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FIRST LISTEN: 'Darkest Hour' from THE LIGHT PRINCESS Cast Album, Out Today


Below, get a first listen to Tori Amos' performance of 'Darkest Hour' from the Original Cast Recording of THE LIGHT PRINCESS, a musical by Tori Amos and Samuel Adamson.

The Light Princess is the next chapter in Tori Amos' trailblazing career and her first musical that debuted to great critical acclaim at the UK's National Theatre in 2013. With accolades from BroadwayWorld, and WNYC Soundcheck's John Schaefer who describes "Amphibiava" as a song that "something distinctively Amos's own", the full cast album is released today via Mercury Classics/Universal Music Classics.

Touching upon aspects of grief, rebellion and love, the album features the original London cast and includes two songs from the musical performed by Tori herself for the very first time. One of which, "Darkest Hour" bonus version was revealed today and is available to post and share.

The Light Princess features Tori Amos' distinctive and powerful songwriting, with music and lyrics by Amos and book and lyrics by Samuel Adamson; the story is based on a 19th century fairy tale by George Macdonald. The album is produced by Amos and features Martin Lowe conducting with orchestrations by long time Amos contributor John Philip Shenale, as well as vocal arrangements and additional orchestrations by Amos and Lowe.

Amos and Adamson take this fairytale about grief, rebellion and love and create a one-of-a-kind musical with a score The New York Times said "has its own pulsating beauty, as if Philip Glass had been commissioned to score "Cinderella."

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