This Time We Mean It

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This Time We Mean It
Studio album by REO Speedwagon
Released July 1975
Genre Blues rock, hard rock
Length 39:49
Label Epic
Producer Allan Blazek, Bill Szymczyk
REO Speedwagon chronology
Lost in a Dream
(1974)
This Time We Mean It
(1975)
R.E.O.
(1976)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2/5 stars link
Rolling Stone (unfavorable) link

This Time We Mean It is the fifth album by REO Speedwagon, released in 1975. It peaked at number 74 on the Billboard 200 chart in 1975,[1] It was the third and last album to feature Mike Murphy on vocals. The CD version of the album has been out of print for many years, but produced the single "Reelin'" (written by Murphy).

The art style on the cover of the album is remarkably similar to the art style of Czech Art Nouveau painter and decorative artist, Alfons Mucha.

Track listing[edit]

Side one
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Reelin'"   Mike Murphy 4:24
2. "Headed for a Fall"   Gary Richrath 3:06
3. "River of Life"   Mike Murphy 4:25
4. "Out of Control"   Don Henley, Glenn Frey, Tom Nixon 2:52
5. "You Better Realize"   Mike Murphy 3:48
Side two
No. Title Writer(s) Length
6. "Gambler"   Gary Richrath 3:40
7. "Candalera"   Gary Richrath 3:05
8. "Lies"   Mike Murphy 4:35
9. "Dance"   Gary Richrath 4:12
10. "Dream Weaver"   Gary Richrath 5:12

Personnel[edit]

Charts[edit]

Album - Billboard (North America)

Year Chart Position[1]
1975 The Billboard 200 74

Release history[edit]

Region Date Title Label Format Catalog #
USA July 1975 This Time We Mean It Epic Records Stereo Vinyl E-33338
USA 1975 This Time We Mean It Epic Records Tape PET-33338
USA 1975 This Time We Mean It Epic Records 8 TRK E33338
USA 1975 This Time We Mean It Epic Records Quadraphonic Vinyl PEQ 33338
USA 1990 This Time We Mean It Epic Records CD EK33338
UK 2010 This Time We Mean It / R.E.O. BGO Records CD (Digitally re-mastered) BGOCD961
Japan 2011 This Time We Mean It Sony Music CD (DSD-Remaster) EICP 1484

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