Tori Amos ‎– Professional Widow

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"Professional Widow" Armand van Helden mixes contain uncredited samples of "Trinidad" performed by John Gibbs and the US Steel Band.

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
0-85499 Tori Amos Professional Widow(12", Single) Atlantic 0-85499 US 1996 Sell This Version
A5450T, 7567-85451-0 Tori Amos Professional Widow (It's Got To Be Big)(12") EastWest, EastWest A5450T, 7567-85451-0 UK 1996 Sell This Version
7567-85451-0, A5450T Tori Amos Professional Widow (It's Got To Be Big)(12") EastWest, EastWest 7567-85451-0, A5450T Germany 1996 Sell This Version
SAM 1987 Tori Amos Professional Widow (It's Got To Be Big)(12", Promo) EastWest SAM 1987 Germany 1996 Sell This Version
7567-85450-2 Tori Amos Professional Widow (It's Got To Be Big)(CD, Maxi) EastWest 7567-85450-2 Germany 1996 Sell This Version
7567-85445-9 Tori Amos Professional Widow (It's Got To Be Big)(CD, Maxi, Car) EastWest 7567-85445-9 France 1996 Sell This Version
7567-85445-9 Tori Amos Professional Widow (It's Got To Be Big)(CD, Maxi, car) EastWest 7567-85445-9 France 1996 Sell This Version
7567-85450-2, A5450CD Tori Amos Professional Widow (It's Got To Be Big)(CD, Single, Car) EastWest, EastWest 7567-85450-2, A5450CD UK & Europe 1996 Sell This Version
7567-85450-2, A5450CD Tori Amos Professional Widow (It's Got To Be Big)(CD, Single, Car) EastWest, EastWest 7567-85450-2, A5450CD UK & Europe 1996 Sell This Version
A5450C, 7567-87038-4 Tori Amos Professional Widow (It's Got To Be Big)(Cass, Single) Atlantic, EastWest A5450C, 7567-87038-4 UK 1996 Sell This Version
PRCD 7040 Tori Amos Professional Widow (It's Gotta Be Big)(CD, Single, Promo) Atlantic PRCD 7040 US 1996 Sell This Version
DMD 2305 Tori Amos Professional Widow(12", Promo) Atlantic DMD 2305 US 1996 Sell This Version
SAM 1867 Tori Amos Professional Widow(12", Promo) EastWest SAM 1867 UK 1996 Sell This Version
DMD 2340 Tori Amos Professional Widow(12", Promo) Atlantic DMD 2340 US 1996 Sell This Version
A 5450LC Tori Amos Professional Widow(7", Jukebox) Atlantic A 5450LC UK 1996 Sell This Version
WISD23 Tori Amos Professional Widow(CD) Atlantic WISD23 South Africa 1996 Sell This Version
CD5 2-85499, 2-85499 Tori Amos Professional Widow(CD, Maxi) Atlantic, Atlantic CD5 2-85499, 2-85499 US 1996 Sell This Version
7567-85478-9 Tori Amos Professional Widow(CD, Maxi, Car) EastWest 7567-85478-9 Europe 1996 Sell This Version
none Tori Amos Professional Widow(CDr, Promo) EastWest none UK 1996 Sell This Version
7567-85450-2 Tori Amos Professional Widow (It's Got To Be Big)(CD, Maxi, Car) Warner Music Australia 7567-85450-2 Australia 1997 Sell This Version
BIG Tori Amos Professional Widow 2002 Remix(12", Unofficial, W/Lbl) Not On Label (Tori Amos) BIG UK 2002 Sell This Version
TORI001 Tori Amos Professional Widow (Paul Woolford Space Edit)(12", S/Sided, Unofficial, W/Lbl) Not On Label (Tori Amos) TORI001 UK 2007 Sell This Version
WRONGUN002 Tori Amos Professional Widow (Wrongun! Remix)(12", S/Sided, Unofficial, W/Lbl) Wrongun WRONGUN002 UK 2007 Sell This Version
0-85499 Tori Amos Professional Widow(12", TP) Atlantic 0-85499 US Unknown Sell This Version
CD5 2-85499, 2-85499 Tori Amos Professional Widow(CD, Maxi, RP) Atlantic, Atlantic CD5 2-85499, 2-85499 US Unknown Sell This Version
Д60 6447 Tori Amos Professional Widow(Flexi, 5½", S/Sided, Mono, Unofficial, Red) буд кон Д60 6447 Russia Unknown Sell This Version

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salvadorreynoso

salvadorreynoso

October 16, 2018
referencing Professional Widow, 12", Single, 0-85499
Last night i played MK mix, and the croud it was hipnotized !
siddienam

siddienam

January 17, 2017
referencing Professional Widow (It's Got To Be Big), 12", 7567-85451-0, A5450T

I love Tori anyway. And I love a bit of house. And when you hear this fabulous tear up the floor house tune, you love it all over again. Five stars all the way -- high end club stuff that still works almost twenty years later. Armand's rework is a dance masterpiece.
FunkyBeak

FunkyBeak

July 15, 2016
edited about 1 year ago
referencing Professional Widow, 12", Single, 0-85499
Can't give any more (well deserved) praise that hasn't already been given here about Armand's mix.

I will add though that I was quite impressed by Mr. Roy's mix too, which sounds like it's a 'cousin' of Armand's mix. It uses the same baseline, vocals and breakdown...I thought this was quite unique as I don't recall ever seeing a situation where you have 2 different producers remixing a track on the same release run in the same year, and one remixer builds his remix using only elements from the other's remix. I guess the fact he based it on that mix instead of the original version (much more common practice) is just a further testament on how popular and great Armand's mix really was!

That little added synth bit he overdubbed was also a nice touch. Also love that one-off "this is the funk bass" sample that comes out of nowhere.
BlueMoonWax

BlueMoonWax

February 15, 2016
referencing Professional Widow (It's Got To Be Big), 12", 7567-85451-0, A5450T
2 decades old & still sounds superb.. Classic which hasn't been risned that much so still nice to sneak it in a set here & there
DJNORTHENER

DJNORTHENER

April 13, 2015
referencing Professional Widow (Paul Woolford Space Edit), 12", S/Sided, Unofficial, W/Lbl, TORI001
Paul Woolford keeps all the elements that made the Armand Van Helden remix such a game changer but he also samples the original piano album version and uses a chunk of it in the breakdown.
The B side is Paul Woolford's re-ecit of Der Dritte Raum's - Hale Bopp: http://www.discogs.com/Der-Dritte-Raum-Hale-Bopp/release/16281
This is more of a tech house version.
fishing_daniel

fishing_daniel

April 6, 2014
referencing Professional Widow (It's Got To Be Big), 12", 7567-85451-0, A5450T

this was on MTV'S classic 100 dance tracks yesterday,at No4. wot a tune:-)
Trig

Trig

July 24, 2006
edited over 12 years ago
referencing Professional Widow (It's Got To Be Big), 12", 7567-85451-0, A5450T
Who would have thought a 3 second bass guitar loop, would reinvent house. It did, because after it came speed-garage with driven warped basslines.
Armand was told by his record company to go flat broke out at making this sound so different from, anything else that was around at the time, and anything he'd remixed.
This is a classic which many people will remember.
ledjfab

ledjfab

March 6, 2006
edited over 13 years ago
referencing Professional Widow, CD, Maxi, CD5 2-85499, 2-85499

"Honey, bring it close to my lips. It's gotta be big." And big it was... This single is a classic case where a remix can be more popular than the original version. After a succesful collaboration with Brian "BT" Transeau ("Blue Skies"), Tori Amos embraced dance music again with the help of Armand Van Helden, Marc Kinchen and Mr. Roy (whose remixes are not available on this edition). And it worked very well: "Professional Widow" finished the year 1996 as one of the most played club tune around the world. Funny facts (I read this somewhere): Van Helden never met Tori Amos and was only paid a small amount of money for his re-version. Hoewever, the benefits of such a hit for both artists were tremendous (Van Helden began to release a serie of very succesful remixes for CJ Bolland and Nuyorican Soul amongst others. Amos continued her collaboration with dance acts such as Hasbrouck Heights or Andy Gray). MK and Mr. Roy were mostly eclipsed by Van Helden, but individually they also gave a good remix effort.
tonymasud

tonymasud

February 7, 2005
edited over 14 years ago
referencing Professional Widow, 12", Promo, DMD 2305
Appearently Tori's producer was a big fan of Armands work and approached him about remixing the track and he was sent the vocals and Armand applyed the famous bassline and worked his magic and the output became the biggest house anthem of 1996. Always a favourite of mine, no matter how overplayed it became.