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Ten Years After
"A Space In Time"
© Columbia Records
Year of Release: 971<
One Of These Days
Here They Come
I'd Love To ChangeThe World
Over The Hill
Baby Won't You Let MeRock 'N Roll You
Once There Was A Time
Let The Sky Fall
I've Been There Too
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Ten Years After
"A Space In Time"
Classic Rock fans...Listen up...Ten Years After's A Space In Time
is a MUST for your record collection.
As a child, this album was one of many that was always spinning on the
turntable. (Yes, vinyl was a-happenin' back then...) This album truly ROCKS,
as Alvin Lee & Ten Years After knew how to rock, as there are some mellow-type
songs that makes A Space In Time a kick-ass album. The album has great
rock numbers, slow songs, and it also features some psychedelia.
The album starts out with "One Of These Days," a song that combines
rock and psychedlia. It's eerie beginning leads up to a song that is truly
great to begin an album, and for better tunes to come. "Here They Come"
is another song mixed with psychedelia, as it is a slow rock number, causing
a mellow mood.
"I'd Love To Change The World," a regular staple on Classic Rock
Radio, is on this album, and sadly, it's the only Ten Years After song that
is regularly played on the radio. This is a song that is never tiring, even
though there should be far more other songs by Ten Years After that should
be played on a regular basis on Classic Rock Radio.
"Over The Hill" is another slow number, that includes a Classical
ensemble (amazing!), making Ten Years After only a handful of bands in the
late-Sixties/early Seventies to experiment with instruments normally heard in
Classical Music. (The Moody Blues, Deep Purple, Jethro Tull and Procol Harum
were others, and of course, progressive rockers Emerson, Lake & Palmer).
A true rocker, "Baby Won't You Let Me Rock And Roll You" is a song
that should of gained as much radio exposure as "I'd Love To Change The
World." It begins with a sound effect of searching through the radio dial,
trying to find something good to listen to. When the "dial" has found something
"good," it kicks into the ultimate kick-ass rock-n-roll song, and, your reaction
is to immediately turn this rocker up to the limit. Believe me, this is one
song that constantly received a lot of playing on the ol' turntable of mine,
way back when.
"Once There Was A Time" has a somewhat "down on the farm" sound,
as heard in such boogie bands as Savoy Brown. "Let The Sky Fall"
focuses on the bass, as this moody/psychedelic song is another song that should
of received more airplay. "Hard Monkeys" has an "I'd Love To Change
The World" atmosphere, as it truly rocks.
"I've Been There Too" is another good medium-sized rocker, and the
album ends with the jazz-influenced instrumental, "Uncle Jam," a
different way in ending a great Classic Rock album.
Ten Years After's music mostly focuses on hard rock blues. Their
performance at the 1969 Woodstock festival was truly amazing, with their
extended jam, "I'm Going Home". A Space In Time is considered
THE album to get if you are curious in discovering this particular
band. It's an album that will have you pressing the repeat button of various
songs, if not, the entire album.
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