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"The Pool"
Tori-Amos Little-Earthquakes.jpg
B-side from Little Earthquakes

Released

March 1992 (UK)
November 1992 (US)

Length

2:50

Label

Atlantic Records, East West Records

Writer

Tori Amos

Producer

Ian Stanley

"The Pool" is a B-side from Tori Amos's 1992 debut album Little Earthquakes

Background[]

"The Pool" was released as a B-side to "Winter" in several countries, including the United Kingdom, France, Germany, and the United States.[1]

Reception[]

More than twenty years after its initial release, "The Pool" has received critical attention and acclaim for its "eerie", experimental nature.[2]

In 2014, Andrew Darley of Polari Magazine praised the song as one of Amos's finest B-sides and described it as "an entrancing moment that features an ethereal atmosphere she can master, sounding as fluid and mystical as the pool she sings of."[3] Barry Walters, reviewing the 2015 reissue of Little Earthquakes, argued that the song "proved Amos boasted the harmonic chops to become a credible avant-garde classical composer."[2]

Remastered versions[]

Remastered versions of "The Pool" have been included on Disc E of the 2006 boxset A Piano: The Collection and the 2015 reissue of Little Earthquakes.

Live versions[]

a live version was performed on November 7, 2017 - New York, New York during the Native Invader Tour 2017.

Lyrics[]

One with her hands open Don’t be afraid,” she said, No one will know it just you and me and when it’s over I’ll go back

Personnel[]

Credits taken from "Winter" UK single and A Piano liner notes.[4][1]

  • Written by Tori Amos
  • Mixed by Steve Williams
  • Produced by Ian Stanley

References[]

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