Welcome to Sunny Florida

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Welcome to Sunny Florida
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ReleasedMay 18, 2004 (U.S.)
RecordedSeptember 4, 2003
Genre Rock/Pop
Label Sony Music
Tori Amos chronology
A Sorta Fairytale
Welcome to Sunny Florida
Fade to Red

Welcome to Sunny Florida is the name of a DVD and CD set released by singer-songwriter Tori Amos in 2004. The set features a live concert performance by Amos from her 2002 "Scarlet's Walk" tour, in support of her album by the same name. It was recorded live at Sound Advice Amphitheatre in West Palm Beach, Florida. The DVD also features photographs and other exclusive material including a full-length interview with Amos. The title is a sarcastic reference to the fact that on September 4, 2003 (the day of filming) there was a rainstorm.

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.

West Palm Beach, Florida City in Florida

West Palm Beach is a city in and the county seat of Palm Beach County, Florida, United States. It is located immediately to the west of the adjacent Palm Beach, which is situated on a barrier island across the Lake Worth Lagoon. The population was 99,919 at the 2010 census. West Palm Beach is a principal city of the Miami metropolitan area, which was home to an estimated 6,158,824 people in 2017.


Accompanying the DVD is an EP called Scarlet's Hidden Treasures , which features six non-LP tracks. The DVD/CD was released in either a double CD jewel case, or in a special DVD case.

Extended play Musical recording longer than a single, but shorter than a full album

An extended play record, often referred to as an EP, is a musical recording that contains more tracks than a single, but is usually unqualified as an album or LP. Contemporary EPs generally contain a minimum of three tracks and maximum of six tracks, and are considered "less expensive and time-consuming" for an artist to produce than an album. An EP originally referred to specific types of vinyl records other than 78 rpm standard play (SP) and LP, but it is now applied to mid-length CDs and downloads as well.

Scarlet's Hidden Treasures is an EP that accompanied the Welcome to Sunny Florida live DVD set released by singer/songwriter Tori Amos in 2004. The EP features six non-LP tracks, though several were featured on a web project called "Scarlet's Web".

Some controversy was sparked when the words "fucker" and "cock" were censored out of the live performance of the song "Professional Widow". Amos, who is an avid anti-censorship proponent, explained in an interview that she felt it was important not to have a parental advisory sticker on the label so that young people would be able to have access to the DVD, as she touches on many important political issues in her works.

Professional Widow 1996 single by Tori Amos

"Professional Widow" is a 1996 song written by singer-songwriter Tori Amos. It is a harpsichord-driven rock dirge and was included on her 1996 album Boys for Pele. The eponymous "professional widow" is widely rumoured to be Courtney Love, widow of Kurt Cobain, whom Trent Reznor blames for the destruction of the friendship between himself and Amos. In 1999, Reznor's band Nine Inch Nails released a single called "Starfuckers, Inc.", with "Starfucker" being a word that appears in "Professional Widow".

Although not mentioned in the track listing, Amos sings the first four lines of "Muhammad My Friend" as a bridge for "Take to the Sky".

The set reached UK No. 1 on the Music Videos and DVDs Chart, and No. 2 on the US equivalent, qualifying it as a commercial success.


Main Set List

  1. "A Sorta Fairytale"
  2. "Sugar"
  3. "Crucify"
  4. Interlude #1
  5. "Cornflake Girl"
  6. "Bells for Her"
  7. "Concertina"
  8. Interlude #2
  9. "Take to the Sky"
  10. "Leather"
  11. "Cloud on My Tongue"
  12. "Cooling"
  13. Interlude #3
  14. "Your Cloud"
  15. "Father Lucifer"
  16. "Professional Widow"
  17. "I Can't See New York"
  18. "Precious Things"


  1. "Tombigbee"
  2. "Amber Waves"
  3. "Hey Jupiter"

Songs cut from DVD

  1. "Wednesday"
  2. "Tombigbee" (first take)
  3. "Virginia"
  4. "Sweet Sangria"
  5. "Past the Mission" (Audio featured on DVD photo gallery)

Scarlet's Hidden Treasures

  1. "Ruby Through the Looking Glass"
  2. "Seaside"
  3. "Bug a Martini"
  4. "Apollo's Frock"
  5. "Tombigbee"
  6. "Indian Summer"

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