Tori Amos: Live from New York

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Live from New York
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ReleasedMarch 17, 1998 (U.S.)
RecordedJanuary 23, 1997
Length100:00
Label Warner Music Vision
Director Milton Lage
Producer Joel Stillerman
Tori Amos chronology
Little Earthquakes
(1992)
Live from New York
(1998)
Complete Videos 1991-1998
(1998)

Tori Amos: Live from New York is a benefit concert performed by American singer and songwriter Tori Amos on January 23, 1997. The concert was performed at the Madison Square Garden Theater in New York to launch "Unlock the Silence", a year-long promotional and fund-raising campaign sponsored by Calvin Klein to raise awareness of the work undertaken by RAINN, the Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network, a non-profit organization offering support and counseling to survivors of sexual assault. The performance included compositions from Amos' first three albums, including "Silent All These Years" from her debut album Little Earthquakes (1992), which served as the touchstone track for the "Unlock the Silence" campaign.

Tori Amos American singer-songwriter and pianist

Tori Amos is an American singer-songwriter and pianist. She is a classically trained musician with a mezzo-soprano vocal range. Having already begun composing instrumental pieces on piano, Amos won a full scholarship to the Peabody Institute at Johns Hopkins University at the age of five, the youngest person ever to have been admitted. She was expelled at the age of 11 for what Rolling Stone described as "musical insubordination". Amos was the lead singer of the short-lived 1980s pop group Y Kant Tori Read before achieving her breakthrough as a solo artist in the early 1990s. Her songs focus on a broad range of topics, including sexuality, feminism, politics and religion.

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During the performance of "Muhammad My Friend", Amos was joined on stage by her friend Maynard James Keenan from the band Tool.

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Tool is an American rock band from Los Angeles. Formed in 1990, the group's line-up includes drummer Danny Carey, guitarist Adam Jones, and vocalist Maynard James Keenan. Justin Chancellor has been the band's bassist since 1995, replacing their original bassist Paul D'Amour. Tool has won three Grammy Awards, performed worldwide tours, and produced albums topping the charts in several countries.

The concert was recorded and released on VHS in 1998.

Set Listing

  1. Beauty Queen/Horses
  2. Leather
  3. Blood Roses
  4. Little Amsterdam
  5. Cornflake Girl
  6. The Waitress
  7. Little Earthquakes
  8. Upside Down
  9. Winter
  10. Precious Things
  11. Caught a Lite Sneeze
  12. Talula (The Tornado Mix)
  13. Me and a Gun
  14. Marianne
  15. Silent All These Years
  16. Muhammad My Friend (with Maynard James Keenan from Tool)
  17. Pretty Good Year

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