12/05/2012 10:28 am ET

Tori Amos Still Wrestles With Her Muses

Over the past two decades, Tori Amos has sold more than 12 million albums and influenced a generation of singer-songwriters with pop songs that fuse the brashness of rock, the poetry of mysticism and the politics of gender and survival. A late baby boomer who is now 49, Ms. Amos this fall released “Gold Dust,” a career retrospective recorded with the Netherlands’ Metropole Orchestra. She called recently from a Paris hotel to talk about art and aging.

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