It was Tori Amos' second long player “Under the Pink” that captivated me both with its fantastic sound quality and maturing compositions. Building on the success of her debut Little Earthquakes she became more adventurous, moving further upstream on later releases. I still consider this to be her best album combining some of her strongest melodies and intriguing lyrics with powerful arrangements that created an artistic success that is instantly recognizable. While the wicked critique of “God” blares its heavy funk-rock with squelching guitars, “Cornflake Girl” stuttering vocal hook speaks of betrayal from those close to you. Under the Pink covers a lot of ground dynamically from heavy hitting drums and solid bass to just Amos and piano on “Baker Baker,” describing a story of departed love. A top shelf recording that continues to draw me in with every listen.
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Wesley is a lifelong music enthusiast. He started his career in the recording industry in New York City as an audio engineer, producer, and studio manager. Subsequently he toured across America as a guitarist with the short-lived band Land's Crossing. After many years in the technology sector and amassing a substantial vinyl and CD collection, he delved into immersive audio and created Hi-Res Edition to share with other listeners about the sound quality and discrete mixes available on many formats. He recently upgraded his system to 7.1.4 Dolby Atmos and continues to seek out and share about the best sounding releases.