Tori Amos & Samuel Adamson
The Light Princess Cast Recording
Debuted at #2 on Billboard’s Broadway Chart,
Out Now on Mercury Classics/UMC
Discusses Show Themes & Upcoming Plans
At MSNBC’s So Popular Today!
The next chapter in Tori Amos’ trailblazing career, The Light Princess musical cast recording was released October 9 on Mercury Classics/Universal Music Classics. Debuting at #2 on the Broadway Billboard Chart, it has garnered accolades from fans and critics alike, including The Wall Street Journal, Playbill, Billboard, VICE’s Noisey, DuJour, New York Magazine Vulture and Rolling Stone. Tori also paid a visited to MSNBC’s So Popular this morning.
The Light Princess is Tori Amos’ first musical that debuted to great critical acclaim at the UK’s National Theatre in 2013. Touching upon aspects of grief, rebellion and love, the album features the original London cast and includes two songs from the musical performed by Tori herself for the very first time. The Light Princess features Tori Amos’ distinctive and powerful songwriting, with music and lyrics by Amos and book and lyrics by Samuel Adamson; the story is based on a 19th century fairy tale by George Macdonald. The album is produced by Amos and features Martin Lowe conducting with orchestrations by long time Amos contributor John Philip Shenale, as well as vocal arrangements and additional orchestrations by Amos and Lowe.
Amos and Adamson take this fairytale about grief, rebellion and love and create a one-of-a-kind musical with a score The New York Times said “has its own pulsating beauty, as if Philip Glass had been commissioned to score “Cinderella.”
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