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Now, for the first time since the 90s, the original members of The Time have reunited as The Original 7ven to deliver an inventive and unapologetically funky album! Condensate has all the old magic and swagger of earlier years and asserts funk-tastic confidence perfectly suited for today's audience. Endlessly entertaining, this new collection of 14 grooves puts the "fun" back in funk!
The album name Condensate is taken from Morris Day's tongue-in-cheek comment, "I don't sweat, I condensate."
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What I love about the MPLS sound is COMPLETELY represented here. I love the funk, the soul, the new wave, and the rock that the early 80's MPLS sound blended across all the artists Prince was involved with. Not since Sign O The Times have all of these genres been incorporated so well in one album until now.Read more ›
Some of the highlights (for me):
Strawberry Lake - Has a Sly Stone vibe to it.
Condensate - Probably the nastiest funk song the TIME has ever done.
Sick - Jesse tears this one up. My fave, for now.
#Trendin' - Catchy, and will likely draw a new generation of fans in.
Folks will always be hyper-critical about anything the TIME releases (particularly without help), but this CD stands up to any of their other CD's -- comparing favorably to Pandemonium.
This is a GREAT CD !!
"IF I WAS YOUR MAN" is classic Time. It's, to me, their best song since "My Drawers" (my favorite off Ice Cream Castle). "LIFESTYLE", the lead single "TRENDIN'", "FAITHFUL" and "SICK" all fit nicely amongst their best-ever songs. The guitar work on "SICK" is... well.. sick! JESSE JOHNSON was always my favorite part of the band, and he is in top, top form here. Such a brilliant guitarist. I saw THE TIME live in Las Vegas a few years ago at the Fabulous Flamingo and he left the stage smokin'. He looks better now than he did 25 years ago when he rocked the pink pleather gear for JESSE JOHNSON's REVUE. (if you're reading this Jesse, the REVUE album should be remastered and re-issued with both versions of "FREE WORLD" tacked on).
Thinking about it, I shouldn't have been surprised that this album is so well-written. Some of the finest songwriters are part of the original line-up. MONTE MOIR, JIMMY JAM and TERRY LEWIS. Throw in Jesse Johnson and Morris's classic lyrics and vocal delivery, you have one surprising gem of an album. I could do without the fake interviews and excerpts between songs, but apart from those, this album showcases the highest artistic quality of any Time album.
If you love THE TIME, you should pick this one up immediately and try to catch them live if they come to your town.
Now, for the rest who are fans of THE TIME, then you will appreciate it totally, because, for the most part, it is dated, but the catch here is that these guys put is down like nobody's business and it is a part of the landscape of R&B that's missing in the structure of what's being called "music" today. For me, I own past cd's by this group, and to be truthful, nothing has changed but their name. In some circles, that would make them stale and old. In my circle, this move makes them fresh and missed by those who have a love for the R&B/Rock-ish flava that they produced so well. It's a very jam-filled disc and I totally dig where they are coming and where they are going.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
The ORIGINAL 7 were & are the FUNK MASTERS 😎As great as PRINCE is & was The "TIME" live we're a REAL THREAT to who not only WON the CROWD but WALKED away with the PRIZE... Read morePublished 8 months ago by Robert Madiou
Great come back cd, the original 7ven rocks! maybe better than anything Prince has put out in years, solid album!Published 8 months ago by c.thomas
Great album. Love it! Great to see Morris and the Time back together again, even if it was short lived.Published 14 months ago by David K
Someone wrote that Prince performed all the music for the Time's first two albums. While I have an affinity for the musicianship for all the members of time I only want to defend... Read morePublished 15 months ago by Charles G. Glover
Awesome DVD great to see behind the scenes. The must ...Well it's The Time!!!Published 15 months ago by Ronald A. Carbone
The Original 7ven, (The Time) has been my Favorite R&B Group since the mid 80's. This CD is their greatest ever, proving once again, Cool don't sweat, Cool Condensate.....Published 16 months ago by PH