Tori Amos’s new 2-disc set, Welcome to Sunny Florida, is a bargain at $14. Disc 1 is a two+ hour concert DVD featuring PCM stereo and 5.1 Dolby Digital tracks (and mediocre video); Disc 2 is a six-track music CD. I haven’t seen Tori in concert but have always wanted to, and this DVD is probably the next best thing. She performs 18 songs, which are cut together with interviews and comments from fans. Fun stuff.
“Tombigbee” is one of the new songs included on the music CD, and it’s also her first encore. I wish I knew how to rip an mp3 from the DVD’s stereo track, because this amazing song is even more amazing live. I’m a pretty good pianist. Not great, but pretty good. I’d be great if I could play in front of John Evans and Matt Chamberlain, Tori’s rhythm section. The DVD is worth watching just for them.
If you’re too hip to like Tori, do me a favor and tell me what you think of this song. It’s a nice change of pace for her. No acoustic piano. A bit of distortion. Borderline lo-fi.