A Cuppa Tea and a Lie Down

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Able Tasmans
A Cuppa Tea and a Lie Down

[ Flying Nun / Captured Tracks / CD ]

Release Date: Tuesday 31 March 2015

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Now, after nearly two decades Able Tasmans 1986 debut album - A Cuppa Tea and a Lie Down is available again!

The deluxe re-issue has been re-mastered and expanded to include their first EP The Tired Sun (complete with pull out replica sleeve), three bonus tracks plus liner notes from songwriter Graeme Humphreys all housed in a gatefold set.
Initially hailing from Whangarei, one of New Zealand's northernmost cities, the band released four albums and two EPs between 1985-1993, all filled with their own brand of sweet and crafty baroque pop. Plus they may be the only NZ band's to tastefully incorporate bagpipes into a song.

Named after the Dutch explorer Abel Tasman (who first discovered New Zealand in the 1642) the band themselves were avid explorers limited only by their imagination. Their song writing and arrangement crossed lines between baroque and indie pop integrating field recordings and bringing keyboards to the forefront of their music.


Inside The Modern
What Was That Thing
Little Hearts
And Relax
I See Now Where
And We Swam The Magic Bay
Fa Fa Fa Fa
Sour Queen
New Sherriff
Virtues Asunder
Evil Barbeque
Patrick's Mother *
Rain In Tulsa *
Tom Song *
Snow White Chook *
Rhyme For Orange *
Carolines ^
Buffalos #
Michaels #
* Taken from The Tired Sun EP (FN043, 1985)
^ Originally appeared on the Outnumbered By Sheep compilation (BFM001, 1986)
# Taken from a cassette recording and originally appeared on Able Tasmans - Songs From The Departure Lounge (FNCD404, 1998).