Central Line ‎– Time For Some Fun

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Mercury ‎– MERX 148
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Vinyl, 12", 45 RPM
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  • Matrix / Runout (Runout A Side, Variant 1): MERX 148 A//1∇420 R 11 2
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout B Side, Variant 1): MERX 148 B//1∇420 R 11 1
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout A Side, Variant 2): MERX 148 A//2∇420 R 11 1
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout B Side, Variant 2): MERX 148 B//1∇420 R 11 3

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
814 749-1 Central Line Time For Some Fun(12") Mercury 814 749-1 US 1983 Sell This Version
814 749-7, 2-57721 Central Line Time For Some Fun(7") Mercury, Mercury 814 749-7, 2-57721 US 1983 Sell This Version
814 749-7 DJ, 2-57713 Central Line Time For Some Fun(7", Promo) Mercury, Mercury 814 749-7 DJ, 2-57713 US 1983 Sell This Version
MERX DJ 148 Central Line Time For Some Fun(12", Promo) Mercury MERX DJ 148 UK 1983 Sell This Version
814 749-1 Central Line Time For Some Fun(12", EP) Mercury 814 749-1 Netherlands 1983 Sell This Version

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jcr5213

jcr5213

May 26, 2009

Central Line was better known for productions from their 1981 LP "Breaking Point" (or the simply self-titled "Central Line" which was the name for the US release of this album). This record contained such Larry Levan favorites as "Walking into Sunshine" of which he did a remix on the 12" version of this song. "Breaking Point" was a classic example of the early 80s Disco sound popular in London and New York at the time (see labels like Sutra, Salsoul and Prelude just to name a few) heavy on synths, groove and melody.

The title track for this single "Time for Some Fun" is exactly what you would expect from a Central Line recording IE up-beat, Electro influenced Disco-Pop. However, the B-Side contains the track "Conviction" which is a deeper instrumental approach to this sound. This song relies more on layered synth hooks, drum breakdowns and warm pads to drive the tune rather than a standard pop arrangement (intro, verse, chorus, refrain, etc) and ends up sounding more like true "Electro". Definitely worth a listen for fans of the Disco/ Italo sound of this era.