Stream Four Tet's 'Unspoken,' Now With 100 Percent More Tori Amos
... reissue from Domino today (May 14), but Kieran Hebden decided to mark the occasion with his own special early-aughts re-release. On Monday (May 13), the U.K. DJ offered the original version of "Unspoken" on Twitter. The track had been reworked for the album because Hebden couldn't get the okay to sample Tori Amos
' "Winter." "I had to change the track Unspoken for Rounds because a sample couldn't get cleared," Hebden tweeted. "Here's the original version... it was the first track track I made for the album... this version is about 12 years old... we tried [to] get the Tori thing cleared for the reissue but it still didn't work out." This vintage edit maintains the chilly, delicate atmosphere of the "official" rendition, but here Hebden's craftsmanship feels a bit more muscular, bolstered by Amos' unforgettable Little Earthquakes melody. Stream the original promo version of "Unspoken" below and download it here. And be sure to read our recent interview with Four Tet, Making the Rounds: Four Tet Looks Back at His Masterpiece. Stream Four Tet's 'Unspoken,' Now With 100 Percent More Tori Amos
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Hear The Original, Tori Amos-Sampling Version Of Four Tet's "Unspoken"
... 10th-anniversary reissue looming, Four Tet recently revealed that it's not exactly the album he intended to release. "Unspoken," the album's nine-and-a-half-minute centerpiece, was the first track that Kieran Hebden finished recording, and it originally sampled the beautifully still piano intro from "Winter," a song from Tori Amos
's debut album Little Earthquakes. But Hebden couldn't get the sample cleared, so he had to rework it for the (also great) album version. Hebden recently posted the track's original version on Soundcloud, and it's a very different song with that sample in there. Listen to it below. The 10th-anniversary reissue of Rounds is out tomorrow on Domino. And fuck's sake, clear your samples, Tori. Hear The Original, Tori Amos
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Four Tet releases original version of 'Unspoken' (featuring Tori Amos)
... record "Dialogue" in 1999 Hebden has forever made a lasting impact on ambient music. Yesterday was the 10th anniversary of his seminal third album "Rounds" which has been reissued in celebration of this historic date. Today he shares with us the original version of the album track "Unspoken," which samples Tori Amos
' "Winter." "The first track I made for the album... this version (is) about 12 years old," Hebden tweeted. "We tried [to] get the Tori thing cleared for the reissue but still didn't work out." The original promotional version of the track features a piano bit that, while albeit a small difference, really adds to the emotional undertone of the track. Lord knows why Amos would not clear this track as it is amazing listening to it in its original form. Compare below with the new alternative version first and the one that eventually made the album second, and while you are at it pick up "Rounds" via Domino Records here. Follow @kpcamps Four Tet releases original version of 'Unspoken' (featuring Tori Amos
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Tori Amos (Aug. 22, 1963)
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In 1984, she was in a television commercial for Kellogg's "Just Right" Cereal. To get her face on the box, Amos beat out a few other actresses, one of them being the equally-unknown Sarah Jessica Parker. (thanks, Iscariot - Tempe, AZ)
She started playing the piano at 2 years of age. At age 5, she won a scholarship to the Peabody Conservatory in Baltimore, Maryland, becoming the youngest person ever admitted.
At 17, she changed her name to Tori Amos. Her name given at birth was Myra Ellen Amos.
Her favorite pianos are Bosendorfers.
In 1988 she formed a band called "Y Kant Tori Read" (with Guns'n'Roses drummer Matt Sorum, among others) and they released their self-titled album. It did not do very well. (thanks, Aimee - Auckland, New Zealand, for all above)
When she was 16, she played in a piano bar in Washington, DC, where she learned to play just about any song that was requested.
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