Gold Dust

Tori Amos - Gold Dust
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Based on 7 reviews
2012 Ratings: #651 / 946
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Based on 14 ratings
October 2, 2012 / Release Date
LP / Format
Deutsche Grammophon / Mercury Classics / Label
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Re-sculpting many of her best loved songs, the complexity of her musicality emerges from the intensity of the originals—as dynamics are truly sculpted and the songs take on new and often more ominous colors.

A.V. Club

While anyone who lost touch with Amos over the years will certainly enjoy Gold Dust—and the sonic upgrades to some of her best songs are sublime—in the end, it’s not essential.


Gold Dust as a whole is also split right down the middle, with half of it being interesting and a pleasure to listen to with nice reworkings of old classics or new favourites, while the other half is in many ways an offensive and superfluous mess with lazy production techniques and baffling song choices.

Tori Amos keeps on walking with a sense of classical superiority and reworks with the Metropole Orchestra some of her older songs, selected by her, ending up in an album released by Deutsche Grammophone.
An artistic caprice with a doubtful result.
Another Lush Boring Album
I had very high hopes for this collection, having been hugely impressed by the inspired and imaginative re-arrangements of her back catalogue that she performed with the Apollon Musagette Quartet on her Night of Hunters tour last year. Here, however, she plays it a little too safe, choosing tracks that, for the most part, already featured some kind of orchestration in their original recordings. That said, these new versions are still pretty decent, as are Amos' now seasoned vocals.
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Track List

  1. Flavor 
  2. Yes, Anastasia 
  3. Jackie's Strength 
  4. Cloud On My Tongue 
  5. Precious Things 
  6. Gold Dust 
  7. Star Of Wonder 
  8. Winter 
  9. Flying Dutchman 
  10. Programmable Soda 
  11. Snow Cherries From France 
  12. Marianne 
  13. Silent All These Years 
  14. Girl Disappearing
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Added on: September 28, 2012