Baltimore (Tori Amos song)

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Single by Ellen Amos
B-side "Walking With You"
Released 1980
Format 7" single
Genre pop
Label MEA Records
Writer(s) Ellen Amos & Michael Amos
Producer(s) MEA
Ellen Amos singles chronology
"The Big Picture"
(1988) (as Y Kant Tori Read)

"Baltimore" is the name of the first single released by a pre-fame Tori Amos, under her birth name of (Myra) Ellen Amos.

Amos, then 16 years old, wrote the song with her brother Michael in response to a 1979 contest by the city of Baltimore, Maryland. Her new theme song for the Baltimore Orioles baseball team won the contest.

Pressed on only 500 7-inch vinyl records, it was given a citation by the Mayor of Baltimore. As of the year 2002, a copy of this record complete with original sleeve sells for $2,000–$5,000 US[citation needed]. The sleeve is not a picture sleeve. A copy with an original resume for "Ellen Amos" could go for as much as $7,000[citation needed]. It features a B-side track called "Walking With You". It was released on "MEA Records", which was Amos' initials.

Max Welker played guitar on both songs (Yamaha SA-2000). It was recorded at Track Studios, Silver Spring, Maryland, United States.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Baltimore" – 3:31
  2. "Walking With You" – 4:28