The Edges of Twilight

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The Edges of Twilight
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Studio album by The Tea Party
Released March 21, 1995 (Canada)
Recorded A&M Studios (Los Angeles)
Genre Rock
Length 67:21
Label EMI Music Canada
Chrysalis Records
Producer Jeff Martin and Ed Stasium
The Tea Party chronology
Splendor Solis
(1993)
The Edges of Twilight
(1995)
Alhambra
(1996)
Singles from The Edges of Twilight
  1. "Fire in the Head"
    Released: 1995
  2. "The Bazaar"
    Released: 1995
  3. "Shadows on the Mountainside"
    Released: 1995
  4. "Sister Awake"
    Released: 1996
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The Edges of Twilight (1995) is the third album by The Tea Party. The album features many instruments from around the world, giving various songs a strong world music flavour in addition to the rock/blues influences evident in the band's earlier releases. Jeff Burrows explained that "basically we wanted to expand upon the initial idea that we tried on Splendor Solis, which was trying to incorporate different styles of world music into our music. So with this album we became more familiar with many more instruments. In our minds we were trying to do for a rock album what Peter Gabriel does to pop by infusing various cultures, percussion and exotic sounds into it."[1]

The Edges of Twilight helped propel the band into mainstream success in their native Canada, where it reached #11 on the Canadian album chart and double platinum status, and earned the band several Juno nominations, including "Best Rock Album" and "Group of the Year".

The title of the album is taken from a chapter of the book Fire in the Head, by the American author Tom Cowan, which also inspired the name of the first track on the album.

The album includes a hidden song which features a spoken word performance by the folk legend Roy Harper, who is a friend of the band.

On the cover is a statue by William Wetmore Story called Angel of Grief.

To commemorate the 20th anniversary of The Edges of Twilight, The Tea Party released a deluxe remastered CD, remastered LP, and a North American tour. The deluxe CD also includes a bonus disc that includes alternate, live, radio sessions and bonus audio and the booklet features the story of the album with new band interviews and previously unseen photos. A series of original artworks were commissioned by the band from Australian artist, Robert Buratti which were released worldwide. Buratti also created a series of short films which were projected as a backdrop to the band while performing across Canada and Australia.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Length
1. "Fire in the Head" 5:06
2. "The Bazaar" 3:42
3. "Correspondences" 7:28
4. "The Badger" 3:58
5. "Silence" 2:51
6. "Sister Awake" 5:43
7. "Turn the Lamp Down Low" 5:16
8. "Shadows on the Mountainside" 3:39
9. "Drawing Down the Moon" 5:26
10. "Inanna" 3:48
11. "Coming Home" 5:53
12. "Walk with Me" (includes a spoken word piece by Roy Harper) 14:20

Deluxe Edition Bonus Disc[edit]

  1. "Fire In The Head (Demo)" - 5:24
  2. "The Bazaar (Demo)" - 3:35
  3. "Walk With Me (Demo)" - 6:46
  4. "Sister Awake (Demo)" - 5:39
  5. "Drawing Down The Moon (Demo)" - 5:48
  6. "Turn The Lamp Down Low (Alternate Blues Version)" - 3:29
  7. "Correspondences (From The 'Alhambra' Tour Rehearsals)" - 6:47
  8. "Sarode Bazaar (Previously Unreleased)" - 3:57
  9. "Inanna (Acoustic Version)" - 3:18
  10. "Silence (Acoustic Version)" - 3:55
  11. "Shadows On The Mountainside (Triple J Session Live)" - 5:21
  12. "The Bazaar (BBC Live Version)" - 4:07
  13. "Sister Awake (Triple J Live At The Wireless)" - 8:01
  14. "Time" - 6:59
  15. "Turn The Lamp Down Low (BBC Live Version)" - 6:31

Credits[edit]

  • Jeff Burrows - drums and percussion
  • Stuart Chatwood - bass guitars
  • Jeff Martin - guitars, vocals, production at A&M Studios (Los Angeles)
  • Roy Harper - spoken word
  • Ed Stasium - recording, production and mixing
  • Paul Hamingson - engineering
  • Dave Collins - mastering at A&M Mastering (Los Angeles)
  • Patrick Duffy - art direction and design
  • Michael White - management

References[edit]

  1. ^ Jeff Burrows, High Tea April 1995, Beat, Melbourne, Australia.

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