Tear Garden, The

Also known as Tear Garden, Teargarden, TG

Short biography of Tear Garden, The: The Tear Garden is a psychedelic/gothic/electronic band, formed by Edward Ka-Spel of The Legendary Pink Dots and cEvin Key of Skinny Puppy in 1985 after Key served as a sound engineer on tour in Canada for Ka-Spel. The Tear Garden was released that same year, with Dave Ogilvie producing.

The group reconvened in 1987 to release Tired Eyes Slowly Burning with contributions from the other members of Skinny Puppy to a limited degree of success. Members of the Legendary Pink Dots would henceforth contribute to Tear Garden and in 1992 they released the full-length album The Last Man to Fly. Another EP, Sheila Liked The Rodeo, much of which was live studio improvisation was accompanied by a video (directed by William Morrison) of the title track in 1993.

With the collapse of Skinny Puppy in 1995 and cEvin's primary commitment over, he and The Tear Garden released To Be an Angel Blind, The Crippled Soul Divide in 1996, followed by Crystal Mass in 2000. Crystal Mass marked a departure for the group, with more focus seemingly directed toward sound and production than the traditional staple, the lyrics. In 2002 a limited edition compilation of previously unreleased songs, Eye Spy With My Little Eye came out on Key's Subconscious Communications label. A best of, For Those Who Would Walk With The Gods is also available.

The Tear Garden have never toured, a detail that has limited their commercial potential. The only live performance of Tear Garden material by members of both Skinny Puppy and the Legendary Pink Dots was on April 14, 1988 in Leiden, Holland and May 1, 1988 at Foyer St. Arbogast in Strassbourg France, during Skinny Puppy's Head Trauma tour, for which Edward Ka-Spel was the opening solo act. At the end of Ka-Spel's set cEvin Key joined him on guitar and keyboards for a performance of the song The Centre Bullet. The Legendary Pink Dots have performed Isis Veiled as an almost necessary encore at every show during their last few tours.

After having successfully collaborated in 2007 on The Secret Experiment, Edward and cEvin wrapped up their sessions of 13 tracks, compiled into a brand new album called "Have A Nice Trip" released in 2009.

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  2. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Tear_Garden
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# Album cover Album title Tracks amount Download album in mp3? Official release date Production label
1 Sheila Liked The Rodeo 8
mp3, CD
1993-00-00 Nettwerk
2 Tired Eyes Slowly Burning 6
mp3, CD
1987
3 The Last Man To Fly 13
mp3, CD
1992
4 Для Тех, Кто Прогулялся Бы С Богами 12
mp3, CD
2001-06-00 Brudenia
5 Tired Eyes Slowly Burning 10
mp3, CD
6 Bouquet Of Black Orchids 12
mp3, CD
1993-08-05
7 To Be An Angel Blind, The Crippled Soul Divide 13
mp3, CD
1996-09-03 Nettwerk
8 The Tear Garden 4
mp3, CD
1986 Play It Again Sam Records
9 Eye Spy With My Little Eye 10
mp3, CD
2002 Sub-Conscious Communications
10 Tired Eyes Slowly Burning 10
mp3, CD
Nettwerk
11 Crystal Mass 9
mp3, CD
2000
12 The Tear Garden 4
mp3, CD
1986
13 Crystal Mass 9
mp3, CD
2000
14 The Last Man To Fly 13
mp3, CD
1992 Nettwerk
15 The Last Man To Fly 13
mp3, CD
1992 Nettwerk
16 The Tear Garden 4
mp3, CD
1986 Nettwerk
17 Tired Eyes Slowly Burning 10
mp3, CD
1987 Nettwerk
18 Have A Nice Trip 12
mp3, CD
2009-10-23 Sub-Conscious Communications
19 To Be An Angel Blind, The Crippled Soul Divide 13
mp3, CD
1996
20 Tired Eyes Slowly Burning 10
mp3, CD
2010-06-28 Nettwerk
21 The Last Man To Fly 13
mp3, CD
1993
22 Sheila Liked The Rodeo 8
mp3, CD
1993-00-00
23 Crystal Mass 9
mp3, CD
2000 Nettwerk
24 Center Bullet Live In Strasbourg 1​.​5​.​1988 3
mp3, CD
2012-07-17 Not On Label (The Legendary Pink Dots Self-released)
25 The Tear Garden 4
mp3, CD
1986 Nettwerk
26 Sheila Liked The Rodeo 8
mp3, CD
2012-07-21 Not On Label (The Legendary Pink Dots Self-Released)
27 The Tear Garden 4
mp3, CD
1986 Play It Again Sam Records
28 Center Bullet Live In Strasbourg 1​.​5​.​1988 3
mp3, CD
2012-07-17 Not On Label (The Legendary Pink Dots Self-released)
29 Center Bullet Live In Strasbourg 1​.​5​.​1988 3
mp3, CD
2012-07-17 Not On Label (The Legendary Pink Dots Self-released)
30 Center Bullet Live In Strasbourg 1​.​5​.​1988 3
mp3, CD
2012-07-17 Not On Label (The Legendary Pink Dots Self-released)
31 Center Bullet Live In Strasbourg 1​.​5​.​1988 3
mp3, CD
2012-07-17 Not On Label (The Legendary Pink Dots Self-released)
32 Center Bullet Live In Strasbourg 1​.​5​.​1988 3
mp3, CD
2012-07-17 Not On Label (The Legendary Pink Dots Self-released)
33 Tired Eyes Slowly Burning 10
mp3, CD
Nettwerk
34 Sheila Liked The Rodeo 7
mp3, CD
G. & P. Essential Music
35 Tired Eyes Slowly Burning 10
mp3, CD
G. & P. Essential Music

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