Canada’s The Tea Party have released a 20th anniversary edition of their breakthrough album The Edges Of Twilight with a second disc of rarities.

The Edges Of Twilight was the band’s third album, and the first where they really went wild with exotic instruments. They’d already experimented with world music on the previous album Splendor Solis, but all the elements came together for The Edges Of Twilight and the band brought in all kinds of instruments including hurdy gurdy, sarod, hammer dulcimer and a vintage 1916 Gibson acoustic harp guitar (which you’ll see guitarist/vocalist Jeff Martin describing in this video:

Martin also used - and continues to use - plenty of Gibson electrics, especially Les Pauls. After the release of The Edges Of Twilight the band found themselves touring with Jimmy Page and Robert Plant. Now to commemorate 20 years since the album’s release it’s been released as a 2CD Deluxe Edition including a remastered version of the original album plus a bonus disc of demos, alternate versions, unreleased and live sessions along with a 16 page booklet with new liner notes and previously unseen photo. Check out the video for The Bazaar below, in which Martin uses a Gibson Les Paul Recording model.

The Tea Party - “The Bazaar”