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Under the Pink is Tori Amos' second studio album which was released on January 31, 1994 by Atlantic Records in the United States and East West in Europe.

Album Background[]

The album was recorded in Taos, New Mexico in a hacienda. The artwork features several Native American and New Mexican references in the photography. The album is also notable as the last Amos album to feature the production of Eric Rosse as they split up that year.

Tracklisting[]

  1. Pretty Good Year 3:25
  2. God 3:58
  3. Bells For Her 5:20
  4. Past The Mission 4:05
  5. Baker Baker 3:20
  6. The Wrong Band 3:03
  7. The Waitress 3:09
  8. Cornflake Girl 5:06
  9. Icicle 5:47
  10. Cloud On My Tongue 4:44
  11. Space Dog 5:10
  12. Yes, Anastasia 9:33

Chart Performance[]

"Under the Pink" peaked at #12 on the Billboard 200 and topped the UK Albums chart. It was certified 2x Platinum in the U.S. and Platinum in the United Kingdom. The album was also certified Gold in Canada and the Netherlands.

Critical Reception[]

Ned Raggett from Allmusic called it "one of the strongest, and maybe even the strongest, record she has put out."

Entertainment Weekly gave the album a "B", writing how Amos "works with an astounding range of sound, from tiny wisps to the outer limits of sheer noise, with detours into pure whimsy — an offbeat waltz, say, or the bouncing beat of simple good — time rock & roll."

Marie Elsie St. Leger from Rolling Stone gave it a four-in-a-half rating, saying that the album "still doesn’t match Amos’ riveting, piano-only live performances, but it sure comes close."

Writing for the Chicago Tribune, Brad Webber wrote: "There are deeper messages beyond the 30-year-old songstress' tough veneer, though there's no way around the latent feminism."