Header

TIME

Crossover Prog • Yugoslavia


From Progarchives.com, the ultimate progressive rock music website

Time picture
Time biography
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...
read more

Time official website

TIME MP3, Free Download (music stream)


Open extended player in a new pop-up window | Random Playlist (50) | How to submit new MP3s

TIME forum topics / tours, shows & news


TIME forum topics Create a topic now
TIME tours, shows & news Post an entries now

TIME Videos (YouTube and more)


Showing only random 3 | Show all TIME videos (3) | Search and add more videos to TIME

Buy TIME Music


Right Now on Ebay (logo)
Time and Chance by Color Me Badd (CD, Nov-1993, Giant (USA)) USD $1.75 Buy It Now 29m 50s
The Adverts - No Time to Be 21, 7" vinyl promo, Bright records, c.1978, punk USD $22.97 [0 bids]
29m 58s
FAIRPORT CONVENTION - WHO KNOWS WHERE THE TIME GOES? WINTER TOUR PROGRAMME 1997 USD $15.33 Buy It Now 30m 17s
Various Artists All Time Rock n Roll Hits Vol. I CD USD $3.24 Buy It Now 30m 18s
Various Artists Karaoke: All Time Soul Hits Vol 1 CD USD $3.25 Buy It Now 30m 26s
Time Life - The Rock N Roll Era - 1962 - (CD,1989) NEW FACTORY SEALED RARE OOP USD $12.99 Buy It Now 30m 27s
ANITA BRYANT A WOUND TIME CAN'T ERASE / WILL I CRY IN SEPTEMBER EX *PLAY TESTED* USD $8.99 Buy It Now 30m 36s
TIME / ROMANCE BEYOND THE ALPHABET - CULTURE CLUB - 7 INCH SINGLE - US USD $10.50 Buy It Now 30m 37s
Gary Griesser "One Day At A Time" 1980s Religious LP, Nice NM-!,w/ Shrink, Vinyl USD $7.95 Buy It Now 31m 4s
Time Life - The Rock N Roll Era - 1961 - (CD,1989) NEW FACTORY SEALED RARE OOP USD $12.99 Buy It Now 31m 35s
BEGGAR'S HILL:BEGGAR'S HILL rare1976 folk album 2010 first time on CD USD $9.18 Buy It Now 31m 43s
Time Life~ The Swing Era~7 Box Set~From 1936-1942 + into the 50's ~21 LP's w/HB USD $75.00 Buy It Now 31m 52s
John Wesley Ryles I: I've Just Been Wasting My Time / House on Hill [Unplayed] USD $6.97 Buy It Now 31m 54s
Time Life - The Rock N Roll Era - 1956 - (CD,1989) NEW FACTORY SEALED RARE OOP USD $12.99 Buy It Now 32m 26s
Geoff Love Banjos - Banjo Party Time - 1968 USD $1.53 [0 bids]
33m 6s
Beatle Years Radio Show 04-51 Christmas time is here again USD $49.95 Buy It Now 33m 33s
WINTERSUN-TIME 1-JAPAN CD DVD G35 zd USD $28.50 Buy It Now 33m 42s
Rupert And The Fabulous Two - Time Hard / Version ORIG JA 7" EX 1978 RUPERTS USD $7.65 Buy It Now 33m 55s
Chris Pittman - C.P. Time - New 1991 Atlantic Pop/Soul CD! USD $3.99 Buy It Now 34m 8s
D*Note Now is the time (remixes) CD Single USD $7.65 Buy It Now 34m 32s
DOROTHY MOORE-FUNNY HOW TIME SLIPS AWAY-IT'S SO GOOD-EX+ 1ST-1976 USD $9.18 Buy It Now 34m 45s
YES Time And A Word CD Remastered NEW USD $13.41 Buy It Now 34m 52s
The Bubblepops Time for The Bubblepops CD USD $3.35 Buy It Now 34m 57s
Cheap Time Wallpaper Music CD USD $4.35 Buy It Now 36m 6s
VG++ 1975 Ace Time For Another LP Album USD $3.99 [0 bids]
36m 13s
Goliath, David David Goliaths Old Time Gospel Hour CD USD $3.64 Buy It Now 36m 28s
Various Artists Jean Paul Jourdain - First Time CD USD $3.24 Buy It Now 36m 39s
Curly Seckler & the Nashville Grass Johnny Cash Take a Little Time LP NM Sugar USD $16.46 Buy It Now 38m 54s
"Christmas On the Town" Holiday Music Time Life 2 CD set 1996 USD $7.00 [0 bids]
USD $10.00 Buy It Now
38m 55s
DUKE ELLINGTON 65 "HITS OF THE 60s/THIS TIME BY ELLINGTON" REPRISE R-6122 12" LP USD $3.19 Buy It Now 39m 4s
Etta James FOUR CLASSIC ALBUMS + SINGLES At Last SECOND TIME AROUND New 4 CD USD $10.99 Buy It Now 39m 11s
Time Life Juke Box Memories R & B Classics 2 Cd 50's 60's Chuck Berry USD $17.70 [5 bids]
39m 39s
Unknown Artist A Long Time Coming CD USD $3.25 Buy It Now 39m 50s
78 rpm 10" Sing Song Time with DICK JAMES No 1 USD $38.32 Buy It Now 40m 54s
It's Christmas Time CD Louis Armstrong/Frank Sinatra/Nat King Cole/Bing CROSBY USD $0.99 [0 bids]
41m 14s
THE FOG - Been A Long Time (UK 6 Track 1993 CD Single) USD $8.11 Buy It Now 41m 25s
Glen Campbell - The Good Time Songs Of - Double LP Record VG VG VG+ USD $6.99 Buy It Now 41m 26s
TIME LIFE MUSIC GREAT COMPOSERS CLASSICAL BEETHOVEN HANDEL RACHMANINOFF TCHAIKO USD $53.99 Buy It Now 41m 30s
YOUR HIT PARADE~1945~TIME LIFE CD~OLDIES~RARE!~FACTORY SEALED USD $9.99 Buy It Now 42m 9s
Boots Randolph "By The Time I Get To Phoenix/Games People Play" 45 USD $3.47 Buy It Now 42m 14s
Time Life Sounds Of The Seventies 1971, WB 1989, 21 Songs, SOD-02 USD $4.79 [8 bids]
42m 29s
Time to Say Goodbye by Sarah Brightman (CD, 1997, EMI Angel (USA)) USD $8.99 Buy It Now 42m 30s
The London Symphony Orchestra All-Time Classics ADE C1 Arcade Records (1973) LP USD $5.35 Buy It Now 42m 32s
Bonnie Raitt - In the Studio RADIO SHOW #617 Nick of Time USD $21.95 Buy It Now 42m 32s
CROWBAR Time Heals Nothing MC CASSETTE DOWN, EYEHATEGOD, PANTERA, TUNGSTEN USD $16.99 Buy It Now 42m 42s
M.C. Shan: Time for us to defend ourselves 12" vinyl record 5b USD $12.00 Buy It Now 43m 20s
THE MEMBERS Killing Time / G.L.C 7" VS292 Die Cut Picture Sleeve USD $4.58 Buy It Now 43m 52s
FREDDIE HART * SEXY & THE FIRST TIME * 45 RPM USD $5.00 Buy It Now 44m 17s
Time And A Word - Yes CD Sealed ! New ! USD $5.28 Buy It Now 44m 33s
Unknown Artist No Time CD USD $3.25 Buy It Now 44m 42s
Various Artists Party Time 50s CD USD $3.25 Buy It Now 45m 37s
Yes LP Time And A Word Very Clean 1970 2nd LP Rock Psych Orig! USD $8.50 [0 bids]
45m 45s
Vtg Jim Croce's Greatest Love Songs Time in a Bottle Single LP 33 USD $25.99 Buy It Now 46m 44s
Kenny Rodgers "Good Time Liberator" CD USD $5.00 Buy It Now 46m 59s
YES - TIME AND A WORD - SPANISH PLUM ATLANTIC LP - HATS 421-243 USD $15.33 [0 bids]
47m 39s
Five Star - Find The Time - 12" Single Vinyl - ** EX CONDITION ** USD $7.59 Buy It Now 47m 40s
RAY PRICE "All-Time Greatest Hits" Vinyl -1972 2 LP Set USD $4.95 Buy It Now 47m 50s
This Time - Lobos Los New & Sealed Compact Disc Free Shipping USD $17.59 Buy It Now 47m 56s
The Brave Tin Soldier 1989-91 Retro Book +Cassette Rare Fabbri Once Upon A Time USD $6.12 Buy It Now 47m 58s
Finding Time USD $21.90 Buy It Now 48m 13s
Once Upon a Time..., 0042282623829, Summer Donna USD $16.38 Buy It Now 48m 32s
Unusuals"Because Of Love&Take Time To Know Her"Rare Southern Soul 45 Emerald 112 USD $18.00 [0 bids]
USD $23.50 Buy It Now
48m 39s
JAY & THE AMERICANS Sands Of Time '69 United Artists "This Magic Moment" M- USD $18.00 Buy It Now 48m 59s
The Commercials First Time for Everything CD USD $5.08 Buy It Now 48m 59s
Etta James "The Second Time Around" R&B Soul LP Cadet USD $7.99 [1 bids]
49m 11s
Dog Byte One Byte At a Time CD USD $4.89 Buy It Now 49m 20s
Joe Loss Your All-Time Party Hits - 1971 USD $1.53 [0 bids]
49m 33s
The Best of Old-Time Radio Starring Orson Welles, , Good USD $17.27 Buy It Now 50m 10s
THE CORVETTES - SHAFTEN - ALL TIME KILLER ROCKBILLY - SURF INSTRUMENTAL JIVER USD $10.71 Buy It Now 51m 8s
Unknown Artist Suspended in Time CD USD $3.54 Buy It Now 51m 24s
Jeff Williams - Another Time (NEW CD) USD $18.76 Buy It Now 51m 37s
A Time For Touching Home: Musical Gatherings & And Home Comings - Vario (NEW CD) USD $14.93 Buy It Now 51m 54s
Thursday - War All the Time (Fold Out Card Cover) (CD 2003) USD $7.65 Buy It Now 53m 5s
Simple Minds - Once Upon A Time - EX Vinyl LP USD $4.49 Buy It Now 53m 23s
Lullaby Time To Help Babies + Children Sleep NEW CD 22 Sleepy Lullabies / Songs USD $5.75 Buy It Now 53m 52s
Chuck Berry Beautiful Delilah Vacation Time Chess 1697 45 rpm record VG USD $5.00 [0 bids]
54m 1s
One Vice At A Time, 5055300382214, Krokus USD $22.07 Buy It Now 54m 17s
the electric flag a long time comin LP USD $1.52 [1 bids]
55m 7s
JAZZ VOCAL LP Dodo Greene TIME LP 70001 USD $100.00 Buy It Now 56m 9s
HARD FI. ONCE UPON A TIME IN THE WEST. NEW CD ALBUM USD $4.58 Buy It Now 56m 23s
Time Life " the Swing Era" 1940-1941 USD $17.99 Buy It Now 56m 28s
Vintage Star Trek "The Time Stealer" 45rpm Stories for Children Record 1979 NEW! USD $7.99 Buy It Now 56m 41s
Beres Hammond Focusing Time 12" *SEALED* Alley Cat ARP USD $5.39 Buy It Now 57m
10" 78RPM - FATS WALLER - BECAUSE OF ONCE UPON A TIME (HMV B.D.134) SWING/JAZZ USD $12.26 Buy It Now 57m 14s
TIME LIFE SINGERS SONGWRITERS 1974-1975 CD HARRY CHAPIN/JAMES TAYLOR/JANIS IAN USD $6.00 Buy It Now 57m 59s
Unknown Artist A Little Time with You CD USD $5.40 Buy It Now 58m 12s
ALADDIN 1989-91 Retro Book +Cassette Rare Fabbri Once Upon A Time 30 USD $6.12 Buy It Now 58m 26s
Bros.Jack McDuff Hallelujah Time! St Blue Logo Rare M- USD $89.99 Buy It Now 58m 48s
CHER IF I COULD TURN BACK TIME / SOME GUYS 7" SINGLE PIC SLEEVE USD $4.66 Buy It Now 58m 54s
First Time! The Count Meets the Duke CD Count Basie/Duke Ellington USD $0.99 [0 bids]
59m 19s
CD . . Slow Time . USD $4.99 Buy It Now 1h
CD . Various Artists . Till the End of Time . USD $5.64 Buy It Now 1h
In My Time ~ Yanni ~ CD ~ Good USD $7.00 Buy It Now 1h
Pat Devlin Many A Time / Jersey 45 HEAR vg++ '50s Pop Blue Mill 109 Jud Conlon USD $7.99 Buy It Now 1h
ELECTRIC LIGHT ORCHESTRA HOLD ON TIGHT / WHEN TIME STOOD STILL 7" SINGLE USD $6.07 Buy It Now 1h 2m
Sealed 4 cd set. Beautiful Melodies of Our Time. by Readers Digest. USD $9.95 [0 bids]
USD $12.95 Buy It Now
1h 2m
Dora Hall "One More Time" Vanity Entertainment PL9204 LP. BRAND NEW!! NICE!!! USD $17.55 Buy It Now 1h 2m
DICK JAMES Sing Song Time With Dick James No 3 Side 1 & 2 78 PARLOPHONE R4241 USD $19.91 Buy It Now 1h 3m
Freakwater - END TIME - Mega Rare - vinyl record OOP Brand NEW LP SEALED USD $17.99 Buy It Now 1h 3m
BARRY WHITE All-Time Greatest Hits CD USD $0.99 [0 bids]
1h 3m


More places to buy TIME music online Buy TIME & Prog Rock Digital Music online:
  • AmazonMP3: Search for TIME DRM-Free MP3 Downloads @ AmazonMP3 (USA Only) | AmazonMP3 (UK Only)

TIME shows & tickets


TIME has no upcoming shows, according to LAST.FM syndicated events and shows feed

TIME discography


Ordered by release date | Showing ratings (top albums) | Help Progarchives.com to complete the discography and add albums

TIME top albums (CD, LP, MC, SACD, DVD-A, Digital Media Download)

4.38 | 55 ratings
Time
1972
3.08 | 6 ratings
Time II
1975
3.00 | 3 ratings
Zivot U Cizmama Sa Visokom Petom
1976

TIME Live Albums (CD, LP, MC, SACD, DVD-A, Digital Media Download)

TIME Videos (DVD, Blu-ray, VHS etc)

TIME Boxset & Compilations (CD, LP, MC, SACD, DVD-A, Digital Media Download)

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

TIME Official Singles, EPs, Fan Club & Promo (CD, EP/LP, MC, Digital Media Download)

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
0.00 | 0 ratings
Kad Smo Ja I Moj Mis Bili Bokseri
1976
0.00 | 0 ratings
Tini-Tina
1976

TIME Reviews


Showing last 10 reviews only
 Time by TIME album cover Studio Album, 1972
4.38 | 55 ratings

BUY
Time
Time Crossover Prog

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

-

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.

-

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.

-

:refrain:

And never I wont know

Where to leads the path of life mine,

For whose will you're borne you live and die

-

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

MEMBERS LOGIN ZONE

As a registered member (register here if not), you can post rating/reviews (& edit later), comments reviews and submit new albums.

You are not logged, please complete authentication before continuing (use forum credentials).

Forum user
Forum password
 Time by TIME album cover Studio Album, 1972
4.38 | 55 ratings

BUY
Time
Time Crossover Prog

Review by historian9
Forum & Site Admin Group Site Admin / JRF Team

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.

MEMBERS LOGIN ZONE

As a registered member (register here if not), you can post rating/reviews (& edit later), comments reviews and submit new albums.

You are not logged, please complete authentication before continuing (use forum credentials).

Forum user
Forum password
 Time by TIME album cover Studio Album, 1972
4.38 | 55 ratings

BUY
Time
Time Crossover Prog

Review by Mellotron Storm
Prog Reviewer

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.

MEMBERS LOGIN ZONE

As a registered member (register here if not), you can post rating/reviews (& edit later), comments reviews and submit new albums.

You are not logged, please complete authentication before continuing (use forum credentials).

Forum user
Forum password
 Time by TIME album cover Studio Album, 1972
4.38 | 55 ratings

BUY
Time
Time Crossover Prog

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!

MEMBERS LOGIN ZONE

As a registered member (register here if not), you can post rating/reviews (& edit later), comments reviews and submit new albums.

You are not logged, please complete authentication before continuing (use forum credentials).

Forum user
Forum password
 Time by TIME album cover Studio Album, 1972
4.38 | 55 ratings

BUY
Time
Time Crossover Prog

Review by FruMp
Prog Reviewer

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.

MEMBERS LOGIN ZONE

As a registered member (register here if not), you can post rating/reviews (& edit later), comments reviews and submit new albums.

You are not logged, please complete authentication before continuing (use forum credentials).

Forum user
Forum password
 Time by TIME album cover Studio Album, 1972
4.38 | 55 ratings

BUY
Time
Time Crossover Prog

Review by clarke2001
Special Collaborator Honorary Collaborator

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.

MEMBERS LOGIN ZONE

As a registered member (register here if not), you can post rating/reviews (& edit later), comments reviews and submit new albums.

You are not logged, please complete authentication before continuing (use forum credentials).

Forum user
Forum password
 Time by TIME album cover Studio Album, 1972
4.38 | 55 ratings

BUY
Time
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.

MEMBERS LOGIN ZONE

As a registered member (register here if not), you can post rating/reviews (& edit later), comments reviews and submit new albums.

You are not logged, please complete authentication before continuing (use forum credentials).

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

BUY
Vrijeme
Time Crossover Prog

Review by Seyo
Special Collaborator Honorary Collaborator

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!

MEMBERS LOGIN ZONE

As a registered member (register here if not), you can post rating/reviews (& edit later), comments reviews and submit new albums.

You are not logged, please complete authentication before continuing (use forum credentials).

Forum user
Forum password
 Time by TIME album cover Studio Album, 1972
4.38 | 55 ratings

BUY
Time
Time Crossover Prog

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

MEMBERS LOGIN ZONE

As a registered member (register here if not), you can post rating/reviews (& edit later), comments reviews and submit new albums.

You are not logged, please complete authentication before continuing (use forum credentials).

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

BUY
Vrijeme
Time Crossover Prog

Review by erik neuteboom
Prog Reviewer

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!



MEMBERS LOGIN ZONE

As a registered member (register here if not), you can post rating/reviews (& edit later), comments reviews and submit new albums.

You are not logged, please complete authentication before continuing (use forum credentials).

Forum user
Forum password
Thanks to Seyo for the artist addition.

Copyright Prog Archives, All rights reserved. | Legal Notice | Privacy Policy | Advertise | RSS + syndications

Other sites in the MAC network: JazzMusicArchives.com — the ultimate jazz music virtual community | MetalMusicArchives.com — the ultimate metal music virtual community


Server processing time: 1.48 seconds