Tickets for a Prayer Wheel

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Tickets for a Prayer Wheel
EP by Sixpence None the Richer
ReleasedOctober 1995
Genre Alternative rock
Sixpence None the Richer chronology
This Beautiful Mess
Tickets for a Prayer Wheel
Sixpence None the Richer

Tickets for a Prayer Wheel is an EP by the alternative rock band Sixpence None the Richer. The EP is composed of two versions of the song "Within a Room Somewhere," six previously unreleased tracks that include two instrumentals, and the dance mix (with an intro) of the song "Love, Salvation, the Fear of Death." Both "Within" and "Love..." previously appeared in different versions on the album This Beautiful Mess .

Extended play musical recording longer than a single, but shorter than a full album

An extended play record, often referred to as an EP, is a musical recording that contains more tracks than a single, but is usually unqualified as an album or LP. EPs generally contain a minimum of four tracks and maximum of six tracks, and are considered "less expensive and time-consuming" for an artist to produce than an album. An EP originally referred to specific types of vinyl records other than 78 rpm standard play (SP) and LP, but it is now applied to mid-length CDs and downloads as well.

Alternative rock is a style of rock music that emerged from the independent music underground of the 1980s and became widely popular in the 1990s. In this instance, the word "alternative" refers to the genre's distinction from mainstream rock music. The term's original meaning was broader, referring to a generation of musicians unified by their collective debt to either the musical style or simply the independent, DIY ethos of punk rock, which in the late 1970s laid the groundwork for alternative music. At times, "alternative" has been used as a catch-all description for music from underground rock artists that receives mainstream recognition, or for any music, whether rock or not, that is seen to be descended from punk rock.

Sixpence None the Richer band

Sixpence None the Richer is an American alternative Christian rock band that formed in New Braunfels, Texas, eventually settling in Nashville, Tennessee. They are best known for their songs "Kiss Me" and "Breathe Your Name" and their covers of "Don't Dream It's Over" and "There She Goes". The name of the band is inspired by a passage from the book Mere Christianity by C. S. Lewis. The band received two Grammy Award nominations, Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals for "Kiss Me" and Grammy Award for Best Rock Gospel Album for Sixpence None the Richer.

Track listing

  1. "Within a Room Somewhere" (radio edit)
  2. "Within a Room Somewhere" (demo)
  3. "Healer"
  4. "Dresses"
  5. "Love Letters in the Sand"
  6. "Carry You"
  7. "Alisha's First Step"
  8. "Solomon the Mystic"
  9. "Love, Salvation, the Fear of Death" (dance mix intro)
  10. "Love, Salvation, the Fear of Death" (dance mix)

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