Oriental Sky (Lotus) - Tommy Bolin - The Definitive Teaser Collectors Edition
Label: 429 Records - FTN 17912,Samson Records - FTN 17912 • Format: Box Set Album, Remastered 5x, CD • Country: US • Genre: Rock • Style: Classic Rock
Might as well get this out of the way first: the release of the multi-disc The Definitive Teaser isn't going to clear up all the controversies and debates surrounding the various Tommy Bolin Archives recordings issued in the last half decade. But now the good news: finally It's the first -- and inarguably best Total Sick Hatred - Noise Waste - Demo 95 of his two solo albums.
Teaser has been remastered with supervision from Greg Hampton and Jeremy Mackenzie. The sound is crisp not brittleclean, warm, and largely faithful to the original mix. That said, the only way to own it is with the mandatory purchase of at least two extra discs of bonus outtakes and alternates from the recording sessions see below. The liner notes -- which consist of incomplete credits and a brief liner essay by Johnnie Bolin who was Hampton 's co-producer for the comp -- don't specify what has or has Oriental Sky (Lotus) - Tommy Bolin - The Definitive Teaser Collectors Edition been released before.
There are alternates of "Teaser"; a nearly minute rehearsal version of "Wild Dogs" complete with Bolin 's directive dialogue ; a stellar "People, People," where the reggae energy takes a back seat to the guitarist's snaky solo; a longer, funkier "Marching Powder," with gorgeous keyboard work by Jan Hammer and call-and-response saxophone by David Sanborn ; and a "Homeward Strut" that is rawer and nastier than the album version, though not Oriental Sky (Lotus) - Tommy Bolin - The Definitive Teaser Collectors Edition . Disc two's outtakes include the minute "Flying Fingers," which showcases Bolin going through an enormous bag of tricks in his solos; a nasty "Cookoo" that literally defines funk-rock over a decade before the Red Hot Chili Peppers ; and the shape-shifting, swinging, electric jazz jam "Chameleon.
The sound on all three discs is excellent. There isn't any discernible tape hiss, and the entire package reveals the very heart of Bolin 's Teaser as a restless, expansive process that was honed into a finely shaped album and a must-have.
Romantic Evening Sex All The Flex - Robotic Trance. Features Interviews Lists. Streams Videos All Posts. Main Album Teaser Release Date September 4, Release Info Studio Recording. Track Listing - Disc 1. The Grind. Tommy Bolin. Homeward Strut. Jeff Cook. Savannah Woman. People, People. Marching Powder. Wild Dogs. Track Listing - Disc 2. Flying Fingers. Track Listing - Disc 3. Crazed Fandango.
People People. Smooth Fandango. Oriental Sky Lotus. Track Listing - Disc 4. Sugar Shack. Track Listing - Disc 5. Marching Bag: Movement 1. Marching Bag: Movement 2. Marching Bag: Movement 3. Marching Bag: Movement 4. Homeward Strut Tommy Bolin. Dreamer Jeff Cook. People, People Tommy Bolin. Marching Powder Tommy Bolin. Flying Fingers Tommy Bolin.
Cookoo Tommy Bolin. Chameleon Tommy Bolin. Crazed Fandango Tommy Bolin. People People Tommy Bolin. Smooth Fandango Tommy Bolin. Oriental Sky Lotus Tommy Bolin. Marching Bag: Movement 1 Tommy Bolin. Marching Bag: Movement 2 Tommy Bolin. Marching Bag: Movement 3 Tommy Bolin.
Marching Bag: Movement 4 Tommy Bolin.
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