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Triptych [Import]

Tea PartyAudio CD
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (62 customer reviews)

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Product Details

  • Audio CD (November 8, 1999)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Import
  • Label: Emd Int'l
  • ASIN: B00000JOQ3
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (62 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #34,935 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Touch
2. Underground
3. Great Big Lie
4. Heaven Coming Down
5. The Halcyon Days
6. The Messenger
7. Samsara
8. A Slight Attack
9. Taking Me Away
10. These Living Arms
11. Chimera
12. Gone

Editorial Reviews

1999 & fifth album from Canadian alternative metal trio with a faithful cult following in the U.S. 12 tracks.

Customer Reviews

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16 of 16 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A great mix of music December 25, 1999
Format:Audio CD
Not many hard rock bands have spread their wings as far as The Tea Party has in just four albums. In the past, the trio were always about expanding their musical horizons. Each new record saw the band create new sounds and in essence, recreate themselves. But on TripTych, the bands fourth release (already available in Canada), the band decided to meld all their previous incarnations together on one record, as well as implementing another new style. The first sound you hear is the hard driving electronic rock sound the group created for Transmission(their third record), songs like Touch and Great Big Lie are a great showcase for lead singer Jeff Martin's Jim Morrison like growl. Then on songs like Chimera, the middle eastern flair the band put on it's second album The Edges of Twilight resonates strongly. Best of all though is the bands creation of a new lighter pop rock sound on tracks like Heaven Coming Down with its U2 like guitar sound, that hasn't been heard on any previous record. With the combination of such sounds on one album, The Tea Party at once are able to expand their long time fans view of them, but also allow new listeners to get a sense of what The Tea Party is all about. The best song is the sweet romance found on Taking Me Away with its lush sounding chorus. TripTych is the most complete sounding record the band has ever done, which makes it a must have.
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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Extra Track? December 29, 1999
By "nwc18"
Format:Audio CD
A great Cd by great band... nothing I can say that the other reviews dont...
But dont buy this version! The "extra track" (13-church bells) is part of the regular versions of this album. *There is nothing special about this version* Buy the album, but chose a cheaper version.
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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Avoid the import! November 8, 1999
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
Don't get me wrong, this is a great album. But avoid the "Extra Tracks Import". The extra track (singular) is a hidden track: "Clock Noise". It's 60 seconds of a grandfather clock ringing, nothing more. No music, no lyrics. Definitely not worth a few extra dollars.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A poetic and musical masterpeice for the late 90's December 5, 1999
Format:Audio CD
Why this amazingly talented band is not huge in every country on the planet is the biggest musical injustice of the 1990's. Listening to the Tea Party is like having your innermost emotions sung to you by a man with a beautifully seductive and rich vocal style that is often compared to Jim Morrison's, but in my estimations is much more compelling, powerful, and definately has a superior range. TRIPtych is a poetic and musical materpeice, and has completely surpassed my high expectations for their 4th album (5th if you include Alhambra). Their musical growth since their first album Spendor Solis, which at the time seemed like it couldn't be topped, has been phenomonal. The production of TRIPtych is excellent, Jeff's innovations with the guitar (like the harmony accompanying his vocals on These Living Arms)adds texture to every track. Each song blends seemlessly with the next, and when it's over you left wanting more. For those who might question whether they can pull the same sound off on stage, they can. At a recent show in Toronto, songs like Heaven Coming Down (the biggest selling song of the year in Canada) and , The Messenger ( their first ever cover), and Gone (which features violin, cello, and viola)already sounded as familiar as older songs like Fire in The Head and Temptation. Underground, These Living Arms, and Chimera are also outstanding tracks. The final word - if you have liked past Tea Party albums you'll love this record. If you are new to Tea Party, this cd should be an enlightening introduction to a band who will hopefully be huge in the next millenium. For the few who liked early Tea Party and feel left out in the cold with TRIPtych - listen to this album again. Open your minds, and realize that a band is made up of human beings who change and grow. Read more ›
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars it continues to grow on me... March 8, 2000
By Miss E
Format:Audio CD
well, i reviewed this album back in august of 99 and my affection for it has only grown with time. this album is an amazing alchemy of intellect and talent. the lyrics are enough to blow me away time after time, thousands of rotations later. "great big lie" - an outright rejection of organized religion. "underground" - an autobiographical tale of "a very wicked man", as jeff martin usually introduces it. "the messenger" - the band's first recorded cover tune by the brilliant daniel lanois. "samsara" - jeff's take on hesse's watershed "siddhartha." "gone": a love song for "the one that got away". this album is just plain brilliant, no two ways about it. please, i implore you, buy now and listen as soon as possible. music will not be the same for you. if you have the opportunity, see the tea party live - it will make you appreciate the albums all the more.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The best CD yet from the best band in the 90's November 20, 1999
Format:Audio CD
When Splendor Solis came out everyone said it was a shame that the band had released such a masterpiece for their first album, becuase it would be almost impossible to follow up with something better. Well, they have gotten better every time and there are no doubts anymore. They are not about to disappear like almost every other band in the 90's. The Tea Party (like any true artists) will be composing great songs until thier too old to play their instruments. Buy this album, buy their other albums, go see them live. You will look back and say "Who did my favorite band used to be?"
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Some Transmission, Some Lighter Efforts Return
The album starts off with the same foreboding guitars and shrieks of its predecessor, but eventually mellows out into prettier melodies without losing its strength. Read more
Published on January 27, 2012 by Arrogance Breeds in Isolation
5.0 out of 5 stars I love The Tea Party!
Absolutely amazing! I can't get enough of The Tea party. This is probably my favorite album of theirs. Read more
Published on October 26, 2011 by Valoren
5.0 out of 5 stars A little more commerical but not to much.
Another great Tea Party release. A little more commerical/radio friendly but not enough to lose their amazing sound. Read more
Published on April 22, 2008 by Deimos
3.0 out of 5 stars Pretty good release
Antoher good cd from Tea Party, it is not a masterpiece (five stars)
and not close to it (four stars) but it is a good cd. Read more
Published on August 2, 2007 by Guy Campeau
4.0 out of 5 stars A little More Commercial.
Im not sure if the Tea Party intended on making this album an almost commercial record or whether it just came naturally after simplifying things a little more. Read more
Published on May 19, 2005 by TreyC
5.0 out of 5 stars A Great Album
This is another great album from The Tea Party. Definately the most mellow of all their albums. It's obviously the most popular also since it has made the most $ and has had the... Read more
Published on May 15, 2004 by northerner
5.0 out of 5 stars my favorite Tea Party album
I really can't say enough good things about this band. Triptych is another very worthy effort, perhaps their most mature work. Read more
Published on April 26, 2004 by I ain't no porn writer
5.0 out of 5 stars Mid-orient aromate
I like the energy driven by the mid-orient music, it is body music and I unconsciently do round movements with my shoulders everytime I am exposed. Read more
Published on December 25, 2003 by Guylaine Le Ber
5.0 out of 5 stars The Tea Party can do no wrong
This is yet another great album by my favorite band. While not as classic as Edges of Twilight it definitely has many strong songs. Read more
Published on October 6, 2003 by Mr. Books
5.0 out of 5 stars COME ON PEOPLE!
If I could give this CD more than 5 stars I would. One thing you need to realize, is that every Tea Party CD is different. They never do the same thing twice. Read more
Published on August 23, 2003 by Bret
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