A Place In Time - Mike Gibbins

- First released 1997 on Forbidden Records - FOR 1962 (US)

Reissue on Exile Records 2002

Tracks: Written By: Lead Singer: Time
1:Sue Me (Gibbins) Mike 3.43
2:Picture Of You (Gibbins) Mike 4.15
3:Rocking The Boat (Gibbins) Mike 3.23
4:Time In (Gibbins) Mike 4.18
5:Overdue (Gibbins) Mike 5.22
6:Bad Boy Blues (Gibbins) Mike 2.35
7:Layaway (Gibbins) Mike 4.32
8:Please Please (Gibbins) Mike 3.20
9:A Place In Time (Gibbins) Mike 7.50
10:Warcloud (Gibbins) Mike 2.58
11:Day After Night (Gibbins) Mike 7.28
12:Egg (Gibbins) Mike 4.08

Bonus Tracks On Reissue

13:Believe Me (Gibbins) Mike 2.31
14:Bahamas> (Gibbins) Mike 3.20

My comments:

A Place In Time is Mike Gibbins First solo album. That Mike can write real good songs has been known since the Badfinger-days, and this album contains several examples of of too. Songs like Layaway (written to Pete Ham), Time In, Day After Night all have strong melodies.

But - in spite of many good songs the album somehow lacks excitement. Some of the tracks are too long; you may easily lose interest, because not too much new happens in them, mostly repetitions of verses and chorus. The sound is pretty much the same on many of the tracks, not enough variation. Mike's singing and playing is good, though, so the album is worth going for. Play half of it at the time, then it's fine.

It'll be interesting to hear what the remastering has done for the sound - and of course to hear the two bonus-tracks; Believe Me and Bahamas .

My favourites:Time In, Layaway and Day After Night

Other very good songs: Picture of You and A Place in Time

Of 10 possible stars I would give this album: 4
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