The Time (The Time album)

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The Time
Studio album by The Time
Released July 29, 1981
Recorded April 1979, April 1981
Genre Funk, R&B
Length 42:34
Label Warner Bros.
Producer Prince (as Jamie Starr), Morris Day
The Time chronology
- The Time
(1981)
What Time Is It?
(1982)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars link

The Time is the 1981 debut album by The Time. The album proper was produced and arranged by Jamie Starr, which was one of Prince's many pseudonyms. The Time produced three singles: "Get It Up", "Cool" and "Girl", with the first two charting within the top ten on the R&B charts. "Cool" was covered by Snoop Dogg for his ninth album, Ego Trippin'.

Track listing[edit]

All songs written and composed by Prince, except where noted. 

Side one
No. Title Length
1. "Get It Up"   9:05
2. "Girl"   5:34
3. "After Hi School" (Dez Dickerson) 4:20
Side two
No. Title Length
4. "Cool" (Prince and Dez Dickerson) 10:06
5. "Oh, Baby"   4:57
6. "The Stick" (Prince and Lisa Coleman) 8:23

Production[edit]

Singles and chart placings[edit]

  1. "Get It Up" (Edit)
  2. "After Hi School"


  • "Cool" (#7 R&B, #90 Pop)
  1. "Cool" (Edit)
  2. "Cool" (Part 2)


  1. "Girl" (Edit)
  2. "The Stick" (Edit)


External links[edit]