To celebrate the pivotal album’s 20-year anniversary, Rhino will release a deluxe edition of Boys For Pele featuring a newly remastered version of the original, along with 21 bonus tracks that include: a selection of B-sides, rare recordings, and four previously unreleased tracks.
Highly ambitious, challenging, idiosyncratic, and confounding, Boys for Pele expands on the more experimental and progressive tendencies of Under the Pink. Amos frequently discards traditional song structures and employs wide-ranging, eclectic instrumentation in her music, while her lyrics seem to grow even more obscure, giving the album a very impressionistic feel…
The time for their roads to come together again has arrived. It was a pending matter for Vicente Amigo and El Pele to cross paths. And they have done so at a geodesic point called ‘Canto’, twelve years after having separated their professional careers. With their hearts as a source of complicity, the Córdoba-born guitarist and cantaor share their art with universalizing intentions, wishing to turn into extroverted the introverted. Neither borders, nor labels, nor hieroglyphics… but rather depth, legibility, soul, transcendence. And they say so themselves, proud of having conceived and developed a record “at the same level as any pop, rock, jazz, or whatever star, because it might be flamenco, but it’s an awesome album no matter where you play it”. -Silvia Calado Olivo. Madrid, October 2003 - www.flamenco-world.com
A Piano: The Collection is a five-disc box set spanning the first 15 years of the solo career of American singer and song-writer Tori Amos. Released on September 26, 2006 by Rhino Records as part of the contract Amos negotiated with Warner Bros., the set consists of classics, rarities, demos, B-sides and a string of unreleased songs from album sessions. Intimate, confessional, poetic, and defiantly independent, Amos' songs touch on self, family, religion, femininity, pain, and love with a searching spirit that translates powerfully into songcraft. This momentous box spans the depth and breadth of her extraordinary repertoire, spotlighting both album versions and a sprawling tapestry of rarities. Disc A - Little Earthquakes extended Disc B - Pink And Pele Disc C - Pele/Venus/Tales Disc D - Scarlet/Beekeeper/Choirgirl Disc E - Bonus B-sides.