Tori Amos Celebrates 20 Years of "Earthquakes"
It’s been nearly two decades since Tori Amos released her “Little Earthquakes” album. She took advantage of the shift towards alternative music in the 1990s and became a female songwriter with a real voice and discussing taboo topics including rape and religion in her deeply moving music.
The flamehaired singer reflected on her career: “It's hard to believe it's been 20 years. If you would have told me that then, when I was 28, I would have thought, ‘Oh, I'll be old.’ It's strange . . . In some ways I know I'm very different, especially since I became a mom. Being a mom didn't change me in a small way. It really ticked out a lot of negative self-destructive sides and focused those volatile minister's daughter feelings into creative expressions. I had them when I wrote Little Earthquakes, but unfortunately I didn't keep it to my creative expressions.”
To commemorate the anniversary, Amos is planning to record various tracks from her entire 20 year catalog with Metropole Orchestra in Holland and release it.
Over the years, Tori Amos has sold 8.4 million albums and will release her 12th effort, Night of the Hunters on September 20, 2011.
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