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Tori Amos — Seven Sisters
Album: Night Of Hunters
Avg rating:
7.1

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Total ratings: 1409









Released: 2011
Length: 2:40
Plays (last 30 days): 1
(instrumental)
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Whoa I just liked a Tori Amos song!
Apparently I dislike clarinets less than I used to - I bumped my rating up from 2 to 3.

(But I still hit the 'play something else' button).
 OneCoolBud wrote:
Very nice song, reminds me a lot of Harmonium - Histoire Sans Paroles (1975)

 
Or Jean-Philippe Goude and his "Ainsi de nous" album. You should listen to it, you, cool Bud.
It could be Genesis in the early days, but it has also a SAGA sound
Very nice song, reminds me a lot of Harmonium - Histoire Sans Paroles (1975)
Couldn't wait for this to stop.  
ADHD Clarinet.  In my face. 
 

jinxie1266 wrote:
Not even the absence of her voice can save this song. It's like birds waking you up at 4 am. Pretty, in an annoying, twittery way.

 


Not even the absence of her voice can save this song. It's like birds waking you up at 4 am. Pretty, in an annoying, twittery way.
I'd buy any album that sounded like this, regardless of who recorded it. Now, if she started singing...not so much. Easily my highest rated Tori Amos song.
This song always brings me in mind of the kids TV show "Ivor the engine" {#Smile}
 amb599 wrote:
First rock song ever with only oboe and piano.

 
That be no oboe

(Edit: as pointed out below)
 amb599 wrote:
First rock song ever with only oboe and piano.

 
Nah, there were dozens of rock and pop songs with those instruments before this one.  Songs by The Rolling Stones, Moody Blues, King Crimson, ELO, Roxy Music, etc...
First rock song ever with only oboe and piano.
Harmonium!? You rock! I teach French and we talk about them.  

meinthecorner wrote:
Every time I hear this I am reminded of Harmonium, a Quebec band which I admit dates back to the mid-late 70's. Something from Cinq Saisons, I'm sure. Anyone remember them?

 


And those of us who are Tori fans will think that this is awesome too. Yes, she can grate after a bit. Yes, hasn't done a really good album since maybe Scarlet's Walk. But still with the talent and the soul and the strange, pixie poet woman lyrics and the piano oh that piano. So you know, she's aw'right.
 smackiepipe wrote:
Melosh wound down the stair to the cobblestone street, tipped his cover to the elderly matron toiling in her side garden, and strode on to the corner shop - obtaining his regular cup of tea - and stared off to some unfocused point towards the roundabout.

 
Why hadn't Dalkey disposed of the bodies as instructed? Why did he keep buying this rubbishy tea? And why wouldn't the courts let him legally change his awful name? 

Meanwhile, with a certain wave of her trowel, the elderly matron signaled to her youthful accomplice to get a move on. And so he did, with stealthy step and acquisitive intent, up the winding stair...
{#Hearteyes}
Such a relief to ot deal with the voice. 
Oldsaxon + holasoyjoe -> thank you for the correction :)
This tune is a great segueway into almost anything.
 DavidS_UK wrote:
Yes, best Tori Amos track ever because SHE DOESN'T SING!!  Yeah!
 
Well I was trying to be somewhat subtle, but...yeah.  I definitely respect her talent and ability, just not really pleasing to me.  This track, on the other hand, is a masterpiece.
 ChrisVIII wrote:
Amazing song ! a solid 10 ! Bill, play it anytime, I don't think I can tire of it :) the flute is so peaceful and light and yet so strong, we almost forget that there is a piano too. {#Hearteyes} I just love it  ! I wish I had ever reached that level of proficiency but I'm miles away from it ^^

 
clarinet.
Yes, best Tori Amos track ever because SHE DOESN'T SING!!  Yeah!
Actually, really nice piano, and if she wrote that then a star to her, just wish all her work was instrumental..
Best Tori Amos track ever
Melosh wound down the stair to the cobblestone street, tipped his cover to the elderly matron toiling in her side garden, and strode on to the corner shop - obtaining his regular cup of tea - and stared off to some unfocused point towards the roundabout.
 ChrisVIII wrote:
Amazing song ! a solid 10 ! Bill, play it anytime, I don't think I can tire of it :) the flute is so peaceful and light and yet so strong, we almost forget that there is a piano too. {#Hearteyes} I just love it  ! I wish I had ever reached that level of proficiency but I'm miles away from it ^^

 

I believe the woodwind instrument is a clarinet.
Tori is everytime I am hearing something of her surprising me, so creative {#Wave}, wonderful!
 Hogtownmike wrote:
Never thought I would give Tori my 8...

 
Ah, a bit of the Red...  {#Yes}
 Hogtownmike wrote:
Never thought I would give Tori my 8...

 
Metric or U.S. Customary units?
{#Propeller}
Amazing song ! a solid 10 ! Bill, play it anytime, I don't think I can tire of it :) the flute is so peaceful and light and yet so strong, we almost forget that there is a piano too. {#Hearteyes} I just love it  ! I wish I had ever reached that level of proficiency but I'm miles away from it ^^
8 -> 9
So René Aubry-esque... and so Jean-Philippe Goudesque.
Very nice, anyway.
Sounds like Camel. Very nice!
at least she's not singing...
WOW, Tori can whistle like a flute! {#Clap}
Lovely new theme for Antiques Roadshow.  Or Marple, or something else. Perhaps Noggin the Nog.
 lasker98 wrote:

And the best part is no vocals.  {#Cheesygrin}

 
Exactly.  Never thought I'd give Tori an 8, either!



So René Aubry-esque... and so Jean-Philippe Goudesque.
Nice, anyway.
 Hogtownmike wrote:
Never thought I would give Tori my 8...

 
And the best part is no vocals.  {#Cheesygrin}
Never thought I would give Tori my 8...
{#Angel}{#Angel}{#Angel} ...... so good for the ears
8
Yes, it reminds me Harmonium, 5 seasons, a Quebec province band, home town...
I just love Tori and this album.
 
Glass + Bach. Not bad.
fun.......{#Sunny}
 meinthecorner wrote:
Every time I hear this I am reminded of Harmonium, a Quebec band which I admit dates back to the mid-late 70's. Something from Cinq Saisons, I'm sure. Anyone remember them?

 
I do...and this does not remind me of them.
ok  enough is enough, this is just bad ass and if you pom pass asses cant get it, there is truly no help.
Every time I hear this I am reminded of Harmonium, a Quebec band which I admit dates back to the mid-late 70's. Something from Cinq Saisons, I'm sure. Anyone remember them?

Everybody in my church loves this music...
 

absolutely marvelous melody...  love it...
 
I cannot get enough of this gorgeous redheaded musician and her music!! {#Hearteyes}     (Don't tell my wife.. ;-) )

gorgeous...
 
 charley wrote:

Your comment prompted me to go to YouTube to check out Arrival of the Birds...just sounded interesting.  My God!  So glad I was curious today...THANK YOU!
 
Now go to vimeo and look for "A Day In California." That video makes me tear up.
 ziakut wrote:
Normally I would really like music of this nature, but I find this somewhat grating. I think it's the hyper piano runs and twinkling clarinet or something. Knowing it's Tori Amos doesn't really help either. Forgive me, I'm not in a great mood. I'd probably like this more if I were feeling better.
 
I feel pretty good and this song still sucks.
 GarageDragon wrote:
Every damn time I hear that opening piano, I think it's Cinematic Orchestra's Arrival of the Birds, and then I'm bitterly disappointed when it's not. Every damn time.
 
Your comment prompted me to go to YouTube to check out Arrival of the Birds...just sounded interesting.  My God!  So glad I was curious today...THANK YOU!
 kcar wrote:
(mouth-breather slackjawed into near-silence):  Hunh! 
 
HAHAHAHAHAHA!!!  A succinct description for half my life!
At least she is not singing.

This is awesome... unique and original music...

Normally I would really like music of this nature, but I find this somewhat grating. I think it's the hyper piano runs and twinkling clarinet or something. Knowing it's Tori Amos doesn't really help either. Forgive me, I'm not in a great mood. I'd probably like this more if I were feeling better.
 alanthecowboy wrote:

No really, it's Bach.  Each song on this album is inspired by, or a variation of, a classical work.  This one is inspired by Prelude in C-Minor.
 
(mouth-breather slackjawed into near-silence): Hunh! 

Actually, that's pretty cool. It's a very playful work. Reminds me a small, fast-running brook. I'll have to check this album out.  

We be dancing...  love it...

 
 alanthecowboy wrote:

No really, it's Bach.  Each song on this album is inspired by, or a variation of, a classical work.  This one is inspired by Prelude in C-Minor.
 

Ah, that explains why I like this more and more.  Bach realigns my brain.  That, and being a former classical clarinet major.


That's Numberwang!
 kcar wrote:

I would lean more towards Ravel, Debussy or Bizet...but that's me talkin' crazy shit. 

 
No really, it's Bach.  Each song on this album is inspired by, or a variation of, a classical work.  This one is inspired by Prelude in C-Minor.
Every damn time I hear that opening piano, I think it's Cinematic Orchestra's Arrival of the Birds, and then I'm bitterly disappointed when it's not.

Every damn time.
If its possible to dislike someone as sexy and talented as Tori then someone forgot to show me how
Why does this Tori Amos track get played so much more than anything else of hers??  I'm starting to see the same loops of music happening more often.
 Stingray wrote:
Are you American, Romeo...?

Never mind - just curious in Germany.


...flexing your rod to see if the fish takes the hook?..
 romeotuma wrote:


This is really brilliant music...  always refreshing to hear it...

 
 

Are you American, Romeo...?

Never mind - just curious in Germany!


It is okay - but I am already tired of it.


This is really brilliant music...  always refreshing to hear it...

 
 shelt wrote:

Interesting comment.  I totally agree.  Sometimes I'm totally mesmerized; other times I skip right past.  It all depends on my mood...
 
I always skip right past it...  {#Nyah}
 BikeCoachDave wrote:
I have a strange relationship with Tori Amos music. I really dig it. I find it super creative and unique. I think she is a wonderful, true artist with something to say. Yet when I load some of her music on my Ipod, I find myself skipping it immediately when it comes on. I guess one has to be in a precise state of mind to appreciate some things.
 
Interesting comment.  I totally agree.  Sometimes I'm totally mesmerized; other times I skip right past.  It all depends on my mood...
I have a strange relationship with Tori Amos music. I really dig it. I find it super creative and unique. I think she is a wonderful, true artist with something to say. Yet when I load some of her music on my Ipod, I find myself skipping it immediately when it comes on. I guess one has to be in a precise state of mind to appreciate some things.
Thought this was some old PG era Genesis tune. Stunned to see it is Tori Amos. Intriguing piece.
 Sjaaks wrote:
I'm rather intrigued by this one... 8
 
I totally agree, i was stunned when I looked at who was performing. 
I'm rather intrigued by this one... 8
Not a huge fan of her vocals, but nothing to object to in this performance.
 DarkShark wrote:
Wow. Almost never hear clarinet sound so good. The king of sappiness (you know who I mean) had ruined the sound of the instrument to me until I heard this beautiful piece. 
 
If the "King of Sappiness" you are referring to has the initials "K.G.", then the clarinet is relatively safe.  He primarily plays a soprano saxophone.
 iTuner wrote:
Thought this was going to be some endless Jethro Tull prog rock song at the beginning. Only mildly relieved that it isn't.

Sure some people like it, sounds like background music for a film soundtrack. 
 

nothing wrong with an endless Tull track - that's how we Tullites like it.


 erk71 wrote:
I keep thinking Philip Glass...
 

alanthecowboy wrote:

Try Bach, as in Prelude in C-Minor...

Edit:  Need to get this album...

 
I would lean more towards Ravel, Debussy or Bizet...but that's me talkin' crazy shit. 

Following this with "White Rabbit"—interesting choice, Bill. Good drugs? 

 colt4x5 wrote:
Andreas Ottensamer – clarinet (Wikipedia). Nice work.

 
 
Yes indeed. And he's only 23 (as of today, in fact).
 DarkShark wrote:
Wow. Almost never hear clarinet sound so good. The king of sappiness (you know who I mean) had ruined the sound of the instrument to me until I heard this beautiful piece. 
 

I assume you're referring to Woody Allen.


Love Tori!
Huh!
 Moak wrote:

She'll never be out of the way.  Her genius is imbedded permanently in the culture.
 
Really??  Something is imbedded - you got that part right.....
Wow. Almost never hear clarinet sound so good. The king of sappiness (you know who I mean) had ruined the sound of the instrument to me until I heard this beautiful piece. 
Andreas Ottensamer – clarinet (Wikipedia). Nice work.

 
This so reminds me of Harmonium. Does anyone else hear that, or for that matter, know their music. I'd be going back to the late 70's for that, I guess. They were a great band to see live!


This caught my ear and would not let go...  love it...

 
 shellbella wrote:
But but but... We just listened to Zeppelin..... {#Beat}
 
{#Roflol}  But you listened to it on Radio Paradise! 

A very nice set list for a rainy Valentine's day in GA......... {#Yes}
Tori is sooo gorgeous on sooo many levels.. Talented and beautiful!
 erk71 wrote:
I keep thinking Philip Glass...
 
Try Bach, as in Prelude in C-Minor...

Edit:  Need to get this album...

Not a big Tori fan, but the tonality and technique of the clarinet player are quite good.  And the piece keeps growing on me.  

 shutter wrote:
Picture Tori and Woody Allen jamming on clarinets at some club.  OK, mebbe not...
 
Is that before or after the priest, rabbi, and the pirate captain walk in?


 shellbella wrote:
Good to get Tori out of the way early in my day....  {#Laughing}

 
She'll never be out of the way.  Her genius is imbedded permanently in the culture.

Good to get Tori out of the way early in my day....  {#Laughing}



marvelous...  love it...
 
If I was a Tori fan, or even a clarinet fan, I might like this more.  As it is, I don't mind listening to it now, but I know that I'll get sick of it really quickly. 
Picture Tori and Woody Allen jamming on clarinets at some club.  OK, mebbe not...
Amazing! Seeing Tori live was a recent treat too. She and her 4 string band were jaw dropping.


Dang, this is soooo good...  love it...

 

Tori Amos makes me want to celebrate my life!
 Kayloric wrote:
Tori Amos makes me want to stab myself in the eye with a fork {#Sad}

 
I guess that's an indirect way of making you forget about the music for awhile. *shrug*

Tori Amos makes me want to stab myself in the eye with a fork {#Sad}

Thought this was going to be some endless Jethro Tull prog rock song at the beginning. Only mildly relieved that it isn't.

Sure some people like it, sounds like background music for a film soundtrack. 
 Moak wrote:
There are people in the world that simply demand our respect.
 
this is not one of them...

But but but... We just listened to Zeppelin..... {#Beat}
There are people in the world that simply demand our respect.


Everybody in my hotel room loves this music...
 


Soooo interesting...  this whole album is marvelous...

 
 kcar wrote:

Wait...no loopy lyrics? Is Tori taking her meds again?


 

{#Lol}
 hippiechick wrote:
A beautiful beautiful album
 


I agree...  love this fresh music...


 
y kant tori read??????????????????????????????????????????????{#Puke}
Sorry, but Ho-Hum!
I love it when a song captures me and demands my attention.  Very nice.
I look forward to listening to it again.

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And now to foot stomp to Big country.  Yea! 
Thank you for doing something listenable, Tori.

Wait...no loopy lyrics? Is Tori taking her meds again?


 sillyjeff wrote:
Rip off of the intro to "Ghost Town" by The Specials, mixed with a song by Selecter, very blatant to anyone who has heard the other songs. 
Youtube Ghost Town / Specials, let me know if you agree.

Anyway, that aside, I like this song.  After all, how many great bands had no influence?
 
Somehow I seriously doubt that you posted this comment under the correct song :-).