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29 nov. 2012, 20h45m par irisvanhoornIt's almost 2 months ago now, but I really would like to write something about the Tori Amos concert in De Doelen in Rotterdam on 1 October 2012 . It was the third time I visited a live concert of Tori Amos and again it was great. She was playing together with the Dutch Metropole Orchestra, so the show was a bit similar to the first one I went to (on 8 October 2010), which was the first time she played with this orchestra. They performed all songs of Tori's new album Gold Dust, together with some other songs. The sound of the songs was much more powerful and emotional during the live performance than on the album. They also had pretty long instrumental introductions performed by the orchestra, which were quite nice, because you couldn't hear immediately which song would follow.
She started the show with Flying Dutchman, which didn't go exactly according to plan as you can see on the video below. This moment was actually quite cute and funny…
29 nov. 2012, 16h07m par irisvanhoornTori Amos - Gold Dust
This is Tori Amos most recent studio album, which was officially released on the 1st of October 2012. I pre-ordered it and received it already on the 29th of September. The album is a collection of 14 songs from Tori's 20 year spanning career. All songs were rearranged and rerecorded in a full orchestral setting with the Dutch Metropole Orchestra. She personally picked the songs for this project, on which she gives the following comment:
"My relationship with all of these songs has changed over the years and they have changed my life. So it wasn't just about capturing the past it was about realizing that the songs had a new narrative now - 10 or 20 years later than they did when I originally recorded them." Unfortunately this 'new narrative' did not become very clear on the album. Most of the orchestral arrangements are very beautiful, but not really adding something new or original to the songs. …
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1 mai 2012, 1h06m par DukesTravelsTo say I got a lot of new music this month would be an understatement. This is thanks mostly to a library book sale, in which I scored nearly a dozen CDs for about fifteen cents apiece!
First, the albums I got intentionally:
>> Tony Banks: Six Pieces for Orchestra
The Genesis founder's second full-fledged orchestral effort is a fine one.
>> Peter Gabriel: Live Blood
Scratch My Back and New Blood played live; a very different kind of concert.
>> Katy Perry: Teenage Dream: The Complete Confection
A guilty pleasure indeed. After hearing these songs a lot on the radio at work, imagine my surprise to find that I was enjoying them. So I picked up this re-release of the album, which includes bonus tracks and remixes.
>> Brendon Small: Galaktikon
The latest from the man behind the music of Home Movies and Metalocalypse. An online mp3 purchase, as that is the way it was released.
And then the plethora of CDs I picked up at the library sale, presented without commentary…
30 avr. 2012, 22h26m par PorridgeGunQuadrophenia
by The Who
by Coaltar of the Deepers
Heroes To Zeros
by The Beta Band
Sky Drips Drifts
by White Rainbow
by White Rainbow
The Driver / Tipoff
by Xander Harris / Dylan Ettinger
Bird Wood Cage
by The Wolfgang Press
Beauty and the Beat
by The Go-Go's
If Two Worlds Kiss
by Pink Turns Blue
by The Moon and the Nightspirit