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From The Choirgirl Hotel

24 April 1998 | Format: MP3

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  • Original Release Date: 24 April 1998
  • Release Date: 24 April 1998
  • Label: Atlantic Records
  • Copyright: 1998 Atlantic Recording Corporation for the United States and WEA International Inc. for the world outside the United States.
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  • Total Length: 54:02
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  • ASIN: B003O4QHTW
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (28 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 9,490 in MP3 Albums (See Top 100 in MP3 Albums)

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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Phill on 6 Dec 2006
Format: Audio CD
Tori Amos is one my favourite singers of all time her thought provoking messages with beautiful lyrics and a sense of comfort she brings to her music which is what fans globally have fallen in love with over the years. ""From The Choirgirl Hotel" is her fourth album and her most beloved among fans, a very dark, painful album in which during the recording process Amos suffered several miscarriage 'Choirgirl' being the end result.

1.Spark - One of her best songs shes ever written, this one definately touches on the subject of her miscarriage and feeling really angry with herself and god, the beat is heavily driven by an electic guitar and fits the song perfectly theres also a line "6:58 are you sure where my spark its" the meaning of this is that this is the moment she knew she wasnt carrying life anymore and the 'spark' was gone if you really think about it this a truly painful song for Tori to sing this is probably why she doesn't play it live much anymore 10/10

2.Cruel - This song has a really sexy beat with it's harsh guitar loop and pounding drums and it's echo-like vocals this song she sings about people who are feeling sad and you got other people basically saying 'get over it' and if they've never experience they don't how you feel that's why you retaliate back in a 'cruel' manner i think this song is for anyone who has felt that people didn't really understand them they way they waned to be understood.This is a very understated song from Tori and definately a favourite of mine without question. 10/10

3.Black-Dove (January) - I never really understood this song it's a very dark song for Tori very much acoustically driven with a great bassline.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By "stez_5" on 24 Aug 2003
Format: Audio CD
This was the second Tori Amos album I bought (the first was "Little Eathquakes") and is still my favourite now that I have "Boys for Pele", "Under the Pink" and To "Venus and Back".
I usually tend to listen to rock music so I think Tori Amos will appeal to anyone who ventures out of the pop bubble. Anyway "From the Choirgirl Hotel" is breath taking and sees Tori using a full band (drums, guitar and bass)to amazing affect.
Songs such as "Spark" show off beautiful melodies while others like "Iiiee" and "Hotel" seem experimental but still flow seamlessly with the rest of the album. "Northern Lad" is profoundly emotional and Tori's voice sounds beautiful. In fact this whole album gives a new meaning to that over-used word. Apart from the previously mentioned tracks, "Playboy Mommy" and "Shes Your Coccaine" also immediately strike you.
That said, in time you'll love every track.Enjoy...
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Mattyjam on 9 Aug 2010
Format: Audio CD
I first bought this album back when I was 13 when it was released in 1998, and here we are, twelve years later, I'm now 25 and I still think it holds up as her greatest album.

You have to be in a certain place to really connect with the songs on this album, it's certainly not easy listening. But if you're looking for something heartfelt and honest and you have the patience to get to know these songs, then you will be rewarded time and time again. This is one of those albums which transports you to whole other worlds. Songs like "Black Dove" or "iieee" are so hauntingly elegant and beautiful and conjure up such so much imagery to the listener.

When you know what she's singing about on a lot of these songs, it gives the listener a whole new appreciation for this album. Inspired by a personal tragedy in her own life (the loss of her baby), From The Choirgirl Hotel seems to deal with many of Tori's demons, with emotions that range from anger ("if the divine masters plan is perfection, maybe next I'll give Judas a try"), to dismay and ultimately grief (in the touching penultimate track "Playboy Mommy").

If you want to get into Tori, this album is her at the top of her game. Gut-wrenching, heartbreaking, beautiful and moving.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By "foxkestrel" on 13 Nov 2002
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This is perhaps the best album by Tori Amos, there's something oddly beautiful about every song on it. Haunting lyrics and gorgeous melodies as always, but there are darker tracks which make the whole thing complete. There are not many songs more beautiful than 'Northern Lad' and 'Jackie's Strength', even the experimental 'Raspberry Swirl' doesn't let the album down. Altogether this makes for a masterpiece....I'm not sure Tori has topped it even yet. If you only buy one Tori Amos album, this must be it.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Riccardo Finozzi on 13 Feb 2010
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I don't want to exaggerate but this album is a miracle of balance and bravery: Tori revolutioned her own style without betraying herself; she became a rock goddess without abandoning the piano and her songs are as true, beautiful, dark and painful as ever. Songs like Hotel and IIEEE are unmatched. But the greatness of this album lies in the fact that each song has its own life and none of them feels like a useless filling. Even in a dance song like Raspberry Swirl, Tori conveys magnificient energy and in a difficult song such as Pandora's Acquarium she pushes her boundaries towards unexplored sounds. The opening of the album (Spark) is high but what follows does not disappoint, it just gets better, different and the listener is wrapped by a series of different atmospheres and just wants more.
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