Winter (Tori Amos song)

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"Winter"
Tori Amos - Winter.jpg
U.S. CD maxi-single
Single by Tori Amos
from the album Little Earthquakes
B-side
  • "The Pool"
  • "Take to the Sky"
  • "Sweet Dreams"
  • "Angie"
  • "Thank You"
  • "Upside Down"
  • "Smells Like Teen Spirit"
ReleasedMarch 9, 1992 (UK)
March 16, 1992 (UK limited edition)
May 18, 1992 (AUS) [1]
November 24, 1992 (US)
Genre
  • Piano rock
Length5:40
Label Atlantic, EastWest
Songwriter(s) Tori Amos
Tori Amos singles chronology
"China"
(1992)
"Winter"
(1992)
"Crucify"
(1992)

"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.

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"Winter" was Amos' first single to reach the top 40 in any country, peaking at #25 in the UK in March 1992. [2]

Release history

"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.

Cover versions

Track listings and formats

UK CD single (March 1992)
  1. "Winter" – 5:44
  2. "The Pool" – 2:51
  3. "Take to the Sky" – 4:20
  4. "Sweet Dreams" – 3:27
UK / German limited edition CD single (UK single is a cardboard digipak; German is a slim jewel case)
  1. "Winter" – 5:44
  2. "Angie" (Mick Jagger, Keith Richards) – 4:25
  3. "Smells Like Teen Spirit" (Kurt Cobain, Krist Novoselic, Dave Grohl) – 3:17
  4. "Thank You" (Robert Plant, Jimmy Page) – 3:52
German CD single (March 1992)
  1. "Winter" – 5:44
  2. "The Pool" – 2:51
  3. "Smells Like Teen Spirit" – 3:15
Australia CD single / Cassette single (May 1992)
  1. "Winter" – 5:44
  2. "Smells Like Teen Spirit" – 3:15
  3. "Angie" – 4:22
UK 7" and cassette single
  1. "Winter" – 5:44
  2. "The Pool" – 2:50
US CD single (Nov 1992)
  1. "Winter" – 5:44
  2. "The Pool" – 2:50
  3. "Take to the Sky" – 4:20
  4. "Sweet Dreams" – 3:27
  5. "Upside Down" – 4:22
US 7" and cassette single (Nov 1992)
  1. "Winter" (edit) – 4:38
  2. "The Pool" – 2:50

Charts

Chart (1992)Position
Australian Singles Chart [5] 49
UK Singles Chart [2] 25

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