Electric Tears

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Electric Tears
Studio album by
ReleasedOctober 8, 2002
GenreAmbient, new age, blues, jazz
ProducerBuckethead and Janet Rienstra
Buckethead chronology
Bermuda Triangle
Electric Tears
Bucketheadland 2
Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic3.5/5 stars [1]
Rolling Stone2/5 stars[2]
Musique Machine5/5 stars[3]

Electric Tears is the ninth studio album by Buckethead. It is considered one of his most emotional and introspective albums, bearing many similarities to his previous release Colma. The entire album is played solely on acoustic and electric guitar.[1]

In 2010, the album was released directly from TDRS Music; it has been out of print since early 2012. The album “Electric Sea” is a direct sequel to this album.

The Ultimate Guitar community ranked the album 12th on the list of "25 Greatest Instrumental albums of all time".[4]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks are written by Buckethead, except for “Sketches Of Spain”, which is a tribute to Miles Davis' musical piece “Adagio” (Concierto de Aranjuez) from the album of the same name, originally written by Joaquín Rodrigo.

1."All in the Waiting"3:41
2."Sketches of Spain" (For Miles)4:03
5."The Way to Heaven"5:48
6."Baptism of Solitude"6:07
7."Kansas Storm"5:31
10."Witches on the Heath"2:38
11."Angel Monster"5:05
12."Electric Tears"5:29
13."Spell of the Gypsies"5:10
Total length:1:10:28


  • Buckethead - acoustic guitar, electric guitar, production
  • Janet Rienstra - production
  • Dom Camardella - mixing, mastering, engineering, co-production
  • Robert Hadley - mastering


  1. ^ a b Anderson, Rick. Electric Tears at AllMusic. Retrieved 4 October 2006.
  2. ^ Miller, Kirk (October 31, 2002). "Buckethead Electric Tears > Album Review". Rolling Stone (908). p. 146. Archived from the original on 2007-12-16. Retrieved 3 November 2007.
  3. ^ "Buckethead - Electric Tears". Musique Machine. June 15, 2003. Retrieved April 18, 2014.
  4. ^ "25 Greatest Instrumental Albums of All Time".