Time-Line

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Time-Line
Studio album by Renaissance
Released 1983
Recorded July–August 1982
Genre Pop rock
Length 41:54
Label Illegal/I.R.S. Records
Producer Renaissance
Renaissance chronology
Camera Camera
(1981)
Time-Line
(1983)
Tuscany
(2001)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2.5/5 stars[1]

Time-Line was a 1983 album by progressive rock band Renaissance[2] and the last album released by Renaissance before they disbanded in 1987.

With this album, Renaissance moved farther away from their signature sound, and toward 1980s pop, than even on their previous album, Camera Camera. Though, in the view of some fans, it contained some excellent pop songs, it was a commercial failure, receiving the worst reviews of the band's career.[3]

While Camera Camera's sound was clearly influenced by the band members who had played as Nevada (Annie Haslam and Michael Dunford, along with keyboardist Peter Gosling), this time the responsibility seems to have landed squarely on the shoulders of Jon Camp. He wrote all the lyrics, strongly influenced the musical style, and went so far as to publicly call this the band's "best album."[4]

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Camp-Dunford, with lead vocals by Annie, except where noted.

  1. "Flight" — 4:09
    • lead vocals: Annie & Jon
  2. "Missing Persons" (Camp) — 3:36
  3. "Chagrin Boulevard" — 4:23
    • lead vocals: Annie & Jon
  4. "Richard IX" (Camp) — 3:40
  5. "The Entertainer" — 4:45
  6. "Electric Avenue" — 4:57
    • lead vocals: Annie & Jon
  7. "Majik" - 3:10
  8. "Distant Horizons" (Camp) — 3:58
  9. "Orient Express" (Camp) — 3:55
  10. "Auto-Tech" — 5:21
    • lead vocal: Jon

Personnel[edit]

Renaissance[edit]

  • Annie Haslam - lead & backing vocals
  • Jon Camp - lead & backing vocals, bass, guitars
  • Michael Dunford - guitars, backing vocals

Others[edit]

  • Peter Gosling, Nick Magnus, Eddie Hardin - keyboards
  • Peter Barron, Ian Mosley - drums
  • Bimbo Acock - saxophone
  • Dave Thomson - trumpet

References[edit]

  1. ^ Mureika, Tomas (2011). "Time-Line - Renaissance | AllMusic". allmusic.com. Retrieved 6 July 2011. 
  2. ^ "allmusic ((( Time-Line > Overview )))". www.allmusic.com. Retrieved 2009-04-14. 
  3. ^ The History Of Renaissance
  4. ^ Liner notes from the Tales Of 1,001 Nights compilations