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Little Earthquakes
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Released

May 15, 2009 (BE, AU, NL, PL)
May 18, 2009 (UK)
May 19, 2009 (US, CA)

Genre

Alternative Rock, Baroque Pop, Piano Rock, Electronica, Trip-Hop

Length

72:03

Label

Atlantic Records

Producer

Tori Amos

Reviews

  • Allmusic (3/5) link
  • The A.V. Club (B-) link
  • Billboard Magazine (Positive) link
  • Drowned in Sound (7/10) link
  • Entertainment Weekly (B) link
  • Los Angeles Times (3/4) link
  • Mojo (2/5) (Jun 2009, p.102)
  • Pop Matters (8/10) link
  • Q Magazine (3/5) (Jun 2009, p.123)
  • Rolling Stone (2.5/5) link
  • Slant Magazine (3.5/5) link
  • Spin (2.5/5) link
  • Uncut (2/5) (Jun 2009, p.83)

Little Earthquakes is the 1992 debut solo album by singer-songwriter Tori Amos. The record marked Amos' first album as a solo artist after the release of her previous band Y Kant Tori Read's self-titled album in 1986.

After the critical and commercial flop of

Background[]

Reception[]

Track listing[]

All songs written and composed by Tori Amos.     

No. Title Length
1. "Crucify" 4:58
2. "Girl" 4:06
3. "Silent All These Years" 4:10
4. "Precious Things" 4:26
5. "Winter" 5:40
6. "Happy Phantom" 3:12
7. "China" 4:58
8. "Leather" 3:12
9. "Mother" 6:59
10. "Tear In Your Hand" 4:38
11. "Me and a Gun" 3:44
12. "Little Earthquakes (song) 6:51

Personnel[]

Credits adapted from Little Earthquakes liner notes.[1][2]

Musicians

  • Tori Amos – acoustic piano (tracks 1-10, 12), background vocals (tracks 2-3, 6, composer (tracks 1-12), electric piano, primary artist, programming, sampled strings, vocals (tracks 1-12)
  • Steve Caton – acoustic guitar, background vocals, bass, guitar, electric guitar
  • John Chamberlin – mandolin (track 1)
  • Paulinho Da Costa – percussion (tracks 1, 6)
  • Nick DeCaro – arranger, conductor (tracks 3, 5)
  • Jake Freeze – rat pedal (track 4), saw (track 12)
  • Stuart Gordon – violin
  • Ed Greene – drums
  • Will Gregory – oboe
  • Tina Gullickson – background vocals
  • Chris Hughes – drums
  • David Lord – string arrangements
  • Will McGregor – bass
  • Carlo Nuccio – drums (track 4, 10)
  • David Rhodes – guitar
  • Eric Rosse – background vocals, drum programming, recording engineer, keyboard programming, Irish war drum
  • Jef Scott – bass, guitar
  • Matthew Seligman – bass
  • Nancy Shanks (Beene) – background vocals
  • John Philip Shenale (Philly) – finger cymbal, keyboard programming
  • Eric Williams – dulcimer, ukulele

Production

  • Tori Amos – producer (tracks 2, 4, 10, 12)
  • Paul Corkett – engineer
  • Ross Cullum – mixing
  • John Beverly Jones – recording engineer, mixing
  • Leslie Ann Jones – assistant engineer
  • Jon Kelly – mixing
  • Paul McKenna – mixing
  • Dan Nebezal – recording engineer
  • Cindy Palmano – art direction, photography
  • Alan Reini – design
  • Eric Rosse – recording engineer, producer
  • Davitt Sigerson – producer
  • Ian Stanley – producer
  • Will Wentworth – box and wooden lettering
  • Steve Williams – recording engineer

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