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Little Earthquakes
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Released

May 15, 2009 (BE, AU, NL, PL)
May 18, 2009 (UK)
May 19, 2009 (US, CA)

Genre

Alternative Rock, Baroque Pop, Piano Rock, Electronica, Trip-Hop

Length

72:03

Label

Atlantic Records

Producer

Tori Amos

Reviews

  • Allmusic (3/5) link
  • The A.V. Club (B-) link
  • Billboard Magazine (Positive) link
  • Drowned in Sound (7/10) link
  • Entertainment Weekly (B) link
  • Los Angeles Times (3/4) link
  • Mojo (2/5) (Jun 2009, p.102)
  • Pop Matters (8/10) link
  • Q Magazine (3/5) (Jun 2009, p.123)
  • Rolling Stone (2.5/5) link
  • Slant Magazine (3.5/5) link
  • Spin (2.5/5) link
  • Uncut (2/5) (Jun 2009, p.83)

Little Earthquakes is the 1992 debut solo album by singer-songwriter Tori Amos. The record marked Amos' first album as a solo artist after the release of her previous band Y Kant Tori Read's self-titled album in 1986.

After the critical and commercial flop of

Background Edit

Reception Edit

Track listing Edit

All songs written and composed by Tori Amos.     

No. Title Length
1. "Crucify" 4:58
2. "Girl" 4:06
3. "Silent All These Years" 4:10
4. "Precious Things" 4:26
5. "Winter" 5:40
6. "Happy Phantom" 3:12
7. "China" 4:58
8. "Leather" 3:12
9. "Mother" 6:59
10. "Tear In Your Hand" 4:38
11. "Me and a Gun" 3:44
12. "Little Earthquakes (song) 6:51

Personnel Edit

Credits adapted from Little Earthquakes liner notes.[1][2]

Musicians

  • Tori Amos – acoustic piano (tracks 1-10, 12), background vocals (tracks 2-3, 6, composer (tracks 1-12), electric piano, primary artist, programming, sampled strings, vocals (tracks 1-12)
  • Steve Caton – acoustic guitar, background vocals, bass, guitar, electric guitar
  • John Chamberlin – mandolin (track 1)
  • Paulinho Da Costa – percussion (tracks 1, 6)
  • Nick DeCaro – arranger, conductor (tracks 3, 5)
  • Jake Freeze – rat pedal (track 4), saw (track 12)
  • Stuart Gordon – violin
  • Ed Greene – drums
  • Will Gregory – oboe
  • Tina Gullickson – background vocals
  • Chris Hughes – drums
  • David Lord – string arrangements
  • Will McGregor – bass
  • Carlo Nuccio – drums (track 4, 10)
  • David Rhodes – guitar
  • Eric Rosse – background vocals, drum programming, recording engineer, keyboard programming, Irish war drum
  • Jef Scott – bass, guitar
  • Matthew Seligman – bass
  • Nancy Shanks (Beene) – background vocals
  • John Philip Shenale (Philly) – finger cymbal, keyboard programming
  • Eric Williams – dulcimer, ukulele

Production

  • Tori Amos – producer (tracks 2, 4, 10, 12)
  • Paul Corkett – engineer
  • Ross Cullum – mixing
  • John Beverly Jones – recording engineer, mixing
  • Leslie Ann Jones – assistant engineer
  • Jon Kelly – mixing
  • Paul McKenna – mixing
  • Dan Nebezal – recording engineer
  • Cindy Palmano – art direction, photography
  • Alan Reini – design
  • Eric Rosse – recording engineer, producer
  • Davitt Sigerson – producer
  • Ian Stanley – producer
  • Will Wentworth – box and wooden lettering
  • Steve Williams – recording engineer

Charts Edit

References Edit

  1. http://www.allmusic.com/album/little-earthquakes-mw0000678527/credits
  2. http://www.yessaid.com/linernotes1992le.html

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