Time Is the Key

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Time is the Key
Studio album by Pierre Moerlen's Gong
Released 1979 (1979)
Recorded at Konk studios August 1979
Genre Jazz-Fusion
Label Arista
Producer Pierre Moerlen
Pierre Moerlen's Gong chronology
Downwind
(1979)
Time is the Key
(1979)
Leave It Open
(1980)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2.5/5.0 stars[1]

Time is the Key is an album by Pierre Moerlen's Gong, issued in 1979.[2]

The album is jazz-fusion and has little to do with the psychedelic space rock of Daevid Allen's Gong, even though the bands share a common history.

Track listing[edit]

All songs written and composed by Pierre Moerlen, except where noted. 

No. Title Length
1. "Ard Na Greine" (Irish for "Height of the Sun") 6:10
2. "Earthrise"   2:25
3. "Supermarket"   3:35
4. "Faerie Steps"   5:33
5. "An American in England" (Hansford Rowe) 2:57
6. "The Organ Grinder"   3:56
7. "Sugar Street"   2:22
8. "The Bender"   3:16
9. "Arabesque Intro & Arabesque"   5:18
10. "Esnuria Two"   5:34
11. "Time is the Key"   2:29

Personnel[edit]

Gong
  • Pierre Moerlen – drums, gong, vibraphone, electravibe, marimba, glockenspiel, tympani, darbourka, synthesizers (7,8)
  • Hansford Rowe – bass (3-11), acoustic guitar (5), bass synthesizer (11)
  • Bon Lozaga – guitar (3-11)
Additional personnel

Produced by Pierre Moerlen

Credits[edit]

  • Engineering – John Rollo
  • Mastering – Ray Staff at Trident
  • Photography – Jay Myrdal and Sheila Rock
  • Sleeve layout and design – Steve Ridgeway and Julie Harris
  • Additional engineer – Brian Risner
  • Studio co-ordination – Brian Risner

References[edit]

  1. ^ "allmusic ((( Time Is the Key > Overview )))". www.allmusic.com. Retrieved 2009-10-29. 
  2. ^ "Pierre Moerlen's Gong - Time Is The Key (LP) at Discogs". www.discogs.com. Retrieved 2009-08-25. 

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