Label: Atlantic - 7567832422 • Format: 2x, CD Album • Country: Australia • Genre: Pop •
To Venus and Backthe fifth album released by singer and songwriter Tori Amosis a two-disc album set including a studio album and a live album. The first disc, titled Venus: Orbitingfeatures eleven original songs that find Amos experimenting heavily in electronica.
The second disc, Venus Live, Still Orbitingis a thirteen-track album compiling live tracks recorded from her Plugged '98 tour. This is Far Away - Various - Occupation Vol 7 first official live release of Amos's career.
To Venus and Backwhich began life as a proposed B-sides album, is sparser both in production and arrangement than From the Choirgirl Hotelbut is similar to its predecessor in that it features overt electronica influences and a relatively subdued piano sound. In NovemberTori Amos was quoted by Pulse Magazine as saying that this record says a lot about the shadows and the shadow world. The studio disc of To Venus and Back is recognized as one of Amos's most experimental yet melodic, and received mixed reviews.
Some critics praised its originality, innovation and unpredictable song structures,   with one reviewer describing the album as having, "some of the best vocals of her career, embedded in modern, special-effects-laden soundscapes that move from electronica-spiced piano pop and hip-hop to ambient space music",  while others begrudged the album because of its overuse of electronic instruments and lack of Amos's Nathan La Franeer - Noel Harrison - The Great Electric Experiment Is Over simplistic sound,   most present on albums such as Little Earthquakes and Under the Pink To Venus and Backpriced higher than Amos's previous releases because of its two-disc format, soldcopies in the US in its first week and debuted at number 12 on the Billboardnumber 18 on the Top Canadian Albumsand number 22 on the UK Top 40   breaking her run of three consecutive UK Top 10 albums.
Two months after its release in Novemberthe album achieved RIAA Certification, reaching Gold and Platinum sales status simultaneously,  due to the release being a double CD set. To Venus and Back remained on the Billboard for 11 weeks, with its final position at for the week of January 8,before falling off the chart.
Given the conditions under which the album was created, To Venus and Back is unique in that it does not have any studio tracks that serve as B-sides. Instead the album's singles are backed by live tracks recorded from the previous year's tour.
Following the theme of the album's second disc, which is composed of live tracks arranged similarly to an actual concert, the B-sides that appear on the album's singles are live songs performed solo with Amos on the piano. The chart on the left lists only the songs that were released as B-sides on singles from To Venus and Back. The sole track recorded during the To Venus and Back recording sessions that does not appear on the album, nor as a B-side, is the nine-minute "Zero Point".
The song was released seven years later on A Piano: The Collection The album was supported by a short tour inthe "Five and a Half Weeks Tour", which Amos co-headlined with Alanis Morissette beginning a month prior to the release of To Venus and Back.
Many referred to Amos as the Riot Proof - Tori Amos - To Venus And Back act" for Morissette because she always performed first; however, this was due only to the logistics of setting up a grand piano for performance. An Amos-only stint, the "To Dallas and Back" tour, also took place, but promotional plans were cut when Amos suffered her third miscarriage in November From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Tori Amos. September 12, Retrieved November 12, A two-CD set, one half is a live album and like all Riot Proof - Tori Amos - To Venus And Back self-indulgences it's mainly unremarkable.
It does, however, with the addition of a full band, act as a compass for her new direction. The Boston Globe.
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Aug 15, · To Venus and Back took longer to grow on me than any Tori Amos album has so far. The night I got it, the only track I really enjoyed was Oceans. But I've given it another chance since then and I'm glad I did, because now I consider this to be one of my favorite Tori albums/5().
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24 Songs, 2 Hours 3 Minutes Released: Sep 21, ℗ Atlantic Recording Corporation for the United States and WEA International Inc. for the world outside of the United States.