The Original Bootlegs

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The Original Bootlegs
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ReleasedAugust 30, 2005December 6, 2005
RecordedApril 15, 2005August 21, 2005
Genre Alternative rock
Label Epic
Tori Amos live chronology
To Venus and Back
The Original Bootlegs
Legs and Boots

The Original Bootlegs is a series of six Tori Amos live albums, recorded during the Original Sinsuality and Summer of Sin tours, both of which were in support of her 2005 album, The Beekeeper . Double-disc sets were released for each complete show, which were initially released in pairs and sold individually or as a pair. [1] On December 6, 2005 a cardboard-housed compilation of all six concerts was released, titled The Original Bootlegs. [2] Amos later released a similar series, titled Legs and Boots via digital download. Packaging is minimal with artwork featuring animal silhouettes, following the theme of The Beekeeper, which places songs into different metaphorical gardens.[ citation needed ]


Track listings

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Auditorium Theatre Chicago, IL 4/15/05

All tracks are written by Amos, except 1-8 (Croce), 1-9 (Mitchell), and 2-4 (Tori Amos & Kim Bullard).

Disc one (57:45)
1."Original Sinsuality"3:53
2."Father Lucifer"5:34
3."Mother Revolution"5:26
4."Yes, Anastasia"7:12
5."Apollo's Frock"5:47
9."Circle Game"6:39
10."Cars & Guitars"4:37
Disc two (60:10)
1."Space Dog"7:41
3."Barons of Suburbia"6:07
4."Cool on Your Island"5:45
5."The Beekeeper"10:19
7."Sweet the Sting"5:56
8."Cloud on My Tongue"6:56
9."Ribbons Undone"7:22
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Royce Hall Auditorium Los Angeles, CA 4/25/05

All tracks are written by Amos, except 1-7 (Tori Amos & Kim Bullard), 1-8 (Bon Jovi, Sambora, Child) and 1-9 (Shear).

Disc one (50:32)
1."Original Sinsuality"3:55
2."Silent All These Years"5:47
4."Doughnut Song"7:00
5."Yes, Anastasia"5:55
6."Jamaica Inn"6:34
7."Cool on Your Island"5:21
8."Livin' on a Prayer"5:53
9."All Through the Night"4:31
Disc two (58:09)
1."Barons of Suburbia"6:18
2."Take to the Sky"6:19
3."Cloud on My Tongue"6:33
4."Ruby Through the Looking-Glass"6:45
5."The Beekeeper"10:56
6."Tear in Your Hand"6:26
8."Sweet the Sting"5:31
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Paramount Theatre Denver, CO 4/19/05
  • Released: October 4, 2005
  • Recorded: Denver, April 19, 2005
  • Catalog number: 97634

All tracks are written by Amos, except 1-7 (Tori Amos & Kim Bullard), 1-8 (A Flock of Seagulls) and 1-9 (Cohen).

Disc one (52:28)
1."Original Sinsuality"3:31
2."Little Amsterdam"6:58
4."Your Cloud"5:58
5."Jamaica Inn"6:23
6."Father Lucifer"5:07
7."Cool on Your Island"5:31
8."I Ran"5:32
Disc two (53:23)
1."The Power of Orange Knickers"4:21
2."Cloud on My Tongue"6:45
3."Space Dog"8:08
6."The Beekeeper"11:11
8."Putting the Damage On"6:42
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Manchester Apollo Manchester, UK 6/5/05
  • Released: October 4, 2005
  • Recorded: Manchester, June 5, 2005
  • Catalog number: 97635

All tracks are written by Amos, except 1-9 (Gallagher) and 1-10 (Rodgers and Hammerstein).

Disc one (53:44)
1."Original Sinsuality"4:05
2."Little Amsterdam"7:33
4."Beauty Queen"1:42
6."Liquid Diamonds"8:43
9."Don't Look Back in Anger"6:13
10."My Favorite Things"3:26
Disc two (55:44)
3."Ribbons Undone"7:07
4."Spring Haze"8:26
5."The Beekeeper"10:33
6."Not the Red Baron"3:39
7."Never Seen Blue"7:02
8."Sweet the Sting"5:57
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Hammersmith Apollo London, UK 6/4/05
  • Released: November 15, 2005
  • Recorded: London, June 4, 2005
  • Catalog number: 97790

All tracks are written by Amos, except 1-8 (Michael), 1-9 (Madonna, Leonard) and 2-7 (Clark, Cole).

Disc one (52:11)
1."Original Sinsuality"4:17
2."Father Lucifer"5:15
4."Mother Revolution"7:32
5."Take to the Sky"5:33
6."Yes, Anastasia"5:36
7."Bells for Her"6:44
8."Father Figure"6:20
9."Like a Prayer"5:08
Disc two (60:31)
3."Jamaica Inn"6:44
5."The Beekeeper"10:50
6."Sweet the Sting"6:21
8."Hoochie Woman"3:39
9."Hey Jupiter"7:12
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Bank of America Pavilion Boston, MA 8/21/05
  • Released: December 6, 2005
  • Recorded: Boston, August 21, 2005
  • Catalog number: 97791

All tracks are written by Amos, except 1-7 (Tori Amos & Kim Bullard), 1-8 (Steinman), 1-9 (Jagger/Richards) and 2-5 (Tyler).

Disc one (63:36)
1."Original Sinsuality"4:29
2."Caught a Lite Sneeze"7:14
3."Amber Waves"6:27
4."Martha's Foolish Ginger"5:14
7."Cool on Your Island"5:31
8."Total Eclipse of the Heart"7:58
Disc two (56:12)
1."Barons of Suburbia"8:32
3."Tear in Your Hand"9:03
4."The Beekeeper"13:00
5."Dream On"6:36
6."Pretty Good Year"5:24
7."Playboy Mommy"5:29
8."1,000 Oceans"6:47

Sales and chart performance

Auditorium Theatre Chicago, IL 4/15/05
Royce Hall Auditorium Los Angeles, CA 4/25/05
Paramount Theatre Denver, CO 4/19/0518 [3]
Manchester Apollo Manchester, UK 6/5/0517 [4]
Hammersmith Apollo London, UK 6/04/0521 [5]
Bank of America Pavilion Boston, MA 8/21/05

The chart to the right shows the peak positions for the individual The Original Bootlegs releases on the Billboard Top Internet Albums chart. The Paramount Theatre and Manchester Apollo releases charted the week of 29 October 2005 and the Hammersmith Apollo release charted the week of 3 December 2005. Each release placed on the Top Internet Albums chart for a single week.

As of May 2008, the Auditorium Theater and Royce Hall Auditorium releases have sold 7,000 copies each, the Paramount Theater, Manchester Apollo and Hammersmith Apollo releases have sold 5,000 copies each and the B of A Pavilion release has sold 3,000 copies. The compilation The Original Bootlegs, which includes all six shows, has sold 6,000 copies, according to Nielsen SoundScan. [6]

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