Time and Tide (Greenslade album)

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Time and Tide
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RecordedFebruary 1975
Studio Morgan Studios, London
Genre Progressive rock
Label Warner Bros.
Producer Gregg Jackman, Jeremy Ensor, Martin Briley, Dave Greenslade, Dave Lawson, Andrew McCulloch
Greenslade chronology
Spyglass Guest
Time and Tide

Time and Tide is the fourth studio album of the British progressive rock band Greenslade, released in 1975 on Warner Bros. Records. The artwork for the album cover is by Patrick Woodroffe. The album was released in the US on the Mercury Records label.


An edited version of "Catalan" was released as a single, with "Animal Farm" as the B-side, but both it and the album itself failed to chart.

The track "Gangsters" was used as the theme music for the BBC TV series of the same name. Having written the theme in 1974 for a one-off programme "Gangsters", in 1976 Dave Greenslade wrote lyrics for the tune. This version was recorded by Chris Farlowe and was used for the last series in 1978. The track was included, as a bonus track, on the CD re-issue of Dave Greenslade's solo Cactus Choir album. [1]

Cover art

Andrew McCulloch, who was at the time reading a science fiction novel with cover art by Patrick Woodroffe, suggested that he create the art for Time and Tide. [2]

Background and recording

Time and Tide saw the revival of the Dave Greenslade-Dave Lawson songwriting partnership which had been dormant during Spyglass Guest . With few exceptions, Dave Greenslade wrote the music first and Dave Lawson then added lyrics. [2] The song "Catalan" was named in honor of a fondly remembered concert Greenslade had in the Catalonia region of Spain. [2]

The bulk of the album was recorded in Studio Three of Morgan Studios, already famed as the place where Yes recorded Tales from Topographic Oceans , while the vocals for "Time" were recorded at Sawmills Studios. Sawmills Studios was used for this track because Dave Greenslade was an enthusiast of local choir The Treverva Male Voice Choir and wanted to record with them. [2] Recording took place from 3 to 23 February 1975, with mixing beginning on 28 February. [2] The album was produced by the band with engineers Gregg Jackman and Jeremy Ensor, both of whom had also worked on Spyglass Guest, though Jackman was not credited as a producer on Spyglass Guest. Dave Lawson recalled that new member Martin Briley had a strong role in the production. [2]

Track listing

All music written by Dave Greenslade and all lyrics written by Dave Lawson, except where noted.

  1. "Animal Farm" (music: Lawson) – 3:22
  2. "Newsworth" – 3:10
  3. "Time" – 1:16
  4. "Tide" – 2:44
  5. "Catalan" – 5:03
  6. "The Flattery Stakes" – 3:30
  7. "Waltz for a Fallen Idol" – 3:18
  8. "The Ass's Ears" – 3:19
  9. "Doldrums" (music: Lawson) – 3:30
  10. "Gangsters" – 2:21


Additional musicians
Technical personnel

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