Tori was interviewed on the show Tech Live on the Tech TV network in the U.S. on Thursday, November 13, 2003 at 8:00PM ET. (It was repeated a few times again on the following day, November 14, 2003.) I now have a transcript of this appearance!
Many thanks to Tori Mazur for sending me a transcript of this interview.
Chris Leary (anchor for Tech Live): The turbulence in the music industry has left many scratching their heads and asking 'Well how are we gonna sell records?". As Tori Amos suggested to our Kris Kosach, it's all about giving the fan something different.
Kris Kosach (voice over footage of video/images from DVD soundcheck/etc.): Tori Amos, an artist known for haunting melodies and now her latest, Songs From the Librarian . This is no ordinary Best Of...
Tori (via satellite in front of a night time London backdrop): There are two discs. You get an audio disc with 20 songs, the DVD has songs that we recorded at the last show".
KK: All mixed in surround sound. Tori says fans should have the chance to get the same experience listening to her music, as she does in the studio...
Tori: You could really hear the quality that I hear when I'm in the control room. It's um, it's other-worldly, really.
KK: Tori says she's capturing a moment for all eternity.
Tori (again via satellite, but this time in front of a daytime London backdrop - and she's facing slightly the opposite direction, as though this wasa separate interview segment): Boy oh Boy. I'd love to have a CD from a Roman woman when Rome had been at its Zenith, but I sure would want to hear that today.
KK: Hidden goodies in the disc? Yes, but not of the Easter egg variety...
Tori: (back to the night time set): There's kind of a hidden sub text going on for those people who like wordplay and um, hidden meanings and references. And I have this fantasy about being a librarian. I'm building my own little library in Cornwall, England. Just in case everybody throws their computers out the window, which I think would be poetic.
KK: Poetry from the poet herself. Now, this is the first ever compilation of Tori's work and it hits stores November the 18th. Always a Tuesday, Chris.
CL: Cool. Where was that live stuff from?
KK: Good question. That was shot during her last tour, actually in September. That was part of her soundcheck and it is Very intimate. There's 5 songs like that. You should check it out.
Notes from Mikewhy:
The live stuff on the bonus DVD was taped during the soundcheck of her Tori's last 2003 concert, which was in West Palm Beach, FL on September 4, 2003. Thanks to Ali for his with this report.