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"Hey Jupiter"
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Single from Boys for Pele

Released

January 22/23, 1996 (LP version)
August 20, 1996 (single)

Length

5:10 (Pele)
6:03 (Dakota Version)
4:05 (Dakota Version Edit)

Label

Atlantic Records, East West Records

Writer

Tori Amos

Producer

Tori Amos (LP version)
Ian Stanley (Dakota Version)

"Hey Jupiter" is the ninth song on Tori Amos' 1996 album Boys for Pele. The Dakota Version of the song was released as the third single from Pele.

Background Edit

The Dakota Version and Hey Jupiter EP Edit

The Dakota Version was released in the United States as an EP with several live performances recorded during the 1996 Dew Drop Inn Tour.[1]

Reception Edit

The Hey Jupiter EP received mixed reviews. Stephen Thomas Erlewine gave the release two out of five stars, writing that the EP was "worthwhile for dedicated fans" but otherwise unnecessary.[2]

Music video Edit

Remastered versions Edit

Other media Edit

Comic Book Tattoo Edit

A seven-page story inspired by "Hey Jupiter" was included in the 2008 anthology Comic Book Tattoo, a collection of short comics inspired by Amos' discography. "Hey Jupiter" was written by Leah Moore and John Reppion, pencilled and inked by Pia Guerra, coloured by Mark Sweeney, and lettered by Kristyn Ferretti.[3]

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Live performances Edit

TV performances Edit

Amos performed "Hey Jupiter" on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno on June 27, 1996, marking her fifth appearance on the program. She played the song on harmonium, accompanied by Steve Caton on guitar.[4]

Lyrics Edit

Releases Edit

Hey Jupiter EP (US) Edit

August 20, 1996

No. Title Length
1. "Hey Jupiter" (Dakota Version) 6:03
2. "Sugar" (Live) 5:33
3. "Honey" (Live) 4:19
4. "Professional Widow" (Merry Widow Version Live) 4:38
5. "Somewhere Over the Rainbow" (Live) 4:31

Personnel Edit

Credits taken from Boys for Pele and A Piano liner notes.

References Edit

  1. http://toriamos.com/go/galleries/view/735/1/332/singles/index.html
  2. http://www.allmusic.com/album/hey-jupiter-mw0000186702
  3. http://www.comics.org/issue/537267/
  4. http://www.yessaid.com/timeline9.html

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