The official press release from Epic Records about Tori's new 2002 album, Scarlet's Walk, was released on July 23, 2002. You can read it below. This was also the main press release that announced that Tori was now signed to Epic Records. This press release was found online at biz.yahoo.com:
Tuesday July 23, 11:00 am Eastern Time
SOURCE: Epic Records
A Signing of Epic Proportions
Tori Amos' Scarlet's Walk to Begin October 29th
NEW YORK, July 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Epic Records is pleased to announce the signing of Tori Amos, one of the most celebrated and respected artists of the last decade. Tori is a unique talent whose distinctive voice and thought provoking songs have mesmerized and inspired a generation of fans throughout the world. She represents a proud addition to the Epic Records family.
Scarlet's Walk, her Epic Records debut, may very well be her most inviting release to date. It is a sonic novel of sorts which takes the listener on an aural journey of America's recent and not-so-recent past. As the story moves from coast to coast, questions are asked and notions are challenged with each song representing a specific stop along the way. In the middle of it all roams Scarlet, "... who may be the land and may be a person and may be a trail of blood" (Neil Gaiman).
The disc was self-produced and recorded in Cornwall, England (the same studio as several of her other releases). It features performances by her long-time collaborators Jon Evans on bass and Matt Chamberlain (Bowie, Fiona Apple) on drums. The record's first single "A Sorta Fairytale" will be serviced to radio in mid-September. In support of the album, Tori will embark on a headlining tour of the United States this fall with international dates to follow.
Worldwide, Tori's critically acclaimed discography includes the 1992 multi-platinum breakthrough album Little Earthquakes and 1994's Under The Pink, as well as the platinum successes Boys For Pele, From The Choirgirl Hotel and To Venus and Back. Her most recent "reinterpretations" record, Strange Little Girls, is certified gold. For her work she has received eight Grammy Nominations.
Scarlet's Walk will be available in stores October 29, 2002.
SOURCE: Epic Records