Get ready for TALES OF A LIBRARIAN, the first-ever compilation from Tori Amos! The two-disc, CD/DVD collection - which Amos describes as a musical autobiography - was produced by Amos and includes songs chosen by the multiple Grammy Award-nominated artist from her Atlantic career. Slated to arrive November 18th, the TALES OF A LIBRARIAN audio CD features 20 songs that document a career spanning over a decade, among them Precious Things, Playboy Mommy, Spark, God, Cornflake Girl, Baker Baker, Winter, Tear In Your Hand, and of course, Silent All These Years. Amos has personally revisited and reconditioned the original material, retooling the multi-track recordings to offer a new perspective on some of her most beloved songs. In addition, TALES OF A LIBRARIAN will include a pair of brand-new songs - Angels and Snow Cherries From France - as well as newly recorded renditions of two ultra-rare B-sides - Mary (originally found on the European Crucify CD single) and Sweet Dreams (from 1992s limited edition Winter CD).
The bonus DVD features songs recorded live earlier this month during sound check of the final show of Amos summer 2003 North American tour. Performances include Pretty Good Year, Northern Lad, and Honey. The DVD also includes audio remixes of Putting the Damage On and Mr. Zebra - from the album BOYS FOR PELE - which, like the three live performance tracks, were specially mixed for the DVD in surround sound. Accompanying the two audio tracks are images that visually chronicle Amos career