Joining a growing trend, Tori Amos has taken the plunge into officially sanctioned live recordings, of which she plans to release six this year.

Joining a growing trend, Tori Amos has taken the plunge into officially sanctioned live recordings, of which she plans to release six this year. The Web site ToriAmosBootlegs.com has been established for the distribution of the double-disc sets, which will stem from recordings made on this spring's Original Sinsuality solo tour.

The first two discs will be available beginning Aug. 30 through the site, with pre-orders already being taken. Four additional "bootlegs" will be released sometime in the fall.

Of the first batch, one was recorded April 15 at Chicago's Auditorium Theatre, while the other is taken from an April 25 show at Los Angeles' Royce Hall Auditorium. Each includes performances of songs from Amos' most recent Epic release, "The Beekeeper," as well as favorites and rarities from her catalog.

Also featured is an interesting crop of covers, with the Chicago show yielding versions of Jim Croce's "Operator" and Joni Mitchell's "Circle Game," while the L.A. show features takes on Bon Jovi's "Livin' on a Prayer" and Jules Shear's "All Through the Night."

As previously reported, tonight Amos will open her Summer of Sin North American tour in Atlanta. The run, which also features performances by the Ditty Bops and the Like, closes Sept. 17 in Los Angeles

Here are the track lists for Amos' live discs:

Chicago-April 15, 2005
Disc one:
"Original Sinsuality"
"Father Lucifer"
"Mother Revolution"
"Yes, Anastacia"
"Apollo's Frock"
"Parasol"
"Mother"
"Operator"
"Circle Game"
"Cars and Guitars"

Disc two:
"Space Dog"
"Marianne"
"Barons of Suburbia"
"Cool on Your Island"
"The Beekeeper"
"Honey"
"Sweet the Sting"
"Cloud on My Tongue"
"Ribbons Undone"

Los Angeles-April 25, 2005
Disc one:
"Original Sinsuality"
"Silent All These Years"
"Parasol"
"Doughnut Song"
"Yes, Anastacia"
"Jamaica Inn"
"Cool on Your Island"
"Livin' on a Prayer*
"All Through the Night"

Disc two:
"Barons of Suburbia"
"Take to the Sky"
"Cloud on My Tongue"
"Ruby Through the Looking-Glass"
"The Beekeeper"
"Tear in Your Hand"
"Toast"
"Sweet the Sting"
"Twinkle"