Live X III - R.A.I.N.N. Songs

Updated July 26, 1997

The following email and photos of the album cover and CD are from Sarah Harlan, and I truly thank her!

Radio station 99X (WNNX) in Atlanta released their third cd compilation July 22, 1997, which included exclusive songs that were recorded in Atlanta by various acts for their show "Live X" (except for Tori's entry). The 14-track CD was called "Live X III - R.A.I.N.N. Songs." It sold for $14.95 and was only available at Blockbuster Music stores in the Atlanta area. Proceeds from the album went to RAINN's Campus Outreach program."Silent All These Years" was the first track on the CD, and was taken from her RAINN concert in New York last January (and was the same as the live version on the 1997 SATY U.S. single.) There were only 10,000 CDs made, and they are probably as hard to find right now as an original Y Kant Tori Read CD! Last I heard this release had raised over $82,000 for RAINN.

i will give you direct quotes from the cd coverlet

the first page has this information:

Somewhere in America a woman is raped every 2 minutes according to the U.S Department of Justice

Over half of all rape victims are assaulted by someone they know-approximately 28% by husbands or boyfriends, 35% by acquaintances and 5% by other relatives.

The Rape Abuse and Incest National Network (RAINN), in cooperation with more than 600 rape crisis centers, operates the only national toll-free hotline for survivors of sexual assault. When survivors call 1-800-956-HOPE, they are immediately connected to a trained counselor at the rape crisis center closest to them. Now, for the first time, survivors have access to free confidential help 24 hours a day, everyday, from anywhere in America. Since this non-profit organization was created in 1994 with grants from Atlantic Records and Warner Music Group, RAINN has helped more than 150,000 survivors of sexual assault.

Tori Amos, herself a survivor of sexual assault, co-founded RAINN and serves as chair of RAINN's advisory board. Tori's music is a part of her own healing process, and as a result has prompted many survivors to deal with their own painful past. She felt a responsibility to ensure that these survivors had the support they needed, which is why she began the RAINN hotline.

Net proceeds from the sale of Live X 111 RAINN Songs will g o directly to RAINN's national Campus Outreach Program to raise awareness on college campuses about the issue of rape as well as the availability of the 24-hour RAINN hotline

the net page goes like this:

One in two rape victims is under age 18; one in six is under age 12.

One in every four rapes takes place in a public area

Tori Amos was one of the first artists to preform a 99X Live X in 1994 at the purple dragon recording studios. " Silent All These Years" is a timeless masterpiece that defines the trauma of abuse. Net proceeds from Live X 111 will directly benefit RAINN ( Rape, Abuse, Incest National Network), an organization co-funded by Tori.

In 1994-1995, only 251,560 rapes and sexual assaults were reported to law enforcement officials- less than one in every three.

on the back it has

An overwhelming majority of rape service agencies believe that public education about rape and expanded counseling and advocacy services for rape victims would be effective in increasing the willingness of victims to report rapes to the police.

The following information was posted to all the Tori mailing lists by Nadyne Mielke.

Atlanta radio station 99X (WNNX) has released a CD entitled "Live X 3: RAINN Songs". The songs on it:

Tori Amos: Silent All These Years
Goo Goo Dolls: Name
Dave Matthews Band: Satellite
Melissa Etheride: I Want to Come Over
Better than Ezra: Desperately WAnting
Joan Osborne: Ladder
Paul Westerberg: Love Untold
Tracy Chapman: Fast Car
Jars of Clay: Flood
Dishwalla: Counting Blue Cars
Jewel: You Were Meant for Me
Bush: Comedown
Barenaked Ladies: The Old Apartment
Fleming & John: Love Songs

All the tracks -except the Tori track- are from 99X Live X performances. The Tori track is the one from the Lifetime special, same as the track on the SATY '97 [1] release. I guess technically this isn't new material, but hey . . . it's Tori, and the net proceeds from the album go to RAINN's Campus Outreach program. It's a good cause, plus the other tracks are pretty damn good [2].

The cover artwork was created by "pop art icon" [3] Peter Max. The CD case itself is kinda like a jewel case, but it's not clear plastic. Instead, the edges are black plastic, and the cover is cardboard. (I'm probably not describing this very well. It's not that annoying "eco-pack" that isn't the right size and falls apart too easily, but it's still mostly cardboard.)....

[1] Or '77 ;)

[2] I *love* the version of "Fast Car" on here. :)

[3] I didn't give him the moniker "pop art icon".[a] That's what the little magazine, the "99Xpress", called him.

[a] In fact, I have no clue who he is.

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