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This fresh edition of the album is superlative in almost every respect. The sound, while still dynamically compressed, is extremely true to the astonishing quality of the original LP, with perhaps greater heft in the bottom end (but not so much as to make it sound overly equalized) and of course no surface noise in the quiet moments!
It probably goes without saying that the new version trumps the original CD, mastered by the great Joe Gastwirt in the late '80s. While timbrally respectable, Gastwirt's version still suffered at the hands of the relatively poor-quality analog-to-digital converters of the day, and for some reason certain song transitions did not originally make it the CD intact (track 5 into 6, track 11 into 12); these are restored on this new edition.
The original CD lacked lyrics and complete liner notes, and these also can be found on the remastered disc. The CD's only failing is in the petty "commentary" from Jeff Lynne, who more often belittles than illuminates his music (the commentary on the new box set, *Flashback*, is little better).Read more ›
many years for me to really appreciate how good the album is.
(I was caught up in the 1977-era ELO)
When "Time" was re-released it was expanded with three bonus tracks
but sadly they were just tacked on to the end of the CD.
As this is my favorite ELO album, I decided to see if I could
place the three outtakes into the original album's sequence
and still maintain the feel and narrative established by
Jeff Lynne after the final mixdown in 1981.
The story in "Time" has a character that is both distinct and
delicate. It is obvious that Jeff Lynne put a lot of work into
this project and my goal was to imbed the outtakes so perfectly
that not even Jeff would notice the changes.
The first challenge was to support the original 1981 narrative.
The three outtakes were not included on the CD's enclosed lyric
sheet so I listened carefully to the words of each in order to
determine their eventual placement in the final sequencing.
It was important to maintain not only the integrity of the
story's Timeline (pun intended) but the overall flow of the
music as well. In some places the songs segued which further
limited my options.
There was but one small adjustment to make and that was just a
matter of inserting some dead air before an imbedded track. The
tempo changes and this calls for a rest in order to not startle
RUNNING ORDER: Time - Electric Light Orchestra (1981/2009)
3. Yours Truly, 2095
4. Ticket To The Moon
5. The Way Life's Meant To Be
6. Julie Don't Live Here (Imbedded Bonus Track)
7.Read more ›
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I wish this album could be re-recorded or re-mastered using modern equipment. The music is fantastic but the production / engineering quality is on the lower end, especially by... Read morePublished 2 days ago by Jesse Miller
In October 1980, ELO celebrated their 10th anniversary. It had been a decade since founding members Roy Wood, Jeff Lynne and Bev Bevan had started an experimental project that... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Neil Frost
Brings back lots of memories in the early 80's..........excellent album with time invariant melodies.Published 3 months ago by Powderclear
A masterpiece. Only E.L.O. can write an album encompassing from ballads to techno-disco.
Aptly titled "TIME" I do time travel when hearing it, as good as it was when I... Read more
I remember borrowing this vinyl from the local li-berry when I was a kid. The cover art was awesome and attractive and I had a sense I was deffo going to LOVE this album. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Xanamotion
I love ELO and this is my favorite album of theirs. I would have to think this is the most underrate album, of one of the most underrated bands of all time.Published 6 months ago by Amazon Customer
Here is the news...this is my in my top ten all time albums list and I have a few of them (over a thoudand lps). Read morePublished 7 months ago by David O'Brien