States and WEA International for the world outside of the United States. Lyrics reproduced by kind permission.
Boys for Pele is the third album by American singer-songwriter Tori Amos. The album was released on January 22, 1996 in the United Kingdom through East West Records and released on January 23, 1996 through Atlantic Records in the United States. Boys for Pele marked the first time Amos was the sole producer on one of her albums, having served as co-producer on her previous two records Little Earthquakes and Under the Pink.
Boys For Pele is a music studio album recording by TORI AMOS (Crossover Prog/Progressive Rock) released in 1996 on cd, lp, vinyl and/or cassette. Boys For Pele while receiving wide acclaim has many Amos followers divided especially as it was a major shift from her second album " Under The Pink". It is though a bold work with some excellent songs although the albums major drawback is that it is too long. This was endemic of many albums around that era when it was the norm for some artists to have circa 80 minutes of studio material for each release.
Boys for Pele is Amos's first self-produced album; she would continue producing her own albums through Unrepentant Geraldines (2014). Given that the album deals with the role of women in religion and relationships, and particularly in light of her breakup with Eric Rosse, who had served as producer for her previous two albums, Amos felt that it was appropriate to take complete control over producing Boys for Pele, as a "bid for independence". Two underlying currents run through Boys for Pele: exploring the role of women in both patriarchal religion and relationships. Amos had previously written songs in a religious and/or theological context ("Crucify" from Little Earthquakes (1992), "God" from Under the Pink), but her viewpoint takes a particularly feminist slant on this album.
21 years later, Tori Amos’ epic album Boys for Pele remains as relevant as ever. An 18-song cycle through which Amos examines love and religion in a world dominated by patriarchal norms, Boys for Pele uses the feminine as a weapon excision against misogyny and sexism. In other words, Amos wages war, with the resultant triumph of reclaiming the feminine. Amos does not come away from the battle without injury. But these injuries act as testament to her resilience, rather than loss. Amos’ offensive strategy against patriarchy begins with the album title, which alludes to the Hawaiian goddess.
Boys for Pele, the title of Tori Amos's epic third album, is as awkward and confusing as the music inside. Though it sounds like a recruitment slogan for Little League soccer, the name actually refers to the lost temples of feminine divinity. Pele, you see, is the Hawaiian volcano goddess; the boys, well, they're the sacrifices that quell the rumbling lady's rage. Attempting to regain fires stolen long ago, Pele rewrites the crucifixion to star a girl Jesus and in doing so conjures a forgotten matriarchal mythology. and I haven't looked back since. After I listened to this I was in love and knew that I had found my soul mate lol.
Boys for Pele is the third studio album by American singer and songwriter Tori Amos. Preceded by the first single, Caught a Lite Sneeze, by three weeks, the album was released on January 22, 1996, in the United Kingdom, on January 23 in the United States, and on January 29 in Australia.
Tori Amos (born Myra Ellen Amos, August 22, 1963) is an American singer-songwriter and pianist. She is a classically trained musician with a mezzo-soprano vocal range. Having already begun composing instrumental pieces on piano, Amos won a full scholarship to the Peabody Institute at Johns Hopkins University at the age of five, the youngest person ever to have been admitted. She was expelled at the age of 11 for what Rolling Stone described as "musical insubordination"
|A1||Beauty Queen / Horses||6:07|
|A7||Caught A Lite Sneeze||4:24|
|A8||Muhammad My Friend||3:48|
|B4||Not The Red Baron||3:49|
|B7||In The Springtime Of His Voodoo||5:32|
|B8||Putting The Damage On||5:08|
- Phonographic Copyright (p) – Atlantic Recording Corporation
- Copyright (c) – Atlantic Recording Corporation
- Phonographic Copyright (p) – WEA International Inc.
- Copyright (c) – WEA International Inc.
- Manufactured By – Polton
- Art Direction – Cindy*, Vincent*, Walter*
- Design – Paddy Cramsie, Paul Chessell
- Photography By – Cindy Palmano
- Producer – Tori Amos
- Recorded By – Marcel van Limbeek, Mark Hawley
- Recorded By [Assisted By] – Rob van Tuin
- Songwriter – Tori Amos
Notes(P)&(C) 1996 Atlantic Recording Corporation for the United States and
WEA International, Inc. for the world outside the United States.
Manufactured in Poland by Polton.
Barcode and Other Identifiers
- Barcode (Printed): 0 7567-82862-4 7
- Label Code: LC 1557
- Rights Society (cassette shell): ZAIKS
- Rights Society (hologram): ZPAV - ZAIKS
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|82862-2||Tori Amos||Boys For Pele (CD, Album, Promo)||Atlantic||82862-2||US||1996|
|7567-82862-2||Tori Amos||Boys For Pele (CD, Album)||EastWest||7567-82862-2||Europe||1996|