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    Tue, 08 Jun 2010 10:16:19

    It's Time for The Time - Funk rockers expect to release new album this year

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    Funk rockers The Time, who achieved notoriety in Purple Rain as rivals for Prince's The Kid in the Minneapolis rock scene, are back with their original line up and have admitted that they may release a new album, their first since 1990, according to an interview posted at Billboard.com.

    Bassist and primary producer Terry Lewis told the trade that the as-yet-untitled album -- which The Time has been working on since reuniting for the 2008 Grammy Awards -- is about to enter the mixing phase. Keyboardist Jimmy "Jam" Harris, who promises that we'll "absolutely hear (the album) this year," cautions that The Time have a few more songs to complete before they finally release this platter.

    The Time is currently unsigned, but interest from labels is there, including from from Island Def Jam's L.A. Reid, who's a big fan." Because, really, how can you not be a fan of Morris Day and his crew? The band is also considering a retrospective and reissuing its back catalog, since 2011 will mark the 30th anniversary of their first album. (The) Time really does fly, doesn't it?

    What's your favorite music movie? Purple Rain is numero uno for me, without question.

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