Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Tori Amos - Night Of Hunters (Deluxe Spotify Edition, Including All Classical Works That Inspired The Song Cycle)

Upon hearing the first track of Tori Amos's new album Night of Hunters this morning, I noticed immediately it's based on one of Alkan's preludes. Later I found the whole album, or song cycle, is inspired by classical music. The only exception is Job's Coffin, mostly sang by Amos's daughter Natashya Hawley, who sounds suspiciously like Adele.

Here's the Spotify playlist: Tori Amos: Night Of Hunters (28 tracks, 2hours) Including the song cycle and the classical music inspired it. Some of my similar playlists: Pop Songs Based On Classical Works and Anne Sofie von Otter Sings Abba.

1. "Shattering Sea" (Variation on: Song of the Madwoman on the Sea-Shore, Prelude op. 31 no. 8 - Alkan)
2. "SnowBlind" (Variation on: Añoranza from 6 Pieces on Spanish Folksongs - Granados)
3. "Battle of Trees" (Variation on: Gnossienne no. 1 - Satie)
4. "Fearlessness" (Variation on: Orientale from 12 Spanish Dances - Granados)
5. "Cactus Practice" (Variation on: Nocturne op. 9 no. 1 - Chopin)
6. "Star Whisperer" (Variation on: Andantino from Piano Sonata in A major D 959 - Schubert)
7. "Job's Coffin"
 8. "Nautical Twilight" (Variation on: Venetian Boat Song from Songs Without Words op. 30 - Mendelssohn)
9. "Your Ghost" (Variation on: Theme and Variations in E flat major WoO 24 from Ghost Variations - Schumman)
10. "Edge of the Moon" (Variation on: Siciliano from Flute Sonata BWV 1031 - Bach)
11. "The Chase" (Variation on: The Old Castle from Pictures at an Exhibition - Mussorgsky)
12. "Night of Hunters" (Variation on: Sonata in F minor K. 466 - Scarlatti And: Salva Regina, Gregorian Chant)
13. "Seven Sisters" (Inspired by: Prelude in C minor - Bach)
14. "Carry" (Variation on: The Girl with the Flaxen Hair from Préludes I - Debussy)     


  1. I really like what you did here. Will be listening on my commute this evening.

    On a related note, I accidentally added the playlist for "About Night of Hunters" instead of the actual album "Night of Hunters." Apparently, this is a description/narration of what is going on in each particular song. I'm not sure I've ever heard anything quite so bizarre...

    Give it a listen:

  2. Anything quite so bizarre? Try this:)

    Gorillaz – Gorillaz Pirate Radio Take Over

  3. :( Not available in the US.

  4. I tested with a US account, all tracks are available.

  5. Was working on such a list myself, when I realized that someone must have had the same idea :)

    Thanks a lot!

  6. Thanks, I was just about to start searching the original versions from Spotify but google led me here.

  7. This is so great. Thanks for putting it together! I can go and explore all the originals and their composers now.

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