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A sorta fairytale [Single-CD]
First single lifted from her 2002 album, 'Scarlet's Walk'. Four non-LP tracks, 'Sorta Fairytale' (Route 101 Mix), 'Operation Peter Pan', 'Sorta Fairytale' (Original Single Version) & 'A Scarlet Story'. Sony.
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"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!
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.
the title song 'a sorta fairytale' is definitely convincing, the kind of tune that gets stuck in your head and will. not. go. away. note that neither the 101 Mix nor the Single version are the same as the (Scalet's Walk) album track, which includes a full new verse.
the b-side 'operation peter pan' is an extremely fair &sweet little song, with only tori vocals and (surprise!) acoustic guitar (yes, no piano), &if it sounds like a lullaby to you, that's because it is. (take a careful peek at the liner-notes for an official "tori statement").
finally, the multimedia track is a short 320x240 quicktime clip, with a polaroid-styled slide-show going on while you can listen to tori talking about the album/song concept, with ASF as the background music: a pretty thing, overall, and I guess you shouldn't expect much from a CD single multimedia component -- however, I would've preferred something better conspicuous, like the full ASF video, for instance.
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I actually have the import version of this, which has the same B sudes, but no regular version of "A Sorta Fairytale" or ultimeadia. Read morePublished on May 15 2004 by Rygel
WONDERFUL versions of Sorta Fairytale, and Operation Peter Pan was beautiful. I wondered where track 4, scarlett's story went though. Read morePublished on June 26 2003
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! Read morePublished on Dec 19 2002 by Adam Teak Lagowski
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 morePublished on Dec 4 2002 by Daniel Jolley
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 morePublished on Nov. 23 2002 by Susie J
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 morePublished on Nov. 9 2002 by Beautiful
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 morePublished on Nov. 5 2002 by Mozo
Unlike artists like Jewel, whose music stales after three albums, Tori just keeps on hittin' the brilliance out. Wonderful. Read morePublished on Nov. 1 2002
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 morePublished on Oct. 31 2002