Eagle to Release Tori Amos Live At Montreux 1991/1992

Tori Amos descended on the scene in the early ’90s brimming with newfound creativity, intelligence, sensitivity and an exacting literary bearing. Celebrated by critics and the public alike, that first spotlight was a heady time in the young singer/songwriter’s career. On September 30, 2008, Eagle Rock Entertainment, through its wholly-owned Eagle Eye Media subsidiary, will release Tori Amos Live At Montreux 1991/1992 on both CD (16 songs) and DVD (90 minutes, 19 songs) simultaneously sold separately [pre-book date September 10, DVD Retail Sales Price $14.98, CD Retail Sales price $13.98]. It is a rare glimpse into that initial breathy rush of a great artist’s ascendancy.

The ’91 gig came only months before her Little Earthquakes debut had catapulted her into an instant icon, the ’92 appearance shortly thereafter. The progression in both performance and audience receptivity is appreciable. Material includes most of her stellar debut but also tracks from her indie EPs and some notable covers (Led Zeppelin’s “Whole Lotta Love” and “Thank You” as well as Nirvana’s “Smells Like Teen Spirit”).

Tori Amos’ stark confessional style immediately garnered millions of young fans searching for some semblance of self in an all too imperfect world. Tori’s melodic sense, coupled with her unerring eye for the human foibles of a generation twice removed from the ’60s sensibilities of her influences, made for a uniquely special art. There was no, and is no, precedent for such a talent. Tori’s obliquely personal oeuvre digs down deep into such dramatic lyrical topics as sexuality, religion and personal tragedy. She touches that universal chord. It’s small wonder she became a major voice right from the outset of her career.

1991 DVD TRACK LISTING
1) Silent All These Years
2) Precious Things
3) China
4) Crucify
5) Leather
6) Song For Eric
7) Upside Down
8) Happy Phantom
9) Winter
10) Thank You

1992 DVD TRACK LISTING
11) Little Earthquakes
12) Crucify
13) Silent All These Years
14) Precious Things
15) Happy Phantom
16) Whole Lotta Love/Thank You
17) Me And A Gun
18) Winter
19) Smells Like Teen Spirit

CD TRACK LISTING
1991 show:
1) Silent All These Years
2) Precious Things
3) China
4) Crucify
5) Leather
6) Song For Eric
7) Upside Down
8) Happy Phantom
9) Winter
10) Thank You

1992 show:
11) Little Earthquakes
12) Precious Things
13) Whole Lotta Love/Thank You
14) Me And A Gun
15) Winter
16) Smells Like Teen Spirit

Eagle Rock Entertainment develops, acquires and produces music programming for a wide range of notable and high profile artists, which the company distributes on a worldwide basis. Eagle Rock Entertainment, Eagle Vision and Eagle Eye Media are wholly owned divisions of Eagle Rock Group, LTD.

Author: James McQuiston

Ph.D. in Political Science, Kent State University.

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