- Audio CD (Nov. 17 2009)
- Number of Discs: 1
- Format: Single, Maxi
- Label: Atlantic
- ASIN: B000002JII
- Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars See all reviews (23 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #101,749 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)
|1. Talula (Tornado Album Version)|
|2. Samurai (Previously Unavailable)|
|3. Frog On My Toe (Previously Unavailable)|
|4. London Girls (Previously Unavailable)|
|5. Talula (BT's Synethasia Mix)|
The opening remix of Talula is superior, although only slightly distinquishable from the original, it punctuates the song in the right moments and adds a rollicking beat.
"Samurai" is a scattered and trailing offering at best. Tori sounds as if she is scatting/making up the song along the way. The song has jazzy and bouncy piano backup, and it interplays nicely with the bass riff - but the content of the song refuses to allow the song to transcend to anything other than a curious improvisation.
"Frog On My Toe" is the best B-side on this single and is the only track that deems this single as purchaseable. It starts out clever, and slightly ironic mention of the track title frog, but then ventures off into a tribute to a grandfather who offers the tragic life advice "to have the grace to be a lady with disgrace." However, this song once again just trails and even though the content is poignant enough for it to be a good track, it never finds the right hook or bridge to lift the song from its rambling.
"London Girls" is a short folksy track that wins you over despite its cutesy stereotypical content. It is the only B-side on this single that actually has song structure, but that also makes it the most predictable, which is hardly a quality that can be found in Tori's best music. This track is charming, but little else.
Had Tori taken the time to actually write these songs they would have turned out to be excellent tracks. However, they reek of being unfinished and are clearly songs that she started for "Boys For Pele" but then discarded for other ideas.Read more ›