Welcome Home (and its successors) viscerally embody TieDye Keith's love and appreciation of life, music and love itself: from the rippingly funky pop-opening "Big World" to the last beats of the spontaneous world-music collective cacaphony of the improvosational "Tribe 39". This is as much about the labor of love as it is one. The dense, rich, full-band sound weaves you complexly through parts of the ever-unfolding experience of life and love of life.
Tiedye Keith - WELCOME HOME - the music, mirth and merriment of one of the Bay Area's brightest local musical treasures; this is the first in a series of four blues-infused, jazzy funk-rock jams of Keith's self-penned material to be released throughout the remainder of 2005.
Backed by some of the worlds finest musicians and true industry heavy weights, Tiedye Keith and his friends have been able to create a glorious masterpiece of musical expression. From one tune to the next, the music draws the listener in deeper and deeper, in through one layer only to discover yet another upon another. There is so much for one;s ears to delightfully discover. So rich in texture and feeling, one can sense in some way the energy that was obviously a part of it's creation. There is some profound truth contained therein; a true expression of a joy of music and the human spirit's vibe.
It's bluesy rock with jazz elements and more than a little funk and groove for good measure. Born and raised in San Francisco during the 60's & 70's when the world's eyes were on the emerging San Francisco music scene, Tiedye Keith completely embraces blending all types of music into one big melting pot that breaks down barriers and unites in his own Tiedye Keith unique way.
The cd package itself is worthy of world class fame and attention! A complete wrap around 360 degrees of tripped out colorful bliss on a green as earth setting!! It is simply beautiful and a true one of a kind. A design concept that hasn't been seen before, but must be seen to believe. It is sure to be an album art/design top prize getting contender against any and all. Watch out Grammy's....
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Musicians are: Vernon Ice Black-(guitar/Mariah Carey), Myron Dove-(bass/Santana), Billy Johnson-(drums/Santana), Bill Spooner-(guitar/The Tubes), Norbert Stachel-(horn section, flute & sax/Tower of Power), John Seppala-(keyboards/Chaka Kahn), Jon Shapiro-(sax/Jon Shapiro Band), Juan Escovedo-(percussion/Pete Escovedo Band), Regina Espinoza-(vocals/Pete Escovedo Band), Marc Carmi Smith-(drums/Tom Finch & Friends), Steve Neil-(bass/Swoop Unit) and Tiedeye Keith-(guitars, vocals).
The recording is dedicated to a love of music, which can only be found in one's heart.
"Welcome Home" was found in our hearts and came from our souls. Tiedye Keith's spiritual return to his home of love, love of music and the joy of creating which led him to pick up the guitar as a child in the first place. To have some fun!
Review 1: Sit down and listsn to "Welcome Home" in one single session while gazing at the incredibly trippy cd art.
Source of review 1: Funkmasta K, January 2005
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1. Big World
2. Lining Of Gold
3. Lining Of Gold (Reprise)
8. Street With No Name
10. Tribe 39