Before I purchased this collection I had only one Tori Amos CD in my collection. I had her second album, Under the Pink. Of course I was just getting used to the Tori phenomenon and had not really developed a taste for her music. Once I had added this to my library, I was forever changed. Even though that sounds pretty cheesy, and is, it is true. Every song, from "Precious Things" to "Snow Cherries From France," was in my opinion...a big hit. The tempermental remix of "Professional Widow" and the heart wrenching ballad, "Me and A Gun," to the great hits, "Cornfalke Girl," and "Spark." All of the songs were unique and crazy, wierd and brilliant, awesome and memorable. Every time I go to put in a CD I always choose this one, because it includes most of her best works from when she was with Atlantic records, (which means that the collection excluded any tracks from Scarlet's Walk). The special bonus DVD wasn't even the best part, like I thought it was going to be! Since then, I have collected oh so much more in an attempt to really gain a better understanding of the redhead behind the music, and have been much better off for doing so.
This collection is a 2-Disc set, the first is a brown embossed 20 track CD with many songs from her career: "Precious Things, Angels(new), Silent All These Years, Winter, Mary, Crucify, Cornflake Girl, Bliss, Playboy Mommy, Way Down, Spark, God, Mr. Zebra, Professional Widow Remix, Me And A Gun, Baker Baker, Tear In Your Hand, Sweet Dreams, Jackie's Strength, etc...)The second is a pink embossed DVD with special sound check footage of the last concert of her most recent tour, the same concert which has recently appeared on the Welcome To Sunny Florida Concert DVD. The DVD also contains some other extras, animated menues, and interesting live recordings.
Tori Amos is the most incredible artist that I have ever heard and this collection is a great testament to her popular works. Pick one up today!