The Inflated Tear

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The Inflated Tear
Roland Kirk - The Inflated Tear.jpg
Studio album by Roland Kirk
Released June 14, 1968 (1968-06-14)
Recorded November 27–30, 1967
Studio Webster Hall, New York City
Genre Jazz
Length 37:43
Label Atlantic
Producer Joel Dorn
Roland Kirk chronology
Now Please Don't You Cry, Beautiful Edith
(1967)Now Please Don't You Cry, Beautiful Edith1967
The Inflated Tear
(1968)
Left & Right
(1968)Left & Right1968
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 5/5 stars[1]

The Inflated Tear is a studio album by Roland Kirk. It was released on Altrantic in 1968.

It was re-released in 1998 by Rhino featuring a bonus track and extensive liner notes.

In 2017, Pitchfork placed it at number 170 on its list of the "200 Best Albums of the 1960s".[2]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Roland Kirk, except where noted.

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "The Black and Crazy Blues"   6:07
2. "A Laugh for Rory"   2:54
3. "Many Blessings"   4:45
4. "Fingers in the Wind"   4:18
5. "The Inflated Tear"   4:58
6. "Creole Love Call" Duke Ellington 3:53
7. "A Handful of Fives"   2:42
8. "Fly by Night"   4:19
9. "Lovellevelliloqui"   4:17

Personnel[edit]

Charts[edit]

Chart Peak
position
US Jazz Albums (Billboard)[3] 19

References[edit]

  1. ^ Jurek, Thom. "The Inflated Tear - Rahsaan Roland Kirk / Roland Kirk". AllMusic. Retrieved August 23, 2017. 
  2. ^ "The 200 Best Albums of the 1960s (2/10)". Pitchfork. August 22, 2017. Retrieved August 23, 2017. 
  3. ^ "Rahsaan Roland Kirk - Awards". AllMusic. Archived from the original on March 7, 2014. Retrieved October 6, 2017. 

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