Thanks to Woj and Megan for emailing me about this. You can now find a full press release from Sony Music Entertainment about Tori's new album called The Beekeeper. This is obviously the source of information for the MTV.com and USA Today stories I reported on earlier. You can read the press release, which includes quotes from Tori about the album, at biz.yahoo.com and prnewswire.com. The press release verifies the album release date of February 22, 2005, as well as the song titles, Sweet the Sting, Sleeps with Butterflies, and Ribbons Undone. It also states that Tori "incorporates vintage organs, Afro-Cuban drums and Gospel choirs, working once again with longtime partners, drummer Matt Chamberlain and bassist Jon Evans."
Here is the full press release about The Beekeeper:
Tori Amos Readies New Album The Beekeeper
Acclaimed Artist to Publish First Book Entitled Tori Amos: Piece by Piece
NEW YORK, Oct. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- It has been over two years since musical force Tori Amos has brought new music to her ever-growing foundation of dedicated fans. On February 22nd Tori Amos will unveil two exciting projects- a new CD entitled The Beekeeper and her first book Tori Amos: Piece by Piece, co-written with journalist Ann Powers.
Currently, Tori is putting the finishing touches on The Beekeeper, which she's recording and self-producing in her UK studio Martian Engineering. On songs like "Sweet the Sting," "Sleeps with Butterflies," and "Ribbons Undone," Tori incorporates vintage organs, Afro-Cuban drums and Gospel choirs, working once again with longtime partners, drummer Matt Chamberlain and bassist Jon Evans.
Tori Amos explains, "The Beekeeper is musically inspired by the fact that the piano has realized that she has an organ. With my right hand on her organ and my left hand on her piano keys, I have been changed by the relationship between these two beautiful creatures, the Bosendorfer piano and the B3 Hammond organ."
In the book Tori Amos: Piece by Piece co-penned with writer Ann Powers, the usually private Tori gives a rare inside look into many intimacies of her life as both a private individual and a very public performing musician. The book, published by Broadway Books (a division of Random House), will be released on February 8th. On Thursday, February 24, Tori and Ann will make a special appearance at the 92nd Street Y in New York City.
Tori Amos, whose career skyrocketed with the release of the 1992 multi- platinum breakthrough Little Earthquakes, has led the charge in rejuvenating the era of the female singer songwriter. With worldwide record sales topping 12 million and multiple Grammy nominations, Tori continues to be one of the most intriguing and respected artists of our time.
Source: Sony Music Entertainment