Time-Line

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Time-Line
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Studio album by Renaissance
Released 1983
Recorded July–August 1982
Studio Herne Place Studios, Sunningdale, Berkshire, England
Genre Pop rock
Length 41:54
Label Illegal / I.R.S.
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 the eleventh studio album by the British progressive rock band Renaissance, released in 1983.[1] It was 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.[2]

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."[3]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Jon Camp and Michael Dunford, except where noted.

Side one
No. Title Lead vocals Length
1. "Flight" Annie Haslam and Camp 4:09
2. "Missing Persons" (Camp) Haslam 3:36
3. "Chagrin Boulevard" Haslam and Camp 4:23
4. "Richard IX" (Camp) Haslam 3:40
5. "The Entertainer" Haslam 4:45
Side two
No. Title Lead vocals Length
6. "Electric Avenue" Haslam and Camp 4:57
7. "Majik" Haslam 3:10
8. "Distant Horizons" (Camp) Haslam 3:58
9. "Orient Express" (Camp) Haslam 3:55
10. "Auto-Tech" Camp 5:21

Personnel[edit]

Renaissance[edit]

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

Additional musicians[edit]

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

Production[edit]

  • John Acock - engineer
  • Kevin Metcalfe - mastering at Utopia Studios, London

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Mureika, Tomas (2011). "Time-Line - Renaissance | AllMusic". allmusic.com. Retrieved 6 July 2011. 
  2. ^ The History Of Renaissance
  3. ^ Liner notes from the Tales Of 1,001 Nights compilations