B-side from Little Earthquakes
November 1991 (DE, UK "Silent All These Years" single)
"Upside Down" is a B-side from Tori Amos's 1992 debut album Little Earthquakes.
"Upside Down" was included on a cassette Amos submitted for copyright in June 1990. Tori later remarked that her only regret is that she didn't put Upside Down on little earthquakes.
The song was released as a B-side on the UK "Silent All These Years" 5-inch CD and 12-inch vinyl singles in November 1991 and the reissue in August 1992, as well as the German 5-inch single. The song was also released in the United States as a B-side to the "Silent" cassette single in April 1992 and the "Winter" Limited Edition maxi-single and 5-inch CD single.
Pompadours called it one of Amos's ten best non-album tracks.
Remastered versions of "Upside Down" have been included on Disc A of the 2006 boxset A Piano: The Collection and the 2015 reissue of Little Earthquakes.
Comic Book Tattoo
A seven-page story inspired by "Upside Down" was included in the 2008 graphic novel anthology Comic Book Tattoo, a collection of short comics inspired by Amos' songs. "Upside Down" was written by Mark Sable and pencilled, inked, and coloured by Salgood Sam.
The first recorded live performance of "Upside Down" was at the 1991 Montreux Jazz Festival, and the song has been played on many of Tori's tours since, both solo and with a band. The song was performed by the character Clyde on the 2007 American Doll Posse World Tour.
Credits taken from A Piano liner notes.
- Piano and vocals — Tori Amos
- Bass — Jef Scot
- Church bells — Davitt Sigerson
- Meletron — Phil Shenale
- Recorded and mixed by John Beverly Jones