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Adolf Dado Topic, the key figure of the band, left KORNI GRUPA in mid-1971, moved to Zagreb and with help from Vladimir Mihaljek formed TIME. The original line-up consisted of Topic-vocals, Tihomir Pop ASANOVIC-organ, Vedran Bozic-guitar, Mario Mavrin-bass, Ratko Divjak-drums and Brane Lambert Zivkovic-piano, flute. The eponymous debut album was released in summer 1972, ranking among the very first LP records of rock music issued in Yugoslavia at the time. The initial edition was issued in 500 copies only, because the record company did not expect any commercial success. However, this album proved its value in the decades to come and it was re-issued several times thereafter. The original line-up split in January 1973 after several personnel changes. In 1974 Topic spent some time in prison due to avoiding military service and there he wrote most of the material for the second album. "Time II" appeared in 1975 and it was recorded by Topic-vocal, bass, acoustic guitar, Asanovic-keyboards, Divjak-drums, congas, Dragi Jelic-electric guitar (guest musician from YU GRUPA) and Dabi Lukac-moog, mellotron. Topic then moved to London where he played bass in the FOUNDATIONS during some 40 gigs across England. At the beginning of 1976, during the FOUNDATIONS tour in Yugoslavia, Topic with his bandmates Petar Petej-drums and Chris Nicholls-keyboards decided to re-form TIME. Petej would occasionally play with TIME, but two original members, Bozic and Divjak, rejoined the band for recording of the third album. "Zivot u cizmama sa visokom petom", a concept album about the life of a rock'n'roll star, was recorded in Munich, Germany with these musicians: Topic-vocal, Bozic-guitar, Nicholls-keyboards, Divjak-drums, Karel Charlie Novak-bass, Ivan Piko Stancic-drums and Zdenka Kovacicek-backing vocals. After several tours during 1976/77, TIME finally disbanded in late 1977 and Topic started his solo career. In 1998 Topic, Bozic and Divjak with several young musicians resurrected TIME for a limited number of live concerts and again in 2001, this time in original line-up with Mavrin and Asanovic, they played several gigs in Zagreb.

Their style can be described as progressive rock with jazz influences. Similar bands of the ex-Yugoslavian scene were INDEXI, KORNI GRUPA and SMAK, while on the international scene one can mention the cross between GENESIS, FOCUS, TRAFFIC and STEE...
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4.36 | 49 ratings
Time
1972
3.04 | 4 ratings
Time II
1975
3.05 | 3 ratings
Zivot U Cizmama Sa Visokom Petom
1976

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3.00 | 1 ratings
Time & Dado Topic
1996
3.56 | 5 ratings
Vrijeme
2000
3.00 | 2 ratings
The Ultimate Collection (as Time & Dado Topic)
2007

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5.00 | 1 ratings
Reci Ciganko, Sto Mi U Dlanu Pise
1973
0.00 | 0 ratings
Dado Topic & Time: Kad Jednom Otkrijem Coveka U Sebi
1975
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Kad Smo Ja I Moj Mis Bili Bokseri
1976
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Tini-Tina
1976

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 Time by TIME album cover Studio Album, 1972
4.36 | 49 ratings

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Review by aneznam

5 stars Even though I'm from Croatia i tried not to be biassed. When i heard few of albums songs it really surprised me for the originality of the band. In that period of time i listened only hard rock, bands like DP, Uriah Heep, Grand Funk, etc. Hardly anything would surprised me, but this album, especially Za koji zivot.. really made an impact. There's been enough said about the sound and songs. Nevertheless i would say with pure conscious; This album/band is unique in its form and its choosing melody and lyrics. It is in nice cohesive relationship. One of, if not the first true progression in Yugoslavia. I would translate for you guys the next song so you could share the thought with the singer;

(Za koji zivot treba da se rodim)

For Which Life Should I Be Borne

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For which life should I be borne

For which judgement day should I be living,

And to which god should I be praying

And which woman, should Love I.

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For whose Love should I be merry,

For which wound should I be pain,

On whose catafalque/hearse should i be candle,

For which woman should I be nude.

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:refrain:

And never I wont know

Where to leads the path of life mine,

For whose will you're borne you live and die

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For whose sky should I be rainbow

In whose darkness should i be light,

For which song should I be sorrow

In whose glass should bitterness be me,

For which autumn should I be harvest

For whose painting should i be brush,

For whose lips should I be a curse

For which branches should I be a leaf

- ...refrain

It's an everlasting question, but put in art it sounds like answer. And thats the beauty of progressive rock. It is very artistic, it flows throughout this album. Definitlly give it a try, you could allways disagree even though I doubt you wont find some plesure in hearing it.

Hope you like the song, it has its one charme in croatian.

4.7

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Review by historian9
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5 stars The first progressive rock LP in Yugoslavia probably.

Now I'm guessing that before TIME only the beat/rock band GRUPA 220 released one LP in 1968, and their leader DRAGO MLINAREC just started it's solo career a year before with his debut, but I don't think it was until the second album he really got into his familiar prog folk sound; other greats like INDEXI and KORNI GRUPA were still releasing mostly singles at the time. So the statement of first prog rock would be true I think.

The sound and similar bands that I would use to describe TIME are a bit horrible to me though; mostly hard rock or proto-prog artists in the early years, and to mention DEEP PURPLE or similar artists it just doesn't excite me at all cause they are too classic.

So why does this early prog work? First, I think the length of it is perfect. Half hour seems small but it contains everything it has to; every song is different and recognizable and I don't get lost in tens of hard rock numbers. There is the hard rock opener, followed by a love ballad, instrumental number, a slower more atmosphere and keyboard oriented piece and of course, a 10 minute epic about life itself. It's not that groundbreaking internationally as albums go, but it's nice how it doesn't go overboard, it's all contained nicely and leaves you wanting more.

Vocals of DADO TOPIC are excellent and enjoyable (and it doesn't surprise that later on he would dedicate himself more to pop rock because of them). The more atmosphere oriented songs like the love ballad are effective and emotional, "Mr Alkohol" being more of a serious tone but more fun as well. Also loads of rhythms and basslines are very catchy which is also something that makes the album stand out. Sound is satisfiyng, even if little touches like yelling one, two, three or intentional mistake while starting the song give it a bit of garage rock feel, maybe production could be better but overall it makes it charming for me.

Truth be told, only the epic "Za Koji Zivot Da Se Rodim" ("For Which Life Should I Be Born") fits fully into prog territory and some might find this record more of a transitional stage between rock/blues and prog, as lot of those proto prog bands do. As an album that would represent music history of the region though, it's absolutely essential, and I would put it side by side with the best music ever come out of the ex country.

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Review by Mellotron Storm
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4 stars I have to thank Todd for the heads up on this one.TIME was a Progressive Rock band from what was then Yugolslavia, and this is their debut released in 1972. The singer here had been with KORNI GRUPA but he left them in 1971 and helped form this band. From the descriptions i've read about this band I wasn't so sure if I would like it. The mention of Proto-Prog and some of the heavier early bands like URIAH HEEP and DEEP PURPLE gave me low expectations. After many listens I can't hear how the two bands I mentioned sound anything like TIME, but I will admit there is this Proto-Prog flavour here, but this is far better than most Proto-Prog bands i've listened to,and proggier.The vocals are the key, they're so warm and well done, I can't say enough about them. Keyboards and guitar are outstanding while the bass and drums are also excellent and prominant.

"Istina Masina" has this catchy rhythm with vocals.The organ that comes in is a little nasty. Guitar to the fore late. "Pjesma No3" opens with light drums and flute. Very pastoral. Reserved vocals before a minute.The organ floats in. A fuller sound before 2 minutes with passionate vocals but it settles back quickly. Laid back guitar too.Themes are repeated. "Hegedupa Upa" opens with strummed guitar as vocal melodies join in. Organ and drums before a minute. Flute follows. Guitar before 3 1/2 minutes makes some noise.This is great !

"Kralj Alkohol" starts and stops twice but the third time is the charm. Piano, light drums and reserved vocals lead the way.The organ before 3 minutes takes the lead. Nice. Back to the earlier sound then the organ returns 5 1/2 minutes in. "Za Koji Zivot Treba Da Se Rodim" is my favourite and the longest at around 10 minutes.Gentle guitar as reserved vocals join in. It kicks in before a minute. Nice. Electric guitar follows. An excellent instrumental section with piano. Flute then replaces the piano 4 1/2 minutes in as he lets it rip. A nice and heavy sound here. It's the guitars turn after 5 1/2 minutes. A calm before 7 minutes. Organ floats in as it builds. Vocals are back before 8 1/2 minutes. Big finish.

Very enjoyable and a solid 4 stars.

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Review by In the Flesh?

5 stars One of the best prog-oriented debut albums made in ex-Yugoslavia. Dado Topic's Time was oriented towards a more sympho-prog sound, with a bit of hard rock. The opening 'Istina Masina' (Truth Machine) is very well known. It really stands out as a nice example of pre-Bijelo Dugme rock in YU. 'Pjesma no. 3' is a great ballad, typical for Dado Topic, while 'Hegedupa Upa' is an interesting experiment with no actual lyrics (some sort of scat singing). 'Kralj alkohola' is a jazzy tune, with the bar-sounding piano. And last we have the best track on the album, 'Za koji zivot treba da se rodim'. The 10-minute epic includes a middle improvisational part, with long solos and sounding somewhat funky. With this album, like Pop Masina did with 'Kiselina', Time sealed their name in the history of Yugoslavian rock 'n' roll. Recommended for anyone who likes good music!

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Review by FruMp
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4 stars Great early prog from Yugoslavia.

TIME is a great album, surprisingly great. The music is in the vein of heavy prog acts from the 60's and 70's they remind me a lot of URIAH HEAP , there is a lot of great beefy organ action going on which is always great. Istina Masina is a strong start with some great hooks, Za Koji Zivot is my favourite of the album though a 10 minute long that breaks down into a funky jam with some great solos from guitar, flute and organ.

A little known album well worth investigating if you're into 70's heavy prog.

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Review by clarke2001
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4 stars "Time" from the band TIME is one of the best progressive rock albums from former Yugoslavia. Why? Well, let us do vivisection of the each song:

1. Istina masina (Truth Machine) Brilliant hard-rocker, but not your average DEEP PURPLE tune. Strange, unusual, interesting bass line. Slightest touch of Moog. Lyrics about sex and sexuality, so untypical for prog.

2. Pjesma no3 (Song No.3) Beautiful ballad full of jazzy chords and awesome flute solos, creating a rainy and melancholic feel. Unbeatable love lyrics. Dado Topic's vocal excels here.

3. Hegedupa upa (Hegedupa Upa) Instrumental (except for a few "da da da dam" vocals, reminds me a bit of TULL and FOCUS from the same period. Funny, but smart. It starts with unison melody on acoustic guitar and vocals and develops into the cacophony of Hammond, flute, bass and multiple vocals. Very gradually and very tasteful.

4. Kralj alkohol (King Alcohol) Nice lament with social lyrics, featuring heavy Rhodes and tasteful Hammond solo. Imagine TOM WAITS or VAN MORRISON in progressive waters. However, this song is prog only for a few fusion chords and atmosphere.

5. Za koji zivot treba da se rodim (For Which Life I Should Be Born) This is a multipart epic, with lyrics about existence, meaning of life and one's place in the space and the time...catchy bass lines, flute solos and twirling Hammond. A must.

Two tracks from this album are not listed on PA for some reason (I think they are bonus tracks on CD reissue), and they are:

6. Da li znas da te volim (Do You Know That I Love You) ...which was a huge hit, and of course it's less progressive than other tracks. Nice love ballad utilising only three chords, but with nice development on electric piano and mellotron. Mellotron is not easily recognizable because it's hidden behind the layers of string orchestrations.

7.Makedonija (Macedonia) A good, short track in pure rock style, with acoustic guitar and short but catchy solos on electric guitar. Nice 7/8 groove. Lyrics are not in Macedonian (as someone might expect from former-Yugoslav band), they're in Croatian as the rest of the album. Catchy, catchy, catchy.

Overall, this is an excellent album showing diversity of styles on each track but somehow it remains homogeneous in sound.

But how does this album sounds in general?

This band is lacking more Moogs and that sophisticated/almost polished sound of "prog giant's" albums such are"Snow Goose" or "Benefit", or maybe that's just my impression... Well, you know all those bands with hard rock edge like PURPLE, HEEP, WISHBONE ASH etc? They're all bordering prog, however most proggers love them. TIME is something in-between them and "prog giants", filling that gap. The only thing that prevents me from rating this beauty 5/5 is lack of one more or two multipart epics instead of mainstream tunes. However, this is a sheer joy. Give it a try.

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 Time by TIME album cover Studio Album, 1972
4.36 | 49 ratings

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Time Crossover Prog

Review by bsurmano

4 stars In the summer of 1972 I attended TIME concert in Dubrovnik on which they were playing material from their debut album. I remember that their playing and the whole performance was so impressive that nearby standing Dutch friends, mislead by band's name , thought that some english band was on stage.These guys were excellent musicians led by Dado Topić, who wrote most of the material and whose powerful vocal gave distinct colour to this band tune.My favourites from this album are 'Pjesma No3' and particularly 'Za koji zivot treba da se rodim' which even today impresses me with strong lyrics and nice melody.I possess the original LP, first Jugoton pressing and understandably production is of poor quality, but it does not diminish the value and beauty of band achievement.

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 Vrijeme by TIME album cover Boxset/Compilation, 2000
3.56 | 5 ratings

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Review by Seyo
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4 stars Extremely interesting re-issue by an obscure Polish label, "Vrijeme" (which actually means "Time", the band's very name in English) is an expanded edition of their acclaimed debut album from 1972. In addition to 5 original tracks, it includes two great singles and two live recordings, all from 1973. If, for any reason, you have not succeeded in getting "Time" album, then this may be your alternative chance to grasp the famous prog of early 1970s Yugoslavia. Don't miss it!

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Review by auggie_p

5 stars Seeing these guys perform live a month ago felt great, they still sound as powerful as in 1972 on the debut album. This is simply excellent recording even being too short (bellow 30 minutes), definitely one of the best albums former Yugoslavian music scene had to offer. The lyrics are in Serbo-Croatian, but that fact should not distract from hearing the album, because the music is wonderful and smart at the same time, with strong lyrics by Dado Topic. "Time I" turned out to be one of the most influential recordings ever made in Yugoslavia. Timeless

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3.56 | 5 ratings

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Review by erik neuteboom
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3 stars I got this CD as a promo and I always thought that the band name was Vrijeme. Until I noticed on this site the Yugoslavian band Time and checking out their albums I discovered that Vrijeme was the title of a compilation from their first album (1972) plus bonustracks (their single/B-side and two live songs, all from 1973).

Apart from the wonderful Yugoslavian vocals this band sounds like the Early British Progressive Rock Movement (Julian's Treatment, Beggar's Opera, Atomic Rooster and Rare Bird) because of the omnipresent Hammond, the fiery electric guitar and the melodic, tastefully arranged compositions. There is also a nice variation with instruments like the flute, piano, acoustic guitar and even the ubiquitous Mellotron can be heard (short but strongly like Gracious). The electric guitar work is strong and varied: a fine duet with the organ in The Real Machine, bluesy in Song Nr. 3 and a great build-up in the long 'magnum opus' For What Life I Should Be Born (fiery wah-wah in the end), drenched in Hammond organ waves. The four bonustracks are no more or less than a nice addition: the single Tell Me Gypsy sounds like early The Who and the two live songs are more guitar-oriented. If you love the Hammond organ and you are up to the emotional Yugoslavian vocals, this compilation CD is a fine discovery!



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