Tori Amos releases her third album : ‘Boys for Pele’ (1996)

Tori Amos’ ‘Boys for Pele’ is her third studio album released on January 22, 1996 by Atlantic.

Track Listing : 1.Beauty Queen/Horses (Tori Amos) – 06:07 . 2.Blood Roses (Tori Amos) – 03:56 . 3.Father Lucifer (Tori Amos) – 03:43 . 4.Professional Widow (Tori Amos) – 04:31 . 5.Mr Zebra (Tori Amos) – 01:07 . 6.Marianne (Tori Amos) – 04:07 . 7.Caught A Lite Sneeze (Tori Amos) – 04:24 . 8.Muhammad My Friend (Tori Amos) – 03:48 . 9.Hey Jupiter (Tori Amos) – 05:07 . 10.Way Down (Tori Amos) – 01:13 . 11.Little Amsterdam (Tori Amos) – 04:29 . 12.Talula (Tori Amos) – 04:08 . 13.Not The Red Baron (Tori Amos) – 03:49 . 14.Agent Orange (Tori Amos) – 01:26 . 15.Doughnut Song (Tori Amos) – 04:19 . 16.In The Springtime Of His Voodoo (Tori Amos) – 05:32 . 17.Putting The Damage On (Tori Amos) – 05:08 . 18.Twinkle (Tori Amos) – 03:12

Musicians : Tori Amos – Vocals, Bösendorfer Piano, Harmonium Organ, Clavichord, Harpsichord . George Porter, Jr. – Bass . Steve Caton – Guitar, Mandolin, Swells . Manu Katché – Drums . Marcel Van Limbeek – Delgany Church Bells . James Watson – Trumpet . The Black Dyke Mills Band – Brass Band . The Sinfonia Of London – Strings . Peter Willison – Conductor . Alan Friedman – Drum Programming . Clarence J. Johnson Iii – Soprano Sax, Tenor Sax . Mino Cinelu – Percussion . Darryl Lewis – Percussion . Mark Mullins – Trombone, Horns . Craig Klein – Sousaphone . Michael Deegan – Bagpipes . Bernard Quinn – Bagpipes . Nancy Shanks – Additional Vocals

Arrangements : John Philip Shenale

Package : Cindy Palmano – Artwork, Photography . Paddy Cramsie – Design . Paul Chessell – Design

Recorded June – October 1995.

Released On January 22, 1996 By Atlantic.

Video Director(s) : Earle Sebastian for “Hey Jupiter”

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Sputnikmusic.com
Amos had to change things up at this point in her career, to save herself from producing endless inferior variations on the near-perfect Little Earthquakes. From that point of view, Boys For Pele is a gloriously, arguably unexpected success story. […]

Stereogum
Q&A: Tori Amos Reflects On Boys For Pele 20 Years On but it was the expansive, raw and wildly experimental Boys For Pele that solidified her reputation as one of the most important songwriters of her generation, equally adept at shredding religious hypocrisy as investigating the remains of her shattered heart. […]

The Guardian
When I finally got round to playing Boys for Pele, alone in my bedroom, I skipped the opening song, frustrated at its silent 15-second intro, only to be blown away by the dark, harpsichord waltz of track two, Blood Roses. […]

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