Album: What Time Is It?

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What Time Is It?

What Time Is It? (Front Cover)

Album details


Released: 25 August 1982
Length: 38:36
Label(s): Warner Bros.
Studio(s): Sunset Sound, Hollywood, CA, USA (listed as "Hollywood Sound"); Kiowa Trail Home Studio, Chanhassen, MN, USA (listed as "Starr Studios")

Charts, Certifications & Awards


Charts
America
Country: Chart Entry Date Peak Position Weeks in Chart
USA: Billboard 200 25 Sep. 1982 26 33
USA: Billboard Soul LP's 18 Sep. 1982 2(3) 38
Certifications
Institution, Country Date Certification
RIAA, USA 3 Nov. 1982 Gold
Awards
This album has not received any awards in in the USA

Singles released


777-9311
b/w Grace
7779311 single.jpg
The Walk
b/w Onedayi'mgonnabesomebody
Thewalk single.jpg
Gigolos Get Lonely Too
b/w I Don't Wanna Leave You
GigolosGetLonelyToo single.png

See also


The Time
(album)
Ice Cream Castle
(album)
Thetime album.jpg Icecreamcastles album.jpg
What Time Is It? is the second full-length studio album by The Time, and was released in August 1982, 13 months after their first album The Time.

Like the previous album, What Time Is It? was largely written, recorded and produced by Prince, and contained no input from band members other than Morris Day, although all band members were credited.

Four of the six songs were credited as written by The Time and two by Morris Day, but Prince wrote all six songs (with lyrics on Wild And Loose written by Dez Dickerson).


Recording process

The album was recorded in two sets of sessions. Gigolos Get Lonely Too, The Walk and Wild And Loose were recorded in mid-January 1982. 777-9311, Onedayi'mgonnabesomebody and I Don't Wanna Leave You were recorded in May or June 1982.

All tracks on the album feature only Morris Day and Prince, apart from spoken vocals by Vanity on The Walk.

Other tracks recorded for possible inclusion on the album included Jerk Out (later released by The Time on Pandemonium), International Lover (released by Prince on 1999), Bold Generation and Colleen. Dance To The Beat, which was played live by The Time in early 1982, may also have been intended for the album.


Promotion

The album produced three singles, 777-9311 (which preceded the album), The Walk, and Gigolos Get Lonely Too and The Time supported the album by touring as one of Prince's opening acts on the 1999 Tour.

The album reached number 26 on the US Billboard Pop Chart and number 2 on the US Billboard Soul LP's Chart.



Track listing
CD LP

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

  1. Wild And Loose (7:32)1
  2. 777-9311 (7:57)2
  3. Onedayi'mgonnabe
    somebody
    (2:27)3
  4. The Walk (9:30)3
  5. Gigolos Get Lonely Too (4:40)2
  6. I Don't Wanna Leave You (6:30)3

The vinyl long play is the original issue.

  • Side 1:
  1. Wild And Loose (7:32)1
  2. 777-9311 (7:57)2
  3. Onedayi'mgonnabe
    somebody
    (2:27)3
  • Side 2:
  1. The Walk (9:30)3
  2. Gigolos Get Lonely Too (4:40)2
  3. I Don't Wanna Leave You (6:30)3

All songs written by Prince, except where noted.

1 Written by Prince (as Jamie Starr) and Dez Dickerson (credited to The Time)
2 Written by Prince (as Jamie Starr, credited to Morris Day)
3 Written by Prince (as Jamie Starr, credited to The Time)



Personnel
Musicians

Credited musicians that did not participated to the project:


Production


Thanks
  • none.



Releases
LP, CD, Cassettes and Other versions
Country Format Cat. Number Comments Front Back Label 1 Label 2

This section is under construction

Variants, Special Editions and Reissues
Country Format Cat. Number Comments Front Back Label 1 Label 2

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Additional Information

Promotion (at time of release) Trivia


References
Vanity6 album.jpg 1982
Vanity 6
All Albums All Related Artists Albums 1983
The Wild Heart
Thewildheart album.jpg