The Time ‎– Pandemonium

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
9 27490-1, 1-27490 The Time Pandemonium(LP, Album) Paisley Park, Reprise Records 9 27490-1, 1-27490 US 1990 Sell This Version
CD 27490 The Time Pandemonium(CD, Album) Paisley Park, Reprise Records CD 27490 Canada 1990 Sell This Version
WPCP-3641 The Time Pandemonium(CD, Album) Paisley Park WPCP-3641 Japan 1990 Sell This Version
9 27490-2 The Time Pandemonium(CD, Album) Paisley Park, Reprise Records 9 27490-2 US 1990 Sell This Version
7599-27490-2 The Time Pandemonium(CD, Album) Paisley Park, Reprise Records 7599-27490-2 Europe 1990 Sell This Version
W2 27490 The Time Pandemonium(CD, Album, Club) Paisley Park W2 27490 US 1990 Sell This Version
9 27490-2 The Time Pandemonium(CD, Album, Club, BMG) Paisley Park, Reprise Records 9 27490-2 US 1990 Sell This Version
9 27490-2-DJ The Time Pandemonium(CD, Album, Promo, Clo) Paisley Park 9 27490-2-DJ US 1990 Sell This Version
WPCP-3641 The Time Pandemonium(CD, Album, Promo, RE) Paisley Park, Reprise Records WPCP-3641 Japan 1990 Sell This Version
WX 336C The Time Pandemonium(Cass, Album) Paisley Park WX 336C UK 1990 Sell This Version
9 27490-4, W0531-9 The Time Pandemonium(Cass, Album) Paisley Park, Paisley Park 9 27490-4, W0531-9 Indonesia 1990 Sell This Version
9-27490-4, 4-27490 The Time Pandemonium(Cass, Album, AR,) Reprise Records, Paisley Park 9-27490-4, 4-27490 US 1990 Sell This Version
W4 27490 The Time Pandemonium(Cass, Album, Club, Dol) Reprise Records, Paisley Park W4 27490 Canada 1990 Sell This Version
W4 27490 The Time Pandemonium(Cass, Album, Club, Dol) Reprise Records, Paisley Park W4 27490 Canada 1990 Sell This Version
92 74904 The Time Pandemonium(Cass, Album, Dol) Reprise Records, Paisley Park 92 74904 Canada 1990 Sell This Version
9-27490-4, 4-27490 The Time Pandemonium(Cass, Album, SR,) Reprise Records, Paisley Park 9-27490-4, 4-27490 US 1990 Sell This Version
LPNB-6986 The Time Pandemonium(LP, Album) Reprise Records LPNB-6986 Mexico 1990 Sell This Version
W1-27490 The Time Pandemonium(LP, Album, Club) Paisley Park W1-27490 US 1990 Sell This Version
7599-27490-1, WX 336 The Time Pandemonium(LP, Album, Pai) Paisley Park, Reprise Records 7599-27490-1, WX 336 UK & Europe 1990 Sell This Version
7599-27490-1, WX 336 The Time Pandemonium(LP, Album, Pan) Paisley Park, Reprise Records 7599-27490-1, WX 336 Europe 1990 Sell This Version
7599-27490-1, WX 336 The Time Pandemonium(LP, Album, Promo, Pai) Paisley Park, Reprise Records 7599-27490-1, WX 336 Europe 1990 Sell This Version
WQCP-1286 The Time Pandemonium(CD, Album, RE) Paisley Park WQCP-1286 Japan 2012 Sell This Version
WPCR-28696 The Time Pandemonium(CD, Album, Ltd, RE, RM) Paisley Park, Reprise Records WPCR-28696 Japan 2015 Sell This Version
none The Time Pandemonium(File, FLAC, Album) Paisley Park none US 2015

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REENO

REENO

November 5, 2018
referencing Pandemonium, LP, Album, 9 27490-1, 1-27490
Great album...All the funky cuts are great. All the heavy cuts are great.
Even the balled "Donald Trump (Black Version)" is good!
jessewalter03

jessewalter03

December 18, 2016
referencing Pandemonium, CD, Album, 9 27490-2
Most excellent review. The 2011 album Condensate album under the Original 7ven moniker was much closer to catching the original groups "The Time" signature sound.
LordGord

LordGord

October 18, 2015
referencing Pandemonium, LP, Album, 9 27490-1, 1-27490
This album was a fantastic swan song for one of the best funk bands of all time, The Time. Even from the front cover of the LP, it means business. The mix of vibrant colors, the way the album name is written, and the band being placed in a skillet, you know the LP has to match its outer funkiness. And it matches it in spades. The Dreamland introduction is funny, and the second record, "Pandemonium" comes in with it's funky chest out. The drum beat is pulsating, and it has a funky rhythm guitar with nice keyboards. The highlights of the album include the title track, an underrated song for "Best Funk Song of All-Time", "Jerk Out", the aristocratically player "Donald Trump (Black Version)", the hilarious and so James Brown esque funk bomb, "Chocolate", and what I see as a sequel to "Gigolos Get Lonely Too", the Monte Moir penned "Sometimes I Get Lonely". It's an album that I play all the time, and it is the unfortunately oft-forgotten Time album. It's fantastic, funky, and fun.
djrichmatthews

djrichmatthews

January 28, 2005
edited over 14 years ago
referencing Pandemonium, CD, Album, 9 27490-2

Being that this was the first "Time" album to follow the 'pandemonium' surrounding "Purple Rain" ("Ice Cream Castles" came out in 1984 during the "Purple Rain" era) a long six years earlier, there were very high expectations for this album to do well. Problem wasn't a lack of talent --- even Morris Day's 'persona' still worked with the new material --- the problem was too much talent. When last we saw The Time together they were considered one of the best live acts in the country, even prior to "Purple Rain." The film, while making their characters out to be the arch nemeses of The Kid (Prince), allowed them to show off their talent and the members' individual careers took off. Morris Day had a couple of albums that were hits... Jellybean Johnson and Monte Moir started successful careers producing and mixing other artists... St. Paul co-lead the band The Family... Jesse Johnson had an incredibly successful career with his first three albums, both with and without his "Revue"... and of course Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis went on to, well, become Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis, producing more hits than you can count.

Point being, after six years of separate individual successes, when The Time got back together again, they weren't The Time. "Jerk Out," the lead single and easily best track on the album of course featured Day on lead vocals, but the remaining elements of the song - what were part of one complete unit before, were separate and distinct elements, i.e. Jesse Johnson's way too short guitar solo. The remaining tracks on the album, with the exception of "Chocolate" and "Donald Trump (Black Version)" are three to five minute snapshots of a band trying to find that intangible X factor they used to have as a group, but realizing that the X factor they had was really with a lowercase 'x' compared to the uppercase 'X-factors' in that each member had realized they had in themselves and grown into on their own.