Informationen zum Artikel: Lost, Found & Great: Obscure Pop Gems Of The Past" is the title of a series under which Tapete sporadically re-releases brilliant, but hard-to-get or even out-of-print POP albums. Now it is the time for The Times legendary albums ,This Is London" and ,Go! With The Times" which were originally released in 1983 and 1985. Having released six Times LPs between 1982 and 1986, by the end of the decade Ball reemerged on Alan McGees Creation Records, delving into electronic psychedelia and supplementing his recording career with a day job as a friendly executive/receptionist at the companys London of office. There he would sit behind a desk in front of one of his own paintings, sometimes speaking dismissively of himself in the third person to unsuspecting visitors. Some time later, Ball would return to writing observational pop songs destined for the lower reaches of the charts as a fully paid up member of the Mill Hill Self Hate Club. By that time, Britpop had come and gone without giving its by now bald-headed prophet much credit for his services to the cause. But then you could also see that as a blessing. Here then is that rarest of things: British guitar pop history without baggage. Because only the best went with The Times back in the early eighties.
1. This Is London 2. Goodbye Piccadilly 3. Whatever Happened To Thamesbeat? 4. If Only 5. Big Painting 6. Goodnight Children Everywhere 7. The Party 8. Stranger Than Fiction 9. (There's A) Cloud Over Liverpool 10. Will Success Spoil Frank Summit? 11. The Chimes Of Big Ben 12. This Green And Pleasant Land