Tuesday, 16 November 2010

#Nov'91 - Tori Amos, 'Silent all these Years'

'Cause sometimes
I said sometimes I hear my voice
And it's been here
Silent all these years

This was initially a B-side of Amos' debut solo single, Me And a Gun. The decision to release it in the UK came after Radio One named it "Song Of The Week." It was Amos' first chart entry in the UK. Amos reveals that writing the song was a slow, evolving process and that the light piano riff during the verses came first. This "bumble bee piano tinkle," as she calls it, is one of the more emblematic and recognizable parts of the song. Lyrically, Amos was inspired by reading Hans Christian Andersen's Little Mermaid story to her little niece, Cody.

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Monday, 15 November 2010

#Nov '91 - Seal, 'Killer'

It's the loneliness thats the killer
So you want
To be free
To live your life
The way you want to be...

This was the first of several big hits for Seal between 1990 and 1995 - the others included "Crazy", "A Prayer For The Dying" and "Kiss From A Rose". Seal first came to public attention as vocalist on the Adamski single Killer in 1990 which eventually reached number one in 1990 in the UK. Seal subsequently released his d├ębut album, self-titled Seal, in 1991 and his own rendition of Killer performed well in the charts.

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