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Time Loves a Hero

Little FeatAudio CD
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (32 customer reviews)

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Though they had all the trappings of a Southern-fried blues band, Little Feat were hardly conventional. Led by songwriter/guitarist Lowell George, Little Feat were a wildly eclectic band, bringing together strains of blues, R&B, country, and rock & roll. The bandmembers were exceptionally gifted technically and their polished professionalism sat well with the slick sounds coming out of ... Read more in Amazon's Little Feat Store

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Product Details

  • Audio CD (October 25, 1990)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Warner Off Roster
  • ASIN: B000002KGV
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (32 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #321,300 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Little Feat's polished album October 15, 2004
Format:Audio CD
I'm surprised at some of the bad rap this record has been given here, as personally I think "Time Loves a Hero" is second only to "Sailin' Shoes".

Ted Templeman, producer of many a Doobie Brothers album, was called in to sit behind the mixing desk, and brought in his fellow Doobies Michael McDonald (backing vox on "Red Streamliner"), Patrick Simmons (acoustic guitar on "New Delhi Freight Train") and Jeff "Skunk" Baxter (dobro guitar on "Missin' You"). But whereas the Doobies sounded pretty stale already in 1977, Little Feat was still able to kick out one more strong album, with or without Lowell George.

"Hi Roller" kicks off the album and shows that there was still steam left in the band's wheels. The title track is pleasant, "Rocket in My Pocket" OK as well, but the centerpiece is definitely the six-and-a-half-minute long instrumental "Day At the Dog Races", which is simply stunning. Much of it is certainly improvised jamming, but I think it's the most creative effort Little Feat ever put together. "Red Streamliner" soothes my ears right from the superb intro to McDonald's vocals in the background. Somehow I've never been too excited about McDonald's voice, perhaps it's a little too recognizable for my taste, but here he really makes the song. He fits in perfectly, particularly in the chorus. "New Delhi Freight Train" is more relaxed than "Streamliner", but a killer track as well, with a story about a gunman on the run from the law. "Missin' You" is a ballad with tearful lyrics, and could also be applied as an ode to Lowell George, who passed away two years after "Time Loves a Hero" was released.
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Feat's best, in my opinion December 27, 2000
Format:Audio CD
I'm surprised to read others give this a less-enthusiastic review than other Little Feat albums. To me, it's the band's best. Maybe it's just a little too polished or too smooth or too jazz-tasting for pure Feat fans. It's not Sailin' Shoes or Dixie Chicken fer sure, but to me, it's the best album Little Feat ever put together. I think it absolutely rocks from beginning to end. Different strokes for different folks. I love this one.
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19 of 23 people found the following review helpful
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This review is only for those interested in sound quality and/or collecting Japan mini-sleeves. For reviews regarding content, please see other posts in this forum, or go to All Music Guide (dot com). Also, due to Amazon's persistant and unfortunate programming policy of cross-pollinating reviews across different versions of the same CD title, this review may appear elsewhere: It was posted only on the 2007 Japan mini-sleeve edition of this album.

I had high hopes for this recent remastered re-release of the entire Lowell George-era Little Feat catalog.

As Warner Brothers domestically has never bothered itself, other than the 2000 Rhino box set, to bring the LF catalog properly into the digital world, the announcement a few months ago of the Japan release was a pleasant and exciting surprise.

Unfortunately, upon arrival, I found the Japan mastering to be a major disappointment.

Rhino did a pretty good job on their set, but the highs, especially the clarity in the percussion, were lackluster. As LF's powerhouse rhythm section is one of the band's greatest trademarks, this was always a lamentable aspect of the box.

On the 2007 Japan mini-sleeve version of "Time Loves A Hero", the missing highs & clarity are there, but the midrange is severely compromised.

All of Japanese editions of the earlier studio albums exhibit the same discrepancy, in varying degrees, when compared against the box discs. It's barely noticeable when A/B'ing tracks from the first album, but the midrange deficiency grows progressively more pronounced as you move chronologically thru the catalog.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars One of Little Feat's best August 9, 2009
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I'm just amazed that there aren't more positive reviews here for this classic 1977 release.
I've loved the title track for 32 years now, as well as the jazzy "Red Streamliner" track
and most of all the percussive "Day at The Dog Races". I remember hearing
that tune for the first time on WDRC-FM in Hartford, CT in August 1977 and being absolutely
floored by its complexity and darkly mysterious feel. Just awesome stuff. In fact, I'm here
becauseI listened to my original LP this morning and wondered if a CD of this album is
still available. It is!! One of my mid-1970s faves.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I don't care what THEY say August 7, 2009
Format:Audio CD
Almost everything I read about this album refers to it as 'disjointed', 'directionless', unremarkable...and like that. THIS is one of my favorite Feat albums and I have ALL the Lowell George era ones...and then some. Many and many a year ago, this was the first Feat album that I could listen to all the way through without having 'over-syncopation seizures'. I'm feeling much better now and appreciate all of their releases. I just happen to see this jazzy/rocky/bluesy/playful release as one of their best.
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10 of 13 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A great sample of LF, with one gem September 9, 2001
By Erica
Format:Audio CD
Maybe I'm crazy, but for me what what stood out on this recording (way back when I was all of 15) was not the fun, light tunes but the magnificent and underrated "Day at the Dog Races". It's what kept this recording in my collection long after I would have consigned it to the yard-sale pile. It's an experiment, true, in the jazz fusion that was insinuating itself into a lot of bands at the time ("look, see? We're serious musicians!") but it stands head and shoulders above other efforts (including those on the rest of this CD) because of it's incredible energy and wicked force. It winds around in so hummable a way, with a frenetic latin beat, and has at least two musical swells of incredible power. Twenty years later, it's still the highlight of this album, and still just as good today.
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5.0 out of 5 stars it still sounds real
Time loves a hero was a break through for Little Feat. Their combination of this album's sounds weren't surpassed. It still sounds fresh even today.
Published 8 months ago by Dennis A. Duncan
4.0 out of 5 stars little feat group
Love their music and have scene them in a concert. Will be listening to this on kindle and giving CD as a gift.
Published 11 months ago by Susan Munson
5.0 out of 5 stars Rocket in the Pocket
A great album by a great band. Ritchie Hayward (RIP) at the drums is phenomenal and one of the great rock drummers of all times. Read more
Published 14 months ago by LR
4.0 out of 5 stars it's little feat
I always enjoyed my vinyl copy and now I can listen to Day at the Dog Races on digital y'all
Published 17 months ago by akadannyboy
5.0 out of 5 stars Hey, it's LIttle Feat
I know this came towards the end of the road for these guys but, it's still got some of their most well known classics.
Published 18 months ago by dethwort
5.0 out of 5 stars Times loves this album
Little Feat does not disappoint in this effort which heartily stands the test of time. Deserves any in any serious music lover's collection
Published 19 months ago by Terry R. Huffman
3.0 out of 5 stars Little Feat veers off into jazz fusion,to Lowell's Dismay
i bought this recording to complete my collection of Lowell George era Little Feat-it is not one of my favorites. Read more
Published 24 months ago by William Dillard
5.0 out of 5 stars Little Feat - Time Loves A Hero
Listening to this made me fall in love with Little Feat all over again. They don't make'um like this anymore folks. Read more
Published on May 17, 2012 by Paul Boyette
4.0 out of 5 stars To me the order of tracks is weak
I used to love this cassette, a Canadian 1977 or later release I bought once for the car. But the side 1 song is Old Folks Boogie, then Red Steamliner, on to the end of the (I'm... Read more
Published on November 22, 2011 by A Reviewer
5.0 out of 5 stars ... perhaps not their best, but still five stars ...
This is an exemplary recording, and belongs in every Feat fan's collection
(and perhaps everyone else's too). Read more
Published on May 15, 2011 by rg61
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