Tori Amos Set to Release Expanded Deluxe Edition of ‘Boys For Pele’
Produced for the first time by Amos, this third studio album was powered along by songs about self-discovery and mythology, and debuted at No. 2 in both the U.S. and the U.K. Her new reissue, due on Nov. 18 via Rhino, features a two-compact disc edition highlighted by remastered audio as well as a two-disc vinyl option. A complete track list of the bonus tracks is below.
Highlights from the 1996 album include fan favorites like "Caught a Lite Sneeze" and "Hey Jupiter," and the Armand Van Helden remix of "Professional Widow" which topped to the U.K. singles chart. Amos had hit a prolific career moment, however, and the Boys For Pele sessions – largely held in Ireland, at a church in Delganey and an old Georgian house in County Cork – produced a raft of stand-alone songs, only some of which ended up scattered on b-sides.
Lesser-known tracks like "Toodles Mr. Jim" and "Frog On My Toe" find a home on the upcoming bonus disc with a demo of "Fire-Eater's Wife/Beauty Queen" and live recordings of "Honey," "Sugar" and "Professional Widow." Previously unreleased tracks include "To the Fair Motormaids of Japan," "Talula" (M&M Mix)," "In the Springtime of his Voodoo (Rookery Ending)" and "Sucker."
Boys For Pele Reissue Bonus Tracks
"Hey Jupiter" - The Dakota Version
"To the Fair Motormaids Of Japan"*
"That's What I Like Mick (The Sandwich Song)"
"Fire-Eater's Wife/Beauty Queen" - Demo Version
"Professional Widow" - Armand's Star Trunk Funkin' Mix (Radio Edit)
"Sugar" - Live
"Talula" - M&M Mix*
"Professional Widow" - Merry Widow Version (Live)
"Frog on My Toe"
"Hungarian Wedding Song"
"Walk to Dublin (Sucker Reprise)"
"Toodles Mr. Jim"
"Sister Named Desire"
"Amazing Grace/Til the Chicken"
"This Old Man"
"Honey" - Live
"In the Springtime of his Voodoo (Rookery Ending)"*
* previously unreleased