Children of the World - The Time is Now

A5 The Time Is Now 0:13
3:49
Kenny Young / Perry Ford

Produced by Steve Popovich and Bill Justis
Arranged and conducted by Bill Justis
Producer’s Assistant: Pam Popovich
Executive Producer: Lennie Petze

THE TIME IS NOW
Guest Vocalists: Ellen Foley, Jimmy Hall
Guest Instrumentalist: Doc Severinsen

The ‘Children of the World’ appear courtesy of The Northern Ohio Children’s Performing Foundation, Inc., a non-profit organisation.

MUSICIAN’S CREDITS
The Shelly Kurland Strings
Drums: Kenneth Buttrey
Bass: Bob Moore
Piano: Chuck Cochran
Keyboards: Tony Migliori
Percussion: Farrell Morris
Electric Guitars: Pete Wade, Billy Sanford
Acoustical Guitars: Harold Bradley, Jerry Shook, Pete Bordonali
Harmonica: Charlie McCoy
Accordion: Joey Miskulin
Keyboards on "Lullaby": Tom Mandel
French Horn: Eberhard Ramm

Steve Popovich and legendary Nashville producer/arranger Bill Justis have created a labor of love for our perpetual enjoyment and inspiration. The voices of children never fail to create goose-bumps — and these Children of the World will thrill your heart. They sing with a long list of adult superstars and the selection of songs is brilliant, from "If We Only Had The Time" (what a philosophy to come from out-of-the-mouths-of-babes) and "Kids Are People, Too," to "Grandfather Song" (perfect!), to a stirring, scalp-tingling "American Medley" with Charlie Daniels. The soul is inspired. The eyes mist over … It is time that the music of our children be heard outside of school auditoriums and classrooms. It is time for these voices to ride the media and caress the airwaves. For these are the voices of rock and flame. These are indeed the voices of our children … Children of the World.

Kal Rudman "The Man With the Golden Ears," publisher/editor of The Friday Morning Quarterback

Ellen’s duet with Jimmy Hall "The Time is Now" is, unsurprisingly, a sticky sweet ballad. The album also contains an instrumental introduction written by Ian Hunter, a song by Abba’s Björn and Benny [Disclaimer: I fucking hate Abba], an appearance by Slovakian polka king Frank Yankovich (not related to ‘Weird’ Al) and a Father Abraham and the Smurfs song performed by Hervé Villechaize.

Label Epic Cat.No. EPC 84699 Format LP Year 1980 Country NL

Children of the World - The Time is Now

A The Time Is Now featuring Ellen Foley and Jimmy Hall 0:13
3:46
Kenny Young / Perry Ford
B American Medley: America the Beautiful / God Bless America 0:05
2:49
Arr. B Justis / Irving Berlin

Taken from the EPIC Lp "THE TIME IS NOW" EPC 84699

"The Time is Now" was also released as a single in The Netherlands.

Label Epic Cat.No. EPC 9082 Format 7″ Year 1980 Country NL Notes WOJ

The Time Is Now (featuring Ellen Foley and Jimmy Hall)

Girl: The time is here, the time is now
The time for all mankind
To join together hand in hand
And leave our fear behind

Girl: Like the rock of ages stands
Raise your voices loud
Spread the word, let it be heard
High above the ground

Till the end it must be voiced
One and all for one

Girl: Every father’s daughter
And every mother’s son

Boy:
Time is here, the time is now
The time for all mankind
To join together hand in hand
And leave our fear behind....

Boy:Till the end it must be voiced
Both:One and all for one
Boy:Every father’s daughter
Both:And every mother’s son

Both: Time is here, the time is now
The time for all mankind
To join together hands for peace
And leave the wars behind

Girl: The time is here
The time is now....