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About Time [CD]

Ten Years After Audio CD
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  • Audio CD (2 April 2012)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: CD
  • Label: Eastworld
  • ASIN: B006IZN56C
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette  |  Vinyl
  • Average Customer Review: 2.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 183,378 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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8. Bad Blood
9. Working in a Parking Lot
10. Outside My Window
11. Waiting for the Judgement Day

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4 of 11 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Long time (old time) TYA fans beware 19 Jun 2012
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
This album is the result of a 1988/89 reunion of the original TYA's lineup (the group had splitted after "Positive vibrations", in 1974).
By 1988, Alvin Lee had already summed up 8 albums as a soloist artist (plus the brilliant 1973 "On the road to freedom" with Mylon LeFevre). A prolific and varied (although uneven) career was behind him. So, what was the reason for this reunion ? Mystery to me, but for sure it was not to revive old times, at least musically. Among other considerations, this rather looks like an "updating" movement (or should I say a false move), that makes me recall the one of ZZ Top when their 1983 "Eliminator" album, but, in the case we're talking about, without any of its fun.
The last three soloist Alvin Lee's albums before this reunion (Firefall, RX5 and Detroit Diesel), while appealing enough, were showing a certain lack of focus (sort of a dissolution into a too generic kind of rock) and some of the eighties (bad) practices in matter of production (for example drums too loud in the mix, and played in a mechanical, unispired way, with a thin, metallic sound quality, all adorned with a lot of reverb).
Well, sadly many of those production issues are present in "About time" too. Where has the magic of the trademark TYA mesmerizing sound gone ? No swing, no groove, no dynamics, no tension, no jazzy nor bluesy feeling can be found in this album. The bass guitar is almost absent, and Churchill has changed the piano and organ for cheesy sounds from Rolands and Korgs. Any obscure session musician could have fulfilled the low profile requirements for drums, bass and keyboards on this album. Alvin Lee himself, TYA's alma mater, extensively uses many of the tricks that were so fashionable then during the eighties, such as pinch harmonics, tremolo bar, tapping ...
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17 of 18 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars FOR TYA FANS ITS UNREAL!! 17 Jan 2004
By O'MAN - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
AS GOOD A ALBUM AS ANY BEFORE.WHY HASN'T THIS CD GOTTEN MORE
NOTICE?WORKING AT A PARKING LOT,IS THE BEST ROCKER EVER BY
THEM.GRANTED I'M 55 AND SENILE,IT IS WORTH BUYING THE LP
JUST FOR THIS CUT.PLAY IT AT EAR DAMAGE LEVEL.
13 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars About time too! 28 Dec 2004
By HeartzinWales - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
This is a fantastic album. I bought it following a live show at the old Hammy Odeon in London after TYA got back together in 1988. It really captures the flexibility of the band moving smoothly from rock and roll to blues through the genius of Alvin Lee's exciting, fluid guitar work. I do not like all of TYA's 60's compositions many of which now sound dated, but this album is instantly recognisable as TYA but is also very modern. My musical taste includes Stevie Ray Vaughan, Robert Cray, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Pink Floyd, Rainbow, BB King, Black Sabbath.
4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars tya 5 Dec 2012
By M. Lewis - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
great album, I listen to it all the time. Wish I had it years ago, TYA is so very good
4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Amongst their very best music. 19 Nov 2011
By P. L. Wightman - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
This is their best music after the incredible magic of Cricklewood Green. Why oh why didn't they carry it forward. I've just bought it and I can't stop listening to it. It is magic music. Thanks guys for making an old man happy again.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great TYA tunes 25 July 2013
By L. Howard - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
Managed to find this little gem! Very difficult to find. Great tunes by TYA. Unfortunate that Alvin Lee passed away recently. Great loss for the music world.
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