Tori Amos Recording Soundtrack to 'The Light Princess' Musical

05/06/2014
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(Radio.com) Tori Amos will release her new album, Unrepentant Geraldines, on May 13, following a few years of non-pop-album-related projects. This includes writing the music and co-writing the lyrics for the musical The Light Princess, that opened at England's Lyttelton Theatre last year.

Amos told Radio.com in an interview last week that she's aiming to bring the show to Broadway ("That's the plan, that's the dream"), and that she's already started work on the soundtrack.

"To be honest with you, we are making the cast recording now, I'm producing it for Universal," she said. "In a climate where the record business the way it is, a lot of labels aren't making these cast recordings anymore, because of the time and the expense."

She's about to kick off a tour for the her new album, and her road crew will be working double time to help her work on the soundtrack. "We're doing eighty shows on this tour. I said to my crew, 'Not only are we doing eighty shows, boys, but we're making an album!' And if I'm ready to work that hard on a show day, they can work that hard with me! So we have our Pro Tools rig, we recorded the orchestra Easter weekend, and we'll be editing on the road and catching the actors as we travel. And building it that way and mixing it. Thirty-three songs, it'll be out globally early next year."

Of course, there will also be a demand from Tori's die-hard fans to hear her versions of the songs, as opposed to the versions sung by cast members. But she has no plans to release her takes on the songs just yet. "Of course, I have all the demos. They got orchestrated with me playing all the parts, which was a bit freaky. But I really enjoyed playing the male roles. That was my favorite part: being the guys. But I really feel like you need to hear The Light Princess as a story, the characters coming alive, not my quirky versions. Once you know it, then you can hear the quirky Tori stuff." Will it land on Broadway?

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