Welcome to Sunny Florida

Last updated

Welcome to Sunny Florida
Tori Amos Welcome to Sunny Florida.jpg
Video by
ReleasedMay 18, 2004 (U.S.)
RecordedSeptember 4, 2003
Genre Rock/Pop
Length179:00
Label Sony Music
Tori Amos chronology
A Sorta Fairytale
(2003)
Welcome to Sunny Florida
(2004)
Fade to Red
(2006)

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.

Contents

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.

DVD

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"

Encore

  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"

Related Research Articles

Me and a Gun original a cappella written and composed by Tori Amos

"Me and a Gun" is a song by American singer-songwriter and musician Tori Amos. It was released as the first single from her debut studio album Little Earthquakes. It was released on October 21, 1991 by Atlantic Records in North America and EastWest Records in the UK.

<i>Boys for Pele</i> 1996 studio album by Tori Amos

Boys for Pele is the third studio album by American singer and songwriter Tori Amos. Preceded by the first single, "Caught a Lite Sneeze", by three weeks, the album was released on January 22, 1996, in the United Kingdom, on January 23 in the United States, and on January 29 in Australia. Despite the album being Amos's least accessible radio material to date, Boys for Pele debuted at number two on both the US Billboard 200 and the UK Albums Chart, making it her biggest simultaneous transatlantic debut, her first Billboard top 10 debut, and the highest-charting US debut of her career to date.

<i>Scarlets Walk</i> 2002 studio album by Tori Amos

Scarlet's Walk is the seventh studio album released by Tori Amos. The 18-track concept album details the cross-country travels of Scarlet, a character loosely based on Amos, as well as the concept of America post-September 11, 2001. The album was the first released by Amos on Epic Records after her split with former label Atlantic Records. After a period of trouble with her last label, Amos proved her fan base was still with her when the album debuted at number 7 in the US, selling 107,000 copies in its first week, and reaching RIAA Gold status about a month after its release.

Crucify (song) original song written and composed by Tori Amos

"Crucify" is a song by American singer-songwriter and musician Tori Amos. It was released as the fifth single from her debut studio album Little Earthquakes. It was released on May 12, 1992, by Atlantic Records in North America and on June 8 by EastWest Records in the UK.

A Sorta Fairytale 2002 single by Tori Amos

"A Sorta Fairytale" is a song written and performed by singer-songwriter Tori Amos. It was released as the first single from her 2002 album Scarlet's Walk. The song reached #14 on the Billboard Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles chart, and #1 on the Triple A chart. The song has since been featured in episodes of the television shows Nip/Tuck and The L Word. There are three commercially released versions of the song: the album version (5:30), the 101 Mix (4:00) and the original single version (4:01). It was released as a CD single (UK/Canada) with "Operation Peter Pan" as the B-side, and as a DVD single (US) with the music video, co-starring Adrien Brody.

<i>A Piano: The Collection</i> 2006 box set by Tori Amos

A Piano: The Collection is a five-disc box set spanning the first 15 years of the solo career of American singer and song-writer Tori Amos. Released on September 26, 2006 by Rhino Records as part of the contract Amos negotiated with Warner Bros., the set consists of classics, rarities, demos, B-sides and a string of unreleased songs from album sessions.

Winter (Tori Amos song) original song written and composed by Tori Amos

"Winter" is a song by American singer-songwriter and musician Tori Amos, first released in 1992. The song was written about Amos' relationship with her father, who is a minister.

Tori Amos discography artist discography

Tori Amos is an American pianist and singer-songwriter whose musical career began in 1980, at the age of seventeen, when she and her brother co-wrote the song "Baltimore". The song was selected as the winning song in a contest for the Baltimore Orioles and was recorded and pressed locally as a 7" single. From 1984–89, Amos fronted the synth-pop band Y Kant Tori Read, which released one self-titled album with Atlantic Records in 1988 before breaking up. Shortly thereafter, Amos began writing and recording material that would serve as the debut of her solo career. Still signed with Atlantic, and its UK counterpart East West, Amos' initial solo material was rejected by the label in 1990. Under the guidance of co-producers Eric Rosse, Davitt Sigerson and Ian Stanley, a second version of the album was created and accepted by the label the following year.

<i>Carly Simon: Live from Marthas Vineyard</i> 1988 live album by Carly Simon

Carly Simon: Live From Martha's Vineyard is a 1987 HBO concert special featuring Carly Simon recorded live on the shores of Martha's Vineyard. It featured Simon and a live band performing the majority of her Coming Around Again album as well as her classic hits such as "Anticipation", "You're So Vain", "Nobody Does It Better", and "You Belong To Me".

<i>The CD Singles 91–95</i> 2000 box set by Morrissey

The CD Singles '91–95' is a box set of nine CD singles by Morrissey, from "My Love Life" (1991) to "Sunny" (1995).

Dont Make Me Come to Vegas 2003 single by Tori Amos

"Don't Make Me Come to Vegas" is a song by singer-songwriter Tori Amos that originally appeared on her album Scarlet's Walk (2002). Following the success of previous remix singles "Professional Widow" (1996), "In the Springtime of his Voodoo" (1996) and "Jackie's Strength" (1998), the song was remixed in the same vein and served as the third single from the album. The single, released exclusively in the United States on 12" vinyl in a picture sleeve, features three remixes of the album version of the track by Timo Maas.

<i>Live at Montreux 1991/1992</i> 2008 live album by Tori Amos

Live at Montreux 1991/1992 is a Tori Amos live album and DVD set, released on September 22, 2008 in the United Kingdom and on September 30, 2008 in the United States, featuring two separate performances at the Montreux Jazz Festival early in her career. The first 10-song set was recorded on July 3, 1991 with the second 9-song set recorded one year later on July 7, 1992. The bulk of the set list for each show was taken from Amos' solo debut album Little Earthquakes.

Welcome to England 2009 single by Tori Amos

"Welcome to England" is a song by American singer and songwriter Tori Amos, appearing on the album Abnormally Attracted to Sin (2009). It was released as the lead digital single from the studio album on April 14, 2009 by Universal Motown Republic Group, which also marks as her first single released from the label. Written and produced by Amos herself, just like the rest of the album, the song was recorded at her husband's studio in England, Martian Studios.

<i>Live at the Hard Rock Cafe</i> 2009 video by Melanie C

Live at the Hard Rock Cafe is the second live DVD released by UK singer Melanie C. Filmed in 2008 at the Hard Rock Café in Manchester, it features Melanie performing a selection of songs from her first four albums. Fans from all over the world came not only to see Melanie perform, but also to help raise money for Hard Rock Cafe's yearly fundraiser, Pinktober. Already five months pregnant, Melanie performed a selection of her greatest hits along with some personal favourites during a 75-minute set. Filmed with just three camcorders, this film captures the raw intensity of this special acoustic event. Aside from the live concert, the DVD also includes two previously unreleased tracks from Melanie's fourth album, "This Time". Just 1750 copies were pressed and the DVD was only available through her official online store. All proceeds from this limited edition DVD were donated to the Caron Keating Foundation.

<i>Midwinter Graces</i> 2009 studio album by Tori Amos

Midwinter Graces is the eleventh solo studio album by singer-songwriter Tori Amos released on November 10, 2009, through Universal Republic Records. It is the first seasonal album by Amos, and is also notable for marking her return to a more classical, stripped-down, baroque sound with various synths, string-instruments, the harpsichord and Amos's own signature Bösendorfer piano at center stage, once more. The album, like previous releases from Amos, is available in a single form CD or a Deluxe edition which includes 3 bonus tracks, a 20-page photo book, and a DVD containing an interview with Amos. The standard edition was not released in the US or Canada.

Waitin on a Sunny Day 2003 single by Bruce Springsteen

"Waitin' on a Sunny Day" is a song by Bruce Springsteen that was first released in a recording with the E Street Band on his 2002 album The Rising. Although the song was not released as a single in the United States, it was released as a single in Europe, and was a hit in Sweden.

<i>Bon Voyage</i> (Koda Kumi album) 2014 studio album by Kumi Koda

Bon Voyage is the eleventh studio album by Japanese recording artist Kumi Koda. It was released on February 26, 2014 by Rhythm Zone. Bon Voyage is Koda's first album since her 2012 Japonesque, and her longest album in production since her 2008 studio album Kingdom. The album's production was handled by several music producers, such as Joseph Lawrence, Toby Gad, T-Sk, Mats Lie Skare, Figge Bosstrom, Tommy Henriksen, Badur Haberg, and Clarabell. It also features guest appearances from Sean Paul and OVDS. Five different formats were released to promote the album: a standalone CD, a CD and DVD bundle, a CD and Blu-ray bundle, a fan package featuring a live DVD, and a digital release in Japan.