Tori Amos Unrepentant Geraldines on 180g 2LP + Download
Unrepentant Geraldines is Tori Amos' fourteenth studio album and first album of original pop/rock songs in 5 years. A return to the unique brand of singer songwriter style that catapulted her to stardom over two decades ago, Unrepentant Geraldines is an album in which Amos once more zeroes in on the writing of brightly melodic, deftly evocative singer songwriter soul-poems.
The album title was inspired by a painting of Daniel Maclise, depicting the Irish folk tale character Geraldine in the pose of the repentant Magdalene. This sparked a process of thoughts about women’s repentance and their struggles throughout history. Fusing themes such as women in society, motherhood and contemporary events, and also drawing inspiration from the work of visual artists, painters such as Cezanne, she has created a landmark album, demonstrating why she is regarded as one of the most remarkable artists of recent times.
Unrepentant Geraldines was written over the past few years and entirely recorded in her Cornwall studio with long-time collaborators Mark Hawley and Marcel Van Limbeek, “working as a triangle.” 2014 brought a fresh approach to creating and working for Tori. The album features “Trouble’s Lament,” an eerie Southern blues song in which Amos’ matchless voice conjures up images of how the “flames from Satan’s tongue are charged and licking at her heels...”
Other highlights include “Promise” a touching duet with her 13-year old daughter Natasha, that documents the mother/daughter relationship and the promises they make to each other; “Giant’s Rolling Pin,” a pithy, spry, jig-like satire on the NSA/Edward Snowden affair; and “Oysters,” a classic Amos piano ballad, evocative of her timeless breakthrough album, 1992’s Little Earthquakes.
Tori Amos Unrepentant Geraldines Track Lisitng:
2. Trouble’s Lament
3. Wild Way
4. Wedding Day
6. 16 Shades of Blue
7. Maids of Elfen-mere
1. Giant’s Rolling Pin
3. Unrepentant Geraldines
5. Rose Dover
6. Invisible Boy