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Abnormally Attracted To Sin [Deluxe Edition] Deluxe Edition

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  • Audio CD (May 19 2009)
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Format: Deluxe Edition
  • Label: Universal Music Canada
  • ASIN: B001Y44EY4
  • In-Print Editions: Audio CD  |  LP Record
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars 7 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #49,596 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)
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Deluxe two disc (CD/DVD) edition includes a bonus DVD that contains visualettes to 16 of the album's songs directed by Christian Lamb. 2009 album from the acclaimed songstress. Abnormally Attracted To Sin is a treasure. An elaborate feast made from home-grown stock, offered up to a generation fed on small meals made with cheap ingredients. The album has a typically detailed and wide sound, dominated by dark, rich reds and hints of silver. The mood is dark but charged, like a late night conversation (or confession) held over several bottles of wine. AATS is the work of someone who knows, with fierce certainty, what she believes in. Anybody, whether it's a newcomer or a lifelong member of Tori's phenomenal fanbase, will feel that certainty. The 18 tracks on AATS were recorded in Cornwall by Tori's husband Mark Hawley and his partner Marcel Van Limbeek. Features the single 'Welcome To England'.

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Format: Audio CD
Listening to a new Tori Amos album is often a risky business for the people who enjoy her music. On one hand, diehard fans know that she has never quite matched the naked power of her debut album, "Little Earthquakes". On the other hand, this doesn't stop them from hoping that she does. "Abnormally Attracted to Sin", Tori's tenth album, once again falls short of living up to the unrealistic expectations set by her earlier output; but when you listen to the album for what it actually is, it certainly has many merits.

The good news is that for the first time in a long while, Tori's lyrics are not as needlessly indecipherable as they have been in the past. They still leave plenty of room for personal interpretation, which is one Tori's strengths; but for once, it's usually possible to at least get a glimpse of what she may have meant. The lyrics of the opening song, "Give", are as straightforward as Tori can get, while "Not dying today" carries a sense of urgency and defiance that she has not expressed in a long time. Many songs carry a feeling of regret and self-criticism for one's own behaviour in their relationships, such as the gorgeous "Lady in blue", "This guy" and "Maybe California". This doesn't mean everything is down to earth, though - anyone willing to provide a personal interpretation of songs like "Flavor" will certainly have their hands full. The other good news is that Tori's musical world, whether you find it appealing or not, certainly provides the listener with something different; her piano playing style and her distinctive vocals are still there, and they re-establish her artistic vision as something quite unique. Listening to a Tori Amos album definitely qualifies as an arresting musical experience, regardless of the predictable ups and downs.
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First off this version of Abnormally Attracted to Sin (AATS) is 2 discs: 1 CD and 1 DVD. The DVD contains visuallettes, directed by Christian Lamb, for all of the songs except for Mary Jane.

AATS is Amos' 10th studio album and her first with her new label Universal Republic.

The first single "Welcome to England" is a gorgeous song where Amos belts: "Heels on. Go on. Bang a Tango but do not get tangled, who can stay strong? When they only give us lies to lean on. When your heart explodes is it deathly cold? You must let the colors violate the blackness..."

The rest of the song lyrics for the album are just as fierce with Amos tackling some familiar and some new subjects such as: Religion, Patriarchy, Drugs and Censorship among others. According to Amos AATS is one of her most ambitious attempts at production, a statement which this clearly comes through when one hears the songs. not to mention the wonderful string section throughout the album which were composed by John Philip Shenale. Another point to be made about AATS is the exquisite and lush packaging it comes in Amos a firm a believer in making the listeners musical experience a fully immersive one has outdone herself with the packaging for AATS.

Whether or not you are a Tori Amos fan, this record deserves your full attention. Here is an artist with a lot of potent things to say, and she says it damn well. Let us respect and support true musicians with skill at their art. A definite must for any music lover.
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Yet another great composition that Tori has brought us. She is totally mesmerizing in this effort. I also love the packaging for this deluxe edition. She takes you on a journey somehow like your watching her in film while you leaf through the CD booklet, cover etc. The songs are written as each giving the listener a glimpse into the story of someone's life.

1.Give: This is a darkly haunting song. I loved the musical arrangement of this song. You feel like your walking through some English dungeon, peering around each corner as you go along your way. They should have used this song in the movie "Dark Shadows" that was releasted recently. It would set the tone of the film.

2.Welcome To England: How does she always come up with new lyrics & storylines? This song is a cool pop type of song at least that's how it reads to me. It gives me the impression of some woman coming to a new land with a lover only to learn that she must make her own happiness for herself in this strange land.

3.Strong Black Vine: The instrumentation of this song reminds me of an older song (not of her's) but I can't think of what it was right now. This seems more like a classical pop song. I really like the way she uses her voice in this song...dark, full of strength & demonstrating a power....it's almost like she's saying "Don't mess with me"!

4.Flavor: This is my favorite song on the CD. I love the piano work in this song. Her vocal on this song is both sweet & compelling. The lyrics are just outstanding. This song reminds me of The Beekeeper somehow. It must get hard to not crossover in a similar manner after you have successfully done so many CD's but still this song is done in a refreshing way.

5.Maybe California: I love the simplicity of this vocal.
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