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The Power And The Beauty: Tori Amos' Favourite Music
Lisa Jenkins , November 30th, 2021 07:30

From bonding with her daughter over Dolly Parton and Cocteau Twins to being starstruck by Billy Joel and Elton John, Tori Amos takes Lisa Jenkins through thirteen tracks that have defined her life and career


Cocteau Twins – ‘Ivo’ from Treasure

Well I chose it because it's Tash's favourite, and I love it too. I was more of a Bluebell Knoll gal, because I started listening to that when I first met Tash's dad. I revisited this album in 1994, and was just listening to it all the time but then, when I was telling Tash that story, she just started playing 'Ivo' and that's become my favourite from the Cocteau Twins. There's something so magical about it, it's almost otherworldly, you know? It puts a new meaning to defining lyrics. I've been guilty of people going, “What in the world are you talking about?” I get that a bit. But I think, what's so funny is that when I listen to this I know exactly what I'm feeling. The emotion is very clear. It's not confusing at all with what her sound choices are for the poetry.