Friday, October 11, 2013

"Time" by Alan Parsons Project

Song#:  0572
Date:  04/18/1981
Debut:  82
Peak:  15
Weeks:  23
Genre:  Soft Rock, Prog Rock

Pop Bits:  The Project just had their best chart showing with "Games People Play" (#16) and this second single from their "The Turn of a Friendly Card" album would eclipse that peak by a notch giving them their best single showing yet.

ReduxReview:  I never would have thought this languid ballad would actually be a hit, but there it was hitting #15! For me, the slowness of the tune, the melody, and especially that voice completely suckered me in. I loved it and got the single pronto. I also remember this song at state band camp at Interlochen one summer. There was a mixer on one of the evenings and there was dancing. I was painfully too shy to really dance, but when this came on a flute player I was talking with grabbed me to go slow dance. I'm sure that slow dancing with me was probably the equivalent of dancing with a sheet of plywood.

ReduxRating:  8/10

Trivia:  As co-founder of the Project, this would be Eric Woolfson's first charting single as lead vocalist and it introduced his oddly recognizable voice to a larger audience.


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