Tori Amos Little Earthquakes

Little Earthquakes
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CD Details

  • Released: 1992
  • Originally Released: 1992
  • Label: Atlantic

Entertainment Reviews:

Rolling Stone - 4/2/92, p.46
3.5 Stars - Very Good "...Amos' songs are smart, melodic and dramatic; the deeper you listen, the hotter they get... a gripping debut..."
Spin - 9/99, p.134
Ranked #31 in Spin Magazine's "90 Greatest Albums of the '90s."
Spin - 9/99, p.134
Ranked #31 in Spin Magazine's "90 Greatest Albums of the '90s."
Q - 12/99, p.74
Included in Q Magazine's "90 Best Albums Of The 1990s." Village Voice (3/2/93, p.5) - Ranked #36 in the Village Voice's list of the 40 Best Albums Of 1992.
Q - 1/93, p.68
Included in Q's list of the 50 Best Albums Of 1992.
Q - 2/92, p.82
4 Stars - Excellent - "...[Amos can] write seemingly effortless melodies...Lyrically, she's something special: a granite-like hardness with a journalist's eye for detail and compassion..."
Pitchfork (Website) - "Like Madonna, Amos put earthly passions on display not necessarily to seduce her congregation, but to empower herself -- and, by extension -- her fans."


  • 1.Crucify
  • 2.Girl
  • 3.Silent All These Years
  • 4.Precious Things
  • 5.Winter
  • 6.Happy Phantom
  • 7.China
  • 8.Leather
  • 9.Mother
  • 10.Tear In Your Hand
  • 11.Me And A Gun
  • 12.Little Earthquakes

Product Description:

Personnel: Tori Amos (vocals, acoustic & electric pianos, keyboards); Jef Scott, Steve Caton (guitar, bass); John Chamberlin (mandolin); Eric Williams (ukulele, dulcimer); Will McGregor, Matthew Seligman (bass); Eric Rosse (drums, programming); Ed Green, Carlo Nuccio, Chris Hughes (drums); Paulinho DaCosta (percussion).
Producers: Davitt Sigerson, Tori Amos, Eric Rosse, Ian Stanley.
Engineers include: John Beverly Jones, Ian Stanley, Eric Rosse.
Includes music videos, live footage, and an interview.
Personnel: Tori Amos (vocals, strings, piano, electric piano, keyboards, programming, background vocals); Steve Caton (guitar, acoustic guitar, electric guitar, background vocals); David Rhodes, Jef Scott (guitar); Eric Williams (dulcimer, ukulele); John Chamberlin, John Chamberlain (mandolin); Stuart Gordon (violin); William Gregory, Will Gregory (oboe); Eric Ivan Rosse (keyboards, drums, percussion, programming, keyboard programming, drum programming, background vocals); Chris Hughes , Ed Greene, Carlo Nuccio (drums); Paulinho Da Costa (percussion); John Philip Shenale (programming); Jake Freeze (musical saw); Tina Gullickson, Nancy Shanks (background vocals).
Audio Mixers: John Beverly Jones; Jon Kelly; Paul McKenna; Ross Cullum.
Photographer: Cindy Palmano.
Unknown Contributor Role: John Freeze.
Arrangers: Nick DeCaro; David Lord.
With this debut, Tori Amos rose above the inevitable Kate Bush/Joni Mitchell comparisons, producing a stunning set of brutally honest and emotionally wrought songs. A skilled and imaginative pianist, Amos also proved a versatile vocalist, moving from whisper to scream in an instant. She concentrates on intimate stories of her religious upbringing, childhood traumas, and predominantly, sex, self-discovery and unhappy relationships. "Silent All These Years" was the first to hit a nerve with the public on single release, but all the tracks--memories of her father in "Winter," the bittersweet "Happy Phantom," the harrowing account of her own rape, "Me And A Gun"--combine to make this inspiring, if rarely comfortable, listening.

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  • Sales Rank: 114,943
  • UPC: 075678235825
  • Shipping Weight: 0.22/lbs (approx)
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