Picture (Song)

The Big Picture (song)

"The Big Picture" is a song by Y Kant Tori Read, commercially released by Atlantic Records in 1988 exclusively as a 7" vinyl single in a generic picture sleeve. Two versions of a promotional 7" vinyl were also released, one with lite blue labels and one with dark blue labels. A 12" promotional vinyl single was also issued with an accompanying picture sleeve. The song was a commercial failure and received absolutely no critical comment.

A video clip for The Big Picture was shot by Marty Callner. The only band member to appear in it is Tori Amos. It is typical of the era, featuring a scantily clad Amos cavorting and wreaking havoc on a soundstage made to resemble the back alleys of Los Angeles. It is notable for a narrative introductory bit during which Amos argues with a police officer about her illegally parked car. Amos' excuse is that someone broke into her car and stole her underwear: "That gross!" The officer, undeterred, hands her the ticket and walks off with her underwear hanging out of his back pocket.

Commercial 7" single Track Listing

Length: 8 min 14 sec

Track Title Length Lyrics Audio clips
01 The Big Picture 04:19 link -
02 You Go to My Head 03:55 link -


  1. Lyrics: Tori Amos (billed only as "Tori"). Production: Joe Chiccarelli.
  2. Lyrics: Tori Amos (billed only as "Tori"). Production: Joe Chiccarelli.

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