Favorite "Time" Songs #10 - "Time"
November 17, 2016 5:22pm CST
The last few days are rare ones: I don't have a music series running on MyLot. I'll be using "Time" songs for a theme this time. #10 kicks things off with "Time" by The Alan Parsons Project. London's Alan Parsons has been, whether behind the scenes, or as a recording artist, working in the music industry since 1976. Nominated for 11 Grammy Awards, Parsons is possibly best known for his having engineered classic albums such as The Beatles' Abbey Road and Let it Be albums, and Pink Floyd's Dark Side of the Moon. The Alan Parsons Project was a duo, Parsons and Eric Woolfson. The project was quite successful in it's own right, despite the fact that the band never toured until later in it's career. From the 1980 album The Turn of a Friendly Card, "Time" saw the band landing in mainstream Adult Contemporary territory, reaching #15 on the Billboard Hot 100. It was, according to Wikipedia, the group's first song featuring Woolfson on vocals. It's a pretty song. Enjoy!
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• United States
17 Nov 16
I was introduced to the Alan Parsons Project in 11th grade English. We were reading Poe, and their debut album Tales of Mystery and Imagination: Edgar Allan Poe had been released earlier that year (1976), so our English teacher played it in class. As for "Time," it has that real quiet feel to it that Parsons used on when he engineered some Pink Floyd albums. (And I'm wondering if they'll make an appearance...no, you don't have to give it away... )
• Eugene, Oregon
20 Nov 16
This is one of my favorites too. Thanks for the link. I have not heard it for a long time. The Chambers Brothers recorded quite a different song called "Time Has Come Today" many years ago, 1969 that I like a lot. I think it was used in a Timex commercial just a few years ago. (I hope the link works) I may still have the LP around.
17 Nov 16
APP is one of my all-time favorite bands. The Turn of a Friendly Card was a very eclectic concept album, but it had some great songs ("Snake Eyes" was another good one), and "Time" was, as you said, a very pretty song. Very dreamy, and a little bittersweet, if you listen to the lyrics.