A new Tori Amos DVD/CD project called Welcome To Sunny Florida was released by Epic Records on May 18, 2004 in North America (U.S. and Canada). The release date in the U.K., Germany, and many other European countries was May 24, 2004. (The release was delayed one week in Europe to prevent availability issues.) France however did not see the official release unitl June 1, 2004. The Australian release date was June 21, 2004. You can see a photo of the cover to the right. Click on it to see it larger. Thanks to Martin who first found a scan of this cover on a press site for Sony Music in Germany. This page will gather the most relevant news items about this release.
Order Welcome To Sunny Florida!
You can now order Tori's upcoming DVD/CD called Welcome To Sunny Florida at Amazon.com in the U.S. If you order this release from Amazon using any Amazon link on The Dent, you will also be helping to support this web site. Thank you! Amazon.com actually has two listings for Welcome To Sunny Florida. The only difference between them is in how the DVD is packaged. The DVD is offered in DVD packaging (amaray box) or CD packaging (jewel case). (Click here to read more about the different ways DVDs are packaged.) The cover for the DVD packaging is more rectangular, but still otherwise the same except that the DVD logo is located in a different corner. Many thanks to Jim and Mike Gray for their help with this info.
Click here to order Welcome To Sunny Florida in DVD packaging (amaray box) at Amazon.com
Click here to order Welcome To Sunny Florida in CD packaging (jewel box) at Amazon.com
Below you can find some online vendors in other places of the world where you can order the DVD/CD. Some of these vendors have two entries for the release (with the only difference being the type of packaging, DVD or CD) while others only offer one listing. Be sure to check the web site thoroughly to see what they are offering:
Folks in Canada can order the DVD/CD from Amazon.ca.
Toriphiles in the U.K. can order the DVD/CD from Amazon.co.uk (your purchase there will also help the Dent!), cd-wow.com (which is selling it at a great price), play.com or hmv.co.uk. (Thanks Mike Gray, Andrew Main, Paul Rackstraw and James McPhail.)
Australian Toriphiles can order Welcome To Sunny Florida from sanity.com.au. (Thanks Sarah!)
Toriphiles in Germany can order Welcome To Sunny Florida at www.bol.de or Amazon.de.
Toriphiles in France can order Welcome To Sunny Florida at Amazon.fr or fnac.com. (Thanks Tristan and Jeremy).
Swedish or Scandinavian Toriphiles can order Welcome To Sunny Florida from cdon.com.
Toriphiles in Switzerland can order Welcome To Sunny Florida from www.cede.ch. (Thanks Beat Kayser.)
Details about Welcome To Sunny Florida
Read Toriphile reviews of Welcome To Sunny Florida
Read an official email from Sonymusicemail.com about Welcome To Sunny Florida
Read the official U.K. press release for Welcome To Sunny Florida
The DVD includes live footage (18 songs) from the final show of Tori's Lottapianos tour, which took place on September 4, 2003 at the Sound Advice Theatre in West Palm Beach, FL. (You can read reviews for that show and see the complete set list here.) Not all the songs performed that night made it to the DVD. The following songs performed that evening in West Palm Beach did not make the cut for reasons we do not know:
Past The Mission - there is live version of Past The Mission used as background music for the tour yearbook included as a DVD extra.
The companion 6-track CD is called Scarlet's Hidden Treasures and includes some of the Scarlet's Walk b-sides as well as some previously unreleased songs.
Here are some of the hightlights of this release:
- Welcome to Sunny Florida is Tori's first concert DVD ever released commercially
- Contains over two hours of concert footage
- Scarlet's Hidden Treasures is the name of the companion CD which includes previously unreleased songs, one of which will be promoted to radio
- DVD Special Bonus Features include:
- Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround Sound
- PCM Stereo
- Full Length Interviews with behind the scenes footage
- Tour Yearbook of photos shown with a live version of Past The Mission as a background track.
- Lyrics For Scarlet's Hidden Treasures tracks
- Extensive press & TV to support release
- Loren Haynes conceived, produced and directed the DVD. He also shot all the hand held camera work behind and on stage and conducted the interviews. As you may remember, Loren Haynes shot the photos for Tori's To Venus and Back album and also shot, produced and directed the Bliss video.
- The Scarlet's Hidden Treasures CD is Text Enabled. If your CD player is Text capable, it will display the CD title as well as the track titles when you play this bonus CD. (Thanks Darrin.)
Here is the track listing/contents of both the DVD and the CD (along with the track lengths on the CD):
a sorta fairytale
Bells for Her
Take To The Sky
Cloud On My Tongue
I can't see New York
CD Selections (Scarlet's Hidden Treasures)
Ruby through the Looking-Glass - 4:54
Seaside - 3:24
Bug a Martini - 5:03
Apollo's Frock 8:14
Tombigbee - 4:27
Indian Summer - 7:40
Other news items about the new DVD/CD:
Some of these news items could contain obsolete information as they get older.
July 20, 2004 - WTSF debuts at #3 on the DVD music charts in Poland!
July 18, 2004 - A review of 'Welcome To Sunny Florida' in Word magazine in the U.K.
July 18, 2004 - A review of 'Welcome To Sunny Florida' in Classic Rock magazine in the U.K.
July 7, 2004 - A good review of 'Welcome To Sunny Florida' at dvdtalk.com
July 7, 2004 - Reviews of 'Welcome To Sunny Florida' from the Italian magazines MUSICA! and TUTTO MUSICA
June 27, 2004 - Review of WTSF from The Age newspaper in Australia
June 17, 2004 - Latest sales figures for Tori's albums at Billboard.com
June 11, 2004 - The chart position for 'Welcome To Sunny Florida' in Italy
June 6, 2004 - WTSF review from David Atlanta Magazine
June 4, 2004 - Review of WTSF from the The Buffalo News
June 3, 2004 - 'Welcome To Sunny Florida' debuts at #1 on the U.K. Music DVD and Video chart and at #2 on the U.S. Music Video chart!
June 3, 2004 - Review of 'Welcome To Sunny Florida' in the UK Times
June 3, 2004 - Australian Toriphiles can pre-order 'Welcome To Sunny Florida' at Sanity.com.au
May 28, 2004 - The release date for WTSF in France is June 1, 2004
May 28, 2004 - 'Welcome To Sunny Florida' will be released in Australia on Monday, June 21, 2004
May 28, 2004 - Reviews/Impressions of Tori's new DVD/CD 'Welcome To Sunny Florida'
May 27, 2004 - A report from the London, U.K. screening of 'Welcome To Sunny Florida'
May 27, 2004 - A report from the San Francisco, CA screening of 'Welcome To Sunny Florida'
May 25, 2004 - Review of 'Welcome To Sunny Florida' at Billboard.com
May 23, 2004 - Read a review of 'Welcome To Sunny Florida' at chokingonpopcorn.com
May 21, 2004 - Great new 'Welcome To Sunny Florida' content at yessaid.com and hereinmyhead.com
May 21, 2004 - The editing of Professional Widow on WTSF
May 21, 2004 - Short review of WTSF at Rollingstone.com
May 19, 2004 - Tori's new DVD/CD 'Welcome To Sunny Florida' is available in stores now for North American fans!
May 18, 2004 - See scans of the entire WTSF DVD Amaray box
May 15, 2004 - Scans of the 'Welcome To Sunny Florida' discs
May 13, 2004 - Read the lyrics to the songs on Scarlet's Hidden Treasures at Toriphoria!
May 13, 2004 - A report from the Atlanta, GA screening of 'Welcome To Sunny Flroida'
May 13, 2004 - Radio station CD101 in Columbus, OH is giving away copies of 'Welcome to Sunny Florida'
May 11, 2004 - Exciting details about the newly designed Tori Store!
May 11, 2004 - Sony Music email about 'Welcome To Sunny Florida'
May 11, 2004 - Screening for 'Welcome To Sunny Florida' in San Francisco, CA on May 17, 2004!
May 11, 2004 - Toriamos.com now points to the new 'Welcome To Sunny Florida' themed site!
May 6, 2004 - Official U.K. press release for 'Welcome To Sunny Florida' reveals new facts, including pre-release screenings of the DVD being held in the U.K.!
May 1, 2004 - Pre-release DVD screening of 'Welcome To Sunny Florida' for Atlanta area Toriphiles!
April 30, 2004 - Amazon.com updates their Welcome To Sunny Florida listings to include cover art; Pre-order your copy now!
April 29, 2004 - The U.S. release date for 'Welcome To Sunny Florida' is still May 18, 2004!
April 28, 2004 - Welcome To Sunny Florida News: Release date in France and pre-order in Germany
April 27, 2004 - Listen to 30 second clips of all the songs on the Scarlet's Hidden Treasures CD at sonymusicstore.com!
April 21, 2004 - The likely cover for 'Welcome To Sunny Florida'!
April 16, 2004 - The track lengths for Scarlet's Hidden Treasures
April 15, 2004 - Tori's Epic web site mentions Welcome To Sunny Florida
April 8, 2004 - Tori upcoming DVD ''Welcome To Sunny Florida" covered by Billboard.com and LiveDaily.com
April 5, 2004 - The U.S. release date is confirmed by Ryan Seacrest on his show
April 2, 2004 - The U.S. release date for 'Welcome To Sunny Florida' will be pushed back to May 18, 2004
April 2, 2004 - Welcome To Sunny Florida is posted to Amazon.fr and fattvideos.com
March 16, 2004 - Additional comments about Tori's upcoming DVD/CD from Musictap.net
March 12, 2004 - News from Scandinavian based cdon.com
March 11, 12004 - Musictap.net first breaks the news about 'Welcome To Sunny Florida'