Original Sinsuality Tour: The set list and reviews for Tori's June 2, 2005 concert in Wolverhampton, U.K.
Updated Thu, Jun 02, 2005 - 10:22pm ET
You can now see the set list and reviews for the Wolverhampton, U.K. concert at Wolverhampton Civic Hall. Tori set list included Martha's Foolish Ginger, Seaside, Marys Of The Sea and the covers On Saturday Afternoons In 1963 (Rickie Lee Jones) and Everything's Alright (from Jesus Christ Superstar) during Tori's Piano Bar segment of the show. If you were at this concert and want to send The Dent a review, please email Mikewhy at email@example.com with your review or comments. You can also post your review of the show on The Dent's Original Sinsuality Tour Forum. Thanks for sharing your reviews with The Dent!
Tori performed in Wolverhampton, U.K. on Thursday, June 2, 2005 at the Wolverhampton Civic Hall. Tori's special guest was Tom McRae and the show started at 7:30PM.
Special thanks to Matt Page and Richard G. for calling me with the set list after the show!
Martha's Foolish Ginger
On Sarturday Afternoons In 1963 (Rickie Lee Jones cover)
Everything's Alright (from Jesus Christ Suprstar)
Marys Of The Sea
A Sorta Fairytale
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From Matt Page and Richard G.:
The official set list had Tori performing Snow Cherries From France and then Jackie's Strength during the second encore, but Tori decided to perform jackie's Strength and Hey Jupiter instead.
The show started out very strong, with Tori doing a great version of Space Dog. At one point Tori told the crowd that Tash was getting tired of being on tour. Tori asked her why and Tash said something about wanting to go to a boy's party...He loves me. Tori asked Tash what she knows about love and Tash replied that she knows how to kiss.
Richard adds that he really enjoyed Happy Phantom and felt that A Sorta Fairytale tonight was stronger than in Dublin. Tori's own lighting is back and she looked happy to be in the U.K. again!
hello tori! she's waving and doing the "I throw my heart at you" sign. and all in a lovely billowing white woollen(?) thing. or is it cream. very much like our new sofa. (in colour only). might loose her if she came round.
anyway I'll resist the temptation to just put "brilliant!" or "amazing!" after each song as best i can.
and we're off:
1 - Original Sinsuality (never did turn up as a single in the UK this week, as was mooted some time ago. a shame, she's gorgeous and nicely extended with some extra yaldaboaths (there's a flintstones joke that I'm not going to make there))
2 - Space Dog (yay! very long Hammond intro riffing on the backing vocals, then to the piano for the main body of the song. space munky is in my coat pocket for his first tori concert, obviously she's picked up on this.)
3 - Icicle (preceded by funny story about Tash declaring she knew all about love and kissing now.)
4 - Martha's Foolish Ginger
5 - Seaside (amazingly powerful)
6 - Mrs Jesus
7 - Rattlesnakes (oh wow, my song. well one of them. on the other organ, utterly utterly spine tingling)
8 - on saturday afternoons in 1963
9 - everything's alright
(thanks to the people who've already posted. i had no idea what either of these were! except that they weren't Wolverhampton's own Slade, for which Tori apologised. there was a little slip in the lyrics of the second one, where tori chuckled and quickly found her place again. I'm sure no one asked for their money back)
10 - marys of the sea (I always think it should be "maries" but that's not important. And don't get me started on "joans of arc".)
11 - china (yum. but argh! the curse of the 'badly singing audience member' strikes. You know who you are. But you probably dont care.)
12 - goodbye Pisces (phew the audience singer doesnt know this one and is chatting, at least that's easier to ignore)
13 - carbon (love hearing the Scarlet tracks solo. they feel really unleashed. its almost like theyre streaking)
14 - beekeeper (part of the riff from Carbon played as an intro I think? gorgeous. it occurs to me how difficult it would be for Tori to act natural if she accidentally hit the hammond's Bossa Nova rhythm button at a moment like this)
15 - happy phantom
16 - a sorta fairytale (with "new mexico")
17 - jackie's strength (lovely. but oh god the singer's off again. not letting her vague grasp of the words hold her back. or the tune. i swear, think of a dalek with laryngitis and asperger's syndrome. and rattling jewellery. In a frenzy of fury I turn around and gave her a *look*!)
18 - hey jupiter (speechlessly wonderful, on the hammond in the style of the dakota version but with the "apocalypse" verse in there too)
and she's gone! that whizzed by. I've gone a bit mad this year and am going to 4 shows (3 being my previous best). I wondered if that would be overkill but on this basis I expect to still be thoroughly excited by the end of Nottingham.
oh and hello to the nice lady with the hat!
Wow! This was my first solo Tori concert and I was blown away. I'd heard solo recordings, yes, but nothing beats the thrill of actually being there! I'll give a small song-by-song review.
Original Sinsuality - It was quite surreal when Tori came on at first ina flowing white/cream dress and did her distinctive wave to the crowd, before banging on the bass notes of the piano for a while. This was a soaring version of the song, one of my favourites from The Beekeeper.
Space Dog - I didn't know what it was at first because there was a long organ intro, but then Tori started singing the backing vocals before launching into the main song on piano.
Icicle - before this, Tori talked about how she always had "a soft spot for Wolves, but not their pelts. Fuck J-Lo," which got a big cheer. Then she spoke about how Tash says she knows "how to kiss," before playing this. The "I could have..." part was ina much lower key.
Martha's Foolish Ginger - I was surprised about this, I think it's only the second time she played it.
Seaside - very powerful and beautiful. For the first chorus, Tori elongated the "jangle, jangle" part so it was more like the second chorus.
Mrs. Jesus - wow! This was far more passionate than I would've expected, and Tori was really banging out those notes. Very good.
Rattlesnakes - quite and intimate, a spellbinding version on the Rhodes.
On Saturday Afternoons in 1963 - Tori joked that she couldn't find a Slade cover so instead would do "my favourite" that "hadn't been done all tour."
Everything's Alright - I didn't know this one but Tori's voice was very powerful.
Marys of the Sea - again, very powerful. The organ parts were extremely effective.
China/Goodbye Pisces - these are like a twin set now, and they go together very well. "China" got a huge cheer from the audience when she started singing.
Carbon - quite different from the album version, sounded a bit more improvised.
The Beekeeper - eerie and spellbinding. It was very long but spellbinding, and the audience was very quiet.
Happy Phantom - jaunty and fun as expected.
A Sorta Fairytale - very powerful. I thought it might be drawn out solo, but this was one of the finest versions I've heard of it and the audience again cheered wildly for it.
Jackie's Strength - I didn't know what it was at the start (I thought she was singing "hey, Chuckie"!) but it grew into a very pleasant version.
Hey Jupiter - I was never too keen on this song but after tonight it's a favourite. Tori sang so clearly and beautifully and it excelled on the organ. It was definitely one of the top highlights, and the audience loved it. The "oohs" at the end were very powerful.
Tori seemed in good spirits throughout the concert and her voice was flawless. I think she made a small mistake on the second 'Piano Bar' cover, which she laughed to herself about, but then carried on. If all other shows have lived up to this, this is one amazing tour!
Can anyone please explain to me why people go to a concert and do nothing but talk and text throughout!!
Tori was totally amazing, what a shame i was stuck next to the very annoying noisy girls. i can only think that they went there because they had nothing else to do and its highly unlikely they will read this but if they do (row p girls) if you attend another concert please show some respect for the performer and the true fans who have waited a long time to see such a spine tingling show.
Thank you for another fantastic concert Tori.
im e-mailing to comment on Tori Amos' wolverhampton gig on the 2/06/05. It was truely amazing, she came on and stunned me with the look she was wielding, the white dress rocked so much it was unbelievable! She performed to the best of her abilities that night and it was one gig i will never forget in the entirety of my life. Icicle was the highlight of the evening for me and i would love to congratulate her on being one of the most talented women on the planet.
keep up the hard work Tori you're getting better every year!
I would also like to say that Tom Mcrae was fantastic aswell, i don't think that anyone could have picked a better support act. Tom Mcrae's hauting voice stuck with me ever since i first saw him at V festival 2 years ago and he lived up to his performance then.
Both of you keep amazing me with your material and i look forward to the 2 year wait (i hope not) until your next albums are released.
Well, the morning after the night before! What a show. I was too excited all day, thanks to lots of Starburst and cookies. I was the first person at the M&G (thanks to someone who told me people were flying into Birmingham at 7am) and waited for 6 hours for her to arrive. There was a huge mix up with the barriers but all the people who should have been at the front got there. She was running late so had no time for autographs so she just kinda walked by saying "Hi, how are you?" I thought she was absolutely beautiful, hair was goregous, jacket was lovely and she was so tiny.
As for the concert, well, I didn't cry and I wasn't particularly excited by it but it was lovely! Very mellow and just nice really.
Original Sinsuality - went over my head really as I was so happy that she was onstage! I spent the entire time between the support and Tori trying not to vomit as I was so excited. Surprised she didn't go for the high notes but still nice.
Space Dog - BRILLIANT! I didn't recognise the improv but when she just went into the first couple of notes she really whacked them out. She hit the piano a lot in this song and it was superb. Slowed down from previous tours and in a lower key but still awesome.
Icicle - AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!! My friend's fave song and this was a highlight for me. Means more because of the little Tash talk before! She played the piano crossing her hands and it was so delicate. Lovely.
Martha's Foolish Ginger - wow! A Beekeeper song that I never really appreciated but actually enjoyed and can't get out of my head even now. The audience gave it a very warm reception.
Seaside - A bside from Scarlet's Walk. Not very familiar with it but it was pretty.
Mrs. Jesus - GREAT! Love Scarlet's Walk songs. Didn't really register which song it was until quite near the end but it was amazing.
Rattlesnakes - ick, well. Highlight was that she moved over in front of me so I really go to see her and it felt like she was actually looking right at you when she sang (perhaps she was) but I dislike the song. Perhaps a word on what she was wearing - she looked like a Greek Goddess! Flowy white dress, black and white shoes and tendrills of carrot red hair!
On Saturday Afternoons In 1963 (Rickie Lee Jones cover) - didn't recognise.
Everything's Alright (from Jesus Christ Suprstar) - wow! Never heard it before but I really felt something during this song. When she sang the chorus it was very moving. I think I teared up on this one but none of them escaped.
Marys Of The Sea - another Beekeeper song which I quite enjoyed.
China - ICK! HATE HATE HATE. I'm afraid it was starting to become a little to slow.
Goodbye Pisces - another Beekeeper - was well played.
Carbon - ohhh! She got my attention again. Another girl we met really likes this song so I was pleased that she played it for her. Great to hear some Scarlet's Walk and it was very moving. Fiirst time I saw the drool as well.
The Beekeeper - BORING! And too drawn out. I knew the encore was coming next so was just hoping for Hey Jupiter.
Happy Phantom - a huge surprise. Big cheers from the audience. Actually quite upbeat (compared to the slowed down versions of other songs).
A Sorta Fairytale - OH MY GOD!! I was not expecting this. Another well up moment. Just perfect, lovely. She won me back after China with this.
Jackie's Strength - well, I was pleased to hear something from Choirgirl but this isn't a song I particularly like.
Hey Jupiter - oh Tori! If I felt any kind of disappointment in previous songs and the fact that Tori didn't belt some notes out, then she definitely redeemed herself with this one. Just beautiful, slowed down. Mixture of the original and Dakota versions.This is just such a good song to end a show on because its about letting go and saying goodbye. Drool moments in this as well.
I thought the first half was excellent with one of my favourites ("getting off, getting off"), and really enjoyed the 2nd song in the Piano Bar but then it kind of mellowed out a bit too much afterwards. Why did she have to play China. Probably my least fave song after Ireland. She won be back with Carbon and the the superb encores. Can't wait until Nottingham where I hope she plays a few more of my favourites.