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4.6 out of 5 stars 17 customer reviews

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  • Audio CD (Nov. 14 2000)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Best of
  • Label: Universal Music Canada
  • ASIN: B000056142
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars 17 customer reviews
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1. Walking Wounded
2. Temptation
3. The Messenger
4. Psychopomp
5. Sister Awoke
6. The Bazaar
7. Save Me (Remix)
8. Fire In The Head
9. Release
10. Heaven Coming Down
11. The River (Remix)
12. Babylon
13. Waiting On A Sign
14. Lifeline
15. Paint It Black

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A collection of new material, top hits, & rare recordings.


Released 10 years and five albums into the band's career, Tangents: the Tea Party Collection features an extremely diverse and well-balanced selection of material sure to find favour with long-term fans and newcomers alike. Featured among the disc's 15 tracks are hits like the Middle Eastern-flavoured "Temptation" and the brooding rocker "Heaven Coming Down," along with fresh remixes of a pair of early singles, "The River" and "Save Me." The CD wraps up with the Tea Party's heavy rendition of the Rolling Stones classic "Paint It Black"--a cover that pays respectful homage to the original version while indulging in some delightful elements of creative interpretation. --Chuck Molgat

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By A Customer on Oct. 13 2004
Format: Audio CD
This is a graet compliation of the Tea Party's songs. Yes it came out quite early in their career, but I must admit that Jeff Martin ( the lead singer) is quite sure of himself & the band's music in having personally met him. The album offers a wonderful array of songs, & is great when you're on the road. The songs keep you thinking and almost anyone can relate to them.
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One thing that immediately comes to my mind whenever I think of the Tea Party is their amalgamation of eastern influence and western roots into one solid,breath-taking,groundbreaking style that quite possibly embodies and defines the very essence of music and sound more than any other band out there.Their entire career is a celebration of the music that we all so adore.The Tea Party's fast-paced tracks and slower,more melodic ballads incorporate a wide array of world-wide instruments and powerful vocal efforts that are unlike anything else out there.And that's a good thing.A VERY good thing.There is not a bit of staleness or redundancy in the band's albums,and nowhere is this more evident then in Tangents,the band's first compilation album.
Tangents bring together the Tea Party's best songs from all their previous albums,the songs that defined their career and immortalized them forever in at least this fan's heart.
Messenger,Release,Bazaar,and Temptation are among the more brilliant tracks in the album,and all are diverse enough from each other to display the wide-ranging styles and different influences that touch upon the band.Their cover of the Stones' 'Paint it Black' can only be discribed as WOW.That word may not be the description of choice used by more respectable and professional critics,but I use it.So there.Not to mention Walking Wounded.The album's sole new song is pure brilliance,a crown jewel that sits atop a polished,spotless work of art.
Import price notwithstanding,this CD is worth every bit of what I spent and then some.
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In my musical wanderings, I came across Tea Party around the time thier single "Tempatation" was released and having dismissed it as a mediocre canadian rock band the likes of which I come across now and then, I basically let them go and not disturb my sonic aural surroundings.
But one day with some spare cash in my hand and not many CD's left to buy, I saw this complete package and thought I should give it a chance, Hell I like my rock and roll, let's see what this Toronto group can do...
After giving the whole album a listen...Well, my first reaction was of utter surprise and amazement. How in the world can such a band go unnoticed? Surely it isn't only us Canadians who knew the secret. Why hadn't these folks become rock gods in the vein of U2? They arent really comparable to any modern rock band.. With a sound unique to them , they have carved an unusual niche in a rock listener's music collection. My history might be sour on this one, but I think they are the first rock group to blend the exotic eastern music of the Middle east with modern day panache and rock music. Now if that description alone doesn't make you the least bit curious to hear what these guys can do, then ..well...Go on listening to what's on the radio and you just might miss acts like this who define a genre and do their whole schtick so well.
I give this CD 4 stars because I felt more could be explored on the musical territory the group was treading on and production could have been slightly better. Apart from the nit picking things, a must have CD
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What can i say? It's the Bands best songs, of course it's great! the new songs? well Walking wounded by itself makes it work to buy this compilation. The Tea Party's music has always been melodic and beautiful and the new tracks on here are simply amazing. The cover for the rolling stones "Paint it Black" is just simply astonishing and in my opinion much better than the original! Jeff Martin's voice and the heavy guitars just makes this song what it should always have been. If you don't own all of the tea party's CD's or you live in the U.S and getting all of their CD's is hard because of their availabilty Then This CD is a MUST! You'll be listening and listening to it. For the Big fans like me out there, The booklet and the extras you get with it, is just gorgeous, And the New tracks are so good you should not miss on this one! Now if you were to go on a desert island and you were only allowed to bring two CD's. well you wouldn't have a hard choice to make between all the Tea Party albums would ya? Just Take Tangents!
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First off, this album is awesome, despite the fact that it's a collection of songs from previous albums. Tangents is a perfect album for those who have only recently discovered The Tea Party. You'll find the very best songs from those albums before, as well as one new track.
If anything buy the album for Walking Wounded, which simply put is a beautiful piece and very much worth the import price. That The Messenger and Heaven Coming Down were included in this album make it even better.
The Tea Party are great for those that like edgy, fast-paced rock music, and melodic, entrancing slower pieces. Their willingness to experiment with different instruments and influences is evident. They are definitely not faltering in their pursuit to keep their sound different and yet distinctly their own. The Eastern influence, especially, found within their songs enhances the music, and never ever sounds out of place.
This album is not just great for those who are only discovering The Tea Party, but for those of us who are already heavy fans. It's a good one to hold us over until they release their new studio album!
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