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Tori Amos - Video Collection: Fade to Red
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- Audio commentary by Tori Amos
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As many reviewers are noting, the collection is missing the film clips for Strange Little Girl and Glory Of The 80s - despite the fact that it's sprawled across two DVDs. If Rhino were committed to doing a really good job, they wouldn't have released this until the legal wrangles were sorted. If they were doing a GREAT job they would have fought hard to get The Big Picture as well, from Tori's early career which she has begun to acknowledge. But instead we get something that doesn't even include the regular canon.
That problem pales, though, to what has been done to the audio. Everything has been remastered and the quality is very good, but many of the videos have been divorced from their original audio track. Instead, we get the 'reconditioned' versions from the Tales of a Librarian CD.
The consequences of this decision vary. Sometimes the changes are so minimal that it makes little difference, or possibly even enhances the video slightly - the one noticeable change in 'God' fits nicely with the images at that moment. In other songs, though, the changes are distracting (in one part of 'Cornflake Girl', for example, the lead vocal has been relegated to a backing part). In the case of 'Crucify', the result is nothing short of a train wreck - they couldn't even get the audio and video to end at the same time.
It's alarming to think that whoever was responsible for putting this collection together understood the artistic balance of pictures and music so poorly as to let these things get through.Read more ›
The video quality is fantastic throughout "Fade to Red," and the audio is impressive as well. The only issues I have experienced with the DVD playback have been with a couple of the Cindy Palmano-directed videos. On my lower-end (cheap) DVD player, during "Winter" and "Crucify," the video became very jumpy and the audio cut in and out. On my high-end Sony machine, though, everything played flawlessly. Both of the discs are immaculate. In other words, if you experience similar hiccups with the playback, it's probably the player and not the discs themselves. The menus on the DVD are animated, with Tori's video clips playing within frames to make them look like individual photographs and Tori's songs making up the background music. There's even one especially nice transition using a clip from the "Winter" video.
The packaging for the release is very high-quality, and the "Past the Mission" cut-out is my favorite part, with a cut-out church from the video shoot holding the set's paperwork in place. The track lists and title on the packaging are stamped in an auburn foil, and the whole color scheme and appearance of the materials seems very lush and rich.Read more ›
But, as my name titled says, not everything can be perfect for me. (ok, that's a lie, I'm just finicky!). For one thing, for the video "Crucify", the original had the single remix version that was used. For the DVD, it's a choppy version of the "Tales of a Librarian" reworked version, and it's bad. It doesn't flow together with the video like the original does. Plus, two very important music videos are missing. "Glory of the 80s" from the album To Venus and Back, and "Strange Little Girl" from the album Strange Little Girls. There was some talk about copyright violation or something about why they weren't on there. Whatever the reason, it's a shame they aren't included, which would make this DVD collection perfect.
There are extras to see.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Very good product. Slightly different then what I expected but it was a good selection of music videos along with commentary from Tori Amos. Plus several bonus songs.Published 20 days ago by rem henshaw
One’s reaction to this will depend totally on your reaction to Amos’ music. I find her songs lyrically rich and musically powerful, so I really enjoyed this collection of 21... Read morePublished 4 months ago by K. Gordon
It's what I wanted. The cover was a little more worn for very good condition stated. DVD play very well, no skipping.Published 8 months ago by Patrick Hernandez
I have the VHS video collection and had to have this to add to my dvd collection. It's a must have for any Tori fan.Published 10 months ago by Mark M
I love Tori Amos!!!! I have for more than twenty years now and I truly love this collection!!!Published 16 months ago by Jennifer
I LOVED IT! BECAUSE IT WAS THE BEST MUSIC I'VE EVER HEARD!
TORI' ROCKS ~ WOO-HOO! I'M ALWAYS SHOPPING WITH AMAZON!
Tori Amos is awesome and this Video is one of her best! Very happy to add to my Tori collection!Published 23 months ago by MB1951
I knew what I was purchasing when I ordered this as I absolutely love Tori Amos. I got it very promptly and am completely satisfied.Published on February 6, 2014 by Matt Powell
As she admits in the comments track to the videos, she keeps the actual meanings of many of her inventive lyrics to herself so don't expect many revelations in that area. Read morePublished on January 21, 2014 by Ron Fent