The Tear Garden

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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 the following 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 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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Bias 31 The Tear Garden - The Tear Garden album art The Tear Garden The Tear Garden (MiniAlbum) Nettwerk, Nettwerk Bias 31 Belgium 1986 Sell This Version
NTCD 34 The Tear Garden - Tired Eyes Slowly Burning album art The Tear Garden Tired Eyes Slowly Burning (Album) Nettwerk, Nettwerk NTCD 34 Canada 1987 Sell This Version
NET 027 CD The Tear Garden - The Last Man To Fly album art The Tear Garden The Last Man To Fly (Album) Nettwerk NET 027 CD Europe 1992 Sell This Version
0 6700 30107 2 6, subconscious 007 The Tear Garden - To Be An Angel Blind, The Crippled Soul Divide album art The Tear Garden To Be An Angel Blind, The Crippled Soul Divide (Album) Nettwerk, Sub-Conscious Communications 0 6700 30107 2 6, subconscious 007 US 1996 Sell This Version
none The Tear Garden - Crystal Mass album art The Tear Garden Crystal Mass (Album) Nettwerk, Sub-Conscious Communications none Canada 2000 Sell This Version
sub 026 The Tear Garden - Eye Spy With My Little Eye album art The Tear Garden Eye Spy With My Little Eye (Album) Sub-Conscious Communications sub 026 US 2002 Sell This Version
sub 033 The Tear Garden - The Secret Experiment album art The Tear Garden The Secret Experiment (Album) Sub-Conscious Communications sub 033 US 2007 Sell This Version
SUB 42 The Tear Garden - Have A Nice Trip album art The Tear Garden Have A Nice Trip (Album) Sub-Conscious Communications SUB 42 US 2009 Sell This Version
none, MET 1085D The Tear Garden - The Brown Acid Caveat album art The Tear Garden The Brown Acid Caveat (Album) Sub-Conscious Communications, Metropolis none, MET 1085D USA & Canada 2017 Sell This Version
MET1084, SUB 47 The Tear Garden - Eye Spy Volume 2 album art The Tear Garden Eye Spy Volume 2 (Album, Comp) Metropolis, Sub-Conscious Communications MET1084, SUB 47 US 2017 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

W2-6315 The Tear Garden - Sheila Liked The Rodeo album art The Tear Garden Sheila Liked The Rodeo (EP) Nettwerk W2-6315 Canada 1993 Sell This Version

Compilations

NET 047 CD, 402.0047.20 The Tear Garden - Bouquet Of Black Orchids album art The Tear Garden Bouquet Of Black Orchids(CD, Comp) Nettwerk Europe, Play It Again Sam Records NET 047 CD, 402.0047.20 Europe 1993 Sell This Version
BrTG8 The Tear Garden - Для Тех, Кто Прогулялся Бы С Богами album art The Tear Garden Для Тех, Кто Прогулялся Бы С Богами(CD, Comp, Ltd, Num) Brudenia BrTG8 Russia 2001 Sell This Version
none The Tear Garden - 2020 Visions (The Tear Garden Anthology Part 3 - 2000 To 2020)  album art The Tear Garden 2020 Visions (The Tear Garden Anthology Part 3 - 2000 To 2020) (12xFile, FLAC, Comp) Not On Label (The Legendary Pink Dots Self-released) none Netherlands 2020
none The Tear Garden - 99 Lives To Ponder (The Tear Garden Anthology Part 2 - 1990​-​99)  album art The Tear Garden 99 Lives To Ponder (The Tear Garden Anthology Part 2 - 1990​-​99) (12xFile, FLAC, Comp) Not On Label (The Legendary Pink Dots Self-released) none Netherlands 2020
none The Tear Garden - Mushroom Clouds (The Tear Garden Anthology Part 1 - The 80s)  album art The Tear Garden Mushroom Clouds (The Tear Garden Anthology Part 1 - The 80s) (9xFile, FLAC, Comp) Not On Label (The Legendary Pink Dots Self-released) none Netherlands 2020
none The Tear Garden - Nettwerk Advance Cassette album art Peace, Love And Pitbulls, The Tear Garden Peace, Love And Pitbulls, The Tear Garden - Nettwerk Advance Cassette(Cass, Advance, Comp, Promo, Smplr) Nettwerk none Canada Unknown Sell This Version

Miscellaneous

none The Tear Garden - Center Bullet Live In Strasbourg 1​.​5​.​1988 album art Tear Garden* Center Bullet Live In Strasbourg 1​.​5​.​1988 Not On Label (The Legendary Pink Dots Self-released) none Netherlands 2012