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Description: 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. While Amos's characters--Jupiter, Muhammad, Lucifer--are male by name, the aural landscape into which they're thr ... (more)
Manufacturer: Atlantic
Release date: 23 January 1996
Number of discs: 1
EAN: 0075678286223 UPC: 075678286223
Tags: 1996 (1), Usa (1), Tori Amos (1), Singer-songwriter (1), 1990's (1), [Studio] (1), Alternative Rock (1), Alternative (1), Tori (1), Page 11 (1), Book 11 (1), SD78 (1), Cd (1), Chris (1), Piano (1)
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My Favorite Albums: 1996 (23 music items)

"Tori Amos 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. Despite the album being Amos's least accessible radio material to date, Boys for Pele debuted at #2 on both the US Billboard 200 and the UK Albums Chart, making it her biggest simultaneous transatl"


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My Top 20 Albums of 1996 (20 music items)
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My Favorite Albums: 1996 (46 music items)
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Favorite Songs of All Time: 1996-1997 (148 music items)

""Caught a Lite Sneeze" Runner up: "Professional Widow""