Time Line (AD album)

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Time Line
Timeline cover album.jpg
Studio album by Kerry Livgren
Released September 1984
Genre Progressive rock
Length 65:59
Label Kirshner
Producer Kerry Livgren
Kerry Livgren chronology
Seeds of Change
(1980)Seeds of Change1980
Time Line
Art of the State
(1985)Art of the State1985
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 1.5/5 stars[1]

Time Line is an album by American Christian rock musician Kerry Livgren, released in 1984. It features his newly formed band, AD.


After Kerry left his previous band, Kansas, in 1983, he and his newly formed crew began production for Livgren's second solo album. Time Line was made for CBS Records and was recorded with material created by the crew. While recording, Kerry and his new crew all shared the same interest in Christianity and all the members had come together to form AD by the end of the session. Due to a complication in the label release, Time Line was unable to receive much attention compared to some of Livgren's past works with Kansas.


Allmusic gave the album a negative score of one and a half stars out of five. The album was said to be "blatantly stale" throughout its duration, lacking the creativity that Seeds of Change provided.

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Kerry Livgren except where noted

  1. "Time Line" – 4:04
  2. "Tonight" – 4:53
  3. "Make or Break It" (Gleason) – 3:49
  4. "Take Us to the Water" – 4:28
  5. "Beyond the Pale" (Gleason, Livgren) – 3:33
  6. "New Age Blues" (Gleason, Livgren) – 3:54
  7. "Slow Motion Suicide" – 4:46
  8. "High on a Hill" – 3:52
  9. "Life Undercover" – 3:27
  10. "Welcome to the War" – 5:11
  11. "Interview with Kerry Livgren" - 24:08


  • Kerry Livgren - guitars, keyboards, dmx programming, bass
  • Michael Gleason - lead and background vocals
  • Dennis Holt - drums, percussion
  • Warren Ham - lead and background vocals, woodwinds and harmonica
  • Dave Hope - bass guitar
  • Producer: Kerry Livgren
  • Mastering: Glen Meadows
  • Art direction: Ken Marcellina
  • Back cover photography: Mark Tucker


  1. ^ DeGagne, Mike. "Timeline - AD". AllMusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 2013-02-10.