Album: Time The Motion

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Time The Motion

Time The Motion (Front Cover)

Album details

Released: 11 November 1989
Length: 52:35
Label(s): Paisley Park Records, TDK Records.
Studio(s): Paisley Park Studios, Chanhassen, MN, USA

Charts, Certifications & Awards

Country: Chart Entry Date Peak Position Weeks in Chart
Japan: Music Labo Album Chart 20 Nov. 1989 2 more information needed
This album has not received any certifications in Japan
This album has not received any awards in Japan

Singles released

The singles released from this album didn’t contain a Prince contribution:

  • Dreamer
  • いい子を抱いて眠りなよ

See also

Time The Motion Live
Time The Motion is the sixth full-length studio album by Japanese recording artist Kahoru Kohiruimaki, and was released in Japan only in November 1989.

The album contained the songs Mind Bells and Bliss, both co-written and mostly performed by Prince and Levi Seacer, Jr..

Sessions and compiling

Kahoru Kohiruimaki’s manager, Seijiro Udo, had promoted Prince’s Japanese concerts on the Lovesexy Tour, and Udo asked Prince to provide some tracks for Kohiruimaki.

Prince and Levi Seacer, Jr. recorded Bliss and Mind Bells in Summer 1989, and Kohiruimaki simply overdubbed vocals for the tracks in Autumn 1989. If I Love U 2 Nite was also offered but only Bliss and Mind Bells were included on the album.


Two singles were released from the album in Japan only. The album debuted Japanese Music Labo Chart at position 2. As Time The Motion was not released outside of Japan, it did not enter the US charts.

Of note, the promotional video for one of the singles, Dreamer, features the first known appearance of Lori Elle (Werner) and Robia LaMorte together (the shooting took place in Los Angeles, California). They were later recruited by Prince and nicknamed them 'Diamond' and 'Pearl' respectively for the Diamonds And Pearls album promotional activities, videos and tour.

The last show of the “Time The Motion Tour ’89-’90” was recorded and released the following year as Time The Motion Live, also on Paisley Park Records and TDK Records.

Track listing

Details given for Prince-related tracks only

  1. Wild Generation
  2. Dreamer (Long Version)
  3. いい子を抱いて眠りなよ
  4. In The Rain
  5. Mind Bells (5:46) 1
  6. Bliss (4:29) 1
  7. Everything’s All Right
  8. アスファルトの帰り道
  9. Time The Motion
  10. リバーサイドパーク
  11. Silent Blue

1 Written by Prince and Levi Seacer, Jr.


  • Kahoru Kohiruimaki - producer
  • Prince - co-producer
  • Levi Seacer, Jr. - co-producer
  • Femi Jiya - engineer and mixing engineer on Mind Bells, second engineer and mixing engineer on Bliss
  • David Friedlander - second engineer on Mind Bells
  • Michael Koppelman - second engineer
  • Heidi Hanschu - engineer on Bliss
  • Keith S. Fujiyoshi - US production organizer
  • Yasuyuki Kitajima - A&R (TDK Records)
  • Jody Graham - legal
  • Michael Freidberg - legal
  • Kunihiko Morishita - legal
  • Hakubun Arai - graphic design
  • Shunsuke Matsuura - photography (front cover)
  • Kenji Miura - photography (inner)
  • Kahoru Kohiruimaki - styling
  • Hitoshi Sakaguchi - hairdressing and make-up
  • Takako Eto - artist management
  • Takamichi Hara - executive producer
  • Hiroshi Ogura - executive producer

  • "My deepest appreciation to: Prince: Thank you for your great songs "Mind Bells" and "Bliss." I love it. D. Kirk and D. Campbell: We have done a great job together. Thank you. M. Kloster: Thanks for the hard job. J. Tama Kawaguchi: Without you, I couldn’t have finished this project. Gary T. Hara: Thank you, God Father! My Great Staff: Takako E and Dennis Y. Neve, Everybody, Thanks! Jesse: You're my imagination. God BLISS you."

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

Japan CD 29K2-1002

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




Additional Information

Promotion (at time of release) Trivia

  • The album was released on Paisley Park Records and distributed in Japan by TDK Records, a Warner-Pioneer label.

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