Time Exposure (Stanley Clarke album)

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Time Exposure
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ReleasedAugust 28, 1984
Studio Larrabee (West Hollywood)
Genre Jazz fusion, soul, R&B
Label Epic [1]
Producer Stanley Clarke
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Singles from Time Exposure
  1. "Are You Ready (For the Future)/Speedball"
    Released: 1984
  2. "Heaven Sent You"
    Released: 1984
  3. "Future/Spacerunner"
    Released: 1984

Time Exposure is the thirteenth studio album by American jazz fusion bassist Stanley Clarke, released on August 28, 1984 by Epic Records. [2] The album features musical assistance from Jeff Beck, George Duke, Howard Hewett and Ernie Watts, amongst others.


The album was digitally remastered in 2013 by Funky Town Grooves and included five bonus tracks.

Critical reception

Professional ratings
Review scores
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In a retrospective review for AllMusic, critic Richard S. Ginell wrote that "The sheer speed and power of Clarke's electric and piccolo bass work is astonishing throughout the album, and the CD as a whole has a techno sound and edge reflecting a period of time just before analog synthesizers were swept away by digital instruments." [3]

Track listing

All tracks composed by Stanley Clarke; except where indicated.

Side one

  1. "Play the Bass 103" – 0:46
  2. "Are You Ready (For the Future)" (Clarke, Denzil Miller) – 3:15
  3. "Speedball" – 3:12
  4. "Heaven Sent You" (Denzil Miller, Howard Hewett) – 6:00
  5. "Time Exposure" – 4:48

Side two

  1. "Future Shock" (Clarke, Darryl Phinnessee, Howard Smith) – 4:31
  2. "Future" (Clarke, Louis Johnson) – 4:03
  3. "Spacerunner" – 3:14
  4. "I Know Just How You Feel" – 5:57

Bonus tracks on 2013 Funky Town Grooves remaster

  1. "Heaven Sent You" (12" Mix) – 5:57
  2. "Heaven Sent You" (7" Mix) – 3:26
  3. "Are You Ready (For the Future)" (12" Mix) – 4:02
  4. "Speedball (12" Mix)" – 3:24
  5. "Future (12" Mix)" – 6:15


Credits are adapted from the Time Exposure liner notes. [5]

Production and artwork


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