Trent Titmarsh sent me an official press release about Tales Of A Librarian from Warner Music Australia. TOAL was released in Australia on December 1, 2003.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
NOVEMBER 28, 2003
TORI AMOS TELLS HER "TALES OF A LIBRARIAN" -
FIRST-EVER COMPILATION FEATURES NEW RECORDINGS
AND "RECONDITIONED" CLASSICS;
COLLECTOR'S EDITION DVD VERSION FEATURES 2003 LIVE RECORDINGS,
PHOTO GALLERIES, SURROUND SOUND AUDIO TRACKS
WSM/Atlantic Records has announced the release today of "TALES OF A LIBRARIAN: A TORI AMOS COLLECTION." Amos' first-ever compilation arrives in stores this week amidst a flurry of international activity from the multiple Grammy Award-nominated artist. The two-disc, CD/DVD collection was produced by Amos and includes songs which span her Atlantic career.
Amos is slated for a series of high-profile US TV appearances to herald the release of "TALES OF A LIBRARIAN." On Wednesday, November 26th, she performed on ABC-TV's LIVE With Regis and Kelly. Monday, December 1st will see Tori appearing on NBC-TV's The Tonight Show With Jay Leno, followed by a Wednesday, December 3rd visit to CBS-TV's The Late Late Show With Craig Kilborn. The next day, Thursday, December 4th, Amos will perform on the nationally syndicated The Sharon Osbourne Show.
A newly redesigned www.toriamos.com site was launched this week to coincide with the arrival of "TALES OF A LIBRARIAN." In addition, Tori recently performed live in a London studio for America Online's popular Sessions @ AOL series. An airdate for the session will be announced shortly. Tori's new video, for the song "Mary," was premiered as an exclusive, high-profile "See First" promotion that ran on both the MSN and Windows Media websites. Listening party events were launched this week on AOL, RealOne, and MusicMatch services.
On Tuesday, November 18th, a truly unique promotion kicked off at www.atlantic-rocks.com, where Amos fans can enter to win an exclusive Accoutrements Librarian Action Figure, personally autographed by Tori herself. Contest entries will be accepted online through Thursday, December 18th.
Described by Amos as a musical "autobiography," "TALES OF A LIBRARIAN" documents a remarkable career spanning over a decade. The audio CD features 20 classic songs, including "Precious Things," "Playboy Mommy," "Spark," "God," "Cornflake Girl," "Baker Baker," "Winter," "Tear In Your Hand," and of course, "Silent All These Years." Amos has personally revisited and "reconditioned" the original material, retooling the multi-track recordings to offer a new perspective on some of her most beloved songs.
In addition, "TALES OF A LIBRARIAN" will include a pair of brand-new songs - "Angels" and "Snow Cherries From France" - as well as newly recorded renditions of two ultra-rare B-sides - "Mary" (originally found on the European "Crucify" CD single) and "Sweet Dreams" (from 1992's limited edition "Winter" CD).
As sequenced by Amos, the songs - which Amos has always considered to be her children - form a unique personal narrative and a breathtaking view of an extraordinary body of work.
The Collector's Edition DVD version features songs recorded live earlier this month during sound check of the final show of Amos' summer 2003 North American tour. Performances include "Pretty Good Year," "Northern Lad," and "Honey." The DVD also includes audio remixes of "Putting the Damage On" and "Mr. Zebra" - from the album "BOYS FOR PELE" - which, like the three live performance tracks, were specially mixed for the DVD in surround sound. Accompanying the two audio tracks are images that visually chronicle Amos' career.
Unquestionably one of the most acclaimed and influential artists of the modern era, Tori Amos first captured the world's attention in 1992 with her classic solo debut, the RIAA double-platinum certified "LITTLE EARTHQUAKES." Each consecutive Atlantic Records collection of original Amos material that followed has been certified platinum or better by the RIAA - "UNDER THE PINK" (1994), "BOYS FOR PELE" (1996), "FROM THE CHOIRGIRL HOTEL" (1998), and "TO VENUS AND BACK" (1999).