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The Third Party


Download links and information about The Third Party by Jules Shear. This album was released in 1989 and it belongs to Rock, Pop, Songwriter/Lyricist genres. It contains 11 tracks with total duration of 39:50 minutes.

Artist: Jules Shear
Release date: 1989
Genre: Rock, Pop, Songwriter/Lyricist
Tracks: 11
Duration: 39:50
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No. Title Length
1. I Don't Want It Now 3:28
2. The First Freeze After the Fall 3:41
3. Leave Town 5:10
4. This Primal Fire 3:15
5. Open Your Eyes 3:55
6. Big Kid Face 3:42
7. The Girl's On Fire 3:31
8. And That Was Yesterday 3:12
9. The Once Lost Returns 2:59
10. She Don't Understand You Now 3:28
11. Repetition Repetition Repetition 3:29



Jules Shear joined up with the Church's Marty Willson-Piper in Sweden for Third Party, a stark, bare-bones acoustic album. Stripped of all of the excessive production that sometimes marred earlier work, Shear's songs are allowed to come to the forefront, as they should. Shear's voice, phrasing, and the minimalistic, often folky arrangements led to Dylan comparisons, but the album really features Shear's own clever craftsmanship; the back-to-basics approach is certainly a welcome one (as are the guitar chords included in the booklet). Shear had long before proven his strong melodic sense, but with Third Party, his clever wordplay and interesting turns of phrase were allowed the proper platform. Though the album failed commercially, the approach undoubtedly led to Shear's hosting the first several MTV Unplugged episodes, which gave him more exposure than ever before.