Album: The Time

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The Time

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Album details

Released: 29 July 1981
Length: 42:25
Label(s): Warner Bros.
Studio(s): Information needed

Charts, Certifications & Awards

Country: Chart Entry Date Peak Position Weeks in Chart
USA: Billboard 200 12 Sep. 1981 50 32
USA: Billboard Soul Chart 29 Aug. 1981 7 45
This album has not received any certifications in in the USA
This album has not received any awards in in the USA

Singles released

Get It Up
b/w After Hi School
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b/w Cool part II
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b/w The Stick
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See also

What Time Is It?
Ice Cream Castle
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The Time is the first album by The Time.

No songwriting credits are given on the album, but the album was largely written, recorded and produced by Prince (although production was credited to Morris Day and Jamie Starr), and contained little input from band members other than Morris Day, who provided lead vocals on all songs.

Only one track, After Hi School, did not contain writing input by Prince, although he is believed to have performed all the instruments on the track.

The album marked the first time Prince was involved in a full album other than his own.

Recording process

Recording took place in Prince's Kiowa Trail Home Studio, Chanhassen, MN, USA during April 1981, although Oh, Baby had originally been recorded during the Prince album sessions from late April to 13 June 1979, at Alpha Studios, Burbank, CA, USA (the version on the album is from the April 1981, sessions).

The credits list the recording studio as the fictional "Time Studio", however.

The album was mixed at Hollywood Sound Recorders, Los Angeles, CA, USA, in late April 1981.


The album produced three singles, Get It Up, Cool and Girl, and the album reached number 50 on the US Billboard Pop Chart, and number 7 on the Billboard Soul LP's Chart.

Track listing

The compact disc version is a reissue from the original LP.

  1. Get It Up (9:05)
  2. Girl (5:34)
  3. After Hi School (4:20)1
  4. Cool (10:06)2
  5. Oh, Baby (4:57)
  6. The Stick (8:23)3

The vinyl long play is the original issue.

  • Side 1:
  1. Get It Up (9:05)
  2. Girl (5:34)
  3. After Hi School (4:20)1
  • Side 2:
  1. Cool (10:06)2
  2. Oh, Baby (4:57)
  3. The Stick (8:23)3

All songs written by Prince (uncredited), except where noted.

1 Written by Dez Dickerson (uncredited)
2 Written by Prince and Dez Dickerson (uncredited)
3 Written by Lisa Coleman and Prince (uncredited)


Credited musicians that did not appear on the album:


  • none.

LP, CD, Cassettes and Other versions
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Variants, Special Editions and Reissues
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Additional Information

Promotion (at time of release) Trivia

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The Lewis Conection
All Albums All Related Artists Albums 1982
Azz Izz
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