Sunday, December 10, 2006

Electric Light Orchestra - TIME - `80 - remastered

hey all !

this is one of my fave ELO recordings. very different than anything they did before or after.
its a conceptual piece about space-time & the future.
many of the songs flow into one another , some great ballads here !
let me know what ya think if you have never heard this !


"TIME (1981) is a very ambitious and important album in the tradition of ELO's 1974 masterpiece, ELDORADO. Sonically, it is much different, with the chill of synths replacing ELDORADO's warm washes of orchestral grandeur. Nonetheless, the two albums both touch very profoundly and effectively on the potency of dreams. "Twilight" is an incredibly powerful statement musically and's one of the greatest techno-rockers ever recorded. Certainly, it was a pioneering track in terms of much of the synth-rock that followed throughout the 80's and 90's, though few of those other other bands were ever able to match ELO's excellence. (Keyboardist Richard Tandy proves once again on TIME that he belongs in the pantheon of great rock instrumentalists.) "Yours Truly, 2095" is funny, sad, prophetic, and disturbing all at once. "Ticket to the Moon" begins with a great melancholy line: "Remember the good old 1980s/When things were so uncomplicated." It's the perfect sc-fi weeper love song. "The Way Life's Meant to Be," "Here is the News," and "21st Century Man" were all hits in England, and should have been smashes in the U.S. All of them are insightful lyrical observations on the human condition, with all the pop brilliance of a Phil Spector or Brian Wilson masterpiece. "Rain is Falling" is one of a series of cathartic Jeff Lynne "rain" songs, which surface on a number of ELO's albums. The pinnacle of the album is "Hold On Tight," which is one of the most effective inspirational rockers ever recorded. It's got a good beat, and you can think to it. As one listens to the entire TIME album, what appears at times to be a bleak meditation on the future finally breaks free into the sunlight of hope for a better tomorrow. At least, that's the way life's meant to be." -- amazon

Just on the border of your waking mind
There lies... another time
Where darkness & light are one
And as you tread the halls of sanity
You feel so glad to be
Unable to go beyond
I have a message
From another time...

  • ELO - TIME - EPIC - 1980 - MP3 @ 256 kbps - 98 MB
  • includes front / back cover scans :

tracklisting :
  • 1. Prologue
  • 2. Twilight
  • 3. Yours Truly, 2095
  • 4. Ticket To The Moon
  • 5. The Way Life's Meant To Be
  • 6. Another Heart Breaks
  • 7. Rain Is Falling
  • 8. From The End Of The World
  • 9. The Lights Go Down
  • 10. Here Is The News
  • 11. 21st Century Man
  • 12. Hold On Tight
  • 13. Epilogue
  • *14 - The Bouncer
  • *15 - When Time Stood Still
  • *16 - Julie Doesnt Live Here
  • * = bonus trax

download -- here --


Venti said...

I'm gonna check this out, thanks!

newelectricmuse said...

It's my favourite ELO album too, by quite a long way.

Justin said...

This is good! Any chance of "ELDORADO"?

Anonymous said...

Listening to this album again made my mind fly back to high school days and remember those good ol' days.


Anonymous said...

yes! this is my all time favorite elo record. i was turned onto this from an older buddy and to this day i am grateful. i wish folks could put out stuff like this nowadays. "ticket to the moon" still gets me everytime. i played it at a club a while back on acoustic guitar and it flew right over their heads. only the soundman came up to me after and said, "man, i love that song. i can't believe you played that".
am i the only one in dallas with an ear for good songs?

akashaman said...

hey i am in dallas & i posted the cd , lol.
i LOVE ticket to the moon.
have u heard of a band called L.E.O.?
total elo tribute type cd. great stuff , seek it out.
you still play alot ? i have small studio here in deep ellum , holla at me if ya wanna record sometime , would love to try & ticket down !
email is


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