Epic publish Living Colour’s second album : ‘Time’s Up’ (1990)

Living Colour’s ‘Time’s Up’ is their second album released on August 20, 1990 by Epic.

Track listing : 1.Time’s Up (Vernon Reid, Muzz Skillings, Corey Glover, Will Calhoun) – 03:05 . 2.History Lesson (Vernon Reid) – 00:52 . 3.Pride (Will Calhoun) – 04:55 . 4.Love Rears Its Ugly Head (Vernon Reid) – 04:19 . 5.New Jack Theme (Vernon Reid) – 03:30 . 6.Someone Like You (Muzz Skillings) – 03:47 . 7.Elvis Is Dead (Vernon Reid) – 03:50 . 8.Type (Vernon Reid) – 06:26 . 9.Information Overload (Vernon Reid) – 06:11 . 10.Under Cover of Darkness (Corey Glover) – 04:17 . 11.Ology (Muzz Skillings) – 01:07 . 12.Fight the Fight (Will Calhoun, Corey Glover, Vernon Reid, Muzz Skillings) – 04:32 . 13.Tag Team Partners (Corey Glover) – 00:48 . 14.Solace of You (Corey Glover, Vernon Reid) – 03:38 . 15.This Is the Life (Vernon Reid) – 06:23 .

Musicians : Vernon Reid — guitar . Corey Glover — vocals, rhythm guitar on (8) . Muzz Skillings — bass . Will Calhoun — drums . Akbar Ali – strings . Charles Burnham – strings . Don Byron – clarinet, baritone saxophone . Annette Daniels – background vocals . D.K. Dyson – background vocals . Eileen Folson – strings . Doug E. Fresh – percussion, vocals . Mick Jagger – background vocals . Toshinobu Kubota – background vocals . Little Richard – vocals . Yubie Navas – background vocals . Maceo Parker – saxophone . Queen Latifah – vocals . Alva Rogers – background vocals . Rosa Russ – background vocals . Francine Stasium – background vocals . Reggie Workman – strings . Derin Young – vocals, background vocals .

Production Produced by Ed Stasium . Ed Stasium – producer, engineer, mixing . Lolly Grodner – assistant engineer . Jeff Lippay – assistant engineer . Paul Hamingson – engineer, assistant engineer . Alan Friedman – programming . John Aguto – assistant engineer . Greg Calbi – mastering .

Packaging : Lex Van Pieterson – photography .

Recorded 1989-90 at A&M Recording and RPM Studios .

Released on August 20, 1990 by Epic.

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Sputnikmusic.com
While there is more than a sufficient amount of the band’s trademark variety, there is little compromise shown here, with Living Colour striving to achieve their objectives and not allowing a number of accessibility characteristics get in their way. […]

The Ripple Effect
Living Colour was too brave to fail. And the second album is usually where most groups fail. Following up Vivid, with “Cult of Personality” still in heavy rotation and a new multiculturalism in place at MTV, Living Colour took off, creating Times Up, one of the most wide-ranging albums that had been put out in that decade. […]

Los Angeles Times
But with “Time’s Up,” the band has clearly gone in another direction–opting for intelligence, depth and all-around artiness over sheer power, simplicity and low-down, funky hard rock. […]

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