

(New York, NY) There will be thousands of artists and tens of thousands of music fans gathering at over 60 venues for this year’s South By Southwest Music Conference in Austin, TX, but all eyes will be on groundbreaking star Tori Amos, headlining one of the most anticipated events in the conference’s two decade-plus history, on Thursday, March 19, at historic Austin club, La Zona Rosa.

The Grammy nominated singer/songwriter is headlining a star-studded Universal Republic showcase at the popular venue, sure to be looked on as one of the must-see events of the 4 day festival. Tori will be performing new songs from her upcoming Universal Republic debut album, Abnormally Attracted To Sin, scheduled to hit stores and the digital domain this Spring, as well as other classics from her influential repertoire.

Tori’s recent signing with Universal Republic is in keeping with the inventive star’s unconventional approach to the artist/record company relationship. Universal Republic will distribute Tori’s new album, as well as correlate other ventures in tandem with Tori’s prolific creative output. Abnormally Attracted To Sin, her tenth studio album, is another innovative chapter in the artist’s trailblazing story. Every track on the album will be accompanied by a corresponding ‘visualette’, featuring footage that has been captured over the past year. Shot in HD and Super 8, the visualettes will incorporate a documentary style.

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Jan 25 2009

Keyboard Magazine interview

Posted by The Afterglow Staff on January 25, 2009 at 10:00 AM

Tori AmosIn the January edition of Keyboard Magazine, Tori Amos talks to Douglas McPherson about her creative process and her battle for creative freedom.

There’s information about the Live At Montreux 1991/1992 release, the song-writing process, The Light Princess musical and some information about the new album that she’s working on.

You can download the entire Keyboard Magazine interview with Tori Amos here in .pdf-format. 

It was to avoid conflicts like that that led Amos to leave Sony and fund from her own pocket the project she is currently working on. “It’s very much about the marriage of film and music. Think silent films, but centred around a song. It’s not a video. I’m calling them Visualettes. The story comes to you from the film and the song together.

“I had to become my own investor because, in this day and age, if you turn around and say, ‘I want to produce 17 short films and 17 songs…’ they’re looking at you and saying, ‘Not on our dime you’re not.’ That’s true of an indie as well as a giant, because an indie doesn’t have enough money. Everyone wants a guaranteed return, and with the economic situation the way it is, that means the ability to be brave is being aborted by the fear of our times.

“By leaving the Sony system I knew that if I could be the investor in the artist Tori Amos, then the work could be taken to its final moment on the creative side, before it gets meddled with. If you’re not holding those financial cards, if you have to partner with someone, then you have to open the door, and I don’t think records can be made as a democracy.”

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Jan 12 2009

Rock ‘n’ Reel interview

Posted by The Afterglow Staff on January 12, 2009 at 10:00 AM

In the January/February edition of Rock ‘n’ Reel Magazine, there is a three-page interview with Tori Amos in which she briefly mentions the new album and its concept.

rocknreel_01Collaborations aside, though, and this year Tori has been more involved in creative partnership than usual, what’s the current status on her solo work? “I have a complex project that I’m working on with moving pictures and songs, married together. When it comes out, and who distributes it… I have to make the decision that will best support the project. I’m the investor. Since I left Sony I decided I wouldn’t do any less that a join-venture deal. I have to hold some of the cards. I think you can be creative, and yet not a victim of the system; but you have to do business with the big guys in some way or another.”

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