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A sorta fairytale [Single-CD]

Tori Amos Audio CD
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great B side May 15 2004
By Rygel
Format:Audio CD
I actually have the import version of this, which has the same B sudes, but no regular version of "A Sorta Fairytale" or ultimeadia. However, I quite enjoy the B sides.
The 101 Mix of "A Sorta Fairytale" sounds almost identical to the orginal addition of the songs, but it adds some extra beats which change the sound of the song a little, but not dramatically.
"Operation Peter Pan" is really a gem. It has no piano unfortunately, but still features Tori's beautiful voice and the soothing aucoustic guitar. The back cover tells you what the song is about. Although this B side is short, it's still great.
I'd say go on ebay to find this single. The price is very high here for only two B-sides and a multi-media and should be easier to find on ebay for less cash.
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3.0 out of 5 stars where's scarlet's story? June 26 2003
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
WONDERFUL versions of Sorta Fairytale, and Operation Peter Pan was beautiful. I wondered where track 4, scarlett's story went though. I was really looking forward to listening to it. It is alright, though. I guess it was an artistic statement/
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5.0 out of 5 stars A Sorta Great Single! :) April 4 2003
Format:Audio CD
I just received my copy from Amazon on Thursday and I really like it. I love "A Sorta Fairytale" (3:58) but wish that the edit hadn't been so poorly done. You can tell where the track has been chopped. The "101 Mix" (3:58) is good and has more of an echoing voice sound as well as different instrumentation. The track "Operation Peter Pan" (1:45) is a very good song though it is rather short. On the back sleeve of the single, where the track listing would normally be, there is this little note from Tori:
"Operation Peter Pan spanned from 1960-1962 whereby over 14,000 children were sent away from their families in Cuba, some never to reunite again. Pan Am took the children to Miami, Florida, "Never-Never Land", and the children became known as the "Peter Pans". I wrote this song for my daughter, and it is sung for all the daughters and mothers, fathers and brothers who felt this pain of separation all because of governments and their politics."
The multimedia track "A Scarlet Story" (1:45) is Tori's Voice talking over a slide show of the pictures from her album while "A Sorta Fairytale" plays in the background. I have both versions of "Scarlet's Walk", the limited edition box set and the standard CD.
I read ...that the next single will be "Taxi Ride" and I'm very happy about that. I absolutely love that song and feel it is one of the best from the album. The site said that the song would have a "radio edit" and I downloaded that version from there but can't tell any difference. It's the same length as the original. That's good too because the original is 4:00 and that's prety normal for radio play anyways.
"A Sorta Fairytale" is a great single and is worth having for the multimedia track and "Operation Peter Pan". Order your copy today and don't forget that the DVD single of "A Sorta Fairytale" will become available April 8, 2003!
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4.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful voice, beautiful songs Dec 19 2002
Format:Audio CD
For some odd reason, Sony Canada decided to give us, Canadians, this single (which is the exact same format as the overseas single). This rarely happens! Our singles market is like the UK's, but our singles are usually different than the Brits' singles. Anyhow, I saw this cd in a music store in my home city for a good price, so I decided to give it a chance. I'm sure glad I did! I had heard of Tori before, but her music never really grabbed my attention. For no clear reason, this single seemed interesting to me. When I listened to it at home, I was almost put into a trance. This heavenly voice sang to me with such grace and ease, I began to regret not exploring Tori's music a long time ago. There's an undeniable purity about Tori's voice and music. The way she sings and composes a song is done with simplicity and a lot of soul. No frills, just music that is beautiful and delivered with ease. As you may have already guessed, "Scarlet's Walk" is on my wish list!
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Format:Audio CD
I love Tori Amos and I was never disappointed with any CD of hers I purchased...until now. This single contains three musical selections: two versions of "a sorta fairytale" and a non-album track called "Operation Peter Pan." The non-album song (which is an okay song and the only reason to buy this single) runs about a minute and a half--so it's not really worth the money.
The versions of "a sorta fairytale" on this CD are both subpar. Both songs are trimmed down versions of the album version of the song, with the 101 mix varying only slightly in instrumentation from the regular single version. The worst part of these edited versions is that important lyrics and moods are altered or completely eliminated, therefore undercutting the beautiful meaning of the song. To boot, the edit is so bad that the listener can actually tell where the song was sliced and diced...it's so painfully obvious that there is more to the song than was is delivered on this CD. I have my doubts that Tori Amos ever approved of these versions of "a sorta fairytale." She is such a perfectionist, and this single just stinks. It's tough to imagine Tori lowering her standards to this level.
The CD "Scarlet's Walk" is a wonderful CD and I recommend that whole-heartedly. But you can skip this CD altogether. You are not missing a thing.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Another "gotta have it" Tori CD single
I don't really even consider buying CD-Singles for any artist other than Tori Amos. A Sorta Fairytale is another in a long line of incredible Amos singles. Read more
Published on Dec 4 2002 by Daniel Jolley
5.0 out of 5 stars Tori's music makes me happy
Sorry if tori is not for you, but those who are in to her are LOYAL, like me. She is interesting, writes her own lyrics, plays her own piano and I simply love listening to her. Read more
Published on Nov. 23 2002 by Susie J
1.0 out of 5 stars Junk
I haven't heard any of her other material, so I'm not gonna sit here and judge tori herself as an artist.I'm just going to say that this song is a boring piece of junk. Read more
Published on Nov. 9 2002 by Beautiful
5.0 out of 5 stars 101 Sorta Fairytale
Very good single. I can't wait to get her latest release. The 101 is an exceptionally good mix and surpasses the album version. Read more
Published on Nov. 5 2002 by Mozo
5.0 out of 5 stars Tori strikes again
Unlike artists like Jewel, whose music stales after three albums, Tori just keeps on hittin' the brilliance out. Wonderful. Read more
Published on Nov. 1 2002
5.0 out of 5 stars Tori Amos Definitely Picks Up Where Kate Bush Left Off
I love them both. And this new single is nothing short of what I'd expect from Tori, but I am surprise (and pleased) to hear her step back into a more mellowed approach,... Read more
Published on Oct. 31 2002 by "sktoy"
5.0 out of 5 stars A return to earlier form
I love Tori Amos. She is by far my favorite artist of all time. Her music is a constant source of inspiration for me. Read more
Published on Oct. 26 2002 by Erica Anderson
3.0 out of 5 stars pretty good single
pretty good, as far as singles go. the two edits of a sorta fairytale sound pretty similar, but the operation peter pan b-side is worth the money. Read more
Published on Oct. 22 2002 by Serena Witzke
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