Under the Pink Import
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Certified at 2 million units by the RIAA. (10/99)
Under The Pink was Tori Amos' follow-up to the sensationally successful Little Earthquakes and demonstrates that she had by no means run out of faeries and demons to sport with. Amos herself describes it as her "impressionistic" album--her piano playing is perfectly attuned to the subtle, shifting colours of her lyrical moods on "Bells For Her", while "Past The Mission" indicates her growing use of distinctive arrangements to illustrate her songs. Highlights include "God", in which Amos demonstrates her often-missed humour, openly taunting the Almighty for his indifference to humanity, asking "Do you need a woman to look after you?" --David Stubbs --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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Of course, many will argue, with some vigor, that the appearance of a "greatest hits" record is not the death knell to a career, but rather a turning point, or a good bye to old material or even perhaps, just the whim of the record company that the artist had no inclination to fight...but I don't REALLY believe that and neither do you. We all know that Tori's work has seemed to hit a standstill, and I want to call attention to her greatest record before she sinks under the surface of her past genius.
Now, before you all start howling, let me say that tori's new work is admirable. It's lovely and touching and all that female singer/songwriter past her prime type of stuff, and even at a standstill Tori still beats that pants off most but...
On Under The Pink Tori was in the flower of her talent. Stupid phrase, but bear with me. This record, it's arrangements, it's lyricism, it's nod to influences while leaving those influences in the dust, well the record is timeless. When she howls, "I believe in peace, $itch!" or demands of christianity "Do you need a woman to look after you?" she is at the height of her feminism, her own brand of activism and yet she still remains deeply personal and completely honest. There isn't any hiding of messages between lushly arranged arrangements, there isn't any wish for privacy here, lyrically.Read more ›
Overall, the album is a 11/10. As are most of Tori's albums. As fas it being my favroite, yes it is, along with all of Tori's other albums, all being my favroites. Probably my favroite tracks are pointless to list since I love every song.
The reason "Under The Pink" was the first album was because there were NO songs compiled from the CD my friend made me. I was definetly curious!
Although, this album isn't ALL roses. There are some songs that took longer for me to get used to. I think the biggest song that was hard for me to get used to was "Bells For Her" which is very slow & dreary.
"God" was a song that I had heard before, but had forgotten until I heard the track. I remember seeing the crazy video! It's a favorite song of mine & very clever. "God sometimes you just don't come through/do you need a woman to look after you?"
"Cornflake Girl" is my all-time favorite Tori song ever! There's something about it that hooks me from beginning to end! I think it's just the way she goes to town on that piano! I think the lyrics rock too!! "Cornflakeboy21" is my AIM if anyone wants to say hello...
"Cloud on My Tongue" and "Space Dog" are other highlights on this record. "Cloud on My Tongue" is very beautiful-slow song. I actually prefer the live version of this song on the "To Venus & Back" live CD. "Space Dog" is just a very-rocking song with crazy lyrics!Read more ›
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Excellent product. Sound quality is amazing.so excited that this item was now available on vinyl. It's a Classic record. If you love Tori Amos you will love this record.Published on Feb. 7 2014 by Sean Ireland
Tori Amos is one of the best pianist of all time. I love the kind of songs she's writing. This was the first Tori Amos' CD that I heard. a really good choice !!!Published on Jan. 30 2005 by Emmie Dessureault
"Under The Pink," which falls chronologically between "Little Earthquakes" and "Boys For Pele," is in many ways a representation of the best of both worlds; a "middle... Read morePublished on July 17 2004 by Lisa A. Flowers
At turns solemn, wide-eyed in wonderment, and whimsical this album is one of Tori's greatest accomplishemnts, in my opinion, and manages even to outdo a masterpiece of "Little... Read morePublished on July 1 2004 by Beketaten
Get this album, then listen over and over again to Bells for Her, Icicle, and Yes Anastasia. Cornflake Girl is not the only good song here. Tori, you rule!! Read morePublished on April 26 2004 by I ain't no porn writer
This Tori Amos person can actually sing,unlike some cheesy pop stars like Britney Spears and Hilary Duff.She's a good pianist and writes original songs. Read morePublished on April 6 2004 by HilaryLeslie
I remember in 1992 when "Tori" released her debut, who knew how long she'd be around. It's good to have her here 12 years later. Read morePublished on April 3 2004 by H3@+h
I am a casual Tori Amos fan. I'm not one of those rapid fans who will practically kill you if you don't like one of her albums. Read morePublished on March 14 2004