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Tori Amos

For over twenty years, Tori Amos has been one of the most inventive and distinctive singer-songwriters in contemporary music.

With eight Grammy nominations and millions of albums sold world-wide, Amos has become something of a living legend. Her solo career has seen Amos' evolution from acoustic piano to more electronica and orchestral stylings. Her latest release is her 12th solo album overall and came together when she was approached by Deutsche Grammophone, a German Classical label, and invited to compase a 21st song cycle based on classical music themes. "Night Hunters" is the result - an album  steeped in classical traditions, paying homage to Bach, Chopin, Debussy, and also Amos' classical piano training. Featuring The Apollon Musagete Quartet and the Berlin Philharmonic clarinet soloist Andreas Ottensamer.

In this session, listen to Tori Amos play live and talk to WXPN's Michaela Majoun, about the album and performing live.


Set List:
NAUTICAL TWILIGHT                     
Tomi Amos / CACTUS PRACTICE / Night of Hunters   2:57
EDGE OF THE MOON                    

Recent Release: Night of Hunters       
Release Date: September 20, 2011
Label: Deutsche Grammophon
Band Origin: Newton, North Carolina