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Far Above Rubies

by Tangerine Trousers

Masterful storytelling and multi-part harmonies are woven into folk/pop rhythms on "Far Above Rubies," named one the 10 BEST FOLK ALBUMS OF 2002 by THE CURRENT Magazine, and nominated for the 2002 Detroit Music Award for Outstanding Acoustic/Folk Record.
Genre: Pop: Folky Pop
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Postcard
2:58 album only
2. (Far Above Rubies) The Bed That You Made
3:51 album only
3. Picasso
3:41 album only
4. No Mermaid
5:07 album only
5. Running Out Of Truth
3:07 album only
6. Mr. Magic Man
3:07 album only
7. Ms. Chameleon
4:02 album only
8. The Years That Got Away
4:55 album only
9. Just Like Heaven
2:53 album only
10. Gone, Gone, Gone
3:46 album only
11. Houses On The Hill
3:13 album only
12. Wasn't Countin' On The Rain
3:41 album only
13. When A Fella Finds A Gal
3:30 album only
14. Last Train Out
9:14 album only


Album Notes
Tangerine Trousers -- 2003 Detroit Music Award Winners for "Outstanding Folk Artist/Group"!!!

From the honest and introspective story telling of folk to the savvy hooks and craftsmanship of pop music; the vocal harmonies from country and gospel music to the soul and rhythm of music from far away lands like Ireland and Africa; add the sophisticated harmony and walking bass lines of jazz... and you get the "eclectic and sublime" acoustic sound that Tangerine Trousers has dubbed "Folkrockoustic".

All this wrapped into a high energy live show that'll knock your 'trousers' off!

Each of the 6 members who make up the fabric of the Tangerine Trousers are as unique as the music they create, covering instruments from acoustic guitar, upright bass, accordion, flute, mandolin, lap steel, dobro, harmonica, saxophone, musical saw, bells, whistles, drums & percussion, and multi-layered vocal harmonies to soothe even the most savage beast. Entertainment is an equally important focus for the band, and the audiences are always left smiling!

The band's latest release, "Dressed for Success", attracted guest contributions from some of the hottest names in roots-flavored alternative music, including Caitlin Cary, Thad Cockrell, and John Keane -- and production help from Chris Stamey (Whiskeytown, Ryan Adams, Michael Stipe, Catilin Cary, Tift Merritt).

The band's 2001 release, "Far Above Rubies," earned a nomination for the 2002 DETROIT MUSIC AWARD for Oustanding Acoustic/Folk recording, was named one of the "Top 40 CD's of 2002" by the Thursday Breakfast Jam show on KRCL-fm in Salt Lake City, UT, and was named one of the TEN BEST FOLK ALBUMS of 2002 by The CURRENT Magazine in Ann Arbor, MI.

Tangerine Trousers are very proud to have showcased at the CD Baby/Oasis CD Manufacturing Showcase at FOLK ALLIANCE 2003 Coference in Nashville, and have spent the past two summers headlining major music festivals across the Midwest, including Blissfest, Hiawatha Music Festival, Riverfolk, the Arts Beats and Eats Festival, the Muskegon Summer Celebration, and the White River Folk Festival.

From ECURRENT Magazine - December 2002

Folk Perspective -- Best Folk Albums of 2002
by Twila Oxley Price

Tangerine Trousers -- Far Above Rubies (self-released, 2001)
Fun local band Tangerine Trousers gives a fantastic live show and
puts some of that magic into this album. Far Above Rubies
showcases their eclectic instrumentation, their stunning vocal
virtuosity and their unusual songwriting.



to write a review

Ray Berkin

Great Stories, Super Sound
Hey I am no Critic but I know what I like, Tangerine
Trousers have it all! Stories to tell, Straight forward Harmonies
And a timeless sound!

Dave Betts

Well crafted songs that mix well with good performances.
A fine effort! The band provides a wonderful mix of underplayed sophistication along with a pleasant blend of good pop/folk hooks and vocal harmonies. Look forward to big things from this fine group from Michigan.


I like it, interesting sound indeed
I found this cd on recommendation and did enjoy it for a few songs. Unfortunately I was a bit let down. I found it lacked in keeping my attention, and was a bit void of the great harmonies & sound it promised. It was good, but I can't say I would give it another listen.

Jonathan Bentley

I had to check my CD player to make sure it wasn't switching discs.
_Far Above Rubies_ offers a head-turning mix of sounds and styles - guaranteed to satisfy cynics without offending most houseguests. Songs range from jaded to blissful, bitter to playful, all with beautifully layered harmonies and lyrics that can hush a crowd. 4 1/2 stars!

Linda D

Great for the commute!
I love this CD! It's easy to listen to, but not sleepy. I love to sing along (when nobody can hear me). I also, love the imaginative story-telling. These guys are the best! It's about music, not pants.