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"Way Down"
Pele album
from Boys for Pele

Released

January 22/23, 1996

Length

1:13 (Pele)
1:51 (Tales)

Label

Atlantic Records, East West Records

Writer

Tori Amos

Producer

Tori Amos

"Way Down" is the tenth song on Tori Amos' 1996 album Boys for Pele.

Background Edit

Other versions Edit

A remixed and reconditioned version of "Way Down" was included on the 2003 greatest hits collection Tales of a Librarian. This extended version included an additional chorus from the gospel singers featured on the original track, which Joe Vallese of PopMatters called "an unexpected delight".[1]

Live performances Edit

"Way Down" was first performed live during the 1996 Dew Drop Inn Tour and has been played on several of Amos' tours since.[2]

Lyrics Edit

Personnel Edit

Credits taken from Boys for Pele and Tales of a Librarian liner notes.[3]

Boys for Pele (1996)

  • Bosendorfer and vocal – Tori Amos
  • Gospel Choir – Darryl Lewis, Mark Sterling, Marvin Sterlin, Sam Berfect, Jack Trimble, James Crawford Jr., Jus McField Jr.

Tales of a Librarian (2003)

  • Remixed and reconditioned by Mark Hawley and Marcel van Limbeek
  • Mastered by Jon Astley

References Edit

  1. http://www.popmatters.com/feature/163829-the-tori-amos-canon-part-3-collections/
  2. http://www.toriset.org/s.php?c=311&t=0
  3. http://toriamos.com/go/galleries/view/243/2/26/albums/index.html

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