U.S. CD maxi-single
|Single by Tori Amos|
|from the album Little Earthquakes|
|Released||March 9, 1992 (UK)|
March 16, 1992 (UK limited edition)
May 18, 1992 (AUS)
November 24, 1992 (US)
|Tori Amos singles chronology|
"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[ citation needed ], who is a minister.
"Winter" was Amos' first single to reach the top 40 in any country, peaking at #25 in the UK in March 1992.
"Winter" was the fourth single released from Amos' debut studio album, Little Earthquakes . It was released on March 9, 1992 by EastWest Records in the UK, and Atlantic Records on November 24, 1992 in North America.
The song also appears on Amos' 2003 compilation, Tales of a Librarian . The music video can be seen on the video collections Tori Amos: Complete Videos 1991–1998 and Fade to Red .
The single was released globally in a variety of formats with slightly differing artwork and track listings. The most commonly available version is the United States release, which is labeled as a "limited edition" release. That version comes in a digipak case with a compartment in which a "handwritten lyrics" insert is contained. The far more rare UK limited edition release features three cover versions that would later appear on the US Crucify EP.
|Australian Singles Chart||49|
|UK Singles Chart||25|
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