Tori Amos

By Jake Brown

Tori Amos
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Part intimate profile, part detailed discography, this music compilation explores the life and work of Tori Amos, one of the most prolific alternative rock artists of the past few decades. Known for her piano-driven music and emotional, intense lyrics that delve into such topics ... Read more


Overview

Part intimate profile, part detailed discography, this music compilation explores the life and work of Tori Amos, one of the most prolific alternative rock artists of the past few decades. Known for her piano-driven music and emotional, intense lyrics that delve into such topics as sexuality, religion, and personal tragedy, Amos has sold more than 12 million albums worldwide. The artistic process behind the creation of these albums is revealed through exclusive interviews with people who worked alongside her in the studio?one of her producers, sound engineers, and backing band members?and included is an analysis of her choice to break away from the traditional rules of the recording industry and forge her own path and musical identity.

From her days as a young piano prodigy and her first band to her many years as a solo artist and her extensive touring and recording, the in-depth research into the personal influence behind Amos's music complements the chronicle of her professional career.

Jake Brown

Nashville-based music biographer Jake Brown has published fifteen books, including Dr. Dre: In the Studio; Suge Knight: The Rise, Fall and Rise of Death Row Records; 50 Cent: No Holds Barred; Biggie Smalls: Ready to Die; Tupac: In the Studio (authorized by the estate); as well as titles on Kanye West, R. Kelly, Jay Z, and non-hip hop titles. Brown was also a featured author in Rick James’ recently published autobiography, Memoirs of Rick James: Confessions of a Super Freak. Brown is also owner of the hard rock label Versailles Records, distributed nationally by Big Daddy Music Distribution.

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