Boys for Pele

Boys for Pele

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by Tori Amos
     
 

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Highly ambitious, challenging, idiosyncratic, and confounding, Boys for Pele expands on the more experimental and progressive tendencies of Under the Pink. Amos frequently discards traditional song structures and employs wide-ranging, eclectic instrumentation in her music, while her lyrics seem toSee more details below

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Highly ambitious, challenging, idiosyncratic, and confounding, Boys for Pele expands on the more experimental and progressive tendencies of Under the Pink. Amos frequently discards traditional song structures and employs wide-ranging, eclectic instrumentation in her music, while her lyrics seem to grow even more obscure, giving the album a very impressionistic feel. While there are certainly worthwhile moments, her experiments don't always work; some of the songs fail to stick, and it takes a few plays before many start to sink in. Ultimately, Boys for Pele is polarizing: Some Amos fans will only admire her more for taking the risks she does, while others may find to their disappointment that the intimacy and personal connection that helped Amos build her fan base are too difficult to detect.

Product Details

Release Date:
01/23/1996
Label:
Atlantic
UPC:
0075678286223
catalogNumber:
82862
Rank:
378917

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Performance Credits

Tori Amos   Primary Artist,Organ,Clavichord,Harmonium,Harpsichord,Keyboards,Vocals
Black Dyke Band   Brass
Sammy Berfect   Choir, Chorus
Steve Caton   Guitar,Mandolin,Electric Guitar,12-string Guitar
Mino Cinelu   Percussion
Manu Katché   Drums
Craig Klein   Sousaphone
George Porter   Bass
Sinfonia of London Orchestra   Strings
Mark Mullins   Trombone
Scott Smalley   Conductor
James Watson   Trumpet,Conductor
Darryl Lewis   Choir, Chorus
Marcel VanLimbeek   Bells
Mark Sterling   Choir, Chorus
Gus McField   Choir, Chorus
James Crawford   Choir, Chorus
Jack Trimble   Choir, Chorus

Technical Credits

Tori Amos   Producer
Cindy   Art Direction
Alan Friedman   drum programming
John Philip Shenale   Arranger
Peter Willison   Director
Mark Mullins   Horn Arrangements
Mark Hawley   Engineer
Scott Smalley   Orchestration
Marcel VanLimbeek   Engineer

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