Tori Amos - Abnormally Attracted To Sin: Includes Dvd (Deluxe Edition) only £4.99 @ HMV
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Tori Amos - Abnormally Attracted To Sin: Includes Dvd (Deluxe Edition) only £4.99 @ HMV

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Found 8th Jan 2010Made hot 8th Jan 2010
Asides her latest Winter Solstice album "Midwinter Graces", this is the latest studio album from the incredibly gifted singer/songwriter.

This deluxe edition comes in at £5 cheaper than the standard edition, and contains a bonus DVD of visuals shot to accompany each song.

disc 1
1. Give
2. Welcome To England
3. Strong Black Vine
4. Flavor
5. Not Dying Today
6. Maybe California
7. Curtain Call
8. Fire To Your Plain
9. 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
18. Oscars Theme

disc 2
1. That Guy [DVD]
2. Welcome To England [DVD]
3. Strong Black Vine [DVD]
4. Ophelia [DVD]
5. Fast Horse [DVD]
6. Fire To Your Plain [DVD]
7. Curtain Call [DVD]
8. Not Dying Today [DVD]
9. Maybe California (1) [DVD]
10. Give [DVD]
11. Police Me [DVD]
12. Starling [DVD]
13. 500 Miles [DVD]
14. Flavor [DVD]
15. Lady In Blue [DVD]
16. Abnormally Attracted To Sin [DVD]

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Love! Voted hot.

Gone for this. Thanks!

Ordered - one of the her better albums since Choirgirl Hotel!

Thanks OP!

To be fair, I only ever bought Little Earthquakes.

Anyone suggest any further listening? I really liked that album

under the pink
boys for pele
to venus and back
choirgirl hotel
scarlets walk

these are all i have not a bad one in em IMO :-D

thanks OP

newsgroupmonkey;7473416

To be fair, I only ever bought Little Earthquakes.Anyone suggest any … To be fair, I only ever bought Little Earthquakes.Anyone suggest any further listening? I really liked that album


I'm a big fan, but I would say Little Earthquakes (her second album, way back in 1992!) was really her defining moment - nothing has quite matched that album since, either in quality or style. She's followed with a lot of good singles, but never really had such a polished complete album since then.

She seems to have taken to churning out albums quite fast of late, which I'm not so sure is a good thing, but even mediocre Tori is still a lot better than most of the crap being released at the moment. The Beekeeper was one of her better most recent albums (in my opinion), well worth a listen. American Doll Posse was pretty good as well. As for Abnormally Attracted to Sin, I'm still trying to get into that, it's not really done anything for me so far, a litlte bit self-indulgent / pretentious...

This and her last albums completely failed to inspire me. I miss the choirgirl tori. Or the little quakes one. OK OK just give me a good new kate bush album instead. lol

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Phil21;7473597

I'm a big fan, but I would say Little Earthquakes (her second album, way … I'm a big fan, but I would say Little Earthquakes (her second album, way back in 1992!) was really her defining moment - nothing has quite matched that album since, either in quality or style. She's followed with a lot of good singles, but never really had such a polished complete album since then.She seems to have taken to churning out albums quite fast of late, which I'm not so sure is a good thing, but even mediocre Tori is still a lot better than most of the crap being released at the moment. The Beekeeper was one of her better most recent albums (in my opinion), well worth a listen. American Doll Posse was pretty good as well. As for Abnormally Attracted to Sin, I'm still trying to get into that, it's not really done anything for me so far, a litlte bit self-indulgent / pretentious...



I find with Tori that her albums definitely need time to grow, there still is a number of songs on the new one that I find a bit meh, but it is another long album like Doll Posse with some self indulgent noodlings.

For me personally, Scarlet's Walk has been her most consistent work last decade (my god its 2010!)

Difficult to define Toris work though, hard to compare albums, and even harder when it comes to listening, the depth of songs have to have time to work on you.

I would happen to disagree that Tori has been churning out albums too fast though, with the exception of two last year (Midwinter Graces has been an ongoing project) she has averaged one album once every 2 years, which is pretty much the norm for most artists at least early in their career...however its something she has amazingly been consistent with, she is one hell of a workhorse thats for sure, and even takes time to meet and greet fans at gigs, I had the pleasure of meeting her on the last tour....awesome.

By the way, not to sound pedantic, but Little Earthquakes actually was her first album in 1992, followed by her second album Under The Pink in 1994.

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newsgroupmonkey;7473416

To be fair, I only ever bought Little Earthquakes.Anyone suggest any … To be fair, I only ever bought Little Earthquakes.Anyone suggest any further listening? I really liked that album



Possibly Tales Of A Librarian compilation for starters. That covers a selection of songs (some even slightly reworked in their remasterings) from Little Earthquakes through to To Venus And Back albums.

Then perhaps pushing a little more recent into her catalogue, I would strongly recommend Scarlet's Walk personally as her strongest album of the last decade.

CHeers. I'll look out

Excellent. Just ordered

cicobuff;7475138

By the way, not to sound pedantic, but Little Earthquakes actually was … By the way, not to sound pedantic, but Little Earthquakes actually was her first album in 1992, followed by her second album Under The Pink in 1994.


Little Earthquakes was her first truly solo album - but technically it wasn't her first album - that was Y Kant Tori Read in 1988. Although it was more of a group based effort, it was mainly centred around her (and has her name in the group title) so I think it's fair to refer to that as her first album :thumbsup:

cicobuff;7476018

Possibly Tales Of A Librarian compilation for starters. That covers a … Possibly Tales Of A Librarian compilation for starters. That covers a selection of songs (some even slightly reworked in their remasterings) from Little Earthquakes through to To Venus And Back albums.


As far as compilations are concerned, I'd recommend Fade to Red rather than Librarian.

I always thought that the demise of the CD single - where Tori could put half her prolific output out on - actually caused a lack of quality control in Tori's later albums. It's often now a case of quantity rather than quality - weaker tracks that would have been on 3 or 4 CD singles for an album are now put on the album itself, leading to a fair number of filler tracks on her albums.

American Girl Posse was a classic example - there was a very good 12-track album in there, but buried amongst a lot of quite average track padding. It's why Tori albums are no longer "must haves" - I wait for deals like this one to buy her material so I don't feel quite so disappointed when about 1/3rd of the tracks aren't up to snuff.

Yes, I reckon "Little Earthquakes" was easily her best album to date and if you're looking for something Tori (or Kate)-like that gets close to that, then I'd recommend Charlotte Martin's "On Your Shore" (where she eerliy mimics Tori and Kate on several tracks and also does a definitive "Wild Horses" cover that's waaaay better than anything SuBo, Sarah McLachlan, Jewel or Sheryl Crow did with the song).

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Phil21;7476581

Little Earthquakes was her first truly solo album - but technically it … Little Earthquakes was her first truly solo album - but technically it wasn't her first album - that was Y Kant Tori Read in 1988. Although it was more of a group based effort, it was mainly centred around her (and has her name in the group title) so I think it's fair to refer to that as her first album :thumbsup:As far as compilations are concerned, I'd recommend Fade to Red rather than Librarian.



Fade to Red is a DVD video compilation of singles only though, whereas Tales is a broader selection of album songs and a couple of previous unreleased, rather than concentrating on radio hits.

I don't class Y Kant Tori Read in any of the same light as her debut solo album (so for me that is her first as her own singer songwriter, and as Tori Amos), it was a terrible exercise in Atlantic Records marketing her as a hair rock chick, but at least it was a pedestal for her to be able to convince what she really wanted to do all along, rock on the piano.

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rkl;7476593

I always thought that the demise of the CD single - where Tori could put … I always thought that the demise of the CD single - where Tori could put half her prolific output out on - actually caused a lack of quality control in Tori's later albums. It's often now a case of quantity rather than quality - weaker tracks that would have been on 3 or 4 CD singles for an album are now put on the album itself, leading to a fair number of filler tracks on her albums.



I would say for me, the demise of the CD single has not really had any effect on Tori's album length since Boys For Pele, all albums after that bar the double album Venus have all clocked in at over 60-70 mins.

As far as the filler songs are concerned, particularly in the earlier days, there are some gems of songs that were not included on albums that got released as B-Sides.

For me its more that I miss that element myself, the fact that everything is put out in one go, rather than excitingly waiting to hear an unheard track from the album of the times sessions with a CD single release.

However, Tori's singles particularly in the UK have lessened since 1998, whereby with the release of Chorgirl Hotel besides Spark the other releases you had to get on import. SInce then there has been very little promotion within the UK, ironically East West Records marketed her to start with in the UK because it was there where she was marketed to have success. Things swung around and labels have switched, and I think really she is just happy with an established audience.

Don't forget there's also her Christmas Album 'Midwinter Graces'. The first 3 songs on that album are these best IMHO. Love 'A Silent Night With You' :thumbsup:

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LoubyLou74;7480910

Don't forget there's also her Christmas Album 'Midwinter Graces'. The … Don't forget there's also her Christmas Album 'Midwinter Graces'. The first 3 songs on that album are these best IMHO. Love 'A Silent Night With You' :thumbsup:



Ahhemmm, her winter solstice album, I don't think Tori would want it being called a Christmas album :thumbsup:

cicobuff;7479835

Fade to Red is a DVD video compilation of singles only though, whereas … Fade to Red is a DVD video compilation of singles only though, whereas Tales is a broader selection of album songs and a couple of previous unreleased, rather than concentrating on radio hits.


But the radio hits comprise some of the best work :-D
It's certainly more listenable and less likely to scare anyone off is all I was thinking...

DIdn't realise it was DVD only actually. Along with Y Kant Tori Read, it's one of the few I don't have a physical copy of - just MP3s.
Must have been put together from albums by someone...

cicobuff;7479835

I don't class Y Kant Tori Read in any of the same light as her debut solo … I don't class Y Kant Tori Read in any of the same light as her debut solo album (so for me that is her first as her own singer songwriter, and as Tori Amos), it was a terrible exercise in Atlantic Records marketing her as a hair rock chick



Indeed, and as far as I am aware it's something she no longer acknowledges.
And rightly so, it's pretty terrible stuff :-D

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Phil21;7483511

But the radio hits comprise some of the best work :-DIt's certainly more … But the radio hits comprise some of the best work :-DIt's certainly more listenable and less likely to scare anyone off is all I was thinking...



Well, if someone wants a true representation of her, and a valid one then they should be comfortable with variety rather than what they term "listenable" in their ears, I am sure those interested in getting into more Tori Amos hasn't spoon fed their ears with bland noodlings such as Leona Lewis to need to feel "safe" :-D

For me there are some wonderful songs that were not released as singles. Tear In Your Hand, Baker Baker, Putting The Damage On, Liquid Diamonds, Juarez, I Can't See New York, Jamaica Inn, Smokey Joe, Abnormally Attracted To Sin...there's one song from each of her albums that are not radio hits that I personally think are corking!

Phil21;7483511

DIdn't realise it was DVD only actually. Along with Y Kant Tori Read, … DIdn't realise it was DVD only actually. Along with Y Kant Tori Read, it's one of the few I don't have a physical copy of - just MP3s.Must have been put together from albums by someone.



Must have been, it definitely was a DVD only release compilation of all her videos, I posted a deal on it on here about a year ago now, not sure of the price of it now, but worth hunting out




Phil21;7483511

Indeed, and as far as I am aware it's something she no longer … Indeed, and as far as I am aware it's something she no longer acknowledges.And rightly so, it's pretty terrible stuff :-D..



Yeah, according to wikipedia, Atlantic Records has honoured Tori Amos' request that no Y Kant Tori Read material be re-released, thank god! :-D

I really like 'Cool on Your Island' and 'The Etienne Trilogy' from the Y Kant Tori Read album.

cicobuff;7482015

Ahhemmm, her winter solstice album, I don't think Tori would want it … Ahhemmm, her winter solstice album, I don't think Tori would want it being called a Christmas album :thumbsup:



I know that, you know that, but for people that have never listened to her, calling it a Christmas album might make people more likely to try it :thumbsup:

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Ouch, back up to £17.99 now, expired.
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