Tori Amos Boys for Pele Genres:Alternative Rock, Folk, Pop, Rock Limited edition of 1996 album with mixes of two album tracks, 'Professional Widow' (Armand's Star Trunk Funkin' Mix) & BT's 'Talula' (The Tornado Mix), replacing 'In The Springtime Of His Voodoo' and the original version o... more »f 'Talula'. 18 tracks total. EastWest release.« less
Limited edition of 1996 album with mixes of two album tracks, 'Professional Widow' (Armand's Star Trunk Funkin' Mix) & BT's 'Talula' (The Tornado Mix), replacing 'In The Springtime Of His Voodoo' and the original version of 'Talula'. 18 tracks total. EastWest release.
David C. from ANN ARBOR, MI Reviewed on 12/14/2013...
Desciption in SwapaCD is incorrect! Not sure why the production description says that this is the UK edition, as the UPC matches the regular US edition. I'd recommend PM'ing the member to find out which edition they have before requesting.
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Great album ruined
T. Mobbs | 02/27/2003
(1 out of 5 stars)
"A 'special' version of a CD that is to be avoided at all costs. It was an attempt to cash in on the success of the remix of 'Professional Widow'. However anyone who bought this for the remix almost certainly hated the rest of the album, and anyone who bought the album as the whole would have hated having the remix slapped into the middle of it. The two styles (remix vs the rest) are so violently different it hurts.If you want the album (and to me it rates 5 stars) get the regular version complete with 'In the Springtime of His Voodoo'. If you want the Professional Widow remix, buy the single. Just don't buy this triumph of commercial opportunism over musical taste."
AVOID THIS VERSION OF THE CULT ALBUM!!!
T. Mobbs | 07/28/2002
(1 out of 5 stars)
"BUYERS BEWARE! This is not the original edition of Boys For Pele. Whoever substitutes original Tori songs for REMIXES should be crucified indeed. How dare they take out In The Springtime of His Voodoo to put on that Professional Widow remix???? Honestly, I am sure Tori was unaware of this, she'd have never allowed it. Look for the original album!"
A disappointing alternate version of a great album.
Matt. | New Jersey | 01/16/2005
(2 out of 5 stars)
"A very unnecessary release put out by Atlantic to showcase the success of Armand Van Helden's remix of "Professional Widow." The remix is placed after the original version of the song and largely breaks up the albums feel, and quite frankly, some of its integrity. And since "Pele" is a longer album, the remix displaces "In the Springtime of His Voodoo," further disturbing the album. The original release of "Boys for Pele" is a complex and often beautiful, though sometimes harsh, piece of work that asks the listener to look deeper. Bottom line: unless you're a serious collector, stick with the original release of the album - less money, less hassle, and a lot more of the piano songstress's intricately woven world."