Singer-songwriter Tori Amos has announced the release of her 13th studio album, Gold Dust, which will be comprised of re-imaginations of songs spanning Amos’ career. The album, which was recorded with the Metropole Orchestra, was produced by Amos and features arrangements by longtime collaborator John Phlip Shenale.
The idea for the record was conceived when, in 2010, Amos was invited to play with the Metropole Orchestra in the Netherlands. After hearing some of her songs in an orchestral setting, Amos decided she would like to hear them recorded. The resulting retrospective look at her career comes on the 20th anniversary of her debut album, Little Earthquakes, which was released in 1992. Gold Dust will be released sometime this October via Deustche Grammophon Records.
“The 20 years is about celebrating different times that have happened – all the blessings, all the conversations which have taken place and inspired these songs,” says Amos. “This is a collection of new studio recordings of where they are now and who they have become.”