After nearly two decades writing and recording some of her generation's most emotionally powerful music, Tori Amos will release her first seasonal album, Midwinter Graces, on November 10 via Universal Republic Records. A follow up to Tori's critically acclaimed studio album, Abnormally Attracted to Sin, Midwinter Graces will find Tori reworking and expanding on classic carols as well as developing some of her very own seasonal tracks.
Midwinter Graces is an album that has been in the making for the past 40 years. Raised in the Baltimore area under the watchful eye of her Methodist minister father, Tori grew up playing holiday carols at Sunday services and Christmas Day celebrations in her father's church. These were the songs that gave a young Tori her first taste of music, and now almost 40 years later Tori gets her own chance to reimagine classics like "What Child, Nowell" and "Star of Wonder." Tori will also add her own bittersweet bliss to the season with original tracks like "Pink and Glitter" and "Our New Year."
For Midwinter Graces, Amos has again teamed up with long time collaborators Matt Chamberlain on drums, Jon Evans on bass, and Mac Aladdin on guitars. Tori has enlisted the help of a Big Band and an Orchestra with stunning John Philip Shenale arrangements to create Tori's new seasonal classics.
Oh. my. god. It wasn't so much the concept that WTF'd me, it was the album cover. OH MY GOD. PLEASE TORI, PLEASE START AGING NATURALLY. AND NO, YOU DO NOT FLY. YOU ARE NOT QANTAS. NOR MARY, SOFIA, JUDAS OR DAN BROWN.
I mean she's a beautiful woman, as these pictures prove:
If I looked like that I would go around singing about my vajajay too! WHYYYY does she present herself the way she does? Jesus! I know she's closing in on 50 but I mean- bitch! natural aging! try it! I bet she'd be one hot "Earth mother" aging-hippie cougar if she tried...not like, some waxy witch lady that might eat me. (please don't hate, I really do love Tori Amos, please don't kill me)
Anyway, that being said. I was all about to redeclare my love for T.A. and become a born-again fan, one that didn't hesitate when investigating concert tickets because of the "ears with feet" but this sort of threw me off. but at the same time, like I did the Clay Aiken Christmas album, like I did the NBC Christmas album (featuring Jane Leeves!!!!) I will buy it. I love these seasonal things. Like Starbucks' pumpkin lattes. I am consumer trash.
to sum up this post: SIMULTANEOUSLY LOVE, RESPECT AND FEAR THIS BITCH
songs to come later this week, as well as a look at her latest album, which I really didn't pay attention to (because of the title and I didn't like it much).