Released in the same week as Sonneteer’s incorporation 21 (now 25) years ago, Tori Amos’ second album, ‘Under The Pink’ has been one of our reference recordings. As we both come of age I thought I’d dust off my reviewer’s cap and give the album a critical airing. Though in fairness it is hard to be critical of a piece of work that has served us so well in our development over the last couple of decades.
When CD first came about alongside the hails of crackle free and clarity you could also hear the moans of how the sound is just too bright or too harsh. Often this was due to the poor process of the transfer from an analogue master to a digital medium or simply poor early day digital mastering which was often more forgiven when played through analogue media such as vinyl and tape.
It was a few years back on a beautiful sunny weekend in Guildford. Amongst 24 thousand people we, my partner Vicky and I ( pre-children), were enjoying the full three days of Guilfest, our local summer music festival. That year probably had one of the best line ups ever with the likes of Simple Minds, …