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Tabor, Ty

Safety (VINYL)

NEW Vinyl
Original price was: $ 57.00.Current price is: $ 52.00.

Label : Brutal Planet Records   Year : 2022

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“Ty Tabor’s latest solo album, Safety, was written and recorded over a 3 year period. The 10 songs chronicle his journey through the end of a busted marriage. Aside from Jerry Gaskill on drums for most of the tracks and Christian Nesmith providing a few backing vocals, Tabor plays and sings (and produces and mixes and masters) everything on the album. While the material from King’s X (Ty’s main band) is usually harder and more progressive, Ty’s solo music is full of easily palatable pop-rock with catchy melodies and copious amounts of Beatle-derived vocal harmonies. The opening track “Tulip” is example one with an upbeat acoustic/electric song that bears a strong George Harrison influence. The title track mixes acoustic Zeppelin with Crosby, Stills And Nash vocal harmonies to create a rollicking good tune where Tabor finds some peace during his marital discord. Guitar fans will gravitate to the tracks on Safety with crunchy guitar riffs that propel Ty’s silken vocals through unusual chord changes. In “Better To Be On Hold” Ty captures his emotional state succinctly with lyrics like “She’s all about her business/She’s got an address/And I am helpless” while accompanied by a great, chunky guitar riff. “Funeral”, possibly the heaviest song, has more gutsy guitar work leading to multi-layered vocal harmonies in the chorus and one mind-blowing guitar solo, effective more for it’s emotion than it’s technical aspects. Although Tabor finds his life to be a “perpetual funeral”, the bridge reveals the hope that “the knot will slowly start to loosen”. While you might expect a song titled “Anger” to give a double dose of distortion, Tabor instead presents a mid-tempo pop-rock gem while me muses that there is “Anger if I think about it” while again realising that “I can see the end of the roller coaster”. The final track “I Don’t Mind” opens and closes with some freakish Adrian Belewish guitar sounds compliments of Wally Farkas. With slow, melancholy guitars ringing Tabor takes off his wedding ring and coils a great melody around the lyrics: “And if it’s you/You need to find/I don’t mind/Anymore”, closing the album with an inner resolution to heal and move on. Here Tabor shows he can be at his best when collaborating with others. There are some incredible melodies and vocal harmonies within. And while the subject content is raw and honest, one would be hard pressed not to find songs which speak to the wounded soul. The 2022 Brutal Planet Records remaster comes as heavy-weight vinyl with an insert, all while being the first time ever this classic album is available on vinyl!” -Brutal Planet Records

Limited to just 300 units.

TRACK LISTING:
Tulip (Your Eyes)
Better To Be On Hold
Missing Love
Funeral
Room For Me
Safety
True Love
Now I Am
Anger
I Don’t Mind