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Taught to Be Proud

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1. The Garden (Part III)
2. Taught To Be Proud
3. Rapture
4. If It Wasn't For The Money
5. I've Been Seeking
6. John Brown
7. Pretty Jane
8. 5000 Acres
9. Morning Sun
10. Ride Together
11. Flippin' The Bird

Product Details

  • Audio CD (November 15, 2005)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Reincarnate Music
  • ASIN: B000BM6AY2
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #30,715 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By J. Possiel on November 15, 2005
Format: Audio CD
Tea Leaf Green has grown in the space of a little over a year from a West Coast favorite on the "jamband" scene into a band with a loyal fanbase across the country. They have canvassed the country this year playing many festivals (including Bonnaroo),and just completed opening for Trey Anastasio on the first leg of his tour. Listening to this album, their fourth studio effort and first with a major distribution, it's no surprise why they have grown in popularity. Playing live they can stretch out, but you won't find any jams on this album, as the band wisely chose to feature their other strong point: Songwriting. It's what, IMHO, is going to set them apart from being your typical jam band. Musically, the songs on this album are all very solid, piano-driven pieces (mainly because the bulk of the songwriting comes from keyboard player Trevor Garrod). That doesn't mean that the other members don't get a chance to shine. Ben Chambers' bass line creates a soft bed for "Pretty Jane" to lie on, guitarist Josh Clark solo's tastefully thoughout, and Scotty Rager knows how to accent the songs with his drumming without showboating. Lyrically, the songs all deal with with seeking, finding and being free. "Garden III" opens the album in style, and sets the tone for what follows: "Darlin' let's let our hair grow long, we can work on a farm, maybe live on a mountain. Got an old hound dog who likes to run, he needs a lot of room and he hates to be chained up. Just like me, just like we are supposed to be". But the freedom being sung about doesn't always come easy, as songs like "The Rapture", "If It Wasn't For The Money", and the powerful "John Brown" attest. How does one resolve the idea of being free with the actual reality of living free?Read more ›
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By C. Kelleher on November 17, 2005
Format: Audio CD
Unlike so many bands who tend to sound very similar live as they do on their studio albums, bands like Tea Leaf Green are where it's at for me. Some would call them a jamband, and I guess they are to a certain extent... but to me, if I had to label them, I'd say they're a sometimes folky, sometimes raucous rock band that know their instruments well enough to be able to jam with the best of them, while at the same time, not delving into the tiresome waters of musical masturbation that can leave you wondering when this 20 minute song is going to end. I wouldn't say they keep it short and sweet, but they keep it INTERESTING... you might find yourself in the middle of a 10 minute jam when seeing them live, but you don't realize it's gone on that long because you're wondering how the HELL they took it from the catchy song it was to this funk-infused rocker, and how are they going to bring it back again? For me, the live experience is paramount as their songs take on lives of their own.

When bands who are known mainly for their live performances go into the studio, however, it's a whole different ball game as every track is going to be crystalized in it's final state of production -- there are no excuses; no "off night"s, no technical problems, no reason why this CD shouldn't be everything they want it to be in representing who they are and what they're about. For many bands who shine live like TLG does, studio efforts can be a daunting task because they can't fall back on their virtuosity at extending a 5 minute song into a mind-boggling jam, they can't wow you with a seamless segue from one song to the next (or they could, but that's not conducive to you thinking of each song as it's own entity)...
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Sweet Alyssum on November 17, 2005
Format: Audio CD
A Tea Leaf Green performance is like an early work of abstract painting. The notes burst forth in bright colors and sharp edges, but behind the patterns is a solid base in representational art. The band's captivating power lies in the songs behind the jams. Lyrical and the instrumental pieces tell stories written in poetry both transcendental and down-to-earth.

Taught to be Proud showcases some of the band's best lyrical songwriting with themes that are in turn haunting, hopeful, resigned, resolved, steeped in history, and jubilantly present in the joys of the moment.

With this gorgeous album, the band presents an 11-song selection in a format inverted from the style of their live performances. Here, it is the jam that hides behind the song, still searing (5000 Acres), soaring (Morning Sun) or achingly beautiful (Flippin the Bird) but painted with a careful, controlled brushstroke.

Taught to be Proud is a classically styled album by a band that is more avant-garde than traditional. Buy it for a stunning snapshot of the band's artistry; see them live for full kaleidoscopic effect.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By The Lyricologist on March 5, 2006
Format: Audio CD
This is a mighty fine release! TLG is a band to keep an eye on.

My real rating for this is 3 1/2 stars, primarily because I think it is quite good...it's just not landmark (at least, not yet!). TLG are plenty talented and this is one release that I have been enjoying more with each repeated listen.

As other reviews have noted, there's a reasonable tendency to want to compare this to some of the classic albums of days gone by. I'll suggest it may be a little early in TLG's recorded history for that, but here's to hoping that they continue to live up to (and even to exceed) the promise that this release shows they have. I'll gladly give them credit for having come up with a cd good enough to have invited those comparisons!

If you're reading the reviews on this and don't have it yet, all I can tell you is that I bought it and having heard it, would absolutely buy it over again. Check it out!
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