Tori Amos kicked off her tour to support her latest, critically acclaimed album, Night of Hunters, in Helsinki, Finland. Touring with the Apollon Musagète Quartett, Tori will be reinterpreting various songs from her back catalogue in addition to performing songs off the new album.
Perhaps the biggest surprise of opening night was a string interpretation of “Cruel”, off 1998’s from the choirgirl hotel. Tori stated before the song that it was an extremely popular fan request and, therefore, asked John Philip Shenale (who has done string arrangements for all her albums since 1994’s Under the Pink) to whip up a string version of “Cruel” for the tour.
Here’s an extremely high quality recording of the performance. Do you love it?
It’s T… but… I dunno…. something about it seems too… busy…