Plugging in

Marrying Mark Hawley, her sound engineer, may have had a little something to do with it. Because when Tori Amos began recording her latest release, From the Choir Girl Hotel, the famously confessional songwriter decided to eschew working solo and instead surrounded herself, and her piano, with a rock band.

Even when passionately pounding her piano and singing about masturbation, rejection, or jealousy, Amos has always projected an intimate rather than in-your-face vibe, and LD Simon S

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