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"Peeping Tommi"
Tori-Amos Under-the-Pink
Outtake from Under the Pink

Recorded

1993

Released

2006 (A Piano)

Length

4:19

Label

Rhino Records

Writer

Tori Amos

"Peeping Tommi" is an outtake from Tori Amos's 1994 album Under the Pink.

Background Edit

"Peeping Tommi" was written, recorded and mixed in 1993. The song had gained a reputation as a 'lost song' prior to its official release on the boxset A Piano: The Collection in 2006 from lyrics written in a notebook that was later sold on eBay.

When Tori discovered the song while putting A Piano together,

Live performances Edit

"Peeping Tommi" was first performed live during the 2007 American Doll Posse World Tour and has occasionally been played on Tori's tours since.[1]

A live recording of the song was included on Legs & Boots.

Critical reception Edit

Peeping Tommi was praised.

Joe Vallese of PopMatters praised "Peeping Tommi" as one of Tori's best non-album tracks, calling the song "the missing narrative link" between "Me and a Gun" and "Baker Baker". Vallese further claimed that "[c]oupled with those much-heard classics, “Tommi” both sheds new light on and falls right into place beside them with aching familiarity".[2]

Lyrics Edit

Personnel Edit

Credits taken from A Piano liner notes.[3]

  • Bosendorfer and vocals — Tori Amos
  • Mixed in 1993 by Ross Cullum
  • Recorded in 1993 by John Beverly Jones

References Edit

  1. http://www.toriset.org/s.php?c=709&t=0
  2. http://www.popmatters.com/feature/163827-the-best-tori-amos-non-album-tracks/
  3. http://toriamos.com/go/galleries/view/803/0/765/music/index.html

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