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|1. Walking Wounded|
|3. The Messenger|
|5. Sister Awoke|
|6. The Bazaar|
|7. Save Me (Remix)|
|8. Fire In The Head|
|10. Heaven Coming Down|
|11. The River (Remix)|
|13. Waiting On A Sign|
|15. Paint It Black|
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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Top Customer Reviews
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.
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
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!
Most recent customer reviews
Has lots of this canadian band's best stuff. Also a really good cover of Paint It Black by the StonesPublished on Jan. 13 2013 by Langer
why is Sun Going Down not on this best of disc????????????? it is clearly one of the very best even though what is best is still subjective and open to debate, it would be like... Read morePublished on Oct. 7 2004 by mynameis
This is an EXCELLENT compilation, GREAT choice of songs. Nothing more to be said.
author of "Poems From My Bleeding Heart"
How in words can one describe Walking Wounded? It's amazing. And Messenger? I happened upon the Tea Party by chance and can't believe how spectacular and underappreciated this... Read morePublished on June 13 2003
The Tea Party have never put out a bad record, and this one is no exception to that rule; though tracks 13 and 14 are the weakest of the record, the Tea Party's weakest is better... Read morePublished on Feb. 17 2003 by Julianna J. Rossi
How sexy is the music of the Tea Party? And how great is this collection of their songs? It'scertainly taken all of my favourites form the other albums and put them all together in... Read morePublished on Jan. 17 2003
Absolutely have their own signature sound.Rock with middle eastern sounds.Is it just me that sees the likeness Jeff Martin has to Jim Morrison and the fact that he sounds much like... Read morePublished on Jan. 7 2003 by rockin'@50+
I have been following the careers of Jeff Martin, Jeff Burrows and Stuart Chatwood since the release of Edges and I have to say this is one of the best albums. Read morePublished on Jan. 12 2002 by Larissa
I reviewed this before when I first bought it & hadn't given it much of a chance. This is probably the best 'greatest hits' compilation out there.Published on Dec 2 2001
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