Amos Handpicks 'Tales' For Atlantic Collection
Tori Amos has sifted through her Atlantic back catalog to pick the tracks that will comprise her first best-of compilation. The 20-track "Tales of a Librarian" is set for a Nov. 18 release and will coTori Amos has sifted through her Atlantic back catalog to pick the tracks that will comprise her first best-of compilation. The 20-track "Tales of a Librarian" is set for a Nov. 18 release and will come packaged as a two-disc set with a bonus DVD.
In addition to songs chosen from throughout Amos' six-album stay on Atlantic Records, the artist has written two new songs for the set: "Angels" and "Snow Cherries From France." She also re-recorded two 1992 b-sides -- "Mary" and "Sweet Dreams" -- and revisited the rest of the songs on "Tales of a Librarian" in the studio, "reconditioning" them from the original multi-track masters.
Among the older tracks featured are "Precious Things," "Playboy Mommy," "Spark," "God," "Cornflake Girl," "Baker Baker," "Winter," "Tear in Your Hand" and "Silent All These Years."
The bonus DVD features live material recorded earlier this month during the soundcheck to the Orlando finale of her Lottapianos tour with Ben Folds. Renditions of "Pretty Good Year," "Northern Lad" and "Honey" are featured, alongside audio remixes of "Putting the Damage On" and "Mr. Zebra" in 5.1 surround sound.
Amos' last studio album, 2002's "Scarlet's Walk," was her first on Epic Records. The set debuted at No. 7 on The Billboard 200 and has sold 537,000 copies in the U.S., according to Nielsen SoundScan.