Gold Dust

Gold Dust

by Tori AmosTori Amos


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The release of Gold Dust was inevitable, and was recorded to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the release of Little Earthquakes, the album that established Tori Amos as one of the premier -- if not the premier -- singer/songwriters of her generation. Here she revisits songs from her catalog backed by the famed Metropole Orchestra conducted by Jules Buckley. Amos recorded live with the orchestra in the Netherlands, making it a greatest-hits comp with a twist. It works. The songs keep their inherent melodies and basic arrangements, and the Metropole Orchestra underscores the inherent drama in them without overwhelming them (no easy feat). While everyone will have her favorites -- or be disappointed about those that have been left out -- the arc of the album works quite well. Songs like "Marianne" and "Yes Anastasia" are as direct and compelling as ever. The title track, with its elegiac intro, is more elaborate, yet never gives in to excess. "Precious Things" is, if anything, more militant, even as it proclaims "let these precious things be." The gospel feel in the chords that introduce "Snow Cherries from France" are quickly supplanted by a near-theatrical feel. The set closes with "Girl Disappearing" from American Doll Posse. In this arrangement, subtler shades of meaning are coaxed from the lyric by the orchestra and by more elaborate piano flourishes from Amos. Gold Dust is another of Amos' dreams realized -- to record live with an orchestra -- and it is most certainly for her dedicated fans, who will no doubt find elements in these new versions to enjoy.

Product Details

Release Date: 10/02/2012
Label: Deutsche Grammophon
UPC: 0028947794271
catalogNumber: 001745302
Rank: 87444

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Tori Amos   Primary Artist,Vocals
Bart Van Lier   Trombone
Max Boeree   Clarinet,Saxophone
Wim Grin   Cello
Leo Janssen   Clarinet,Saxophone
Dennis Koenders   Violin
Wim Kok   Violin
Eddy Koopman   Percussion
Roel Koster   French Horn
Marijn Rombout   Violin
Hans Vroomans   Keyboards
Arlia de Ruiter   Violin
Martin De Ruiter   Oboe
Ruud Breuls   Trumpet
Mieke Honingh   Viola
Jos Beeren   Clarinet,Saxophone
Julia Jowett   Viola
Arend Liefkes   Contrabass (Vocal)
Marc Scholten   Clarinet,Saxophone
Joke Schonewille   Harp
Janine Abbas   Flute
Willem Luijt   Oboe
Jan Oosting   Trombone
Mariël Van Den Bos   Flute
Herman Van Haaren   Violin
Eric Winkelmann   Contrabass (Vocal)
Ray Bruinsma   Trumpet
Frank Wardenier   Percussion
Murk Jiskoot   Percussion
Emile Visser   Cello
Sarah Koch   Violin
Martin van den Berg   Bass Trombone
Norman Jansen   Viola
Ruben Margarita   Violin
Iris Schut   Viola
Annie Tangberg   Cello
Jascha Albracht   Cello
Tjerk DeVos   Contrabass (Vocal)
Vera Laporeva   Violin
Jos Teeken   Cello
Paul van der Feen   Clarinet,Saxophone
Martijn DeLaat   Trumpet
Maarten Jansen   Cello
Polina Cekov   Violin
Isabella Petersen   Viola
Vera Van Der Bie   Violin
Lucja Domski   Violin
Jasper Soffers   Keyboards
Jules Buckley   Conductor
Bert Pfeiffer   Trombone
Seija Teeuwen   Violin
Pauline Terlouw   Violin
Casper Donker   Violin
Juliane Gralle   Bass Trombone
Pieter Hunfeld   French Horn
Elizabeth Liefkes-Cats   Violin
Marie-Cécile de Wit   Flute
Pauline Marieke Koning   Violin
Marianne Van De Huevel   Violin
Feyona Van Lersel   Violin

Technical Credits

Tori Amos   Composer,Producer,Liner Notes
Nick DeCaro   Arranger
John Philip Shenale   Orchestral Arrangements,Reworking
Marta Woodhull   Proof Reading
Mark Hawley   Engineer
Marcel VanLimbeek   Engineer
John Witherspoon   Management
Karen Binns   Concept
Henk Schepers   Management
Iris Andringa   Management
Danielle Levitt   Cover Photo
Atyen Ali   Stylistic Assistant

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