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Tracklist

Lungs12:09
Love Song4:35
Ralph's Piano Waltz4:56
Red And Orange5:24
Remembering4:32
Timeless12:00

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    Cover of Timeless, 1975, VinylTimeless
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    ECM Records – ECM 1047US1975US1975
    Cover of Timeless, 1975, VinylTimeless
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    ECM Records – ECM-1-1047US1975US1975
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    Cover of Timeless, 1975, VinylTimeless
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    ECM Records – ECM-1-1047Canada1975Canada1975
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    Cover of Timeless, 1975, VinylTimeless
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    ECM Records – PAP-9028, Trio Records – PAP-9028, ECM Records – ECM 1047 STJapan1975Japan1975
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    Cover of Timeless, 1975, VinylTimeless
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    ECM Records – ECM 1047 STGermany1975Germany1975
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    Cover of Timeless, 1975, VinylTimeless
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    ECM Records – ECM 1047US1975US1975
    Cover of Timeless, 1975, VinylTimeless
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    ECM Records – ECM 1047US1975US1975
    Cover of Timeless, 1975, VinylTimeless
    LP, Album
    ECM Records – ECM-1-1047Canada1975Canada1975
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    Cover of Timeless, 1975, VinylTimeless
    LP, Album, Test Pressing, Stereo
    ECM Records – ECM 1047 STGermany1975Germany1975
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    Cover of Timeless, 1980, VinylTimeless
    LP, Album, Promo, Gold Stamp Promo
    ECM Records – 58.026Brazil1980Brazil1980
    Cover of Timeless, 1983, VinylTimeless
    LP, Album, Reissue
    ECM Records – 2301 047Brazil1983Brazil1983
    Cover of Timeless , 1984, VinylTimeless
    LP, Album, Reissue
    ECM Records – 25MJ 3340Japan1984Japan1984
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    Cover of Timeless, 1999-09-15, CDTimeless
    CD, Album, Limited Edition, Reissue, Stereo
    ECM Records – POCJ-2808Japan1999Japan1999
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    Cover of Timeless, 2000, CDTimeless
    CD, Album, Reissue
    ECM Records – ECM 1047US2000US2000
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    Cover of Timeless, 2008-10-08, CDTimeless
    CD, Album, Limited Edition, Reissue, SHM-CD
    ECM Records – UCCE-9159Japan2008Japan2008
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    Cover of Timeless, 2016, FileTimeless
    6×File, FLAC, Album, Reissue, 24-bit, 192 kHz
    ECM Records – noneGermany2016Germany2016
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    Cover of Timeless, 2016, FileTimeless
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    ECM Records – noneGermany2016Germany2016
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    Cover of Timeless, 2016, VinylTimeless
    LP, Album, Reissue, 180 gram
    ECM Records – ECM 1047, ECM Records – 374 3522Germany2016Germany2016
    Cover of Timeless, 2020, VinylTimeless
    LP, Album, Reissue, Repress, 180 gram
    ECM Records – ECM 1047, ECM Records – 374 3522Germany2020Germany2020
    Cover of Timeless, , CDTimeless
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    ECM Records – ECM 1047, ECM Records – 829 114-2GermanyGermany
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    Cover of Timeless, , VinylTimeless
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    ECM Records – ECM 1047 STGermanyGermany
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    Cover of Timeless, , CDTimeless
    CD, Album, Reissue
    ECM Records – ECM 1047, ECM Records – 829 114-2GermanyGermany
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    Cover of Timeless, , CDTimeless
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    ECM Records – ECM 1047, ECM Records – 78118-21047-2USUS
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    Cover of Timeless, , CassetteTimeless
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    ECM Records – 829 114-4, ECM Records – ECM 1047USUS
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    Cover of Timeless, , CDTimeless
    CD, Album, Reissue
    ECM Records – ECM 1047, ECM Records – 829 114-2GermanyGermany
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    Cover of Timeless, , CDTimeless
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    ECM Records – ECM 1047, ECM Records – 829 114-2GermanyGermany
    Cover of Timeless, , CDTimeless
    CD, Album, Reissue
    ECM Records – ECM 1047, ECM Records – 829 114-2GermanyGermany
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    Cover of Timeless, , CDTimeless
    CD, Album, Reissue
    ECM Records – ECM 1047, ECM Records – 422 829 114-2USUS
    Cover of Timeless, , VinylTimeless
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    ECM Records – ECM 1-1047CanadaCanada
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    Cover of Timeless, , FileTimeless
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    ECM Records – none

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    Reviews

    • Beachbeatle1's avatar
      Beachbeatle1
      Fantastic creative instrumental ambient-prog-jazz-fusion that unfolds like the rising sun showcasing brilliant technical mastery (DeJohnette’s subtle drumming is superb) & mesmerising delicate atmospherics.
      Inspired winner!
      • mentholyptus
        One of the great ECM albums. Great playing, and the title track is a classic.
        • mhnien's avatar
          mhnien
          Edited 5 months ago
          That the second half of "Lungs" hasn't ever been sampled is beyond me. Timeless manages to combine both aspects of 70s ECM: introspective fusion awash in plate reverb and amped up post-Bitches Brew grooves also awash in plate reverb.
          The only thing missing is the late winter Nordic vibe. Something on here *has* been sampled by (coff coff) Kanye West, I believe.
          • jweichman's avatar
            jweichman
            Excellent pressing. Mine is translucent brown when held up to a halogen lamp. This Warner Bros. distributed version (1-1047) should be listed as a reissue. Released somewhere between 1978-1984 based on ECM record labels used in the beginning of the WB partnership. The 1975 first pressing was distributed by Polydor in the US.
            • Paineish's avatar
              Paineish
              I have this download and the RL version of the LP. I surmise that this download is RL's work, it's sublime. I go back to college in 75, 76 both with Solstice which is Towner - and this genius work from Abercrombie. I just adore the track Timeless and have for 50 years about. This 24/196 file is truly superb sonically. The path is a McIntosh D 150 DAC tethered to a 2021 MacBook Pro whe30th anniversary with a limited edition speaker, called the Tribute re the HD Track resides. Downstream is Mc C500, MC452 amp, lots of Mc cable and the Paradigm Tribute speakers, which are Be tweeter, 30th anniversary, limited edition spkrs. circa 2013, very good and a great value, they complement this download masterfully. In sum, this download is excellent.
              • spruik's avatar
                spruik
                I have what appears to be the second pressing manufactured in Germany (ie this one), but there's a typo on the back listing the duration for the title track as 2:00. Is this a known error or variation?
                • TheLateArthurDent's avatar
                  damn, that kick drum will get you evicted. fun record; mix is hot and heavy. (Pressing is grainy, however.)
                  • kurniik's avatar
                    kurniik
                    Yeah, I love this album. The first time I have heard it, I was so drawn into it I went the to record store next day and bought three more Abercrombie's albums.
                    • Digital1955's avatar
                      Digital1955
                      This album always amazes me for how absolute quiet the surface noise is. I have 100s of LPs new and old, and this thing stands as an amazing example of how perfect the medium can be - given the right conditions. I'm not sure if its a fluke, some of my other ECM albums aren't as good (i.e. Keith Jarret - The Köln Concert). This thing sounds as close being played directly from tape that I've ever heard, as in any noise heard literally sounds like soft tape hiss and just might be.
                      • mikeSF_'s avatar
                        mikeSF_
                        Edited 2 years ago
                        I've collected dozens of Abercrombie, Metheny, Burton, Towner, etc. ECM releases since about the early '80s, including most of John Abercrombie's catalog. That said, I always missed finding "Timeless"out in the wild.

                        Hearing this for the first time, it soars straight to the top. What an adventurous trio of advanced musical geniuses, burning through fusion pieces, and a couple of ballads, perhaps unaware how high they have raised the bar for all others to follow.

                        Sheer brilliance.

                        Recommended.

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