Tea Party Collection Import
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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.
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!
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
I like all of the songs. They are all incredible. I'm not going to bore you by listing the tracks and saying,"I like this one", every time because it's pointless. Just know as you read the background on each track that I say this coming from the perspective of a devoted fan who has never heard a Tea Party song that he didn't like or hasn't had an effect on him in some way. This is a run through of some of the songs in this collection. Either way, you will be surprised and rewarded when you listen to The Tea Party.
Walking Wounded was their most developed track. So much work went into it and the result is unbelievable. It was only released on this collection and as a single.
The Messenger is a song that was written by Daniel Lanois, who has been a producer for U2 on albums including The Joshua Tree. This is one of the only cases in recorded music where I think the cover is better than the original.
Psychopomp. There is so much to say about this song. It was the first Tea song I heard.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This is my first tea party cd. I love the remix of save me, well worth the purchase alone.Published 1 month ago by rory sheridan
Simply awesome album with a slight "Moroccan Roll" feel to it! See them in concert as soon as possible! They are awesomePublished on October 4, 2013 by Ron J. Kneabone
Again just a compilation of some of thier albums. Great from the start all the way through to the end.Published on January 16, 2013 by Chadillac73
This is the greatest Best of album ever compiled. The new tracks on here are worth the price alone, and rest are pure Tea Party magic. Read morePublished on April 22, 2008 by Deimos
The Tea Party have had a measure of success in Canada and even Australia, but they never managed to grab the attention of the US market. Read morePublished on December 2, 2006 by FixMe
Well, i just wanted to thank everybody who gave their reviews on this particular CD,,,Let me tell you this, I am so glad i bought it....I LOVE IT! Read morePublished on March 12, 2005 by ANGEL
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 October 7, 2004 by mynameis
This is an EXCELLENT compilation, GREAT choice of songs. Nothing more to be said.
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