Perhaps a bit useless to have my star system in place here. I pretty much love every track on the album. Side 1 is definitely stronger, perhaps because the sound is fresher to my ears, and I've grown accustomed by Side 2. 'Shady Lady' and 'Turn Around' pretty much sums up all you need to know if you're really in a drive-through hurry. Counterpoint is one of Time's favorite tools to utilize and you will hear it often. I happen to love counterpoint, so that may explain why I score Time higher than others. I also like a good woody bass sound and Time also plants that wherever they can. Plenty of keyboards and tuned percussion also in the mix. And vocals are also played off of each other, ala Gentle Giant (another obvious influence at play here). Highly recommended.
LP: 1975 Buk
I cannot for the life of me understand how this album has been ignored in the reissue market to date (not counting bootlegs of course). Both Spontaneous Combustion albums have been reissued (3 times each actually). Esoteric keeps stating it's "in clearance", whatever the heck that means. To be honest, they don't seem excited to reissue it (no market maybe?). I think Time remains the single best 1970s era progressive rock album from England yet to be reissued. But what do I know right? Well I wouldn't sell my original LP in any case. This one is too good.
Last listen: July 2, 2018