Ten Years After - A Space In Time (1971)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
Chrysalis, F2 21001/DIDX 1415 | ~ 214 or 88 Mb | Scans(png) -> 103 Mb
Rock / Blues Rock
A Space in Time was Ten Years After's best-selling album. This was due primarily to the strength of "I'd Love to Change the World," the b&'s only hit single, & one of the most ubiquitous AM & FM radio cuts of the summer of 1971. TYA's first album for Columbia, A Space in Time has more of a pop-oriented feel than any of their previous releases had...
The individual cuts are shorter, & Alvin Lee displays a broader instrumental palette than before. In fact, six of the disc's ten songs are built around acoustic guitar riffs. However, there are still a couple of barn-burning jams. The leadoff track, "One of These Days," is a particularly scorching workout, featuring extended harmonica & guitar solos. After the opener, however, the album settles back into a more relaxed mood than one would have expected from Ten Years After. Many of the cuts make effective use of dynamic shifts, & the guitar solos are generally more understated than on previous outings. The production on A Space in Time is crisp & clean, a sound quite different from the denseness of its predecessors. Though not as consistent as Cricklewood Green, A Space in Time has its share of sparkling moments.