Live at Montreux 1991 & 1992

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All Music Guide - William Ruhlmann
The audience that turned up for a Moody Blues concert at the Montreux Jazz Festival in Switzerland on July 3, 1991, clearly didn't know what it was in for when it encountered the opening act, a totally unknown 27-year-old American singer/pianist named Tori Amos. Just as clearly, however, that audience was taken with Amos immediately. In that time and place, her similarity to Kate Bush would have been more apparent than it was, for instance, to Americans later. But Bush was never so provocative; she didn't sing about menstruation and orgasms the way Amos did, in intense performances that the rest of the music world would become familiar with starting about six months ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - William Ruhlmann
The audience that turned up for a Moody Blues concert at the Montreux Jazz Festival in Switzerland on July 3, 1991, clearly didn't know what it was in for when it encountered the opening act, a totally unknown 27-year-old American singer/pianist named Tori Amos. Just as clearly, however, that audience was taken with Amos immediately. In that time and place, her similarity to Kate Bush would have been more apparent than it was, for instance, to Americans later. But Bush was never so provocative; she didn't sing about menstruation and orgasms the way Amos did, in intense performances that the rest of the music world would become familiar with starting about six months later when her debut solo album, Little Earthquakes began to get attention. The Moody Blues fans responded, listening carefully and applauding, even forgiving her for going up on the lyrics to "Happy Phantom," and after nine songs (seven that would appear on Little Earthquakes, plus the a cappella "Song for Eric" and "Upside Down," which later emerged as B-sides), they even brought her back for an encore, which turned out to be Led Zeppelin's "Thank You." Just over a year later, on July 7, 1992, she returned to Montreux as a headliner, having charted all over the world, and sang many of the same songs, adding an even more provocative one she hadn't risked the first time, "Me and a Gun," as well as a cover of Nirvana's "Smells Like Teen Spirit" and "Thank You" again, done as a medley with "Whole Lotta Love." (Notwithstanding her new status, she had to scold talkers during "Little Earthquakes," which hadn't been necessary the year before.) Finally available 16-17 years later, this album (also issued as a DVD with three extra songs from 1992) chronicles her breakthrough.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/30/2008
  • Label: Eagle Records
  • UPC: 826992014425
  • Catalog Number: 20144
  • Sales rank: 133,730

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Silent All These Years (4:18)
  2. 2 Precious Things (4:39)
  3. 3 China (5:21)
  4. 4 Crucify (5:45)
  5. 5 Leather (4:00)
  6. 6 Song for Eric (1:32)
  7. 7 Upside Down (4:35)
  8. 8 Happy Phantom (3:39)
  9. 9 Winter (6:12)
  10. 10 Thank You (4:00)
  11. 11 Little Earthquakes (5:55)
  12. 12 Precious Things (5:18)
  13. 13 Whole Lotta Love/Thank You (5:03)
  14. 14 Me and a Gun (5:03)
  15. 15 Winter (6:26)
  16. 16 Smells Like Teen Spirit (3:36)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Tori Amos Primary Artist, Piano, Vocals, Track Performer
Technical Credits
Jimmy Page Composer
Robert Plant Composer
Jon Astley Mastering
Tori Amos Composer, Executive Producer
Kurt Cobain Composer
Dave Grohl Composer
Krist Novoselic Composer
Mark Hawley Advisor
Terry Shand Executive Producer
Claude Nobs Executive Producer
Philippe Dutoit Cover Photo
Geoff Kempin Executive Producer
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