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Under the Pink
Tori Amos
Under the Pink
Genres: Alternative Rock, Folk, Pop, Rock
 
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Australian limited edition release combines two albums, Boys for Pele (1996) & Under the Pink (1994), individually packaged in standard jewel cases & housed together in a slipcase. 2001 release.

      
   

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All Artists: Tori Amos
Title: Under the Pink
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 90
Label: Atlantic / Wea
Original Release Date: 2/1/1994
Release Date: 2/1/1994
Genres: Alternative Rock, Folk, Pop, Rock
Styles: Singer-Songwriters, Singer-Songwriters, Adult Alternative
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 075678256721, 075678256769

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Australian limited edition release combines two albums, Boys for Pele (1996) & Under the Pink (1994), individually packaged in standard jewel cases & housed together in a slipcase. 2001 release.

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Meredith C. from GAINESVILLE, FL
Reviewed on 4/15/2007...
Arguably the best album of a phenomenal artist.

CD Reviews

Deliciously Odd But Still Entirely Listenable
mike | Australia | 12/01/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)

"'Under The Pink' is the definate mid point in vision between the structured, catchy honest confession of 'Little Earthquakes' and the experimental, often formless cryptic 'Boys For Pele.' I feel that with her debut Tori didn't really show off her lyrical acrobats or experimental fancies as well as she was capable of (great album that 'LE' was.) 'BFP' almost had the opposite problems, Tori was at her creative peak, but at a peak that nobody could understand.'Under The Pink' however, compromises between pop accessibility and creative progression. The lyrics here are definately more cryptic than Little Earthquakes and although are difficult to understand one can usually catch the general gist of most songs (Space Dog, however still baffles me.)In addition, where Tori's debut is very personal 'UTP' attempts the externalise her scope towards inter relationships in peer groups as well as having a good cheeky jab toward christianity.Musically the album is at its most schitzophrenic, tempos change drastically, not only from track to track, but also within single tracks themselves. Hence 'Pretty Good Year' 'God' 'Cornflake Girl' and 'Space Dog' switch between fesity rock and soft balladry within a moment's notice. Tori experiements with industrial sounds in 'The Waitress' while in 'Bells For Her' she plays on a deconstructed 'prepared' piano that sounds more like clanging bells than a piano. Of course, it wouldn't be a Tori album without the piano and strings, 'Baker Baker' 'Icicle' and 'Cloud On My Tongue' are brilliant, and to a lesser extent 'Yes Anastasia' (which is technically great but fails to sustain my interest.)Elsewhere, 'The Wrong Band' sounds like a cut off the Beatle's 'Abbey Road' album (hence its very bouncy and quirky) and Space Dog's upbeart parts sound like Blondie's Rapture. 'Past The Mission' with its impossibly catchy hook line, is perhaps my favorite extract from the album melodic wise. It used to be 'Cornflake Girl', but since I've heard that classic song (that everyone should know by now) so many thousands of times, Im starting to *gasp* tire of it (a year ago I would've considered that last comment impossible.)Admittedly, I listen to 'Little Earthquakes' more than this one, since its a lot catchier and straight forward its more of an enjoyable listen. However, in terms of artistic vision and creative achievement, Under The Pink is a far superior album. If nothing else, the lyrics to 'God' and 'Icicle' will make you smile (just make sure you're not a god fearing christian.)"
Oh, please!
mike | 01/20/2000
(4 out of 5 stars)

"Before I begin, I say to people who hate an entire album because they find one song offensive- what do you want her to do, lie about her opinions and beliefs? Just because someone doesn't agree with you doesn't mean they're wrong, bad, or that the musical quality of this CD is compromised. If you want to only hear lyrics that agree with your own particular religious beliefs, go buy some good Christian music or something. *clears throat* Thank you. Well, Under the Pink is brilliant. I adore Tori Amos for her piano playing as much as for anything else. Pretty Good year starts off the CD- beautiful piano, a light touch of strings, and a very powerful bridge in the middle. Next comes the song with the 'blasphemous' lyrics, God. "God sometimes you just don't come through/do you need a woman to look after you?" Its the fastest, most uptempo song on the CD, you can even dance to it if you feel so inclined. Bells For Her is played on a "pepared" (read 'destroyed') upright piano and is hauntingly beautiful. Past the Mission is the next song, and it has ot be one of my favorites. Guest vocalist Trent Reznor of Nine Inch Nails blends perfectly, making one of Tori's most melodic, gorgeous songs without being slow and sad. Baker Baker, the song after this, reminds me of a lullaby. The Wrong Band is the song after this. Its got a sorta light jazz feel, but Tori feels as if she's holding back on it- something I don't like. The Wrong Band is one of two songs on this CD I dislike. Now we come to "The Waitress". If people want a disturbing song, forget "God", go with "The Waitress". Its odd and a little spooky, but still quite cool. Next comes the best song (in my opinion) of the CD, CORNFLAKE GIRL! Uptempo jazz with the CD's second guest vocalist, Cornflake Girl will have you dancing and singing along. It will be sure to stick in your head for weeks! "Icicle" and "Cloud on my Tounge" are the two songs after this. They are both quite beautiful, girl and piano, sad slow songs. The odd Space Dog and the overly long Yes Anastasia round out the album. The album isn't as cohesive as most of Tori's other works. Whereas Boys for Pele is tightly arranged, Pink seems helter-skelter in track arrangement, grouping songs that, in my opinion, would be better off next to songs on the other end of the album. But because the actual musical quality is so good, I give this CD 4 1/2 stars. Her second best work, after Boys for Pele, in my opinion, and one definently not to be missed, even if you only like Tori Amos a little bit. And remember, if you are offended by it, just don't listen to it! If you want a real shock, check out Boys for Pele, this CD makes that one look like a Sunday School Picnic when lyrics come into play. ^__^ Thanks for reading!"