Favorite "Time" Songs #10 - "Time"

@teamfreak16 (36794)
Colorado Springs, Colorado
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!
Music video by The Alan Parsons Project performing Time (audio). (C) 1980 RCA Records, a division of Sony Music Entertainment
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@JohnRoberts (41288)
• Los Angeles, California
18 Nov 16
Time by the Chamber Bros is a favorite of mine. Parsons was at the forefront of progressive 70s rock.
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@teamfreak16 (36794)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
18 Nov 16
And he produced the great Al Stewart album Year of the Cat, which is a favorite.
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• Eugene, Oregon
20 Nov 16
@teamfreak16 Great album!
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@teamfreak16 (36794)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
20 Nov 16
@JamesHxstatic - It is. I've always liked these guys.
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@FourWalls (10090)
• 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... )
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@teamfreak16 (36794)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
18 Nov 16
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@FourWalls (10090)
• United States
18 Nov 16
@FayeHazel (11863)
• United States
18 Nov 16
I had to play it, it isn't the song I thought it was..... hm nice though
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@teamfreak16 (36794)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
18 Nov 16
What did you think it was?
@andriaperry (33356)
• Anniston, Alabama
18 Nov 16
Yep, I like this one too.
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@teamfreak16 (36794)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
18 Nov 16
It's a good one. I used to play it on the radio in the 80's.
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• Eugene, Oregon
20 Nov 16
@teamfreak16 Were you a DJ? Where?
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@teamfreak16 (36794)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
21 Nov 16
@JamesHxstatic - Yes, I spent four years as the overnight guy on an Adult Contemporary station in Colorado Springs.
• 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.
The Chamber Brothers - Time Has Come Today Full Lenth Version Long Version
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@teamfreak16 (36794)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
20 Nov 16
This is a classic tune. Now whether it made the cut or not...
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@Ronrybs (7132)
• London, England
20 Nov 16
I am reading newest to oldest, but even so I should have seen Alan Parsons coming!
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@teamfreak16 (36794)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
20 Nov 16
You should have. It was one of the first that came to me when I thought of the theme.
@amadeo (48200)
• United States
17 Nov 16
I liked this one.By the way it was Chet Baker Time after Time.
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@teamfreak16 (36794)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
17 Nov 16
No loud guitars in this one!
@AliCanary (1753)
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.
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@teamfreak16 (36794)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
17 Nov 16
I did get to see them open for Yes. "Time" sounded great.
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@amadeo (48200)
• United States
17 Nov 16
I remember them well.Alan Parson.Going to give a listen there. Time after Time is a good one there.
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