Midwinter Graces Arrives November 10
Tori Amos will release her first seasonal album, Midwinter Graces, on November 10 via Universal Republic. A follow up to Tori's critically acclaimed studio album, Abnormally Attracted to Sin, Midwinter Graces will find Amos reworking and expanding on classic carols as well as developing some of her own seasonal tracks.
Midwinter Graces is an album that has been in the making for the past 40 years. Raised in the Baltimore area under the watchful eye of her Methodist minister father, Amos grew up playing holiday carols at Sunday services and Christmas Day celebrations in her father's church. These were the songs that gave a young Amos her first taste of music, and now almost 40 years later she gets her own chance to reimagine classics like "What Child, Nowell" and "Star of Wonder," plus offer up original tracks like "Pink and Glitter" and "Our New Year."
For Midwinter Graces, Amos has again teamed up with long time collaborators Matt Chamberlain on drums, Jon Evans on bass and Mac Aladdin on guitars. Tori has enlisted the help of a big band and an orchestra with John Philip Shenale arrangements to create her new seasonal classics.
11. What Child, Nowell
2. Star of Wonder
3. A Silent Night with You
4. Candle: Coventry Carol
5. Holy, Ivy, and Rose
6. Harps of Gold
7. Snow Angel
8. Jeanette, Isabella
9. Pink and Glitter
11. Winter's Carol
12. Our New Year
Tori Amos is on tour now; dates available here.
For more on Tori Amos, see our recent exclusive feature/interview here.
[Published on: 9/25/09]