Teaser [The Definitive Teaser Collector's Edition 5 CDs]

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All Music Guide - Thom Jurek
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...finally, there is a solid, officially remastered version of Tommy Bolin's Teaser available. It's the first -- and inarguably best -- of his two solo albums. Teaser has been remastered with supervision from Greg Hampton and Jeremy Mackenzie. The sound is crisp (not brittle), clean, warm, and largely faithful to the original mix. That said, the only way to own it is with the mandatory purchase of (at ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Thom Jurek
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...finally, there is a solid, officially remastered version of Tommy Bolin's Teaser available. It's the first -- and inarguably best -- of his two solo albums. Teaser has been remastered with supervision from Greg Hampton and Jeremy Mackenzie. The sound is crisp (not brittle), clean, 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 not been released before. There are alternates of "Teaser"; a nearly 14-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 superior. Disc two's outtakes include the 16-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 third disc's outtakes include "Crazed Fandango" and "Smooth Fandango," wildly different interpretations of the instrumental jam with stellar uncredited tenor saxophone work on the former, and a 13-minute instrumental version of "Lotus" called "Oriental Sky." The latter reveals Bolin at his most melodic and mindbending best, flowing seamlessly between psychedelic rock and reggae and weaving "A Day in the Life" into his solo. 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. [The five-disc Definitive Teaser Collector's Edition includes these three discs and the double Tommy Bolin & Friends' Great Gypsy Soul tribute collection, which features Bolin's original tracks with additional guitars dubbed in by Warren Haynes, Nels Cline, Joe Bonamassa, Derek Trucks, John Scofield, Steve Lukather, Steve Morse, and more.]
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/4/2012
  • Label: Savoy Jazz
  • UPC: 795041791221
  • Catalog Number: 17912
  • Sales rank: 27,939

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 The Grind (3:28)
  2. 2 Homeward Strut (3:57)
  3. 3 Dreamer (5:09)
  4. 4 Savannah Woman (2:47)
  5. 5 Teaser (4:26)
  6. 6 People, People (4:56)
  7. 7 Marching Powder (4:14)
  8. 8 Wild Dogs (4:40)
  9. 9 Lotus (3:56)
Disc 2
  1. 1 Teaser (4:44)
  2. 2 Flying Fingers (16:03)
  3. 3 Cookoo (6:13)
  4. 4 Wild Dogs (13:50)
  5. 5 Chameleon (7:31)
Disc 3
  1. 1 Crazed Fandango (5:05)
  2. 2 People People (6:08)
  3. 3 Smooth Fandango (6:13)
  4. 4 Marching Powder (6:38)
  5. 5 Homeward Strut (3:56)
  6. 6 Oriental Sky (Lotus) (11:24)
Disc 4
  1. 1 The Grind - Peter Frampton (4:38)
  2. 2 Teaser - Warren Haynes (5:20)
  3. 3 Dreamer - Myles Kennedy (5:25)
  4. 4 Savannah Woman - John Scofield (3:37)
  5. 5 Smooth Fandango - Derek Trucks (5:44)
  6. 6 People, People - Gordie Johnson (5:59)
  7. 7 Wild Dogs - Brad Whitford (5:37)
  8. 8 Homeward Strut - Steve Lukather (3:58)
  9. 9 Sugar Shack - Sonny Landreth (4:58)
  10. 10 Crazed Fandango - Steve Morse (4:31)
  11. 11 Lotus - Joe Bonamassa (7:47)
Disc 5
  1. 1 Flying Fingers - Oz Noy (15:13)
  2. 2 Marching Bag: Movement 1 - Greg Hampton (3:38)
  3. 3 Marching Bag: Movement 2 - Derek Trucks (5:44)
  4. 4 Marching Bag: Movement 3 - Oz Noy (7:05)
  5. 5 Marching Bag: Movement 4 - Oz Noy (8:08)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Tommy Bolin Primary Artist, Indexed Contributor, Guitar, Vocals
Phil Collins Percussion
Jan Hammer Synthesizer, Drums
David Sanborn Saxophone
David Foster Synthesizer, Piano
Rafael Cruz Percussion
Sammy Figueroa Percussion
Ron Fransen Piano
Narada Michael Walden Drums
Jeff Porcaro Drums
Prairie Prince Drums
Stanley Sheldon Bass
Paul Stallworth Bass
Technical Credits
Tommy Bolin Composer, Introduction
Nels Cline Introduction
Glenn Hughes Composer
Warren Haynes Producer, Liner Notes
Peter Doell Mastering
Greg Hampton Producer, Introduction, Bonus Track Producer
Prairie Prince Wardrobe Design
Stanley Sheldon Composer
Chuck Wright Illustrations, Reissue Package Design
David Alan Kogut Package Production
John Tesar Composer
Gordie Johnson Introduction, Additional Production
Jeff Cook Composer
Jeremy Mackenzie Engineer
Tip Wyman Engineer
Johnnie Bolin Bonus Track Producer
Fabrizio Grossi Engineer, Additional Production
Norm Waitt Executive Producer
Jeff Tesar Composer
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