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Trevor Moss and Hannah Lou
The 'hightlight' of their brief 30 minute set was when the spotlight went out and they kept playing in complete darkness without any breaks! Real pros, and the audience kept handclapping to help cheer them on.
They ended their set with a cover of Charlie Parr's "Cheap Wine", a nice tribute to the Minnesota bluesman.
While this is amazing for fans who wants to hear the rare, obscure songs, it's bad for casual fans who wants to hear the greatest 'hits' tour. Still, I was very satisfy with the Saint Paul setlist, which included "Crucify" (from her debut solo Little Earthquakes album) and two Prince nods, "Little Red Corvette" and "Raspberry Swirl" with an outro of "Raspberry Beret" and, of course, the set finale "Cornflake Girl."
Chicago Theatre marquee
As for the concert, Tori's Unrepentant Geraldines set are broken into three parts, with the middle section called Lizard Lounge, which includes nothing but cover songs. If you've ever heard Tori's covers, they are so different than the original that they really deserve to be their own songs. I've said it time and time again, but she definitely performs the best cover songs. Her original live songs are treated the same way, it's like Tori is covering herself, because often her well known songs starts off like something completely different.
The third portion of the set had a switch in equipment, which had an organ sound, which you can clearly hear during "The Beekeeper". Tori is often switch back and forth between her two instruments, sometime quite quickly, and often accompanied by loud cheers.
Her four-song encore started with "Winter" (from my favorite Little Earthquakes album), followed by "Bliss" (from her fifth album To Venus and Back) "Raspberry Swirl" (from the third From the Choirgirl Hotel album, but 'swirling' in a little Prince's "Raspberry Beret" mix) and ending with "Pretty Good Year" (from the second Under the Pink album). As you can see from just that small sampling, Tori Amos has a large body of work to draw from.
In a few years, when Tori goes back on tour, you can sure bet fans will be asking for some Unrepentant Geraldines tracks. Unrepentant Geraldines, the fourteenth album by Tori Amos, is out now on Mercury Classic/Universal Mercury Classic, and is available in the standard CD, a limited CD+DVD, and two disc vinyl LP set.
Tori Amos at the O'Shaughnessy, St Paul (03 August 2014)