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Tea For Two

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3.91 | 19 ratings | 2 reviews | 11% 5 stars

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Studio Album, released in 2006

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. Spanish night (4:55)
2. Soundscape (5:41)
3. Out in the sun (3:47)
4. Last drink (3:33)
5. Autumn (4:15)
6. Hold on (4:23)
7. My own way (5:27)
8. Scar folk (3:09)
9. Why? (2:09)
10. Come what may (7:18)

Total Time: 44:37

Line-up / Musicians

- Michael Schumpelt / keyboards, recorder, drums, backings
- Oliver Sörup / acoustic & electric guitars, mandolin, quint guitar, backings
- Stephan Weber / vocals

Guest musicians:
- Michael Six / bass (1, 2, 3)
- Stefie Krug / backings (1, 6, 7, 10)
- Mike "Senge" Gödel / drums, percussion (1, 2, 3, 8)
- Ralf Keydel / bass (5, 6)
- Patricia Engelmann / vocals (5)
- Uwe Haaß / bass (7, 8, 10)
- Marc Oliver Schäfer / cello (10)
- Lisa Wasserstrass / voices (10)

Releases information

CD QuiXote-Music (2006)

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TEA FOR TWO Twisted ratings distribution

(19 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(11%)
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(61%)
Good, but non-essential (17%)
Collectors/fans only (6%)
Poor. Only for completionists (6%)

TEA FOR TWO Twisted reviews

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Review by Windhawk
SPECIAL COLLABORATOR Honorary Collaborator
4 stars Twisted indeed.

The album is aptly named, 10 tracks and almost as many different styles, and some twisted combinations along the way.

Starting out with a latin tinged folk track, followed by fusiony theme exploration, then comes a kinda folkier version of Jethro Tull, a piano only theme exploration next, 70's aor with country flavoring follows, then a piano ballad/neo prog mix comes along, next up is a heavily folk inspired tune that suddenly veers of into a musical landscape explored by Kansas and others in the first half of the seventies, a guitar only theme exploration follows before the album ends with a folky tune that takes on prog rock elements along the way - even some prog metal inspired riffings - combining with acoustic guitars and cello.

The whole album is a weird combo and mix of lots of different musical styles.

Well performed though, with good and at times quite catchy melodies. Melodies and songs in themselves aren't very original, but the mix in many songs and the mix of the album as a whole is. Good one in my opinion.

Recommended for the eclecticly inclined.

Review by rushfan4
SPECIAL COLLABORATOR Honorary Collaborator
4 stars Some time back I created a two-part poll called Food Related Prog Bands, which included most of the bands listed within ProgArchives that had a food related name. One of the bands that I included in this poll was Tea For Two, a band from Germany, whom I had never previously heard. Anyhow, I found their album Twisted on-line on eMusic so I downloaded it, sound unheard, in hopes of finding some good progressive rock. It was a good download, because I quite enjoyed what I heard. Four of the ten songs were instrumentals, and they made good use of the flute, and acoustic guitars, which I have a soft spot for.

The first track, Spanish Night, makes great use of Spanish guitar and Spanish rhythms. The second track, Soundscapes, is an excellent instrumental. The third track, Out in the Sun makes wonderful use of the flute-very Ian Anderson-ish. The 4th track, Last Drink, is a piano-oriented instrumental which channels a little of Piano Man era Billy Joel. The 5th track, Autumn, is all about the acoustic guitar strummed and picked throughout; the vocalist reminds me of someone here, but I can't quite place who. The 6th track, Hold On, is a decent melodic song with focus on the guitar. The 7th track, My Own Way, brings back the piano and guitar and is also a good melodic song. The 8th track, Scar Folk, is an excellent instrumental that brings back the flute and then rocks on. I think this is a song that might fit nicely on a Focus album. On the 9th track, Why?, they pull out the acoustic guitar again and pick and strum their way through a beautiful, but short, instrumental. The last track, Come What May, is the longest song on the album at just over 7 minutes, and it is also one of the best on this album. Again, with the wonderful use of the acoustic guitar, but in addition there is prominent use of the violin (or is it cello?) throughout the song, as well as some female backup vocals. At the very least, creating this poll made me check out this band that I probably would not have otherwise known, and I was quite pleased with this album. They are listed in crossover prog, which means that they would most likely appeal to those like me with an ear for progressive pop. This album would be an excellent addition to any prog music collection.

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