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"Strange Fruit"
Tori-Amos Under-the-Pink
B-side from Under the Pink

Released

January 17, 1994

Length

4:00

Label

East West Records

Writer

Lewis Allen

Producer

Eric Rosse and Tori Amos

"Strange Fruit" is a B-side from Tori Amos's 1994 album Under the Pink.

Background Edit

"Strange Fruit" was written by Lewis Allen and released by Billie Holiday as a single in 1939. Amos's cover was released on the "Cornflake Girl" UK Limited Edition single alongside renditions of "A Case of You" and "If 6 Was 9".[1]

Her rendition of "Strange Fruit" was informed by Amos's early years in the Southern part of the United States, where both she and her Cherokee grandfather deeply experienced "many forms of racial hatred". Amos recorded the song at 5:30 in the morning to have "a certain quality" to her voice.[2]

Personnel Edit

Credits taken from "Cornflake Girl" UK Limited Edition single liner notes.[3]

  • Mixed and recorded by Eric Rosse

References Edit

  1. http://toriamos.com/go/galleries/view/722/1/325/singles/index.html
  2. http://www.hereinmyhead.com/lyrics/under-the-pink/strange-fruit/
  3. http://www.discogs.com/Tori-Amos-Cornflake-Girl/release/906739

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