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Time – Electric Light Orchestra

Time - Electric Light Orchestra Artist: Electric Light Orchestra
Album: Time
Release Date: August, 1981
Duration: 43:57
Genre: Pop/Rock
Styles: Album Rock, Art Rock, Contemporary Pop/Rock, Prog-Rock

Time takes its cues more from such bands as the Alan Parsons Project and Wings than from Jeff Lynne’s fascination with Pepper-era Beatles. Sure, all the electronic whirrs and bleeps are present and accounted for, and Time did spawn hit singles in “Hold on Tight” and “Twilight,” but on the average, ELO had begun to get too stuck on the same structure and content of their releases. “The Way Life’s Meant to Be” echoes very early ELO hits like “Can’t Get It Out of My Head,” and the “Prologue” and “Epilogue” segments try and bring about a unifying concept that doesn’t quite hold up upon listening all the way through. Time proves to be competent ELO but not great ELO.

Title/Composer Performer Time
Prologue / Jeff Lynne Electric Light Orchestra 1:16
Twilight / Jeff Lynne Electric Light Orchestra 3:41
Yours Truly, 2095 / Jeff Lynne Electric Light Orchestra 3:11
Ticket to the Moon / Jeff Lynne Electric Light Orchestra 4:07
Way Life’s Meant to Be / Jeff Lynne Electric Light Orchestra 4:38
Another Heart Breaks / Jeff Lynne Electric Light Orchestra 3:48
Rain Is Falling / Jeff Lynne Electric Light Orchestra 3:54
From the End of the World / Jeff Lynne Electric Light Orchestra 3:16
The Lights Go Down / Jeff Lynne Electric Light Orchestra 3:33
Here Is the News / Jeff Lynne Electric Light Orchestra 3:45
21st Century Man / Jeff Lynne Electric Light Orchestra 4:08
Hold on Tight / Jeff Lynne Electric Light Orchestra 3:06
Epilogue / Jeff Lynne Electric Light Orchestra 1:31
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