Tori AmosTori once said ‘I may not always be caramel, but I hope I’m like a red wine that gets better with age’… And Monday nights performance certainly rang true to this. I was abit anxious about spending almost £100 on 2 tickets, even though I was one of the lucky ones to get some after her postponement… You see, I was half expecting a full preview of all her new album, but I still couldnt resist the idea of seeing Tori in an acoustic setting - something I haven’t experienced since my first (amazing) Tori gig in 1995.

From the first notes of her first song, my conscience was vindicated - as soon as I realized she was starting into a rarely performed cover of Leonard Cohen’s ‘Famous Blue Raincoat’, I was totally gobsmacked, in thrown into awe. This was quickly followed by a few new tracks from her to-be-released album Abnormally Addicted To Sin. In all, she played 5 new tracks, despite having said that most of the new album wouldn’t translate acoustically.

The red-haired Diva, like the fine wine she is, then powered through a swathe of known material, showing the depth of her back catalogue, without (suprisingly) even playing anything from ‘Under The Pink’. ‘Cool On Your Island’ made an appearance, though - which I suppose shouldnt be such a suprise considering its recent renaissance in her setlists - but still greatly appreciated.

Anyone who’s seen Tori live is well aware of her different voices, from furious devil woman to pure angel and back again. This was no more apparent than in ‘Welcome to England’, which, compared to its official recording, sounded alot more emotive - sweet and pure verses, and darker choruses.

Between Tori and Scott Matthews opening, this was definately a memorable night, and potentially the best gig of the year for me. Of course, its easy as a typically dedicated Tori fan to say that she was amazing, but she was in exceptionally fine form. If you get a chance to see her when she tours again with her band, do it!

heres a few samplers:
Tori_Amos_-_Famous_Blue_Raincoat.mp3
Tori_Amos_-_Smooth_Operator.mp3
Tori_Amos_-_Taxi_Ride.mp3
Tori_Amos-Mary_Jane.mp3 (link fixed…)
Tori_Amos_-_Barons_of_Suburbia.mp3

EDIT: Due to lots of requests, heres the acoustic ‘Welcome To England’ :
Tori_Amos_-_Welcome_to_England.mp3

15 Responses to “Tori Amos - Savoy Theatre, 11 May, 2009”

  1. Dope-Lion Says:

    Hey,

    Thanks so much for these clips. Fantastic night, great vibe, all round amazingness. Does anyone have a recording of the live acoustic version of Welcome to England? That was the best track for me - it blew me away! Tori rocks.

    EDIT: yes… at the bottom of the post!!

  2. Dennis Says:

    OMG! thank you!
    is there any chance to get a mp3 of the “Welcome To England” -Performance????

    EDIT: yes… at the bottom of the post!!

  3. Dennis Says:

    thank you !!!!!!!!

  4. mario Says:

    is there any chance of the rest of the songs being posted here???

    EDIT: if you know where to look, the FLAC is available… *cough* toritraders / dime *cough* :)

  5. Dr Andy Says:

    Thanks for the memories of one of the best 90 minutes of my life! I have seen Tori live many times but nothing compared to this. The intensity was immense. Fantastic. Any chance of some of the other mp3 links? They are priceless. Also, the Mary Jane link appears to be broken. Many thanks, and of course to Tori who never fails to deliver!

    EDIT: will reupload shortly

  6. adrian Says:

    Would love to hear taxi ride again! please please please?

  7. adrian Says:

    Sorry about that, didn’t realise it was the complete song. Thank you for this!

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  11. Mike Says:

    can you please please please post Over the Rainbow and Curtain Call too!?!?!?!

  12. del Says:

    Any chance you could also upload the ‘Lady in Blue’ mp3?

  13. Maaian Says:

    thanks

  14. Brittny Says:

    Wow! I enjoyed your review and I can’t wait to see Tori at the end of July. Thanks for posting the clips.

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