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Review of Tales Of A Librarian at
November 29, 2003

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There is an album review of Tales Of A Librarian at, which also appears in November 29, 2003 issue of Billboard Magazine.

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You can read the review online at or below. Thanks to Stuart LaRosa for bringing this to my attention!

Album Title: Tales of a Librarian
Producer(s): Tori Amos
Genre: POP
Label/Catalog Number: Atlantic 83658
Release Date: Nov. 18
Source: Billboard Magazine
Originally Reviewed: November 29, 2003

Tori Amos is playing fairy godmother, delivering an early Yuletide gift to her fans. Twenty of them, actually, wrapped up in a greatest-hits album and topped off with a bonus DVD. Among the requisite favorites are the career-defining "Cornflake Girl," "Precious Things" and "God." Amos enhances the collection by subtly retouching each track, adding an echo to a vocal here ("Crucify"), a backdrop of strings or tempo alteration there ("Jackie's Strength"). We are also treated to the previously unreleased "Snow Cherries From France" and "Angels," as well as rerecorded versions of rarities "Mary" and "Sweet Dreams." A vamped-up "Professional Widow" will please her dancefloor fans. Unfortunately, her innovative covers ("Smells Like Teen Spirit," "Angie") did not make the cut. But we thank her all the same.—CLT

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