Tori Amos, Piece by Piece

Tori Amos, Piece by Piece

A Portrait of the Artist : Her Thoughts, Her Conversations

Book - 2005
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An intimate, eye-opening look inside the life of one of the most unique and adored performers of contemporary rock music From her critically acclaimed 1992 debut, "Little Earthquakes, to the recent hit, "Scarlet's Walk, Tori Amos has been a formidable force in contemporary music, with one of the most dedicated fan bases in the industry. In "Tori Amos: Piece by Piece, the singer herself takes readers beyond the mere facts, explaining the specifics of her creative process--how her songs go from ideas and melodies to recordings and passionately performed concert pieces. Written with acclaimed music journalist Ann Powers, "Tori Amos: Piece by Piece is a firsthand account of the most intricate and intimate details of Amos's life as both a private individual and a very public performing musician. In passionate and informative prose, Amos explains how her songs come to her and how she records and then performs them for audiences everywhere, all the while connecting with listeners across the world and maintaining her own family life (which includes raising a young daughter). But it is also much more, a verbal collage made by two strong female voices--and the voices of those closest to Amos--that calls upon genealogy, myth, and folklore to express Amos's unique and fascinating personal history. In short, we see the pieces that make up--as Amos herself puts it--"the woman we call Tori." With photos taken especially for this book by the photographer Loren Haynes, "Tori Amos: Piece by Piece is a rare treat for both Tori listeners and newcomers alike, a look into the heart and mind of an extraordinary musician. Now, backstage at an undisclosed arena where the sweat of athletes is still perfuming my makeshift dressing room, my many conversations with Ann Powers have begun . . . "You come from the journalist side. I come from the artist side. It can become offensive. I'm sure from your side as well as fr
Publisher: New York : Broadway Books, 2005
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780767916769
Branch Call Number: 782.42166 Am69A 2005
Characteristics: xiii, 350 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 21 cm
Additional Contributors: Powers, Ann 1964-


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Apr 11, 2011

Verges on rambling at times - Tori's waxing poetic gets pretty tiresome by page 100.


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