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Silent All These Years (ver. 1) by Tori Amos - Piano Sheets and Free Sheet Music

  
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"Silent All These Years" is a single by singer/songwriter Tori Amos from her first solo album, Little Earthquakes. It was later re-released as a fundraiser for the Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network (RAINN). "Silent All These Years" was written during Amos's search for self (and solo album material) after the failure of Y Kant Tori Read. According to her narrative during VH1 Storytellers, she originally wrote this song with Al Stewart in mind to sing it, and Eric Rosse, who was producing some other songs Amos had composed, heard it and told her, "You're out of your mind. That's your life story." So she kept it. In the Little Earthquakes songbook, Amos reveals that writing the song was a slow, evolving process and that the light piano riff during the verses came first. This "bumble bee piano tinkle," as she calls it, is one of the more emblematic and recognizable parts of the song. Tori Amos.    Download this sheet!
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Tori Amos (born Myra Ellen Amos on August 22; 1963) is an American pianist and singer-songwriter. She is married to English sound engineer Mark Hawley; with whom she has one child; Natashya Tash Lrien Hawley; born on September 5; 2000.Amos was at the forefront of a number of female singer-songwriters in the early 1990s and was noteworthy early in her career as one of the few alternative rock performers to use a piano as her primary instrument. She is known for emotionally intense songs that cover a wide range of subjects including sexuality; religion and personal tragedy. "Silent All These Years" is a single by singer/songwriter Tori Amos from her first solo album, Little Earthquakes. It was later re-released as a fundraiser for the Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network (RAINN). "Silent All These Years" was written during Amos's search for self (and solo album material) after the failure of Y Kant Tori Read. According to her narrative during VH1 Storytellers, she originally wrote this song with Al Stewart in mind to sing it, and Eric Rosse, who was producing some other songs Amos had composed, heard it and told her, "You're out of your mind. That's.
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