Read a review of The Beekeeper from the February 26, 2005 edition of the Yorkshire Evening Post in the U.K. It was given 3-stars.
Thanks to BarbaraKirk for sending this to The Dent:
If you have ever had your heart cruelly snapped in two, then a little bit of Tori Amos's music won't do you any harm. She sings about emotions and relationships with such drama and feeling and about the good and bad that comes with them that you can't help but draw some empathetic warmth from them.
Recorded and self-produced in her remote UK studio in Cornwall, the album boasts collaborations with musicians from all over the world. On the song The Power of Orange Knickers (which my boyfriend, unfairly I think, labelled as being hippy wailing), she teams up with Irish talent Damien Rice. Then there are the gospel choirs and Afro-Cuban drums and vintage organs.
Lyrically, it's obvious that Tori is the daughter of a clergyman. In this new offering there is mention of 'original sin', 'seed' and, of course, 'the other woman'. These topics are the bread and butter of her music and I don't know if it's because I was raised as a Catholic myself, but I really enjoyed this album.
By Alison Bellamy